Comedian Gary Lising Passes On

Gary Lising

Gary Lising

One of the country’s top comedians, Gary Lising, was found dead in his condo unit yesterday, May 31, by his only son, Bugsy. See Inquirer.net.


'Quezon's Game' Bags 4 Awards at Worldfest-Houston Film Festival

Quezon’s Game

Quezon’s Game

The WorldFest-Houston International Film Festival on Sunday awarded the film "Quezon's Game" as its Best Foreign Movie of the year (ABS-CBN News).

Fil-Am Is Competing in Food Network's 'Best Baker in America'

Jeffrey De Leon

Jeffrey De Leon

Filipino American pastry consultant Jeffrey De Leon is competing in the third season of the Food Network series “Best Baker in America,” which premiered May 13. Contestants tryto whip up beautiful and  delicious baked goods for $25,000 and the coveted title of “Best Baker in America,” reports Inquirer.net.


Fil-Am Is New Host of Nickleodeon's "Blues Clues & You"

Joshua Dela Cruz

Joshua Dela Cruz

Joshua Dela Cruz, a young Filipino American from New Jersey, will debut as the host of the much-anticipated reboot of Nickelodeon’s “Blues Clues & You,” reports Inquirer.net.

First Pinoy Member of New Zealand Parliament Gives Debut Speech

Paulo Garcia

Paulo Garcia

Former diplomat Paulo Garcia made his debut at the New Zealand Parliament, honoring his heritage as the first Filipino-born member of the Kiwi legislature. Garcia, an immigrant who served as Philippine Honorary Consul General in Auckland in 2012, was elected on May 16 following the resignation of National Party MP Nuk Korako, reports ABS-CBN News.

Sociologist-Columnist Randy David Wins Fukuoka Grand Prize

Randy David

Randy David

Filipino sociologist and Inquirer columnist Randy David is this year’s grand winner of the Fukuoka Prize, which recognizes outstanding groups and individuals for their work in preserving and celebrating the unique and diverse cultures of Asia. A public intellectual, David is the first Filipino to be awarded the Grand Prize, reports Inquirer.net.

Fil-Am Regina Aquino Wins '19 Helen Hayes Best Actress Award

Regina Aquino

Regina Aquino

Filipino American actor Regina Aquino has won the 2019 Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Play for her work in Theater Alliance’s production of “The Events,” reports Inquirer.net. 

Trillanes Says He Ignored Whistleblower's Offer

Bikoy Advincula (Source: Inquirer.net)

Bikoy Advincula (Source: Inquirer.net)

In a privileged speech delivered at the Senate, opposition Sen. Sonny Trillanes said that self-proclaimed drug Bikoy Advincula sought his help in August 2018 because the latter said his life was threatened by members of a drug syndicate. However, Trillanes said he ignored Advincula because he thought there were loopholes in his story, ABS-CBN News reported.