Wednesday, 16 April 2014

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Buddhist Temple Hopes to Draw Young Cambodians

Buddhist Temple Hopes to Draw Young Cambodians

Cambodians come to Wat Jotanaram for prayer, meditation, language instruction and meals.

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Justice Urged for Filipino-American Victim of Brutal Attack

Justice Urged for Filipino-American Victim of Brutal Attack

Family and friends of Randy Gener held vigils this week to urge speedy action on apprehending his attackers, The FilAm and Gay City News report.

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Funding Low, Future Uncertain at Filipino Immigrant Center

Funding Low, Future Uncertain at Filipino Immigrant Center

Serving not just the Filipino community but also Latinos and South Asians, the Bayanihan Filipino Community Center is fundraising to keep the immigrant haven running, reports The FilAm.

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Former Filipino Exile Returns to NY to Unveil Memoir

Former Filipino Exile Returns to NY to Unveil Memoir

"The Half-Remembered Past" recounts journalist Nelson A. Navarro's fight against the Marcos dictatorship in the Philippines and his subsequent years in New York and later, back home in Manila, reports local Filipino papers.

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Typewriter Repairman to the Stars Closes Shop

Typewriter Repairman to the Stars Closes Shop

After nearly 30 years in operation, Bino Gan, owner of Typewriters N' Things, will shutter his shop permanently, reports The Villager.

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Finding Trustworthy Middlemen for Filipino Relief

Finding Trustworthy Middlemen for Filipino Relief

Locals who want to help victims of Typhoon Haiyan are carefully selecting which organizations they will assist.

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NY Filipinos Worry About Corruption, Reflect on Identity

NY Filipinos Worry About Corruption, Reflect on Identity

Two testimonies in The FilAm reflect mixed feelings in the community about opening their wallets and hearts.

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‘Phil Am’ Store Offers Taste of Home

‘Phil Am’ Store Offers Taste of Home

Erwin Santos, whose family runs a prominent Filipino grocery store in Jersey City, speaks to Open City about dried mangos, hot dogs and fish sauce, as well as a special overseas customer base and a hope for Filipino food to someday receive the recognition other Asian foods enjoy.

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Staging the Often Misunderstood Filipino Experience

Staging the Often Misunderstood Filipino Experience

In "Tagalogue," Filipino-American performers address their community's history through monologues, dance and music.

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First Filipino Opera Ready for Center Stage

First Filipino Opera Ready for Center Stage

“Noli Me Tángere” will premiere on October 4 as the first Filipino opera to be staged in New York. The FilAm takes a look behind the scenes at this pivotal production for the community.

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Americanizing a Filipino Holiday Treat

Americanizing a Filipino Holiday Treat

Eileen Formanes left her job and started selling reinvented forms of bibingka, a Filipino rice cake eaten during Christmas. In the Filipino community, however, taking such a risk is far from common, finds The FilAm, which covered a gathering of community members interested in "innovation and entrepreneurship."

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