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NY: Raga sworn in as first-ever Filipino American elected to the state Legislature

Democratic Underground 26 Jan 2023
“I know Assembly member Steven Raga will continue the fine tradition of Filipino Americans in public service in our nation, as he broke the glass ceiling becoming the first-ever Filipino Americans to be ...

Fil-Am singer Kenneth Laurente releases first Tagalog single ‘Sayo Na’

Manila Standard 26 Jan 2023
Master Balladeer by the Filipino-American community, has already released five singles, all with English lyrics ... His goal is “to focus on representing the Filipino culture in Los Angeles.” ... “Sayo Na” is blessed with an embracing tune anchored on empowering Filipino lyrics.

For older Asian American immigrants, ballroom dancing was supposed to be a safe haven

O'Colly 26 Jan 2023
“Lots of immigrant communities — Chinese, Vietnamese, Filipino — have ballroom dance studios,” said Carolina San Juan, director of graduate mentoring for the academic advancement program at UCLA, who did her master’s thesis on Filipino American ballroom dancers.

Manila Luzon reaffirms Filipino drag as ‘best in the world’

The Philippine Star 26 Jan 2023
Since being introduced to the world in the third ...

Manny Pacquiao told his days are numbered ahead of legal claim

WBN 26 Jan 2023
Manny Pacquiao once proclaimed his happiness at signing a deal with Paradigm Sports and Audie Attar ...PSM claimed that Pacquiao would receive a guarantee of $25 million ... failing to happen due to a car accident involving the American ... Once the Filipino star had moved on, Paradigm launched legal action to recoup its losses ... ....

Asian Americans are reeling from California’s back-to-back mass shootings

Vox 26 Jan 2023
Historically, Asian Americans, including Chinese, Japanese, and FilIpino workers, have comprised a substantial portion of California’s agricultural workforce, although their numbers have declined since 1965, when US policy resulted in the influx of more Asian immigrants in other professions.

UC Irvine women’s soccer leads charge to find stem cell donor as teammate fights cancer

The Los Angeles Times 26 Jan 2023
According to Be The Match, patients of Black or African American descent have only a 29% chance of finding a match, while Asian or Pacific Islander patients have a 47% chance compared to the 79% chance of a white patient ... While Davis, who is Filipino and Native American, awaits a match, she is undergoing chemotherapy treatments.

‘Doesn’t feel real’: Loved ones mourn 11 victims killed in Lunar New Year massacre at ...

The Lawton Constitution 26 Jan 2023
... for a dance party to celebrate the Lunar New Year in Monterey Park, the heart of the region’s Chinese and Asian American diaspora ... According to the Philippine consulate general in Los Angeles, Alvero was Filipino American, and his family described him as a devout Catholic.

Film Shorts // January 25-31, 2023

Fort Worth Weekly 26 Jan 2023
The Na’vi go from representing Native Americans to Polynesians, and the villains from the original film are resurrected so that they can be evil again ... Filipino separatists. Butler is better than usual here because he’s playing a Scotsman instead of chewing on his American accent.

Commentary: Martial law in the Philippines was no ‘golden age’

Eagle-Tribune 25 Jan 2023
... — including Filipino Americans like us — reject this distortion of history ... This anti-Marcos diaspora met like-minded Filipino Americans who were politicized by the civil rights movement, the antiwar movement, and the labor activism of Filipino farmworkers who migrated as U.S.

Lunar New Year celebration massacre death toll reaches 11 as victims identified

Metro UK 25 Jan 2023
A massacre on the eve of Lunar New Year resulted in 11 deaths (Picture. Getty Images) ... Getty Images) ... At least one of the people killed was a Chinese citizen and another victim was an American citizen of Filipino descent, each country’s local consulate said. Two victims were Taiwanese Americans, according to the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office ... ....

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