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Asians will be largest U.S. immigrant group by 2055 – Pew

Sep 12, 2017 - 4:15 PM

The US Asian population grew from 11 9 million in 2000 to 20 4 million in 2015

Safe from Harvey, U.S. Pinoys help flood victims

Aug 30, 2017 - 3:50 PM

As monster storm Harvey hit Texas Filipinos in the United States set out to help the storm s victims

BAYANIHAN SPIRIT. Members of the Houston Pinoy Gun Club help deliver supplies to hospitals and hurricane victims. Screenshots from Paul Vizcarra Osorio's video

Filipino among 7 U.S. Navy sailors killed in Japan ship collision

Jun 19, 2017 - 3:46 PM

“There was never a time that Carlos wasn t making people laugh ” said Sibayan s friend Chase Cornils

Photo of Carlos Sibayan courtesy of the US Navy

U.S. Pinoys join celebration as San Mateo County Pride Center opens

Jun 12, 2017 - 8:17 PM

The Pride Center is a space where the diversity of our community can share stories build relationships learn grow create and heal together Program Director Lisa Putkey says

Program Director Lisa Putkey invites the community to come together. Photo from Cherie Querol Moreno

After Resorts World attack, DOT holds New York party, and it was okay

Jun 06, 2017 - 10:30 AM

For Filipino Americans attending the reception in New York what happened at Resorts World did not make them hesitate about visiting the Philippines or promoting trips to the country

PARTY IN NYC. The scene at the Philippine consulate's Kalayaan Hall in the Philippine consulate where the reception promoting tourist spots in the country was held on June 2. Photo by Grace Labaguis

Alex Tizon and Auntie Lola: Rereading ‘Big Little Man’

May 21, 2017 - 11:12 AM

The book goes back and forth like a thrilling ping pong game about the myths and stereotypes not only of Filipino Americans but all Asian Americans and the author s own experience as the observer and the other

Berkeley Fil-Ams defend free speech

May 16, 2017 - 12:20 AM

Fil Ams from the University of California at Berkeley agree that the Free Speech Movement is alive and well

CAL PRIDE. Cal Students Robin Cid Calleja, Justin Lagera and Jacob Sese, and alumna Corin Ramos Lujan differ in their politics but pride in their alma mater.

Aguirre defends Duterte's human rights record before FilAms

Apr 20, 2017 - 9:15 AM

Aguirre also made an appeal to Filipino journalists in the US that they should treat the anti drug campaign of Duterte with respect

JUSTICE CHIEF. Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre during a Senate hearing on September 20, 2016. Leanne Jazul/Rappler/File photo

George Conway III: Silent partner of a Trump admin power couple

Mar 30, 2017 - 10:45 AM

Filipino American lawyer George Conway III husband of presidential adviser Kellyanne Conway was recently picked by US President Donald Trump as the head of the US Justice Department s civil division

SILENT PARTNER. George Conway III. Photo from @kellyannepolls/Twitter

Fil-Am is Trump’s pick as next U.S. Solicitor General

Mar 12, 2017 - 4:37 PM

Noel Francisco the son of a Filipino immigrant will hold the position full time pending US Senate approval

A traffic ticket can now get you deported from the U.S.

Feb 23, 2017 - 4:00 PM

Under new rules the obvious fear of undocumented migrants is the crackdown will drive them deeper into the underground

ICE agents during an operation. File image courtesy US Immigration and Customs Enforcement

Call to Filipinos: Stay vigilant, protest xenophobia in U.S.

Feb 09, 2017 - 7:10 PM

The Trump administration s actions not only imperil Filipinos and other immigrants in the US but threaten to plunge the Philippines and its neighbors into war

Protesters at Washington Dulles International Airport. File photo by Paterno Esmaquel/Rappler

Trump's America: Fil-Ams raise concerns over their future

Jan 21, 2017 - 11:33 PM

Bleak as it may seem for many Filipinos living in America there is a spirit of defiance among protesters – one fueled by hope

To President Obama, with love

Jan 19, 2017 - 10:01 PM

Obama didn’t teach me how to transcend my race Instead he taught me how to embrace it

A portrait of US President Barack Obama as he listened during a meeting with staff in the Rose Garden, October 2014. Official White House Photo by Pete Souza

For 1st time, Pope names Fil-Am to head US diocese

Jan 11, 2017 - 8:12 PM

The diversity of the United States reflects the kind of Church we have in America the Nueva Ecija born Bishop Oscar Solis says

FIL-AM BISHOP. Oscar Solis, a Filipino-American bishop from Nueva Ecija, is set to lead the Diocese of Salt Lake City in Utah. Photo from the Diocese of Salt Lake City's Facebook page

