Fil-Am Isa Briones To Be in Cast of 'Star Trek' TV Series

Isa Briones

Isa Briones

“Fresh off her stint as Peggy/Maria Reynolds in the hit-musical “Hamilton,” Isa Briones, the daughter of Jon Jon Briones, is the first Filipina actress to become a regular cast member of an upcoming “Star Trek” television series.

The Extraordinary Immigrant Tale of Reagan John Rada, Gem Designer to the Stars

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When jewelry designer Reagan John Rada crossed paths with the late Dame Elizabeth Taylor, little did he know that his life would change forever (Inquirer.net).


TIME Names Ressa Among 100 Most Influential in the World

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Rappler chief Maria Ressa is the lone Filipino named in Time Magazine's list of the 100 most influential people of 2019 (ABS-CBN News).

Fil-Am Is NYC Dep't of Education's New Deputy Chancellor

Hydra Mendoza and Speaker Nancy Pelosi

Hydra Mendoza and Speaker Nancy Pelosi

Hydra Mendoza, former president of the San Francisco Board of Education, has stepped into a newly created role as New York City Department of Education’s Deputy Chancellor for Community Empowerment, Partnerships, and Communications, reports Inquirer.net.

NEA Awards Fil-Am Writer $25K Fellowship

Sasha Pimentel

Sasha Pimentel

The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) recently announced that Sasha Pimentel, associate professor from UTEP’s Department of Creative Writing, was among its 35 Creative Writing Fellows for FY 2019. The award-winning author, poet and educator will receive $25,000 to help with her creative pursuits (UTEP.edu).

Igorot Wrestler to Represent PH at 30th Manila SEA GAMES


Jason Baucas (Source: facebook)

Jason Baucas (Source: facebook)

A young Igorot wrestler, 21 year-old Jason Baucas from Benguet, is the only representative of the Philippines wrestling team to compete in the 72 kilogram Greco-Roman wrestling at the 30th Manila SEA GAMES (Wow Cordillera)

Most Filipinos Don't Think Chinese Gov't Has Good Intentions in PH -- Survey

The Duterte administration has constantly tried to assure Filipinos that the country will benefit from closer ties to China. But according to the latest survey by the Social Weather Stations (SWS), most Filipinos disagree that the Chinese government has good intentions for Filipinos (CNN Philippines).

Fil-Am Restaurateur Nominated for James Beard Award

Nicole Ponseca (Source: Rappler)

Nicole Ponseca (Source: Rappler)

Filipina restaurateur Nicole Proseca was nominated for the presitigious James Beard Awards, one of the highest honors given in the American culinary and hospitality world, reports Rappler.