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Utah Valley University President Welcomes Students Using 6 Languages in Crazy Impressive Video

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.

Filipino American Community in Virginia Bands Together to Find Missing Mom

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.

Filipino-American Artist Jeremy Passion Calls Out Daniel Caesar’s Song For Suspicious Similarities

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. 

Daly City Just Elected Its First-Ever Filipina-American Mayor

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.