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    Pinoys and popular people with filipino blood

    I just learned that cassie (the girl who sang me and you) has a filipino blood. It is a good thing but ang lumalabas sabik tayo na mag karoon ng kababayan na popular person. Lahat na lang ng nagiging sikat sa ibang bansa ginagawan ng research tapos ibabalita na pinoy pala. From the likes of Rob Schneider to Nicole (PCD) to WWe's Batista. Parang nakaksawa na. I know they bring pride to the country but sobra na (or i am just over acting). What do u guys think? Are we sabik mag karoon ng kababayan na popular person? Post your comments here. ...

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    I started a thread similar to this one a while back. I think we should only acknowledge popular people who were born and raised in the Philippines because they are true Filipinos.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mcgirl04 View Post
    I started a thread similar to this one a while back. I think we should only acknowledge popular people who were born and raised in the Philippines because they are true Filipinos.
    sorry, i havent' seen that one. maybe we can ask the mods to merge our threads?

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    Yeah. Marami nga cgurong mga sikat na tao abroad ang may filipino blood pero the fact still remains na hindi na sila dito nakatira or should we say na hindi naman sila lumaki at walang pakialam sa pilipinas like jasmin trias na lang na noong malamang filipino pala eh nagkaroon na ng shows dito sa atin, sa halip na tumulong sa mga pilipino eh kumita pa mula sa atin.

    What we should be proud of is yung mga pilipinong ipinanganak at naninirahan sa Pilipinas pero patuloy na nagpapakilala sa buong mundo kaya lang ang hirap, puro sports inclined people lang ang nagpapasikat pero yung mga nakikilala sa ibang aspect hindi naman pinapansin ng government natin

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    Quote Originally Posted by mcgirl04 View Post
    I started a thread similar to this one a while back. I think we should only acknowledge popular people who were born and raised in the Philippines because they are true Filipinos.
    Popular people who were born and raised in the Philippines? Are we going to talk about local celebs? If we're gonna talk about "true blue pinoys" who made it big internationally, then this thread won't be that long. There are other nationalities born and raised in the Philippines but are they considered true Filipinos? Having Filipino blood was, is and will always be Filipino.

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    Thumbs up Filipinos who made it "BIG"


    Arts and Letters
    Alfredo Alcala - Filipino comic book artist.
    Lynda Barry - mestiza cartoonist, most known for Ernie Pook's Comeek and Marlys, published in and other independent papers; she created the prototype for what would become the cartoon hit series, The Simpsons
    Amapola Cabase - author of Fiction novels: "Coming Home" (Winner of 3 Book Awards), "Promising Skies" among others.
    Eugene F. Castillo - conductor, born in Hollywood, CA, is now the Music Director of the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra, Cultural Center of the Philippines.
    Ernie Chan - comic book artist/inker for Marvel Comics and DC Comics.
    Howard Chua-Eoan - Time Magazine senior editor.
    Dorothy Cordova - Activist, professor, co-founder of the Filipino American National Historical Society.
    Fred Cordova - Author of "Filipinos: Forgotten Asian Americans"; co-founder of the Filipino American National Historical Society.
    Tony DeZuniga - co-creator of Jonah Hex
    George Estrada - Humboldt State University professor of journalism; author of "I Have Tasted the Sweet Mangoes of Cebu"; former reporter with Oakland Tribune and Associated Press; columnist with the Philippine Times of Las Vegas.
    Dina Gan - former editor-in-chief of A Magazine and co-editor of "Eastern Standard Time"
    Jessica Hagedorn - playwright/author (Mango Tango, "Dream Jungle", "The Gangster of Love", Dogeaters)
    Rafael Kayanan - comic book artist and master level instructor in Sayoc Kali.
    Lloyd LaCuesta - South Bay Bureau Chief of KTVU
    Nick Manabat - creator of Cybernary, comic book artist for Wildstorm Productions
    Aimee Nezhukumatathil - award-winning poet and professor
    Han Ong - playwright and author; recipient of MacArthur Foundation "genius" grant
    Whilce Portacio - created Bishop of the X-Men, co-founder of Image Comics
    Eileen Tabios - poet
    Romeo Tanghal - comic book artist
    Alex Tizon - Pulitzer Prize Winner
    Jose Garcia Villa - poet, writer, generationalist; pre-Beat Generation influence

