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‘The Girl Who Sees’: Fil-Ams design new video game on Filipino culture and mythology

GIVEN the lack of Filipino representation in the international gaming industry, a group of Filipino-Americans is seeking to change that with the development of a Filipino fantasy video game. Set during the Japanese occupation of the Philippines during World War … Continue reading

November 01, 2017

Anthony Cailan: Fil-Am sommelier in Los Angeles 

On a recent afternoon toward the tail end of summer, Anthony Cailan is beaming, ready to talk about new wines he has tasted that are locally sourced not too distant from Los Angeles. For him, wine lists at restaurants shouldn’t … Continue reading

September 13, 2017

LA Deputy Mayor for budget and innovation Miguel Sangalang: Helping Los Angeles and the community connect through technology

It’s no secret that Los Angeles is home to one of the largest Filipino populations outside of the Philippines. Filipinos have made their mark in various facets of the city, whether it’s entertainment, business or politics. Many have even been … Continue reading

July 26, 2017

LA, NYC Fil-Am chefs at the heart of ‘ULAM’ 

“I think ultimately the key to everyone’s heart is through their stomach.”  —Filipino-American chef Alvin Cailan With the immense admiration that Filipino food has received over the last few years, it’s no surprise that the cuisine is also getting big … Continue reading

June 21, 2017

Shanna Mendiola: NBC4’s Emmy Award-winning meteorologist on hard work and success 

While most individuals are deep in their slumber at 2 a.m., Shanna Mendiola’s day is already beginning. By 2:30 a.m., like clockwork, she arrives at NBC4 Southern California, where she has been the meteorologist for the weekday morning newscast, “Today … Continue reading

May 24, 2017

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