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Don Tagala


Jersey City, NJ, United States

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Recent articles by Don:

Terminally-ill lola's wish fulfilled watching ASAP Bay Area concert

Filipina Betty Romero has been fighting for her life after being diagnosed with breast cancer. The 71-year-old lola just wants to live life to the fullest. → Read More

New generation of Fil-Ams rediscovering roots in Pinoy-owned superstore

CLIFTON, New Jersey – A Filipino-owned store considered as the oldest and largest in the east coast is expanding business and has been providing job opportunities to a new generation of employees called the i-Gen, also known as GenZ. → Read More

This halo-halo in Philadelphia has been dubbed '5 layers of perfection'

Halo-halo is one of the two desserts served at Sarvida, a Filipino restaurant in Philadelphia. → Read More

Geena Rocero joins LGBTQI Plus advocates at UN dialogue

The Filipino-American model says trans people are “culturally visible” in the Philippines, but “not politically recognized.” → Read More

WATCH: New York restaurant brings fresh take on classic PH cuisine

At Tsismis NYC, a casual French-style bistro, executive chef Jappy Afzelius says people can have great conversation, while pairing the flavors of Philippine cuisine with the finest wines. → Read More

Geena Rocero opens up about making Playboy history

Filipino trans rights activist and model Geena Rocero made history, as the first transgender AAPI to pose as a Playboy playmate in its gender and sexuality issue on Pride Month. → Read More

New Fil-Am musical ‘Nanay Ko’ pushes for diversity on US big screen

With the success of movies such as 'Crazy Rich Asians,' a group of filmmakers believe the world is ready for a uniquely Filipino-American story that anyone can relate to. → Read More

Why Karenderya is among the top 20 restaurants in America

A Filipino restaurant in a small New York town with almost zero Pinoy residents is now one of America’s top 20 restaurants. → Read More

Filipino Restaurant Week kicks off in New York

The Filipino Restaurant Week kicked off at the high bar rooftop in New York City. → Read More

Fil-Am Isabel Sandoval's 'Lingua Franca' screens at Tribeca Film Fest

A Filipino-American film makes a groundbreaking screening at Robert De Niro's Tribeca Film Festival. → Read More

Fil-Am community leaders in NY tell PH voters: Choose democracy

Community leaders in New York are calling on voters in the Philippine midterm elections to keep in mind the importance of a free and independent Senate. → Read More

Lea Salonga, Eva Noblezada in film about Fil-Am immigrants

Although it was 15 years in the making, Lea Salonga is hoping 'Yellow Rose' could make an impact on the US immigration debate. → Read More

Delay in OAV ballots worries Fil-Am voters

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Filipino-Americans became worried when they did not receive their overseas absentee voting ballot one week into the voting period. → Read More

Meet Fil-Am actor Marc Dela Cruz, the first Pinoy Alexander Hamilton

Actor Marc Dela Cruz is the first Filipino-American to bring to life one of America’s founding fathers in the title role of Alexander Hamilton on Broadway. → Read More

Pinoy designer offers affordable wedding dresses to New Yorkers

NEW YORK CITY – A Filipino designer is creating couture gowns to fit anyone on a tight budget. → Read More

Meet Fil-Am toddler known in NY as pint-sized Picasso

NEW YORK CITY - A 2-year old Filipino-American in New York City has been making waves in the art scene, creating paintings that have sold for as much as $23,000 each. → Read More

3 distinguished Pinays recognized in NYC

NEW YORK - The Philippine Consulate in New York honored an anti-corruption icon, a woman in uniform and a social media influencer as distinguished Filipino women in celebration of National Women’s History month. → Read More

Make governance personal, former COA commissioner says

A former commissioner of the Commission on Audit (COA) has challenged Filipino voters to make the issue of governance “personal” after honesty in the May 13 midterm polls became a hot topic recently. → Read More

Danica Mckellar makes headlines wearing Oliver Tolentino gown

'The Wonder Years' former child star Danica McKellar made headlines after walking the red dress collection runway wearing Filipino designer Oliver Tolentino’s creation Thursday night. → Read More

Catriona Gray coming home to PH mid-February

NEW YORK - Nearly 8 weeks into her reign as Miss Universe 2018, Catriona Gray is getting ready to go home for the most awaited homecoming parade in the Philippines in February. → Read More