    Diosdado Banatao - Silicon Valley engineer and businessman
    Manuel Alcantara Donesa Jr. - Director of New Business Development (Venture Corporation), Director of Technical Development (Aedion Corporation). Owner of multiple entertainment entities throughout the US. Fomer Hot Import Nights General Manager.
    Loida Nicolas-Lewis - chairman and CEO of TLC Beatrice International Holdings, Inc.
    Reno Ursal - founder -, Rhythm Drive Records, creator of Holidays in the City


    Ruthie Alcaide - MTV Real World Hawaii cast
    Alley Baggett - model, actress (half-Filipino)
    Dante Basco - actor, director, producer
    Darion Basco - actor, director, producer
    Anthony Begonia - producer, actor
    Bernardo Bernardo - actor, singer, comedian,writer, director
    Gil Rivera Blas - actor
    Q Allan Brocka - director, producer, actor, best known for directing the Film Eating Out
    Eileen Boylan - actress (South of Nowhere, General Hospital)
    Cher Calvin - actress, news anchor, KTLA Morning News
    Daniel Campos - (aka Cloud), dancer, actor
    Tia Carrere - actress
    Phoebe Cates - actress (Filipino maternal grandfather, 1/4 Filipino)
    Emy Coligado - actress, (Piama, Francis' wife, Malcolm in the Middle)
    Michael Copon - actor, (Blue Ranger in Power Rangers Time Force)
    Annie Cruz - adult film star
    Mark Dacascos - actor, martial artist, Iron Chef America host (1/8 Filipino)
    Yes Duffy - MTV Road Rules Semester at Sea Cast
    Ava Fabian - actress, model
    Von Flores - actor
    Sumi Haru - actress, activist, First National Vice-President of the Screen Actors Guild. National Vice President of the AFL-CIO
    Melissa Howard - actress-comedienne(half filipino)
    Stella Hudgens - actress
    Vanessa Anne Hudgens (1988 - ) television star (High School Musical) /teen idol[1]
    Radmar Agana Jao - actor
    Jan Christian Ambata-Rodriguez - actor (High School Musical),(The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift)
    Cris Judd - actor, choreographer
    Lalaine - (1987) TV star ("Lizzie McGuire")[2]
    Sharon Leal - actress who played Marylin Sudor on Boston Public
    Kaylani Lei - adult film star
    Brandon Lee - porn star
    Tiffany Limos - actress
    Alec Mapa - gay actor and comedian (currently Adam Benet on Half & Half)
    Sabrine Maui - adult film star
    Sean Michael (1988 - ) film/television actor (Akeelah and the Bee)[3]
    Madison Michele - actress and television host, host of Animal Planet's King of the Jungle
    Vanessa Minnillo - model, host MTV's TRL (Total Request Live)
    Mimi Miyagi (ne Melody Damayo) - adult film star, candidate for Governor of Nevada
    Paolo Montalban - actor, model, starred as Kung Lao in Mortal Kombat
    Troy Montero (n Troy Miller) - actor, model, born in Washington and brother of KC Montero
    Nia Peeples - actress
    Lou Diamond Phillips - actor, La Bamba
    Victoria Principal - actress
    Victoria Recao - correspondent The Insider, actress CSI: Miami
    Ernie Reyes Jr. - actor, martial artist
    Rob Schneider - Saturday Night Live performer, actor, comedian (Jewish father, half-Filipina mother); "Mom's family had the better food; Dad's family had the better jokes."
    Shannyn Sossamon - actress, 40 Days and 40 Nights, A Knight's Tale
    Charmane Star - adult film star
    Anna Maria Perez de Tagle - actress (Ashley from Hannah Montana)
    Chuti Tiu - actress, Desire, 24, Dragnet, Beautiful,The Specials (half-Chinese, quarter-Filipino, quarter-Spanish)
    Tamlyn Tomita - actress, The Joy Luck Club and The Karate Kid, Part II (half-Japanese and half-Filipino)
    Lori Trespicio - MTV Real World Cast: New York
    Herv Villechaize - actor (Tatoo from Fantasy Island)

