A group of Filipino American teens have gone viral last month for adding modern twist into the traditional Philippine folk dance Tinikling.
The video became a hit on social media after Bay Area rapper Saweetie shared the dance on her Instagram on August 20.
When you leave your home country, you are bound to miss a lot of stuff from the motherland.
From traditional delicacies, such as balut and holiday activities like New Year fireworks, here are a few things that Filipino immigrants probably miss from the Philippines after moving abroad to study, work or live a better life.
Serial Killer in Cyprus Killed Asian Women for Years When Police Allegedly Ignored Immigrant Murders
A series of murders targeting several Filipino women in Cyprus sparked accusations of police racism due to the lack of subsequent investigations.
For nearly three years, Nikos Metaxas, a 35-year-old army officer, roamed free to execute the “first serial killings” in the island country, which has earned the reputation of a peaceful oasis in the Mediterranean.
A chocolate-covered biscuit brand bearing the name “Filipinos” has caught the attention of an official in the Philippines after it was discovered that it is now being sold locally in the Philippines.
The snack from Spain, labeled with the caption “chocolate negro,” has sparked controversy in the past for having the same name as the people of the Philippines.
To say that most Filipinos really like Spam, the popular American canned cooked meat brand, is a total understatement. It’s this exact sentiment that makes one wonder: “Why DO Filipinos love Spam so much?”
There are several factors that lead to the loving relationship between Spam and the Philippines. It all started during World War 2.
Thousands of Filipino rallyists, composed of indigenous people, students, activists, clergy, businessmen, and politicians took to the streets on Thursday to protest against the controversial, but hugely popular, President of the Philippines — Rodrigo Duterte.
The event, which marked the 45th anniversary of the declaration of Martial Law by Philippine’s late dictator Ferdinand Marcos, saw citizens participating in a host of activities that warned of another emerging dictatorship under the Duterte administration, Reuters reported.
YouTube comedian and artist Josh McCutchen tried to lure a 25-year-old Filipino woman named Patricia to his van after finding out she was a mentally challenged prostitute and allegedly abused.
In a video recorded at Original Tommy’s in Los Angeles and posted to his YouTube channel Burger Planet, McCutchen can be heard asking Patricia, “Do you have to give him money?” around the 1:26:00 mark, referring to the woman’s pimp.
The fate of thousands of Filipinos who are being petitioned by their Filipino immigrant relatives now hang in the balance as the Reforming American Immigration for a Strong Economy (RAISE) Act, which is highly endorsed by President Donald Trump, gets closer to implementation.
Introduced by Senators Tom Cotton (R-Arizona) and David Perdue (R-Georgia), the bill aims to limit the number of green cards issued by the United States government in a bid to reduce legal immigration by 50%. The immigration policy, which is currently based on family unity into a rigid merit-based system, will be completely overhauled.
Because of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s lethal war on drugs, two Filipino immigrants in the United States will be spared from being deported back to their home country.
The unnamed Filipinos were reportedly bound for deportation due to previous drug offenses in which both have already served jail terms for, reports the Inquirer.