In 1962, Roman Ildonzo Gabriel Jr. started playing as the first Filipino American quarterback in the NFL. In 1989, he was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame.
New Asian American and Pacific Islander outreach director named for Clinton campaign
The campaign for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton announced March 24 that it was appointing Jason Tengco to serve as its new Asian American Pacific Islander outreach director. In a news release March 25, KAYA: Filipino Americans for Progress called Tengco a powerful voice for the Filipino American community in his former role as the […]
“Top Chef” winner accused of assaulting girlfriend
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) – The 2012 winner of the Bravo TV show, “Top Chef,” has been charged with assaulting his girlfriend in Texas. Austin police say Paul Qui was arrested the morning of March 19 on misdemeanor charges of unlawful restraint and of assault causing injury-family violence. According to an arrest affidavit, Qui’s girlfriend says […]
With humble beginnings, Asian American film fest sets down new roots and looks to the future
Adrian Alarilla, filmmaker liaison at this year’s Seattle Asian American Film Festival (SAAFF), grew up in Manila and spent some time on the Philippine island, Cebu, and Chicago, before moving to Seattle in 2010.
Gang of Four book about racial unity in Seattle launched
By James Tabafunda Northwest Asian Weekly The struggle for civil rights cuts across racial lines, one that speaks about the past in a way that stands for a future with respect and dignity to all citizens in a community. International District-legend Bob Santos knows that struggle first-hand as one of four civil rights leaders who […]
A mission to create hope through planning — Filipino American develops new environments and inspiration
By James Tabafunda Northwest Asian Weekly Raldi Formantes fights poverty. He designs highly imaginative and habitable places around the world, some reflect hope to the world’s poorest people and those seeking a more prosperous future. Formantes, 53, of Redmond, likes the Benjamin Franklin saying, “If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail” as […]
The Layup Drill — Finally!: Manny-Floyd, UFC heads to the Philippines, and Lin playing well
By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Welcome to another edition of The Layup Drill. Have you recovered from the Super Bowl yet? Manny-Floyd…Finally We’ve written about it a lot and now we finally get to look forward to it. Manny Pacquiao will meet Floyd Mayweather, Jr. on May 2nd in Las Vegas. The fight was […]
Accusations of sexual abuse may have been the motive for Rainier Beach shootings
A Rainier Beach resident, a grandfather, identified by sources as Honorario Yango, 78, killed himself after allegedly shooting his daughter, Christine Dela Isla, 39, and granddaughter Anahlia Cowherd, 11. According to the Seattle Times, a source close to the investigation said that the girl, Anahlia Cowherd, had blogged about the abuse on Wattpad, a digital storytelling site. […]
VOICES FROM THE YOUTH: I define who I am
By Mike Guevarra SYLP Growing up in America, I always felt as if I was floating, like a drifting ghost, searching to find a place in a foreign world. Even as a naive child, I questioned why I never saw anyone on TV shows who looked like me, or why I couldn’t find a Filipino […]
Artist Trust gives fellowships
Mari Ichimasu, Roberto Ascalon, and Donna Miscolta, all of Seattle, are three of 15 artists to receive a 2014 Fellowship from Artist Trust. Ichimasu is an animation artist originally from Japan, Ascalon is a Filipino American poet, and Miscolta is a Filipino/Mexican author.
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