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Video of the Week: Imelda Marcos: Steel Butterfly
In 2001, Biography featured an episode on Imelda Marcos.
In 2001, Biography featured an episode on Imelda Marcos.
On Super Bowl Opening Night, Filipinos can be found on both sides of the floor.
Erik Spoelstra, the Filipino American coach of the current NBA champion, the Miami Heat, talks about his pride in his Filipino heritage and how his annual return to his mother's homeland to do basketball clinics for young people is the "highlight of my summer." By Lloyd LaCuesta. A POSITIVELY FILIPINO EXCLUSIVE
If you're playing video games, or watching movies or YouTube on your laptop, know that a Filipino made these capabilities possible. Diosdado "Dado" Banatao pioneered technologies that reduced the number of processors in a computer from hundreds to a single digit, thus enabling the development of small, efficient and affordable microcomputers. By Lloyd LaCuesta. A POSITIVELY FILIPINO EXCLUSIVE
Apl.de.Ap, real name Allan Pineda Lindo of Sapang Bato, Angeles City, Pampanga, rocked San Francisco's Union Square last Saturday, June 15, 2013, as he headlined the Philippine Independence Day celebration of the city.
Before a cheering audience of thousands, the full-blooded Filipino member of the world-famous Black Eyed Peas, introduced his latest solo composition, aptly called "Balikbayan." By Raymond Virata
El Gamma Penumbra, the all-male shadow play group from Tanauan, Batangas, performs a moving tribute to the survivors of Typhoon Yolanda.
Join the NBA, NBPA, Miami HEAT and Head Coach Erik Spoelstra in support of UNICEF and their ongoing relief efforts in the Philippines.
Typhoon Haiyan was the strongest storm in the world this year and quite possibly the most powerful to ever hit land. Thousands are feared dead, and local emergency food stocks are dwindling. Help Oxfam America deliver water and sanitation materials to the region: http://www.oxfamamerica.org/haiyan.
Singer and Red Cross ambassador Billy Ray Cyrus performs a song during KTLA’s “Help For The Philippines” telethon.
Typhoon Disaster Relief
To Filipinos, he's already the Pope, because he sings well.
Watch Vatican expert John Allen Jr., Senior Correspondent for the National Catholic Reporter in Rome, practically endorsing Cardinal Luis Tagle for Pope. Allen knows the ins and outs of the Holy See and the current needs of a flawed and very vulnerable Roman Catholic Church.
He's not muscular. He looks like a pushover against hardbodied pros. But dentist Dr. Angelito Manguray has a surprise for experienced mixed martial arts fighter Shane Wiggand during a Universal Reality Combat Championship bout in Singapore in August 2010. Watch.
A Dubai-based non-profit organization of Overseas Filipinos, Philanthropilipino, sends Christmas presents to underprivileged children in the Philippines (from Gulfnews.com).
Youtube artist Mikey Bustos comes bearing gifts with his "12 Days of Filipino Christmas!"
One of the beneficiaries of Philippine International Aid is Association Compassion Asian Youth (ACAY), which has taken Aeta children under their care. Retired journalist Lloyd LaCuesta narrates the struggles of the indigenous children.
Lara Ortiz-Luis wanted to show her American friends her Filipino side.
Youtube artist Mikey Bustos blends together a Filipino food favorite and a musical guilty pleasure.
Bruno Mars lends his vocal talents on British musician/producer Mark Ronson's "Uptown Funk!", which is inspired by 80's style funk and soul.
Professional wakeskaters Brian Grubb (USA) and Dominik Preisner (Germany) visited the Philippines to surf the famous Banaue rice terraces.
Popular Filipino singer Gary Valenciano surprises balikbayans on the flight back home.
The Wall Street Journal's Deborah Kan presents a history of maids in Hong Kong. A lot of the domestic workers come from the Philippines and Indonesia but they didn't arrive until late in the 20th century.
Filipino actor-dancer Gabriel Valenciano and acclaimed Asian American actress Amy Hill encourage Asian American Pacific Islander youth to vote and make a difference in the upcoming 2014 U.S. midterm elections.
A 2010 ABC Nightline video about men who claim to be the Son of God, including one who came from the Philippines.
Lea Salonga took social media by storm when she revisited "A Whole New World" from Disney's "Aladdin" 22 years later. She still sounds amazing as she joins operatic vocal group IL Divo on their concert tour.
Part 1 of CNN correspondent Isha Sesay's interview with White House Executive Chef Cristeta Comerford
Part 2 of CNN correspondent Isha Sesay's interview with White House Executive Chef Cristeta Comerford
Buzzfeed lists what makes you uniquely Pinoy!
The University of the Philippines Pep Squad delighted the crowd at 2014 UAAP Cheerdance Competition with its routine "Pantay-Pantay," a vision of equality. In a role reversal, female cheerleaders carried their male counterparts to the top of pyramid. The UP team came in 2nd place.
Philippine Madrigal Singers at the Abbey of Mont Saint Michel in 2012. According to their facebook page: A friend wanted them to check the acoustics, and they livened up the place with "Izar Ederrak" by Josu Elberdin Badiola.
BBC's travel host Rajan Datar discovers the beauty of the Philippines and its people.
Fil-Am actor Dante Basco honored his "Hook" co-star with this tribute on Youtube.
Filipino science teacher Sheila Condino inspires the kids of Presidio, Texas to never give up.
NewsBeat Social reports on the migration of the call center businesses from India to the Philippines.
Filipino-Australian news reporter Kathy Novak revisits her hometown, Tacloban, months after Typhoon Yolanda hit the area.
Funny Filipino Chef Charles Miguel of Benihana Piccadilly, UK
Whether he wins a medal or not, Filipino ice skater Michael Christian Martinez shows that he's got what it takes to be an Olympian
Jim Paredes' "Thank You World" A Song for Haiyan Relief
47 year-old Overseas Filipino Worker Rose Fostanes, winner of 2013 X-Factor Israel, singing “My Way.”
20th Century Fox Gave Him $25,000 To Make A Movie Trailer. Here's What He Did Instead. (via Upworthy)
The internationally acclaimed Loboc [Bohol] Children's Choir sings "The Prayer" accompanied by some of the Philippines' most famous singers.
Lea Salonga and Darren Criss delight the West Village, New York piano bar crowd at “Marie’s Crisis” with an improptu performance of “A Whole New World.”
You'll never want to sing the Philippine national anthem any other way after you hear this inspired and inspiring talk/performance from singer Joey Ayala from TEDxDiliman.
Climate change representative Naderev "Yeb" Sano pleaded to world representatives to cut Earth-warming greenhouse gases, to take immediate, drastic action.
YouTube's Ibarra Siapno captures scenes from his dream destination.
Dragon Fireworks of the Philippines wins gold at the 2013 Pyronale World Fireworks Championship in Berlin, Germany last Sept. 7, 2013.
Kindergarten Children From Iceland Sing The Filipino Song "Sa Ugoy Ng Duyan"
British vocal group Blake sings Hotdog's "Manila" at the Barrio Fiesta in London last July 20, 2013.
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