    Amapola Cabase - singer, author, cruise ship headliner
    Joe Bataan - Latin soul legend
    Death Angel - Thrash Metal band
    Cassie (Cassandra Ventura) - Half-Filipino and half African-American R&B, pop and hiphop singer, and former fashion model. She is best known by her stage name Cassie and for the hit song "Me & U".
    Billy Crawford - recording artist, singer
    Revik Delfin - recording artist, singer
    Kate Earl - singer-songwriter
    Jocelyn Enriquez - singer
    Rhica Fernandez - singer in Epic Voices
    Vanessa Anne Hudgens (1988 - ) singer, television star (High School Musical)/teen idol[1]
    Enrique Iglesias - singer, international pop star (Filipino mother)
    Rachael Lampa - Christian singer[4]
    Allen "" Pineda Lindo - singer, member of The Black Eyed Peas (Filipino mother)
    Melinda Lira - American Idol contestant (season 4)
    Maile Misajon - singer of Eden's Crush
    Jose Penala - American Idol contestant (season 5)
    Neal McCoy - country music singer
    Nicole Scherzinger - lead singer for the Pussycat Dolls (Filipino father)
    Josephine Banig Roberto - singer, Star Search Winner
    Amber Rowley - singer
    Lea Salonga - singer/Tony Award winner
    Jordan Segundo - singer, American Idol semi-finalist (Season 2)
    Jasmine Trias - American Idol contestant (Season 3)
    Camile Velasco (1985 - ) American Idol contestant (Season 3)[5]

    David Bautista - WWE performer on the WWE Friday Night SmackDown! brand, former World Heavyweight Champion (Filipino father)
    Benny Cuntapay - also known by his ring aliases B-Boy. Performer in CZW or Combat Zone Wrestling
    Scott Epperson - also known by his ring aliases Scott Lost. Performer in PWG, or Pro Wrestling Guerilla
    T.J. Perkins - also known by his ring aliases Pinoy Boy and Puma.

    DJ Babu - DJ of the World Famous Beat Junkies & member of the Hip Hop Group Dilated Peoples.
    DJ RockyRock - World Battle DJ & Jeepney Music exec; part of the Dirty Heads (Warner Bros).
    DJ Busy B - Bay Area Hip-Hop DJ.
    DJ Dave Dynamix - Bay Area Mobile DJ Pioneer
    Gerald Anderson - Pinoy Big Brother teen housemate.
    Cheryl Burke (1984) - professional dancer, partnered with Drew Lachey in Dancing with the Stars[6]
    Francine Dee - glamour model
    Ronnie del Carmen - story supervisor, Finding Nemo; storyboard artist, Batman: The Animated Series
    Dean Devlin (1962 - ) screenwriter and producer of many films including, Independence Day, Godzilla and Stargate, also occasional actor[7]
    DJ Q-Bert - pioneering turntablist
    Jerome Fontamillas - guitarist for the Christian rock bands Switchfoot and Fold Zandura (former member of Mortal)
    Randy Romero - Writer
    Raquel Gibson (1985) - swimsuit model who was offered Playboy's Playmate of the Month pictorial for November 2005[8]
    Kat Gutierrez - model
    Jenascia Chakos - America's Next Top Model cycle 2 contestant. [9]
    Kirk Hammett - lead guitarist for Metallica (Filipina mother)
    Chad Hugo - music producer and musician; one-half of The Neptunes
    Melody Lacayanga - contestant on So You Think You Can Dance
    Christine Mendoza - model
    Vanessa Minnillo - Miss Teen USA 1998, MTV personality
    Rex Navarrete - comedian
    Braxton Olita - guitarist, ashlee simpson band (half filipino/puerto rican)
    Van Partible - creator/director/writer of cartoon series Johnny Bravo
    Joey Santiago - guitarist for the Pixies
    Chuti Tiu - America's Junior Miss (first non-Caucasian winner)
    Leeann Tweeden - model, television personality
    Sam Khurana - contestant (Team Geniuses) on Treasure Hunters. Half-Indian and Half-Filipino[10]
    Ryan Conferido - contestant on So You Think You Can Dance
    Brad Virata - contestant on Survivor: Cook Island
    Jenny Guzon-Bae - contestant on Survivor: Cook Island

    Jose Calugas - Medal of Honor Recipient, WWII
    Rudolph Davila - Medal of Honor Recipient, WWII
    Edward Soriano - Lieutenant General (3*) of U.S. Army
    Ramon S. Subejano - PFC U.S. Army, WWII, Awarded 17 medals for killing more than 400 Germans in battle. One of the medals was the Silver Star
    Antonio Taguba - Major General (2*) of U.S. Army, author of the Taguba Report which uncovered major prisoner abuses in Iraq

