Category: Features

Oman Quijano

A limited edition copy for US distribution is now available for $15. The album MULAT is a pure OPM Pinoy Rock project featuring the carry-on single “Sulong Pinoy.” Oman was the writer/Producer/Lead Vocalist of RnB Sensation, Simply Smooth, with their smash radio hit, “A Friend In You”, Hollywood Records;Writer/Producer for RNB Vocal group, 2nd Nature,…

Maligayang Pasko

The Tagalog word Pasko derives from the Spanish word Pascua. Although the word Pascua means Easter, Pascua de Navidad refers to Christmas. The Philippines is known for having the world’s longest Christmas season. The four months that end with the syllable -ber are considered Christmas months, which is why stores and households start playing carols…

Fil-Am from Cavite is California Teacher of the Year

LOS ANGELES – When Filipino-American Lovelyn Marquez-Prueher was a young immigrant student struggling to learn English, her teacher thought she had a learning disability. She also got bullied by classmates because of her foreign accent. “Those challenges have made me a strong advocate for immigrant students who are English learners,” said Marquez-Prueher, the first Filipino…