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Laker Jordan Clarkson: ‘It feels good to be Filipino’

By Christina Oriel/inquirerdotnet – Jordan Clarkson, the Filipino American shooting guard of the Los Angeles Lakers, received a warm welcome on Saturday, October 14 at this year’s Festival of Philippine Arts and Culture (FPAC) in Echo Park Lake, marking his first public appearance at a large Filipino American community event Read more »

75-year-old Pinoy lola sets powerlifting record

By Jared Bray/BS-CBN North America Bureau – Bulacan native and Utah resident Susie Rose hoisted 209.4 pounds while competing in the 65-plus age division, breaking both the state and national marks. “I like challenges. When people say I can’t do it, in my head I say, ‘Watch me!’” she said. Read more »

‘Pinoy Aquaman’ takes 10-km swim in Southern Leyte

By Philippine News Agency – An environmental lawyer and triathlete dubbed as ‘Pinoy Aquaman’ swam from historic Limasawa Island from Padre Burgos town in Southern Leyte to commemorate the first Christian mass 496 years ago. Ingemar Macarine endured big waves and strong current of Canigao Channel to finish his four-hour Read more »

Joshua Pacio guns to make history as youngest Pinoy MMA world champ

By Nissi Icasiano/rappler.com – Filipino prospect Joshua Pacio may see his name in the Philippine mixed martial arts (MMA) history book as a victory over Japanese champion Yoshitaka Naito will enshrine him as the youngest homegrown Filipino fighter to capture a world title. Pacio is set to challenge Naito for Read more »

The Filipino divers everyone is making fun of are actually total class acts.

By Evan Porter/upworthy.com – John David Pahoyo, a top diver from the Philippines, approached the diving board, bounced twice, and sprung himself into the air. It was the 2015 Southeast Asian Games, a perfect place for Pahoyo to display his diving prowess alongside other top athletes from his region. In Read more »

Rio 2016: Hidilyn Diaz ends Philippine Olympic medal drought with weightlifting silver

By Paolo Del Rosario/CNN Philippines – The Philippines has its first medal in the 2016 Rio Olympics after Hidilyn Diaz finished with a score of 200kg at the women’s 53kg category in weightlifting on Monday. Diaz’ silver medal is the country’s first since Onyok Velasco’s triumph at the 1996 games Read more »