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Salt Papi is a TikTok influencer who has made waves on the platform for his impressive boxing skills. Born and raised in the Bronx, he is of Filipino descent and has become a role model for young Filipino and Asian Americans who aspire to break into the world of professional sports.

Growing up in a predominantly Hispanic and African-American neighborhood, Salt Papi faced unique challenges as a Filipino-American. However, he found solace in boxing, which allowed him to channel his energy and focus on a positive goal.

As he got well-known, Salt Papi realized that he wanted to pursue a career in boxing. He began training more seriously, and he started posting videos of his training sessions on TikTok. His videos quickly went viral, and he gained a large following on the platform. Salt Papi's success on TikTok helped him to gain recognition in the boxing world. He started competing in amateur street matches and eventually made his professional debut in 2020 fighting influencers. He has since continued to compete at the professional level, building a record of wins and losses.

Salt Papi's transition from an influencer into a professional boxer is an inspiration to young Filipino and Asian Americans who often face cultural and societal barriers when it comes to pursuing sports careers. He has shown that with hard work, dedication, and a strong support system, it is possible to break through those barriers and achieve success.

In addition to his success as a boxer, Salt Papi has also used his platform to raise awareness about issues affecting the Filipino and Asian American communities. He has spoken out about the rise in anti-Asian hate crimes and has encouraged his followers to stand up against discrimination and racism.


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Authored by: Vince Zuniga

Vince Zuniga, a fourth-year student at the University of Santo Tomas pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a major in Marketing Management, is currently interning for PS Media during the spring season. He is committed to promoting the empowerment of Asian culture through his actions and beliefs.


This is a must-see attraction for anyone visiting Los Angeles. If LA is one on your bucket list, this is an excellent opportunity to get to know this wonderful Filipinotown Eastern Getaway.

Historic Filipinotown’s easter gateway, The Largest Filipino-American Monument!

The largest archway was named "Talang Gabay- Our Guiding Star," and it was unveiled in April last year to coincide with the Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month Celebration. This also represents the tribute for the Filipino -American community with their invaluable contributions to the city. This 30-foot-tall monument will amaze you with its structure. The 82-foot-long gateway spans the boulevard entrance into the Filipino town neighborhood. Celestino Geronimo Jr. and Eliseo Art Silva, two Filipino-American artists, created the designs. This gateway incorporates several Filipino cultural symbols, including the signature lantern, also known as Parol, the lovely Gumamela flower, and the Sarimanok bird. The salakot shape of this gateway also honors the past heroes, the manongs and farmworkers, as Silva mentioned. Each symbol has a unique meaning, and every detail of the structure demonstrates how this monument has a significant impact on the community. It took nearly 20 years for the public and the Filipino town to receive the aforementioned monument. Honoring this gateway for our beloved Filipino-American community is truly a remarkable moment for them. It is impossible to deny the fact that this is a good representation of how Filipinos commemorate the country's diversity and solidarity. The monument holds a great significance to the Filipino-Americans in Los Angeles This serves as a reminder to the Filipino communities in the United States to always be proud of their roots. Be a proud Filipino!


Photo Courtesy: The Filipino Times
Authored by: Nicole Anne Manzo

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