Studying in the US alone and at 15

Jan 07, 2017 - 6:16 PM

It was my vulnerability which forced me to be braver and more independent than I was

Fil-Am shortlisted to become US solicitor general

Jan 01, 2017 - 1:21 AM

George Conway the husband of Trump senior adviser Kelly Conway could be the first Asian American to become the US government s next top litigator

FORMING A GOVERNMENT. The potential appointees of President-elect Donald Trump  are revealed as his inauguration on January 20 nears. AFP File photo

Obama signs law honoring Filipino WWII veterans

Dec 16, 2016 - 4:33 PM

The US is set to award the Congressional Gold Medal to 260 000 Filipino veterans as a fitting tribute to their dedicated service during the last war

VIRAL: ‘Wait, what?’ – American kids try Filipino food

Dec 07, 2016 - 10:30 PM

‘Blood can’t be solid it’s liquid Sorry I don’t believe you ’ says one of the kids after trying dinuguan

American kids try balut for the first time. Screenshot from WatchCut video

Advocates vow to stand vs U.S. anti-immigrant policies

Dec 06, 2016 - 6:30 PM

Fil Ams say they won t be intimidated as they vow to forge onward in their campaign to protect the disenfranchised

For the undocumented Fil-Am: Living in fear

Nov 15, 2016 - 6:15 PM

Trump s election has spawned a tsunami of fear among undocumented migrants in the US

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Nov 15, 2016 - 2:04 PM

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DFA: No 'calamitous impact' on Filipino migrants in US despite Trump win

Nov 15, 2016 - 11:17 AM

UPDATED The Philippines says majority of Filipinos in the US have legal residency or citizenship status pay their taxes and generally obey American laws

UNDOCUMENTED, UNAFRAID. Students, faculty, and supporters gather for a walkout protest against US President-elect Donald Trump at the University of Washington in Seattle, Washington on November 14, 2016. Photo by Jason Redmond/AFP

Love in the time of Trump

Nov 13, 2016 - 10:00 PM

The reasons I fought to stay in this country – its diversity its reproductive health rights its marriage equality its opening its doors to the poor huddled masses – all are put at risk

Filipino students in U.S. wary of Trump presidency

Nov 13, 2016 - 11:45 AM

During the campaign the Republican president elect accused the Philippines of being a terrorist nation threatened to build a wall along its borders with Mexico and made fiery anti Islamic rhetoric

[Balikbayan Voices] Not the America I thought I knew

Nov 09, 2016 - 3:35 PM

On November 28 I will return to the country of my birth for the first time in over two years As a Filipino American who has been living in a country Trump called a terrorist nation and who frequently gets mistaken for an Arab I would be lying if I told you I wasn t nervous

The author (middle) with college friends in the US.

On a clear day in November: Voting in Rahway, New Jersey

Nov 09, 2016 - 6:50 AM

Counting off to myself I have voted for an African American and a woman for president a position that had been previously occupied by 43 white men

TO THE POLLING CENTER. The author heads to a polling center to cast his vote. Photo courtesy Rene Pastor

A race that brought out the ugly underbelly of America

Nov 07, 2016 - 11:02 PM

Looking back some Fil Ams reel from the ugliness of a campaign whose black moments were mostly stoked by Trump

Supporters hold placards during a rally by Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump campaign after midnight, early November 7, 2016, at the Loudoun Fairgrounds in Leesburg, Virginia. Mandel Ngan/AFP

US elections: Fil-Ams cross party lines, make hard choices

Nov 06, 2016 - 5:00 PM

Why this race to the finish matters to Filipinos in America

The hate, the love, the Fil-Am, and the Digong supporter

Oct 30, 2016 - 8:30 PM

It is not solely on foreign policy that American Filipinos and Duterte supporters can find solace in each other

The anguish of the Fil-Am in the age of Digong Duterte

Oct 29, 2016 - 10:30 AM

The Pinoy migrant carries this fidelity to the United States across the Pacific and displays this with pride once the green card becomes a passport

Fil-Am candidates aspire to break racial barriers in US elections

Oct 26, 2016 - 12:22 PM

These Filipino Americans hope to break racial barriers in their respective bids for elected offices on November 8

Filipino Americans and the US elections: What's on their minds?

Oct 19, 2016 - 10:00 PM

From candidate favorability to opinions on key US policies – take a look at what the 2016 National Asian American Survey reveals about Filipino American Fil Am voters

Can a maverick gadfly like Teddy Locsin Jr last in the United Nations?

