“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.
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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.
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).
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).
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).