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Driver’s license and car registration 101

When I first learned how to drive, I was baffled with how much paperwork is actually involved. However, it turned out to not be as scary and complicated as I thought. Car registration and the driver’s license are two of … Continue reading

December 06, 2017

Filipino filmmakers Allan Ibanez, Dexter Hemedez deliver laughs and tears in ‘1st Sem’

Coming-of-age story explores complex family dynamics between a single mother and her eldest son The coming-of-age story has become a staple in independent cinema, beautifully and artistically told from filmmakers spanning the globe. Typically geared towards young adults, these stories … Continue reading

November 29, 2017

‘Motherland’:  A conversation with award-winning Fil-Am documentarian Ramona Diaz on witnessing the miracle of life amidst chaos, reproductive rights in the Philippines

Twenty-four-year-old Mary Joyce Jaime’s highest level of completed education was 6th grade. She doesn’t work and had her first child at 18 years old. In six years, she had five more pregnancies, one which she miscarried. She sits in a … Continue reading

October 18, 2017

Winston Keh: Judge, lawyer, community activist, public servant

The newly appointed judge of San Bernardino County Superior Court discusses his passion for serving the people and being a necessary source for the Filipino American community Judge Winston Keh isn’t your run-of-the-mill lawyer. In his decades-long career as a … Continue reading

August 09, 2017

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

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