Oct 09, 2016 - 10:51 AM

The tweets sent out by Locsin have raised misgivings for some members of the Filipino American community

NEWLY APPOINTED. Teodoro Locsin Jr is the new Philippine representative to the United Nations. Photo from Locsin Jr's Twitter account

US show on Filipina mail-order bride cancelled after backlash

Oct 01, 2016 - 2:49 PM

The show ‘Mail Order Family ’ is about a widowed father who orders a Filipina mail order bride to raise his children

FilAms rip Trump for 'hateful' statements

Aug 20, 2016 - 7:51 PM

Trump s recent statement tagging the Philippines as among terrorist nations insults FilAms of various backgrounds across the US

DONALD TRUMP. US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump gestures as he speaks at the Sheraton in West Des Moines, Iowa, USA, 01 February, 2016. File photo by John Taggart/EPA

A Philippine flag flies over a WWE ring

Aug 18, 2016 - 8:43 AM

Filipino American wrestler TJ Perkins is representing the Philippines and a proud wrestling tradition in WWE s Cruiserweight Classic tournament

TJP. TJ Perkins, a Filipino-American raised in Los Angeles, is one of 8 quarterfinalists in the WWE Cruiserweight Classic. Photo from WWE.com

1st in the US: California high school curriculum to include WWII in PH

Aug 15, 2016 - 7:30 PM

No secondary school curriculum framework in the other 49 states covers the subject which is of personal interest to descendants of Filipino WWII veterans in the United States

Duterte Fil-Am supporters see change for better

Jul 25, 2016 - 1:56 PM

Duterte will guide the Philippines to a new era say his supporters in the United States

President Rodrigo Duterte has won the support of Fil-Am groups. File photo by Jay Rommel Labra/EPA

Do 'Black Lives Matter' to Filipinos? A call for empathy

Jul 20, 2016 - 7:00 PM

We have a responsibility as the model minority to bridge the growing divide between blacks and whites in America

Fil-Ams demand China exit from disputed sea

Jul 14, 2016 - 8:00 PM

The world should condemn China s invasion and should increase pressure on China to exit Philippine waters now says FilAm community leader Rodel Rodis

This file photo taken on May 5, 2016 shows crew members of China's South Sea Fleet taking part in a drill in the Xisha Islands, or the Paracel Islands in the South China Sea. Stringer/AFP

FilAm NGO angry, sad over Supreme Court tie

Jul 11, 2016 - 8:30 PM

Oakland based Filipino Advocates for Justice vows to fight harder for immigrants

Fil-Am UFC fighter John Dodson arrives in Manila

Jun 22, 2016 - 7:07 PM

Dodson is set for a 4 day promotional tour in the country

For many Fil-Ams, Hillary Clinton is the choice

Apr 20, 2016 - 11:53 AM

In past elections about a third of Fil Americans would normally vote for the Republican Party and its nominee for president The shrillness of the anti immigrant nativism now dominant in Trump are driving Fil Ams away

FIL-AM CHOICE. US Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton acknowledges supporters during a primary night event at a hotel in New York, New York, USA, April 19, 2016. Justin Lane/EPA

#PinoyPride: Fil-Am sociologist wins prestigious fellowship

Mar 31, 2016 - 10:31 AM

Why aren’t there more Filipino American professors? Filipino American political leaders? There is still way more work to be done and complacency is the enemy of progress

Fil-Am kid gets perfect score in advanced calculus test

Jan 28, 2016 - 4:30 PM

Cedrick Argueta from Los Angeles the 17 year old son of a Filipina nurse and a Salvadoran maintenance worker is one of 12 students worldwide who gets a perfect score in the AP Calculus exam

Los Angeles student Cedrick Argueta in an interview with local station KTLA5. Framegrab courtesy KTLA5

Masterminding Fil-Am political empowerment

Jan 16, 2016 - 10:14 PM

I was angered when I saw the 2010 Census and that San Mateo County s population was composed of 52 racial minorities and the members of the SMC Board of Supervisors were 100 white says Guy Guerrero

Fil-Am political history: A Metro Manila in California

Jan 09, 2016 - 8:30 PM

Political visibility has long eluded Filipino Americans But that may change in San Mateo County California

Remembering the Delano grape strike

Oct 03, 2015 - 6:22 PM

A central piece to that story is the pivotal role Filipinos played in sparking the Delano Grape Strike of 1965 Larry Itliong played a critical role in that transformative evening 50 years ago

Victorious Fil-Am plaintiffs seek new win in coming election

Sep 09, 2015 - 5:12 PM

Other people will always divide and rule Filipinos for their own agenda Do we want to progress politically or do we want to be puppets?