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SF Parol Lantern Festival and Parade: Remembering Filipino Christmas traditions

It’s a few weeks before Christmas and the holiday air is alive with music, decoration and reminders of the season.  However, for most Filipinos in the United States, it brings back nostalgic memories of Christmas past. This year’s Parol Lantern … Continue reading

December 01, 2017

Fil-Am artist Francis Calimlim: Connecting with his history, community and identity

FILIPINO-AMERICAN interdisciplinary artist Francis Calimlim believes that you should always have conversations with yourself.  Some may think it’s crazy, but from his experience, doing such can open the avenue to discover who you are and want to be. As an … Continue reading

November 21, 2017

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts presents New Filipino Cinema 2017

A showcase of world-class independent films from the Philippines This August, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA) presents the sixth annual showcase of independent films from the Philippines with New Filipino Cinema 2017, co-curated by YBCA film/video curator Joel … Continue reading

August 04, 2017

Margot Bautista Henry, CEO and Founder of Matina

While working in the banking industry for years, Matina CEO and Founder Margot Bautista Henry found herself looking to replenish her wardrobe.  She sought to support Filipino-made, or designed clothes she could wear to work, but somehow her search in … Continue reading

July 27, 2017

Fil-Am tattoo artist Niño Lapid on his craft and meeting GSW’s Steph Curry

The fever on the win of the Golden State Warriors (GSW) as this year’s NBA champions may have died down a bit, but one person — artist Nino Lapid — also made it to the news. Besides, his art has … Continue reading

July 20, 2017

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