    Mariano Laya Armington (1908-1994) - Filipino community and labor leader
    Carlos Bulosan - Filipino American author and labor activist
    Robert Bunda - first Filipino American legislative president
    Romeo Munoz Cachola - Honolulu City Council member
    Benjamin J. Cayetano - first Filipino American governor in U.S.
    Jose Esteves - mayor of Milpitas, California since 2002; served as a member of the City Council from 1998 to 2002.
    Juventino Ben Fajardo - Former Mayor, Glendale Heights, Illinois
    Mike Guingona - Filipino mayor of Daly City
    Michelle Malkin - strongly conservative syndicated columnist
    Pablo Manlapit - Filipino labor leader in Hawaii
    Ron Menor - Hawaii State Representative
    Bobby Scott - U.S. Representative from Virginia (D)
    Philip Vera Cruz - Filipino labor leader in California, co-founded the United Farm Workers Union with Cesar Chavez

    Benny Agbayani - New York Mets, Colorado Rockies, Kansas City Royals baseball player
    Chris Aguila - Florida Marlins baseball player (Filipino father)
    Eugene Amano - NFL offensive guard/center, Tennessee Titans
    Tai Babilonia - Olympic figure skater (African-American mother; Filipino and Hopi-Indian father)
    Bobby Balcena - Cincinnati Reds baseball player
    Tedy Lacap Bruschi - NFL All-Pro linebacker, New England Patriots
    Bobby Chouinard - Baltimore Orioles baseball player
    Natalie Coughlin - Olympic swimmer, gold medalist
    Victoria Manalo Draves - diver who was first woman to win two gold medals in springboard diving at the 1948 Olympics in London.
    Roman Gabriel - former NFL quarterback, Los Angeles Rams
    Sunny Garcia - surfing world champion, surfing legend
    Malia Jones - surfing model, People Magazine's 50 Most Beautiful People
    Rafael Nepomuceno - Bowling world champion, has the title of most world cup titles in the Guinness World Records since 1993, youngest to win the bowling world cup. Record still unbroken.
    Chris Rix - former FSU Quarterback, Tallahassee (Filipino mother)
    Brandon Vera - UFC Fighter (nicknamed Brandon "the Truth" Vera)
    Brian Viloria - US Olympic boxer, former WBC light-flyweight champion

    Angela Perez Baraquio - Miss America 2001
    Cristeta Comerford - first woman executive chef at the White House. She worked as an assistant chef for 10 years. After a ten-month search, she was appointed by First Lady Laura Bush on August 14, 2005.
    Pedro Flores - father of the yo-yo (Donald Duncan purchased the company and renamed it Duncan Yo-Yo Co.)
    Andrew Gonzales - Famous Bass Player
    Fritz Friedman - Senior Vice President, Worldwide Publicity Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment
    Andrea Jumapao - first Filipino American to participate (on a national level in the United States) in the Miss USA-World 1976 competition held in Boston, MA as Miss Oregon.
    Claire Leka - former CNN Business Reporter (half Filipino half German Irish)
    Monique Lhuillier - Hollywood Fashion Designer
    Loida Nicolas-Lewis - chairman and CEO of TLC Beatrice International Holdings, Inc., a two-billion-dollar corporation of 64 companies based in 31 countries. TLC is a marketer of ice cream in Spain and the Canary Islands, the leading manufacturer of potato chips in Ireland, and a prime distributor of beverage in the Netherlands, Belgium, France and Thailand. As a businesswoman, Nicolas-Lewis was ranked number 1 among the "Top 50 Women Business Owners in America" by the Working Woman magazine (1994)
    Maria P. P. Root - Psychologist
    Hazel Sanchez - correspondent, reporter/anchor for WCBS-TV New York
    Michele J. Sison - US ambassador to the United Arab Emirates
    Robyn Watkins - Miss Oklahoma USA 2006
    Sarah Novio- 23rd Winner of the Miss America Pageant
    Mamangun Triplets- first triplets to attend Virginia Commonwealth University

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    Lilsue, your post was very informative.... thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by mcgirl04 View Post
    I started a thread similar to this one a while back. I think we should only acknowledge popular people who were born and raised in the Philippines because they are true Filipinos.
    So american born filipinos are fake? If a person has a lot of filipino blood, I think we should still acknowledge them because it gives hope to other filipinos who have an inferiority complex. It gives people proof that race doesn't need to hinder oneself from being successful.

