Tag Archives: Filipino

NBA Player Jordan Clarkson Assists Owners of Food Truck Vandalized with Anti-Asian Graffiti

https://twitter.com/JordanClarksons/status/1402672380414070784?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1402672380414070784%7Ctwgr%5E%7Ctwcon%5Es1_c10&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.espn.com%2Fbasketball%2Fstory%2F_%2Fid%2F31600915%2Fjordan-clarkson-gives-assist-filipino-food-truck-utah-hit-racist-graffiti Filipino American NBA Player and 2021 NBA sixth man of the year Jordan Clarkson assisted the victims of anti-Asian hate, this time a Filipino food truck owner vandalized with racist graffiti, with getting their truck restored.  Clarkson paid for … Continue reading

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Two Filipino-American skaters will represent Southern California at the 2019 US Figure Skating Championships in Detroit

EDITOR’S NOTE/UPDATE: Aubrey placed second, earning Silver Medal at US Figure Skating Championships. On that strong performance, she received her first international assignment from Team USA, and competed at the 2019 Bavarian Open in Oberstdorf, Germany. Henry placed 7th overall … Continue reading

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8Tracks Review: ‘Island Blooms’ EP by Gingee

Gingee released her new EP Island Blooms last month, right at the spring equinox. Coco Water According to her Facebook bio, Gingee (Marjorie Light) is a DJ, producer and vocalist from Los Angeles. DJing and producing since 2003, she is known … Continue reading

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New Animated TV Series Tells Terrifying Tales from Filipino Folklore

Inspired by frightening favorites like The Twilight Zone, the first animated series about Filipino horror folklore, Umbra will feature creatures and monsters from traditional Filipino folklore retold in the modern-day Philippines. The series includes stories about a flesh-eating, shape-shifting monster; … Continue reading

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Every Night I Die World Premiere in Washington, DC

It gives me enormous pleasure to introduce to you all the world premiere of Every Night I Die at the Capital Fringe Festival, a play written by Amanda Andrei and directed by Francis Tanglao-Aguas. It’s not everyday that I can … Continue reading

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Filipino Language Classes in High School

On our family vacation to San Diego, we visited friends in the heavily Filipino city of Chula Vista.  To my surprise, one of my friend’s sons was studying for his Filipino quiz the next day!  I blogged about language retention … Continue reading

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Adding a Helping of Heritage on a Full Plate (Part 1 – Language)

“Dad, what are they saying?” said Number One Son. “Yeah, what are they talking about?” said Number Two Son.  My sons were referring to the animated conversation that was going on in Tagalog between, their Aunts, their Uncles, and the … Continue reading

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Compensation for Filipino Veterans

Filipino Veterans have been neglected for nearly 60 years since World War II. And the US Senate finally passes a bill boosting veteran benefits, including those for Filipino Veterans. Supporters of the controversial provision said it would overturn a 60-year-old … Continue reading

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