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Parangal Dance to stage 5th anniversary show


Parangal Dance Company, in association with Kularts, presents “Handuraw: Remembering Traditions,” its fifth anniversary show at 7 p.m. on Saturday, October 5 at Skyline College Theater, 330 College Drive, Building One, San Bruno.

Posted: September 28th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Babaylan confab to share stories, myths

Grace Nono. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/Neal Oshima

Filipinos will share ancient and modern indigenous stories under the redwoods by the Marin County creek where the salmon recently returned, during 2nd International Babaylan Conference from September 27-29 at Westminster Woods, “in the land of the Pomo and the Coast Miwok.”

Posted: September 26th, 2013 in Americas,Features | Read More »

After balut comes bibingka

EILEEN FORMANES quit her job as vice president for human resources at a public relations agency to sell bibingka in New York City. “I’m free, I’m happier... and I’m determined to succeed,” said the daring entrepreneur. There are now an estimated 4 million Filipino immigrants  in the United States.

If the “balut” can do it, why not the “bibingka?” Go mainstream, or as Eileen Formanes, 39, said with a shrug and a smile: “Americanize it.”

Posted: September 22nd, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Global Pinoy,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Thousands troop to Fil-Am art fest in Southern California

UCLA Samahang Pilipino competing in the Tinikling Battle. PHOTO BY ALFRED DICIOCO

A mild sea breeze and breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean from Point Fermin Park were just among the come-ons that drew a huge crowd to the 22nd Festival of Philippine Arts and Culture (FPAC) on Sept. 7 and 8.

Posted: September 12th, 2013 in Americas,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

LA Fil-Ams mark end of Buwan ng Wika with ‘harana,’ ‘balagtasan’


Filipinos across the globe celebrate ‘Buwan ng Wika’ or the National Language Month every August. To commemorate the end of the commemoration, the Philippine Consulate General in Los Angeles hosted a richly cultural closing ceremony on Friday, August 30.

Posted: September 6th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Fil-Am rock band Dakila returns to LA after 40 years


Dakila, the legendary but short-lived band that both delighted and mystified audiences with their unique Filipino Latin Rock sound, will return to Los Angeles for the first time in four decades.

Posted: September 6th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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

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 »

Babaylan confab in California to explore myths, beliefs, folkways

Kidlat Tahimik/Eric de Guia

Speakers from the Philippines known for their advocacy of indigenous communities and their folkways will address the Second International Babaylan Conference on September 27 to September 29, at Westminster Woods in Occidental, California.

Posted: August 10th, 2013 in Americas,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Filipino film showings in New York City

Mylene Dizon and Jodi Sta. Maria in Aparisyon

Here’s what’s happening Filipino-wise in the Big Apple until early August. Enjoy my listing of cultural news.

Posted: July 10th, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

Ooh la la! More French tourists coming to PH

Philippine presence in Paris was recently bolstered by the three-month exhibit of Philippine pre-colonial art at the prestigious Quai Branly Museum in Paris.

From a “question mark,” the Philippines is slowly becoming a destination to check out for the French.

Posted: July 10th, 2013 in Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »



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