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Asian Americans Advancing Justice Affiliates Outraged By New NBC Show

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WASHINGTON, DC – With the recent trend of substantive and meaningful roles on television that explore nuanced perspectives of Asians in America, NBC’s announcement of a new show in production called “Mail Order Family” is a leap backward in the depiction of Asians and Asian Americans on television.  As one of the few television shows either on air or in production to feature Asian Americans, it is an outrage that NBC has chosen to address the plight of mail-order brides and human trafficking as a family comedy.

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‘Ma’ Rosa’ is PH entry in Oscar best foreign language category

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Brillante Ma. Mendoza’s “Ma’ Rosa” has been chosen as the country’s entry in the best foreign language film category of the 89th Academy Awards, which will be held in Los Angeles on Feb. 26, 2017.

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PH short film wins in New York

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Phil Giordano’s short film, “Supot,” won the grand jury prize at the 2016 New York Screenplay Contest, “a global [tilt] designed to launch careers and provide recognition and network opportunities to the world’s best new voices in writing for film and television.”

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Rachelle Ann out of ‘Divas’

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Rachelle Ann Go has pulled out of “Divas: Live in Manila,” a concert she was supposed to coheadline with Yeng Constantino, Kyla, Angeline Quinto and KZ Tandingan in November, after booking a “major project” related to musical theater, according to the singer-actress’ manager, Erickson Raymundo.

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Filipino housewife is ‘Vietnam Idol’

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They told her she couldn’t make it in “Vietnam Idol,” a popular singing tilt. But 28-year-old Janice Buco was destined to prove them all wrong.

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‘Iisa’ to compete in Arkansas fest

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Chuck Gutierrez’s “Iisa (As One)” is the lone Asian movie competing in the El Dorado Film Festival, currently ongoing in Arkansas, United States, until Sept. 18.

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Model is PH entry to Miss World tilt

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She may have amassed the lion’s share of special awards and snagged a convincing victory, but newly proclaimed 2016 Miss World Philippines Catriona Gray said the moment still caught her by surprise.

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Billboard to launch in PH, vows support for Filipino artists

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Billboard, known for its global music charts, is set to be officially launched in the Philippines on Thursday, vowing support for the local musical industry and its artists.

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Miss U tilt in PH not canceled - DOT

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The Department of Tourism (DOT) yesterday said talk about the cancellation of the 2016 Miss Universe pageant in the Philippines was just rumor.

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Sofia Vergara tops Forbes list of highest paid TV actresses

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Colombian-American bombshell Sofia Vergara tops Forbes list of highest-paid TV actresses for the fifth year in a row, earning $43 million.

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