Articles in the Pinas Now! Category

Drawing a more vibrant future: Fil-Am animators on their creative beginnings, the universality of Filipino narratives in animation
Posted in Pinas Now! on 12 August 2020

IN the inclusive rider era of Hollywood, it’s almost become a pedestrian party line to pledge support for diversity but the actual outturns thus far of that proclamation still leaves more to the imagination. But the world of animation — a space governed by entertainment bigwigs, Disney, Pixar and Dreamworks — is a space where… […]

Duterte: Gov’t running out of funds amid coronavirus pandemic
Posted in Pinas Now! on 12 August 2020

The Philippine government has run out of funds to help those directly affected by the coronavirus pandemic in the country, President Rodrigo Duterte admitted on Monday, August 10. This comes after medical front-liners have called on the modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ) until the end of the month. However, the president said the government would… […]

[OPINION] The Joe Biden-Kamala Harris tandem represents the diversity and the soul of the new generation of America
Posted in Pinas Now! on 12 August 2020

YES, BIDEN-HARRIS 2020! “I have the great honor to announce that I’ve picked @KamalaHarris — a fearless fighter for the little guy, and one of the country’s finest public servants — as my running mate,” former Vice President Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic nominee, announced on Twitter on Tuesday, August 11. This personally excited me… […]

Amid pandemic chaos, California legislators fight for major health care bills
Posted in Pinas Now! on 12 August 2020

by Rachel Bluth California lawmakers are barreling toward an end-of-month deadline to pass or kill bills amid the biggest public health crisis the state has faced in a century. Yet even in a year consumed by sickness, they’re considering significant — sometimes controversial — health policy measures that aren’t directly related to COVID-19. Much of… […]

Small business grant program launched for LA’s 13th District
Posted in Pinas Now! on 12 August 2020

Small business owners in Los Angeles’ 13th council district can apply for a grant program starting this week. Led by Council member Mitch O’Farrell and the city’s Economic and Workforce Development Department, $1 million of discretionary funding has been allocated to help small businesses pay bills while the safer at home orders continue to be… […]

PAL to require passengers to wear face shields, masks
Posted in Pinas Now! on 10 August 2020

All passengers traveling on Philippine Airlines will be required to wear face shields, on top of the mandatory face masks, starting August 15. The new measure is in compliance with the latest guidelines that the Philippine Department of Transportation set for the public transport sector. “Passengers are required to wear masks and face shields during… […]

Filipino American History Month 2020 to celebrate the history of Fil-Am activism
Posted in Pinas Now! on 8 August 2020

In light of this year’s COVID-19 pandemic and movements addressing racial injustice in the United States, The Filipino American National Historical Society (FANHS) in Seattle, Washington has announced the theme of this year’s Fil-Am History Month to be “The History of Filipino American Activism.” This October will be a reflection on how the Fil-Am community… […]


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