Tag Archives: Filipinos

ESPN/ABC Commentator Jalen Rose shares some Filipino Culture during the NBA Playoffs (Walis!)

Even though Filipino and Filipino Americans are known to really love basketball, I was still surprised when ESPN/ABC commentator Jalen Rose pulled out a Filipino broom during the Milwaukee Bucks/Miami Heat pregame show this weekend and said “Walis!”  Walis refers … Continue reading

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Revisiting the question of whether Filipinos are Asians or Pacific Islanders

Are Filipinos Asians or Pacific Islanders?  That is a question we dealt with on 8asians a long time ago, and most questionnaires and surveys put Filipinos into the Asian category.  The question does come up peridiocally, as the Fung brothers … Continue reading

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Asian American Medical Hazard: Valley Fever (Coccidioidomycosis)

When I read this article in my morning paper about how California was moving prisoners from Central Valley prisons because of “valley fever” problems, one line in particular got my attention: U.S. District Judge Thelton Henderson last week ordered the … Continue reading

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Forgotten Conflict between Filipinos and African Americans Uncovered in Annapolis

While we have talked about a number of conflicts between African Americans and Asian Americans, the history of African American and Asian American interactions go back as far as the early 20th century.  University of Maryland archaeologists, digging at the … Continue reading

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National Film Society Hosts PBS Online Film Festival

http://youtu.be/pX9x0caN32I The National Film Society is hosting PBS’ very first online film festival, which premiered on Monday, February 27th. First of all, who’s the National Film Society, you ask? The NFS consists of Patrick Epino and Stephen Dypiangco as their … Continue reading

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Rakenrol Review From 2011 LAAPFF

I. Freaking. Loved. Rakenrol. If there’s any film that can get me to yell at the movie screen because I care about the characters so much, it’s a tell-tale sign that it has my absolute complete attention. Which in this … Continue reading

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‘Glee’ is Looking for a Filipina Maid

(Clockwise from top left) Deedee Magno, Joyo Velarde, Jocelyn Enriquez, Pinay and Lea Salonga It’s just a couple of days before the season premiere of Glee (on April 13th to be exact) and I, like millions of others, am more … Continue reading

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John McCain and a Steward

I recently learned about the following story about John McCain in the Mercury News. At the Navy Academy, an upperclassman was berating a Filipino steward who was serving food in the mess hall. McCain, at that time a lower classman, … Continue reading

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