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The founding members of the Damayan Cleaning Cooperative. (Photo via The FilAm)

Filipina Worker-Owned Co-op First of its Kind in the U.S.

Labor, Manhattan, New York, Southeast Asian, Women October 1, 2015 at 5:50 pm

Nine immigrant women have started the Manhattan-based Damayan Cleaning Cooperative, the country’s first Filipina co-op owned by its members, reports The FilAm.

Dueling Thai Demonstrations at UN

Dueling Thai Demonstrations at UN

Featured Posts, Government, Manhattan, Southeast Asian September 30, 2015 at 2:26 pm

As Thailand’s prime minister Prayuth Chan-ocha prepares to address the UN this week, pro- and anti-Thai government protesters gathered nearby.

On display at "Filipino Design Now" running until Jan. 3 at the Asia Society. (Image via Balitang America video)

‘Filipino Design Now’ in Manhattan

Culture, Manhattan, Southeast Asian September 24, 2015 at 5:38 pm

The “Filipino Design Now” exhibition at the Asia Society features the works, ranging from home accents to garments, of 14 designers inspired by their Filipino heritage, reports Balitang America.

"Maleta" ("Suitcase") by Monica “Mona” Lunot-Kuker. (Image via Feet in 2 Worlds)

A Nightmare in Dream City

Labor, Metro Area, Southeast Asian September 11, 2015 at 6:28 pm

In the first episode of Feet in 2 World’s “Dream City” podcast, domestic worker Mona Lunot-Kuker recounts years fighting for labor rights in the Philippines before moving to New Jersey and finding herself mistreated at the hands of her new employer.

Police clear the intersection where the bomb detonated. The Erawan shrine is a popular destination for both tourists and local Thais. (Photo courtesy of Maher Sattar)

Field Report: Shock and Confusion Over Bangkok Bombing

Featured Posts, New York, Southeast Asian, Voices' Picks August 19, 2015 at 4:25 pm

Kanyakrit Vongkiatkajorn, a CUNY J School student interning in Bangkok for the summer, filed this report after the bomb blast at the Erawan shrine, a popular tourist destination, with reaction from Thais both at home and abroad.

"Intricate masterpieces" by Renee Salud (Photo via The FilAm)

Runway Show to Spotlight Philippine Indigenous Fabrics

Culture, Metro Area, Southeast Asian June 19, 2015 at 3:03 pm

Tataksaludnyc 2015, Filipino designer Renee Salud’s upcoming show in New Jersey, will present collections that feature indigenous fabrics from the Philippines, and “culturally hip” Filipiniana terno gowns, reports The FilAm.

Two men guide an altar down a street in Greenwich Village as part of Santacruzan and Flores de Mayo sa Village, an annual Filipino religious celebration.

Annual Parade Honors Colorful Pinoy Traditions

Culture, Religion, Southeast Asian, Traditions June 2, 2015 at 3:01 pm

The Filipino Pastoral Ministry of New York organized the 25th annual cultural and religious parade, Santacruzan and Flores de Mayo sa Village, which takes place in Greenwich Village, reports Balitang America.

Sampling beef lengua, laing at bacalao and the crisp fish skin chips, and other foods from restaurants participating in Filipino Restaurant Week. (Photo by Vivian Talambiras Cruz via The FilAm)

Two Weeks of Filipino Cuisine

Food, Metro Area, Southeast Asian May 12, 2015 at 4:36 pm

Filipino Restaurant Week runs for the first time in the metro area from May 11 to 23. The FilAm attended the launch event.

Meet the Fil-Am Cast Members of ‘The King and I’

Meet the Fil-Am Cast Members of ‘The King and I’

Culture, Manhattan, Southeast Asian April 13, 2015 at 5:28 pm

In anticipation of the April 16 revival of “The King and I,” Asian Journal speaks to some of the Filipino-American cast members of the show.

Jordan Cezar (Photo via The FilAm)

Pommes Frites Manager on ‘Traumatizing’ East Village Explosion

Manhattan, Southeast Asian March 31, 2015 at 1:15 pm

Jordan Cezar, the shift manager of the all-Filipino staff at Pommes Frites, describes to The FilAm what happened when the blast hit the eatery and its surrounding buildings.

Chef Dale Talde (Photo via Asian Journal)

Talde Brings Filipino-Inspired Food to Jersey City

Food, Metro Area, Southeast Asian February 27, 2015 at 12:36 pm

Chef Dale Talde talks to Asian Journal about running his namesake restaurant, his close relationship with his family, and how his upbringing as a Filipino American influences the food he makes.

Celebrating a Burmese Hero

Celebrating a Burmese Hero

Featured Posts, Immigration, Southeast Asian, Voices' Picks February 12, 2015 at 7:03 pm

Burmese in Queens marked the centennial of the birth of Burmese hero Gen. Aung San, who fought for Burmese independence from the British.

Mohinga, virtually the national dish of Burma, usually eaten for breakfast. (Photo by Kinue Imai Weinstein for Voices of NY)

Burmese Home Cooking – in a Queens Kitchen

Two immigrant friends demonstrate the complex ingredients and fragrant flavors of Burmese home cooking.

The Chapel of San Lorenzo Ruiz is the "is the first and only Catholic church dedicated to Filipinos in the United States," according to its website. (Photo via The FilAm)

NY’s Only Filipino Church Sees Modest Following

Manhattan, Religion, Southeast Asian November 7, 2014 at 4:17 pm

The FilAm investigates why the Chapel of San Lorenzo Ruiz, the only Filipino church in the metro area, sees just a few dozen regular congregants.

Mark Bustos and Graham, whose story is posted on Bustos' Instagram page

Filipino Roots Behind Stylist’s Haircuts for the Homeless

Manhattan, Southeast Asian October 23, 2014 at 3:38 pm

An Asian Journal piece looks at how a trip to his parents’ native Philippines influenced hair stylist Mark Bustos to cut the hair of people living on the streets of Manhattan.