PulitikArt Series: Ilocula, Ang Ilocanong Dracula

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RS47RfvkuNk JUST IN: Supreme Court of the Philippines extends halt to former President Ferdinand Marcos' burial at the Libingan ng mga Bayani (Heroes' Cemetery). Marcos ruled the Philippines for 21 years--mostly under Martial Law--and was overthrown through the first peaceful People Power Revolution in 1986. Current President Rodrigo Duterte approved of Marcos' burial at the… Continue reading PulitikArt Series: Ilocula, Ang Ilocanong Dracula

Bigas (Song for Farmers)

On April 1, Filipino farmers asking for relief assistance due to ongoing drought were brutally dispersed by the police. Three farmers were killed, more than 80 are still missing and more than 100 were injured. This is a song condemning the government's inaction on calamity and violent approach to its own citizens. ‪#‎FoodNotBullets‬ ‪#‎BigasHindiBala‬ Produced… Continue reading Bigas (Song for Farmers)

California considers a new law for cheerleader pay, in wake of three suits against Oakland Raiders

Click here to view original post in Oakland North. By Loi Almeron (Posted May 29, 2015 1:39 pm) A state bill to grant professional cheerleaders a minimum wage, workers’ benefits and overtime compensation, sponsored by Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez, has passed the Assembly and is now in the state Senate for a vote. Among those watching the outcome… Continue reading California considers a new law for cheerleader pay, in wake of three suits against Oakland Raiders

Small efforts help library accessibility widen in Richmond

Click here to view original post in Richmond Confidential. By Loi Almeron (Posted March 19, 2015 9:01am) Sixth grader Clemon Brown loves reading books, but he has a hard time finding books outside of school. “Two weeks ago, I was sitting in my room [and] I want to read a book,” Brown said. He said he wanted… Continue reading Small efforts help library accessibility widen in Richmond

Law Academy students at De Anza High fight to keep teacher’s job

Click here to view original post in Richmond Confidential. By Loi Almeron (Posted March 15, 2015 9:09am) Students from Richmond’s De Anza High School, along with their parents, protested in front of the school early Monday morning to help a teacher keep her job. The West Contra Costa Unified School District (WCCUSD) announced during a board meeting… Continue reading Law Academy students at De Anza High fight to keep teacher’s job

California News Service – February 9, 2015

Click here to view original post in University of California Television. By Graduate School of Journalism Television/Documentary Program, University of California - Berkeley Show Producers: Loi Ameera Almeron, Faviola Leyva, Romin Johnson Story Producers: Elly Schmidt-Hopper, Daniela Anaya, Vanessa Walker, Nigel Manuel, Deana Mitchell, Daniel Steiner, Gabriela Arvizu, Candese Charles, Hannah Lawson, Tom Goulding, Melina… Continue reading California News Service – February 9, 2015

Rapping O’Neill

Click here to view original post in Richmond Confidential. By Loi Almeron (Posted December 21, 2014 1:28 pm) A mix of beats, rapping and acting turned Eugene O’Neill’s drama masterpiece, Long Day’s Journey Into Night, into a bracing new blend of hip hop and theater. In collaboration with the East Bay Center for the Performing Arts and the National… Continue reading Rapping O’Neill