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Jersey City, NJ, United States

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Recent articles by Don:

Young Filipino filmmaker wins award in 2019 International Emmys

Breech Asher Harani, 28, was among this year's JCS International Young Creatives Award for his video 'Next to Me.' → Read More

New Jersey borough elects 2nd Filipino-American mayor

BERGENFIELD, New Jersey - Trump-style mudslinging from incumbent Republican Mayor Norman Schmelz did not stop Filipino-American candidate Arvin Amatorio from becoming the next mayor of Bergenfield, New Jersey on Tuesday's election. → Read More

'Tired of NY?' Pope Francis appoints Filipino archbishop to Spain

NEW YORK - After serving as Apostolic Nuncio and permanent observer of the Holy See to the United Nations, Archbishop Bernardito Auza has been given a new assignment. → Read More

Fil-Am dancer Bailey Muñoz talks about life after 'So You Think You Can Dance'

After winning the crown in 'So You Think You Can Dance' season 16, America's favorite Filipino-American dancer Bailey Muñoz just started a 40-show live tour with the talented top 10 in the US and Canada. → Read More

Filipina actress Dorothea Gloria stars in off-off Broadway play

For a Filipina stage actress, Broadway dreams do come true, sometimes one step at a time. → Read More

Locsin, PH top diplomat, minces no words at UN General Assembly

The Philippines' top diplomat minced no words in his speech at the United Nations General Assembly's high-level open debate on Saturday. → Read More

US senators seek to block Trump's 'public charge' rule

NEW YORK, United States—US senators on Tuesday introduced a legislation that would block the Trump administration's revised 'public charge' rule. → Read More

Filipinos join commemoration of 9/11 attacks in New York

NEW YORK – Thousands of family, friends and loved ones gathered at the National September 11 Memorial Plaza to remember victims of the 9/11 terror attacks 18 years ago. → Read More

Rocky Gathercole rocks Times Square show for NY Fashion Week

Filipino celebrity designer Rocky Gathercole closed the recent I Get You Fashion or IGYF Fall runway show, dubbed as the premier fashion event during the annual New York Fashion Week. → Read More

Fil-Am Off-Broadway musical makes waves in New York

It presents a story of faith, family, love, betrayal, and what it means to be undocumented in America. → Read More

Tennis: Pinay teen Alex Eala bows out in US Open juniors tilt

After a strong and confident debut in the US Open juniors tournament, Eala’s bid in girls play screeched to a halt with a pair of losses. → Read More

Fil-Am designs limited-edition 'First Gen' Nike shoes

NEW YORK, United States—Footwear giant Nike has dropped a limited edition of new Nike Air Max sneakers custom-designed by a first generation Filipino-American that celebrates his immigrant story. → Read More

Transgender Pinay lands dream job doing makeup for celebrities

Ally Castillo never thought that her passion for makeup would take her places she never even imagined. → Read More

Getting US green card to get tougher for Pinoy immigrants

NEW JERSEY, United States—For many Filipino immigrants, applying for a US permanent residency is tough as it is. → Read More

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