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Filipino rock icons to hold silent concert

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Stars have aligned for a concert, a silent one that is.

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US TV series ‘Grimm’ features scariest monster yet–the ‘Aswang’

The NBC show "Grimm" in its TWitter account gave a sneak peak of what appears to be their version of the Filipino folk creature "aswang." Screengrab from Grimm's official Twitter account (@NBCGrimm)

The Filipino folk creature “aswang” would make its appearance in NBC’s fantasy-detective series “Grimm” – and it may even be scarier than Filipinos imagined it.

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Lucy Liu clarifies comment that stirred controversy in the Philippines

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LIU. Her joke was taken out of context. RUBEN V. NEPALES

A year ago, Lucy Liu’s remarks on “The Late Show with David Letterman,” stirred controversy in the Philippines and among Filipinos living around the world. When Letterman asked Liu if she enjoyed running indoors or outdoors, she replied, “I run in a machine. It’s easier for me. Also, if I get really dark, I’ll start to look a little Filipino. It wouldn’t match.”

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Film reveals life in US for undocumented immigrants

Jose Antonio Vargas. AP

Two years ago this weekend, Philippine-born journalist Jose Antonio Vargas came out publicly in the New York Times as an undocumented American, a term he prefers to the loaded phrase “illegal immigrant.”

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‘Metro Manila’ wins at Sundance Film Festival

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British filmmaker Sean Ellis’ “Metro Manila” wins the World Cinema Dramatic Audience Award at the Sundance film fest which ends in Utah Saturday (Sunday Manila time), according to Filipino actor John Arcilla who attended the event.

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Indie fest yields exceptional portrayals

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GONZALES. Search for missing loved ones.

Jericho Rosales stirs and scares in his exceptional portrayal of a single father who embarks on a search to find his missing son (Bugoy Cariño) in Ian Loreños’ harrowing human-trafficking drama, “Alagwa,” a guest entry in this year’s Cinema One Originals Film Festival.

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Jessica Sanchez defends ‘American Idol,’ says protest ‘not necessary’

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A wave and a tired smile. Photos by Elton Lugay

“It was completely fair. Phil deserved to win.” With those words, “American Idol” runner-up Jessica Sanchez brushed aside a protest by a Filipino-American community group. Migrant Heritage Commission, which is based here in D.C., is asking Fox TV to disclose “in the interest of transparency” how the voting was counted and how much of the 132 million votes went to the young singer.

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For Filipinos et al., Jessica Sanchez is 2012 AI

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In a new fan craze called “Fanchez”, Jessica Sanchez supporters worldwide have described her journey through Season 11 of American Idol as iconic. Filipino Americans have described the pride and solidarity Filipinos have thrown behind her as “parang si Manny Pacquiao.”

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Arnel Pineda and why he didn’t stop believing

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Arnel Pineda’s story is one for the history books. Having lived a mostly hand-to-mouth existence after his mother died when he was only 13 years old, Arnel’s life made a dramatic turn about five years ago when he was plucked from obscurity to become the lead singer of the quintessential American rock band Journey. Thanks [...]

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Conspiracy theories surround ‘American Idol’ voting

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Filipinos around the globe are up in arms: Jessica Sanchez was nearly ousted from “American Idol.”

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Mr. C hopes for new OPM golden age

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MYX MAGNA awardee Ryan Cayabyab (center), flanked by The CompanY, Myx VJ Nikki Gil, Myx channel head Andre Alvarez and Basil Valdez

The stage glittered with sequins, neon garb, and bell-bottomed disco pants in the 1970s-themed Myx Music Awards held recently at the Music Museum. In their funky ensembles, the night’s performers brought to the audience the enduring music of the decade considered by many as one of the best, if not the best era of Filipino music.

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Filipinos, Mexicans rooting for Jessica Sanchez

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Jessica Sanchez

Another Filipina is gunning for the “American Idol” title. Jessica Sanchez’s powerful vocals had Filipino Americans and the judges gushing and raving about the resurrection of Whitney Houston.

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