More Filipino boxers gunning for world title in 2024

Glendale G. Rosal 02/25/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Passionate Filipino boxing fans were utterly disappointed with Jerwin Ancajas‘ ninth-round knockout loss in the hands of World Boxing Association (WBA) world bantamweight champion Takuma Inoue in Tokyo, Japan, last Saturday. Many of…

79-year-old man kills wife, 2 adult children in murder-suicide

INQUIRER.net US Bureau 02/04/2024

LOS ANGELES – The Medical Examiner’s office has released the names of two men and two women who were shot to death in a Granada Hills home in a murder-suicide. Police said the older man was the…

Trendy Filipino slang every Fil-Am should know

Andrei Yuvallos 01/14/2024

Filipino slang is basically another language—well, almost. Here are some terms used words to get you started. Much like people, languages change over time. The introduction, evolution, and contexts of words change—which means we always have to…

What are the common New Year’s beliefs and traditions?

Pia Piquero 12/30/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines –The year 2024 is drawing near, and as the clock ticks closer to the day, Filipinos turn to age-old traditions and beliefs to attract good fortune for the New Year. From the loud noises…

Here’s what to expect at the first Coachella Valley Filipino Festival

Hans Carbonilla 09/24/2023

Experience a day brimming with Filipino culture and heritage in the Coachella Valley, featuring an array of culinary delights, artistic expressions, live music, and more exciting activities. The Coachella Valley Filipino Festival is scheduled on Oct. 8, 11 a.m.…

Taste lechon, join a balut-eating contest at the largest Filipino festival in Texas

Hans Carbonilla 09/23/2023

Traveling around the Philippines is like exploring a melting pot of cultural influences where each region has a unique flavor. But this isn’t just limited to the archipelago—it also encompasses the numerous places where the Filipino diaspora…

DOJ defers new travel rules after much flak

Melvin Gascon, Tina G. Santos 09/01/2023

The Department of Justice (DOJ), through the Inter-Agency Council Against Human Trafficking (Iacat), announced on Thursday that it was suspending the implementation of the revised departure guidelines for Filipino travelers amid concerns raised by senators and “to…

2 more Filipino casualties in Hawaii wildfires still being verified — DFA

Charie Abarca 08/21/2023

MANILA, Philippines — Foreign Affairs Undersecretary Eduardo de Vega said they are verifying reports of two more Filipino casualties in the Hawaii wildfires. De Vega, in a message to INQUIRER.net, said the DFA uses official sources before confirming…

Nonito Donaire reacquires Filipino citizenship

Lance Agcaoili 08/17/2023

MANILA, Philippines — Former four-division champion Nonito Donaire Jr. reacquired his Filipino citizenship on Monday at Romulo Hall of the Philippine Consulate General in San Francisco. The Filipino Flash, an American citizen whose paternal grandfather was born…

‘Sesame Street’ introduces first Filipino-American muppet TJ in bid to expand inclusivity, ‘diversity diaspora’

Hannah Mallorca 05/12/2023

Long-running American children’s show “Sesame Street” has introduced its first Filipino-American muppet named TJ, who was shown in the company of actor Kal Penn and the lovable blue monster, Grover. The move is said to be show’s…

EJ Obiena auctions off SEA Games winning shoes for Filipino kids

Agence France Presse 05/10/2023

Pole vault star EJ Obiena will auction off his gold-medal-winning spikes to raise money for children back home in the Philippines who practice in a sawdust pit. World-ranked number three Obiena took his third consecutive gold at…

More Filipino families consider themselves food poor in Q1 of 2023 — SWS

Beatrice Pinlac 05/08/2023

MANILA, Philippines — More Filipino families saw themselves as food poor in the first quarter of this year, rising from 8.7 million in December 2022 to 10.6 million in March 2023, according to a Social Weather Stations…

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