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Son of Historic Filipinotown Alex De Ocampo runs for the California State Assembly

The Fil-Am state assembly hopeful discusses struggles he faced in his early life and his decision to run for public office GROWING during the pre-gentrification era in Los Angeles’ Historic Filipinotown doesn’t easily lend itself to an easy life, much … Continue reading

July 19, 2017

Know your people, know your roots: Celebrating Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

LA kicks off APA Heritage Month celeberation SCE celebrates business, community partnerships at APA Heritage Month event  To honor the extensive and often overlooked achievements of the Asian Pacific American (APA) community, the United States designated the month of May … Continue reading

May 17, 2017

Fil-Am artist Miljohn Ruperto debuts Geomancies in Los Angeles

“Have you ever caught a dance fever? An infectious move? I sometimes wonder about the difference between choreography and freestyle. If choreography is the influence imposed upon you by outside bodies — like stars, or other humans — what is … Continue reading

February 15, 2017

SeaWorld San Diego to celebrate Lunar New Year

Jan. 28 – Feb. 20 SEAWORLD San Diego fans rejoice: the park’s annual Lunar New Year Festival is back. From January 28 to February 20, the world-renowned marine theme park will be celebrating the Year of the Rooster and Asian … Continue reading

January 25, 2017

Chef Charleen Caabay on winning ‘Chopped’ and bringing Filipino food mainstream

The charismatic Oakland-based restaurant owner and recent winner of the Food Network’s “Chopped” sizzles as one of the country’s leading Fil-Am chefs and restaurateurs. When Charleen Caabay learned she earned a coveted spot on the Food Network’s “Chopped,” she knew … Continue reading

January 11, 2017

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