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Fil-Am daredevil pleads guilty in One World Trade Center climb

Trade Center Climber

A teenage daredevil who sneaked to the top of the 1 World Trade Center tower in New York pleaded guilty Wednesday (US time) in an escapade that increased concerns about security at the nation’s tallest building.

Posted: July 31st, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Watchdogging the Filipino-American community: An investigative reporting project

The FilAm online magazine has launched a campaign to raise funds to support investigative reporting on the Filipino-American community in the New York area. The crowdfunding campaign is live until July 21 on Indiegogo.

Posted: July 6th, 2014 in Global Pinoy | Read More »

Another Fil-Am elected mayor in California


Another Filipino has been elected to a key city council position in Southern California. Sonny R. Santa Ines, 60, was recently elected by his fellow members in the Bellflower City Council to become the city’s next chief executive. Bellflower is a quaint suburban city in Los Angeles County.

Posted: April 27th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Global Pinoy,Photos & Videos | Read More »

California dreamin’: Fil-Am Mark Pulido is mayor of Cerritos City in Los Angeles

Filipino-American Mark Pulido is mayor of Cerritos City in Los Angeles County, California. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

Cerritos, an ethnically diverse, affluent city in Los Angeles County, California, has a new mayor—Filipino-American Mark Pulido.

Posted: March 23rd, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

No fear, no walls for armless Fil-Am

“DESIRE, persistence and fearlessness will help anyone accomplish anything,” says Jessica Cox, shown here after tying her shoelaces using her feet during her talk in Pasig City. ALEXIS CORPUZ

She decided to take off her prosthetic arms at age 14 and had since been “celebrating” life.   And that continuing celebration can now be divided into several chapters: She finished college, learned to play the piano and drive a car, earned a black belt in taekwondo, got into scuba diving, became a licensed pilot—and [...]

Posted: March 1st, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »