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Historical society pans ‘Cesar Chavez’ film for inaccuracies

Larry Itliong and Cesar Chavez of the United Farm Workers march with United Automobile Workers leader Walter Reuther. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

The national leadership of the Filipino American National Historical Society (FANHS) hailed the appearance of United Farm Workers (UFW) co-founder Larry Itliong in the Hollywood biopic “Cesar Chavez,” but criticized its failure “to offer a nuanced and accurate history of the farm workers’ movement.

Posted: April 1st, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Fil-Am showcases Filipino animation talent

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Marla De Castro Rauch

Her Philippine based-company has worked on some of the world’s most famous video games—“Call of Duty: Black Ops” and “Modern Warfare,” “Heavy Rain,” “Mortal Kombat” and “Injustice: Gods among Us.”   Fil-Am Marla De Castro Rausch is the president and CEO of Animation Vertigo, a company that specializes in motion capture tracking and animation.   [...]

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

Filipino film showings in New York City

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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 »

Filipino cable channel unveils new ventures

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The Filipino Channel launching TFC All Access magazine

A bimonthly entertainment print magazine and a remittance partnership are just two of the new ventures The Filipino Channel (TFC) unveiled on Feb. 22, indicating that 2013 would just be as busy for the cable channel as the previous year, according to its officers.

Posted: February 28th, 2013 in Americas,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

AFP: No threats yet from Islamic extremists in wake of US movie

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A Muslim man waves a red and white Indonesian flag as he and his fellow protesters are engulfed in white smoke of tear gas fired by riot police officers during a protest against American-made film "Innocence of Muslims" that ridicules Islam and depicts the Prophet Muhammad as a fraud, a womanizer and a madman, outside the US Embassy in Jakarta, Indonesia. Indonesians angered over the anti-Islam film clashed with police outside the embassy on Monday, hurling rocks and Molotov cocktails and burning tires outside the mission. AP PHOTO

The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) played down, on Tuesday, rumors that alleged foreign Islamic extremists might have slipped into the country to spark violence during local protest actions against the US-made film, “Innocence of Muslims,” which triggered unrest in several Muslim countries.

Posted: September 18th, 2012 in Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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