Ruben V. Nepales

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Ruben V. Nepales is an award-winning journalist whose honors include the National Entertainment Journalism (NEJ) Awards, and the Southern California Journalism Awards. His first book, “My Filipino Connection: The Philippines in Hollywood won in the print journalism – book category of the Migration Advocacy and Media Awards.  He was also awarded the Philippine American Press Club’s Plaridel Award, the first coast-to-coast competition among Filipino-American journalists.   Mr. Nepales is the first Filipino member and the first Filipino board chairman of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA), which presents the Golden Globe Awards and is noted for its philanthropic efforts. He is on HFPA’s board of directors.