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Fil-Ams brave arctic cold to meet new NY mayor

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The Filipino delegation at Gracie Mansion with the author (extreme right).  CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

Newly sworn in Mayor Bill de Blasio opened his official residence at Gracie Mansion to thousands of city residents, including a dozen Filipino-Americans, who braved the frigid arctic weather on Sunday, Jan. 5.

Posted: January 7th, 2014 in Americas,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

New Jersey’s ‘Fiesta in America’ honors late founder, other Filipino achievers

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A moment of remembrance for the late Mila Mendez, led by Nanding Mendez (second from left), with Rose Javier, Nathan Mendez and Ludi Hughes

Anger over the P10-billion pork-barrel scandal was momentarily brushed aside as Filipinos in the New York Tri-State celebrated Fiesta in America on August 17 and 18 in New Jersey.

Posted: August 22nd, 2013 in Americas,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

Filipinos hold ‘hala bira’ Independence Day Fete in NYC

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Iloilo’s dinagyang dancers strut their stuff. Photo by Elton Lugay

The city was having one of those hot and humid Sundays when the air was at its driest and the heat of the sun was punishing, unless you were in a park under a shady elm tree waiting for the big Philippine Independence Day parade.

Posted: June 6th, 2013 in Americas,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Asian Americans laud immigration activist’s courage

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Honoree Jose Antonio Vargas

“I come to you as Filipino, as gay, as undocumented, as American. And my being gay, my being undocumented, my being Filipino: these are facts and not political plot points to be debated.”

Posted: May 11th, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

Donaire: “He’s no Manny Pacquiao”

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Dethroned Donaire talks to the press. Photo by Elton Lugay

Nonito Donaire, also known as the Filipino Flash, said he did his best. He lost his WBO super bantamweight title to Guillermo Rigondeaux in a decision on April 14. “I thought that he wasn’t better than me,” he told Inquirer.net. “I did my best. I thought I should have done something different but I didn’t.”

Posted: April 18th, 2013 in Americas,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Monique Lhuillier laces up

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Lhuillier’s jewel of a collection

A peek into Monique Lhuillier’s fall collection shows her variant interpretations of tailored and layered dresses and lacey shoes. This androgynous mix made for a stunning array when used on rich textures in colors of pewter gold, amethyst green, garnet red, reminiscent of a jewelry box.

Posted: February 19th, 2013 in Events | Read More »

18 songs, only one Lea Salonga

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As always, Lea was perfect in every song. PHOTOS/ CARLO DAMOCLES

For the umpteenth time, I found myself craning my neck and applauding vigorously as I watched my all-time favorite Filipino singer, Lea Salonga. I promised my editor this would be my fourth and last review, but I did not sign it in blood so there is no record of my pledge being official. Lea will [...]

Posted: February 3rd, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Hailing Obama, hoping for passage of immigration bill

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Ambassador Jose Cuisia (center, wearing barong) with members of the
community. Assembly Member Rob Bonta to his left. PHOTO/ ELTON LUGAY

A singer, a nurse and a chef. These Filipinos echoed their praise of President Barack Obama on the eve of his second inauguration as 44th president of the United States.

Posted: January 22nd, 2013 in Americas,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

…Four, three, two, one

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He puts a ring on it as Jia Salindong expresses shock and joy.

And they kissed as the crystal ball touched down and nearly 2 million people who were gathered at Times Square erupted in euphoric cheers to welcome the new year.

Posted: January 3rd, 2013 in Americas,Headlines | Read More »

Filipina and husband own ‘incredible’ Christmas house in Jamaica Estates

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Cynthia Paragas-Gurino. Elton Lugay

I saw four Santas, Three Kings, an army of soldiers and snowmen and a choir of children. Rudolph and his reindeer were winding their way around the garden, while a white angel was suspended from the trunk of an ancient tree.

Posted: December 29th, 2012 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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