By Louis Chan, AsAmNews National Correspondent Netflix this week released a podcast with commentary from director Nahnatchka Khan and actor Randall Park to go along with their hit movie, Always Be My Maybe. The two gave fans a sneak peek of what you might expect from the podcast when they made a surprise appearance, along [...]
Thousands marched in the Philippines in solidarity with the LGBTQ community.Source: https://www.vice.com/en_asia/article/qv753x/the-largest-pride-celebration-in-southeast-asia-is-in-the-regions-most-catholic-country?utm_source=viceasiafb
A look into the Filipino tribal life, 100 years ago. Source: These Century-Old Photos From National Geographic Bring The History of Filipino Tribes To Life
"Rated K" looks into the life of veteran actor Eddie Garcia, talks to people close to him, and gives the latest update on his condition after suffering from a neck fracture while taping a TV show.
A new study indicates half of your friends probably don't consider you their friend. Source: Sad Study Shows Most of Your Friends Don’t Actually Like You
With the success of movies such as 'Crazy Rich Asians,' a group of filmmakers believe the world is ready for a uniquely Filipino-American story that anyone can relate to. [...] Source: New Fil-Am musical ‘Nanay Ko’ pushes for diversity on US big screen
According to a report by Lei Alviz on "24 Oras", the heroes include Joe, who is based on Jose Rizal. Like Rizal, he is a fencer with special powers involving books. Lolang Tsora, based on Melchora Aquino or Tandang Sora, has magic. Tonio, based on Antonio Luna, has physical strength, while Leon, based on Emilio [...]
South Korea has long held the spotlight on the wartime abuses by Japanese forces. Other “comfort women” want their stories told. Source: ‘I’ll keep fighting’: Philippine women keep alive memory of sex slave horrors during World War II
We couldn't bee more excited! Source: Jollibee's Newest Funko Pop Sports a Barong
Alamin kung totoo nga ba na mayroong mga lahing Aswang.
The explanation why Capiz is the suspected home of the aswang. From the documentary "The Aswang Phenomenon". Wala aswang sa Capiz. It's roots are due to X-Linked Dystonia Parkinsonism (XDP), Dystonia of Panay, lubag. https://youtu.be/M38vuCodPLU A guy who is a self-proclaimed 'aswang' confessed to 'Magandang Gabi Bayan' and shared how he became one.
BAKUNAWA: The Moon Eater (Documentary) CREATURES OF PHILIPPINE MYTHOLOGY: Episode Three During a lunar eclipse in the ancient Philippines, it was believed that a monstrous dragon, known as BAKUNAWA, was attempting to swallow the moon. Discover the origin of this giant serpent and how the colossal being evolved as both a god and demon throughout [...]
CREATURES OF PHILIPPINE MYTHOLOGY: Episode One TIKBALANG: The Horse Demon In the Philippine forest is said to lurk a creature, part man, part horse known for its speed and mischievous nature. Some say it is a mythical spirit that guards the gateway to the Skyworld. Others believe it is a demon who is determined to [...]
CREATURES OF PHILIPPINE MYTHOLOGY: Episode Two KAPRE: The Tree Dweller If you notice the scent of tobacco in the Philippine jungle, see the glow of embers near a giant tree, or you feel the eyes of an 8 foot beast upon you while you sleep, it might just be the Kapre. What is perhaps the [...]
Not too long ago, professional genealogist Ramon Severino Conlu Jr. published a book on the genealogy of the Ledesma family of Jaro, Iloilo. Titled “Familia Ledesma Genealogia”, it outlined the descendants of Don Fernando Ledesma and Doña Anastacia Melliza, whose children were Domingo, Ynocencio, Luis, Mariano and Emeterio. The book documents 13,860 descendants and 4,970 [...]
HISTORY OF ILOCANOSThe Ilocanos are the third largest ethnolinguistic group in the Philippines. The term “Ilocano” was derived from the words “i-“ (from) and “looc” (cove or bay), which when combined means “People of the bay”. They were also referred to as Samtoy, which is a contraction of the phrase sao mi ditoy (this is [...]