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Actor Mark Gil passes away

Actor Mark Gil passes away

Actor Mark Gil  died of complications from liver cancer on Monday. He was 52. Gil was diagnosed with liver cirrhosis in 2012, which was found to be at a terminal stage in June , but he chose to keep his…

Editorial View all

The Filipino heritage in America

The Filipino heritage in America

The United States Congress has designated October as Filipino American Heritage Month. It has also designated October as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, National Hispanic Heritage Month, LGBT…

People & Places

Pinoy lesbian couple weds, finally

Pinoy lesbian couple weds, finally

SAN FRANCISCO. Filipino lesbian couple Jay Mercado and Shirley Tan tied the knot on August 19 after years of fighting…

Pa. lass to represent Fil-Am community in PH Ms. World pageant

Pa. lass to represent Fil-Am community in PH Ms. World pageant

NEW YORK. An 18-year- old summer camp counselor was crowned as the first-ever Miss Philippines Quest USA at the Symphony…

Pinoy astronaut talks about space mission

Pinoy astronaut talks about space mission

Chino Roque will become the first Filipino astronaut to travel in space and how he got that title was a riveting story relayed to fellow Fil-Ams…

Nottingham lass hurdles Md. board exams

Nottingham lass hurdles Md. board exams

Dr. Angelica Agojo Dario, 25, recently passed the Maryland state board examination for pharmacy. Dario is a graduate of the…

Office romance prompts review of City Hall policy

Office romance prompts review of City Hall policy

SAN FRANCISCO. A romantic relationship between a Filipina staff worker and her politician boss has forced the San Francisco city…

Metro agency wants to resurrect Escolta’s old glory

MANILA.  With the revival of the Pasig River ferry system, Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) Chairman Francis Tolentino is now…

Pinay is New Zealand’s bet in Miss World tilt

AUCKLAND. A Filipina has won a New Zealand pageant and will be that nation’s representative in the Miss World 2014…

More stars join benefit concert for typhoon victims

WASHINGTON, D.C. Grammy Award-winning violinist Joshua Bell and Glee star Darren Criss join multi-award-winning Broadway artist Lea Salonga, Hollywood actor Lou Diamond…

Pinoy war vet, ex-White House chef passes away

Pinoy war vet, ex-White House chef passes away

WASHINGTON D.C. Cresencio O. Fortin, a veteran of World War II who later worked as a White House chef for…

Nation mourns loss of ex- SC Justice Serafin Cuevas

Nation mourns loss of ex- SC Justice Serafin Cuevas

MANILA. A veritable pillar of Philippine law, former Supreme Court Associate Justice Serafin Cuevas has passed away at age 85…

Many reasons for Pinoys to celebrate Super Bowl

Many reasons for Pinoys to celebrate Super Bowl

BALTIMORE. The global Filipino has everything to be proud of in the just finished Super Bowl XLVIII. There was Fil-Am…

Coke’s controversial Super Bowl ad features Fil-Am girl

Coke’s controversial Super Bowl ad features Fil-Am girl

WASHINGTON D.C. Coca-Cola bucked controversy over an ad celebrating America’s diversity that aired during the Super Bowl last Feb. 2…

Events View all

Asian festival back at Rosecroft

Asian festival back at Rosecroft

The Annual Asian Festival, which draws thousands of visitors, will again be held again at the Rosecroft raceway in Fort…

Filipino festival set in Richmond

Filipino festival set in Richmond

RICHMOND, Virginia. The Commonwealth’s largest Filipino festival rolls into town on Aug. 8 and 9 with 6,000 lumpias, 6,000 barbecue…

Wizards, Verizon Center host PH night in DC

Wizards, Verizon Center host PH night in DC

The Filipino American Basketball Association (FABA) Metro DC chapter spearheaded the 2nd Filipino Heritage Night at the Verizon Center on Jan. 5…

Politics View all

Binay charged for P2-B public garage

Binay charged for P2-B public garage

MANILA. The Senate continued to hear allegations of wrongdoings by Vice President Jejomar Binay but a recent survey seems to suggest the public is growing…

Cha-Cha moves on amid No-El fears

Economy View all

PH allows foreigners to own banks for first time

PH allows foreigners to own banks for first time

The Philippines has scrapped an old rule that limited foreign ownership in local banks, providing perhaps the biggest impetus yet for improving foreign direct investments…

Oil field discovered off Cebu, Aussie firm sets more tests