Women make up only a third of NASA’s workforce, and Filipina American engineer Josephine Santiago-Bond is one of them.
Santiago-Bond is the head of the Advanced Engineering Development Branch that she helped create, and oversees a team of 21 engineers and interns according to Asian Journal.
“Truth Hurts” by rapper Lizzo was a massive hit when it was released in 2017, making history as the longest-running No. 1 single from a female rap artist.
Now a parody version of the song by a Filipina American teacher is going viral, with reworked lyrics that promote student empowerment.
Dr. Astrid Tuminez, Utah Valley University’s new Filipina-American president, is going viral on social media with a video where she welcomes students to the university fluently speaking six different languages with hundreds of thousands of views in just a few days.
The clip, which was posted by the university’s Facebook page on Monday, September 17, started off with Tuminez welcoming the students and introducing herself as the new president of the institution in Spanish – then briefly in English.
The friends and family of 39-year-old Filipina-American mother Bellamy Malaki Gamboa have organized a search party after Virginia State Police initiated a “Critically Missing Adult Alert” or “Ashanti Alert” on July 5.
People close to Gamboa gathered around the Philippine Cultural Center on Saturday afternoon to increase the search effort for the missing mother by handing out fliers to passersby.
Singer and songwriter Jeremy Manongdo, also known as “Passion,” took to Facebook to ask his followers about the striking similarities between Daniel Caesar’s “Best Part feat. H.E.R” and one of his original songs.
The Filipino American artist was still a teenager when he became an overnight online music sensation back in 2003 after uploading a song called “Lemonade” on music streaming site SoundClick.
A Filipina-American mother carrying her two-year-old child received no help after enduring verbal and physical abuse from a White woman at Target just before Christmas.
In a series of tweets posted on Dec. 24, Lisa Factora-Borchers recalled the incident that shook her and her toddler while shopping at a Target branch:
In a unanimous decision, Juslyn Manalo was elected mayor of in Daly City, in San Mateo County, California, the first-ever Filipina-American in the city’s 106-year history.
According to the Daly City news release on Dec. 18, Manalo will serve the role of mayor of the city for a one-year term with Council Member Raymond Buenaventura, another Filipino-American, selected as her vice mayor at the annual city council reorganization.
Filipina American Quiggle Ignacio was eating inside her parked car at Eagle Rock Plaza in Los Angeles on Tuesday when she was reportedly harassed by a racist woman and her male companion.
On Wednesday, the registered nurse/model took to social media to narrate how the female stranger initiated a verbal dispute that soon turned violent.