Top 75 Most Influential Filipino-Americans of 2023: Hollywood’s Trailblazers Revealed

This year's 75 Most Influential Filipino-Americans (MIFA) in Hollywood list for 2023 is finally here, and it's led by some major game-changers: R’Bonney Gabriel Nola, the first Filipino-American Miss Universe; Grammy-winner Olivia Rodrigo; and social media titan Bretman Rock. This roster, released annually by Blog Talk with MJ Racadio on October 18, shines a spotlight on Filipino talent dominating different facets of American entertainment.

TOFA 2023: Meet the 15 Trailblazing Honorees and 6 Global Leaders You Need to...

The Outstanding Filipino Awards (TOFA), a prestigious event that annually celebrates exceptional Filipinos across a range of fields, has released its list of 15 trailblazing honorees and 6 global leaders for this year's October gala. These individuals, selected through nationwide nominations, will take the stage at Zipper Hall in Los Angeles to receive their well-deserved accolades.

Lessons from the CIO: Pointers on navigating the road to success

In a world brimming with inspiring success stories, the journey of Converge Chief Information Officer (CIO) Ulysses Naguit, or Uly, is surely not one to miss. From a humble young dreamer to becoming a trailblazer in the tech sector, his story perfectly embodies a tale of triumph after adversities.

Filipina Journalist Karen Davila Breaks New Ground as UN Women’s 1st Goodwill Ambassador from...

In a move that bolsters the Philippine representation on the global stage, esteemed Filipina broadcast journalist Karen Davila has been named the United Nations Women's first-ever goodwill ambassador from the Philippines. The appointment has put Davila in a league with other globally recognized figures like Anne Hathaway, Nicole Kidman, and Emma Watson, who have lent their influence and time to promote UN Women's activities.

Beacon of Peace: Miriam Coronel-Ferrer honored with Ramon Magsaysay Award

Filipina peace negotiator and University of the Philippines professor Miriam Coronel-Ferrer was bestowed with the distinguished 2023 Ramon Magsaysay Award in acknowledgment of her unparalleled dedication to inclusive peace-building.

Meet Lasallian Angela Okol: How the Winner of Miss Manila Tourism Rose Above Online...

“For me, the rewards of pageantry aren't confined to crowns, trophies, or recognition. What makes it truly fulfilling is the opportunity it affords me to be a voice for causes close to me, whether that's sustainable fashion, women empowerment, or inclusivity,” Filipino beauty queen Angela Okol shares with GoodNewsPilipinas.

The Homecoming of a Champion: Nonito ‘Filipino Flash’ Donaire Jr.’s Emotional Reconnection with His...

In the heart of San Francisco, multi-division world boxing champion Nonito “Filipino Flash” Donaire Jr. has completed a deeply emotional journey back to his heritage. After 30 years in the United States, he has reacquired his Filipino citizenship, capping a chapter that began when he migrated to America at the tender age of 11.

Meet Lasallian Mirus Ponon: Young Filipino Changemaker Championing Sustainable Development

“[It is always essential] to have a culture that is focused on empowerment and inclusion,” declared Mirus Ponon, a dynamic Filipino youth advocate.

From Cebu to California: How Kian Bayno Scored a 19 Million Pesos Scholarship and...

When Kian Maximus Torróntegui Bayno, a young Cebuano student, shared his college admissions journey on Facebook in April 2023, his excitement was palpable. "A dream came true for me very recently," Kian wrote, announcing that he had not only been accepted into five top local and overseas universities but had also been offered over 27.8 million pesos in scholarships.

Filipina-Canadian Rechie Valdez Trailblazes from MP to Small Business Minister

The first Filipina-Canadian Member of Parliament, Rechie Valdez, again made history when Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau named her the new Minister of Small Business. This appointment marked Valdez as the first Filipino woman to serve in the Canadian Cabinet, an accomplishment that resonates with pride within the Filipino community around the world.

From Dumaguete Farm Kid to International Scholar: Uziah George Teejee Acaso’s Remarkable Journey to...

From the verdant farmlands of Dumaguete to the high-tech campuses of the United States and Australia, Uziah George Teejee Acaso is proving that dreams know no boundaries. A couple of months ago, this exceptional Filipino student made waves on social media when he announced his acceptance into 11 prestigious universities overseas.

From newsroom to classroom: Filipino journalist Maria Ressa becomes a professor at Columbia University

Filipino journalist Maria Ressa is set to join the Ivy League's Columbia University as a professor in the School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA).
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