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    Geez, so much hostility... So are some of you saying that we shouldn't recognize Pinoys celebrities born/raised abroad but genuinely want to explore or are truly proud of their heritage? It's not their fault they weren't born/raised here. I don't think they should immediately be branded as publicity hungry people out to take advantage of their bloodline.

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    It's an example of the nakikisawsaw mentality of a lot of Pinoys. Having nondescript lives make people desperate to associate themselves with successful people especially foreign born pinoys thanks to the prevalent colonial mentality many Filipinos have.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ice Burn View Post
    It's an example of the nakikisawsaw mentality of a lot of Pinoys. Having nondescript lives make people desperate to associate themselves with successful people especially foreign born pinoys thanks to the prevalent colonial mentality many Filipinos have.
    I don't believe this is the case at all. I think Pinoys who somehow made it big internationally (e.g. Manny Pacquiao) serve as an inspiration to all their kababayans... our local folks identify with them because they find in them the possible fulfillment of their own dreams. As for those Pinoys with foreign blood or were raised abroad, I think it's more or less the same... these people confirm their belief that a Filipino can excel internationally, and that they can do it too. At the very least, they're just plain happy that the blood that runs through their veins also runs through the veins of the Pinoy they see on TV.

    Kung nagawa ni Manny Pacquiao o ni Efren "Bata" Reyes... magagawa ko rin. Or...

    Wow, ang galing naman niya... Pinoy din iyan, katulad ko!

    Now... if you're talking about those na dumidikit sa mga kapwa nila Pinoys na successful abroad para lang masabing kakilala ko si ganito or mabalatuhan lang ng pera, then I guess nakiki-sawsaw nga lang sila.

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    Wow. lilsue


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    We live by faith and not by sight for You
    We're living all for You

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    Oh, that Pinoy's cultural cringe again.

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    what about my friend?

    he's a colorist of some popular comics. pwede din siya? si raymund lee.

    dito siya based.

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    maganda nga yang me sumisikat na pinoy, at may mga dugong pinoy na sikat sa us... pero mas maganda pa rin yung nakabase sila dito...

    magandang ehemplo sina manny at bata... yan dapat talaga ipagmalaki... kasi dito sila nakatira... just imagine nagsilipat tong mga to sa ibang bansa?

    nag immigrate na sila manny at bata sa us!!!

    ...di kaya makabawas ng popularity nila ang headline na iyan?
    Last edited by the_icewolf; Nov 16, 2006 at 02:57 AM.

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    Rebecca Julia Brown from School Of Rock starring Jack Black, is a Pinay. She's the kid prodigy who plays the bass guitar. Her mother is a Filipina.

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    The way some Pinoys are so "gahol" for recognition reminds me of Nazi eugenics theories. According to the Nazis, if you have "1 drop" of Jewish blood, you are a Jew. Some Pinoys use the same standard "if you have 1 drop of Pinoy blood, you are a Pinoy."

    My response to this desperate attempt to foster Pinoy "pride": HELLO........Anyone home??? Just as it was stupid for Nazis to employ the 1 drop rule, it would be stupid for Pinoys to adopt the same. The person in question has to ACKNOWLEDGE both Pinoy descent AND identification with the culture.

    This stupid approach to "pride" makes as much sense as celebrating the fact that Andrew Cunanan was half filipino.

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    Its not them that i think that has the problem eh. sure a person has all the right to be popular and succesful in the field he/she opt to pursue. The point is we filipinos here in the philippines gave these people so much attention that parang lahat na lang ng sumisikat na artist pinagbibintangan nating may filipino blood....

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    Fil-Am Cheryl Bautista Burke just won this year's Dancing with the Stars championship.

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    Oh c'mon. You guys are just being hypocrites. It's just a normal human social trait of fraternizing with "one of our own". Such practice is done by every race on Earth.

    From Native American Indians who really tried to emphasize the first American Indian to die in the Iraq War, to racial color like Blacks who will surely promote the "first Black President of the United States", .... they ALL feel the "attachment" when one of their own becomes popular or notorious. Even the Chinese made Yao Ming a national hero eventhough he had unimpressive statistics in the NBA and that's just because he is popular.

    I don't know why you give so much fuzz with it, other than being a hypocrite.

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