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Fil-Ams shocked by Sen. Yee’s arrest

By Rhony Laigo As a candidate seeking the California Secretary of State seat, Senator Leland Yee made headways and was probably on his way to becoming the first Asian to occupy that seat come November. That is until Wednesday came in the way, when agents of the Federal Bureau of...
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Charice: High-voltage baby set to conquer world’s stages this year

OPRAH WINFREY called her “the most talented girl in the world.” Super producer David Foster (Andre Bocelli, Celine Dion and Whitney Houston) called her his favorite singer. Josh Groban said she possesses one of the most beautiful voices he’s heard in a long time. “When that girl...
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Beckham in Tacloban

By Karl Malakunas TACLOBAN (AFP) – Football superstar David Beckham visited the Philippines on Thursday to give comfort to survivors of the Asian country’s deadliest-ever typhoon – although not everyone was sure who he was. Hundreds of survivors of Super Typhoon Haiyan rushed out...
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29th PHILIPPINE CULTURAL ARTS FESTIVAL in BALBOA PARK SAN DIEGO to be held on AUGUST 10 and 11, 2013

The 29th Philippine Cultural Arts Festival will be held on August 10 and 11, 2013, Saturday and Sunday, in Balboa Park at the corner of Park Boulevard and Presidents Way, San Diego, California. A yearly production of the Samahan Filipino American Performing Arts & Education...
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All-Girl Group BLUSH Unveils First Holiday Single and New Music Video “Christmas Lights”

Created by Award-Winning Director Trey Fanjoy, “Christmas Lights” also marks BLUSH’s first co-written song Los Angeles, CA— BLUSH, the #1 US Billboard Dance/Club Chart artists and first-ever Pan-Asian girl group who has toured internationally with such noted artists as Justin...
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Southeast Asia Announcements

Announcements 1. Graduate Student and Postdoctoral Small Grant Awards: American Institute for Indonesian Studies 2. Indonesia Research Fellows: Harvard University 3. Boren Scholarships and Fellowships For Language Study Abroad 4. Call for Papers: Southeast Asian Studies Symposium...
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Southern California: Events Calendar ~ Arts & Crafts

Presentations, Conferences, Performances, Festivals, and More… (Exhibitions Below) Friday – Sunday, November 2 – 4, 2012 Benefit Sale for UCLA Fowler Museum Features Lao Textiles and other SEA Arts and Crafts Friday 11am–5 pm; Saturday, 11am–5 pm; Sunday, 12...
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‘One Malaysia,’ an economic model for a diverse nation

Malaysia is only country in Southeast Asia that produces its own cars (Note: The author who became a full-fledged journalist right after college is a witness and at the same a victim of Philippines’ corrupt society, whose worsening economic conditions back then forced him to...
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Pacquiao wwept up in Linsanity

Boxing champ to meet with Jeremy Lin in New York  tomorrow By Nimfa U. Rueda LOS ANGELES, Feb. 21 – Like much of America, Fighter of the Decade Manny Pacquiao has been swept up in Linsanity. “I’m so proud of Jeremy Lin,” Pacquiao told Balita Media after a press...
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Joel Bander faces more legal problems as more victims surface

By Rhony Laigo JOEL BANDER, the lawyer who now claims to have been set up probably by his own victims or by those who have an axe to grind against him in what is turning out to be a celebrated sex scandal that he allegedly committed in the Philippines, may yet face more legal...