Southeast Asian

Juliet Payabyab (right) with Queens Borough President Melinda Katz during the celebration of Philippine American Friendship Day in June 2016. (Photo via The FilAm)

A FilAm Leader’s Foray into Politics

Politics, Queens, Southeast Asian March 23, 2017 at 1:14 pm

The FilAm profiles Filipino-American community leader Juliet Payabyab who, after more than four decades of living in Astoria, is getting involved in local politics and applying for a community board seat.

Maria Torres-Springer (Photo by Lambert Parong/ Kababayan Media via The FilAm)

Putting Political Hopes in Torres-Springer

Government, Manhattan, Politics, Southeast Asian March 22, 2017 at 2:42 pm

At a Philippine Consulate event for International Women’s Day, attendees praised Housing Commissioner Maria Torres-Springer for her political success, reports The FilAm.

From left: Democratic Party operatives Arvind Swamy and Cheryl Quinio-Blodgett, Bergenfield Council member Salvador Deauna, and Consul General Tess Dizon-De Vega. (Photo by Lambert Parong/Kababayan Media via The FilAm)

Why Some FilAms Don’t Donate to Political Campaigns

Metro Area, Politics, Southeast Asian March 21, 2017 at 3:16 pm

At the “Filipino Americans in Politics” forum in New Jersey, a 70-year-old first-time public official in Bergen County shares his experiences, and panelists look at why FilAms do not tend to financially support candidates, reports The FilAm.

(Cover image from miaalvar.com)

On Filipino Stories with Mia Alvar

Culture, Immigration, Southeast Asian January 27, 2017 at 11:00 am

In an interview with Asian Journal, award-winning author Mia Alvar speaks about writing Filipino immigrant stories.

The Universal Church of the Kingdom of God as it would appear after expansion (Photo via QNS courtesy of Aries Dela Cruz)

Church Plans Draw Ire in ‘Little Manila’

Queens, Religion, Southeast Asian September 30, 2016 at 4:07 pm

“Little Manila” residents in Woodside cite displacement and “economic and social repercussions” in their objections to a proposal by The Universal Church of the Kingdom of God to increase its building size, report The FilAm and QNS.

Uniting the Cultures of Indonesia through Food

Uniting the Cultures of Indonesia through Food

A food festival in Queens brings together the disparate cultures and languages of Indonesia.

Minsun Kim, at the podium, speaking at a press briefing held at Ron Kim's office. (Photo via The Korea Times)

Supporting Korean Businesses in Wake of New NYC Regs

Business, Southeast Asian July 28, 2016 at 5:33 pm

Assembly member Ron Kim and representatives of the Korean community are readying a response to new regulations governing the use of chemicals in nails salons and dry cleaning stores, two businesses which are often Korean-owned, The Korea Times reports.

Jeffrey Cirio (Photo via The FilAm)

A Ballet First for a Filipino Dancer

Culture, Southeast Asian July 14, 2016 at 11:51 am

The FilAm interviews Jeffrey Cirio, the first Filipino to be named principal male dancer at the American Ballet Theatre.

A Taste of Malaysia in Flushing

A Taste of Malaysia in Flushing

Food, Queens, Southeast Asian, Video July 8, 2016 at 12:56 pm

SinoVision heads into the kitchen at PappaRich, a Malaysian chain restaurant that opened its second U.S. location this year.

A laptop was one of the objects included in a time capsule created by students of PS 134 (Photo via The FilAm)

Students Make Art Inspired by ‘Philippine Gold’

Brooklyn, Culture, Education, History, Manhattan, Southeast Asian June 17, 2016 at 11:37 am

After a visit to the “Philippine Gold: Treasures of Forgotten Kingdoms” exhibition at the Asia Society, elementary school kids produced their own artwork of present-day objects as part of a “time capsule concept,” writes The FilAm.

Senator Charles Schumer attends the June 5 Philippine Independence Day Parade on Madison Avenue. With him are Philippine Consul General Mario Lopez de Leon Jr. (left) and parade organizer Dr. Prospero Lim. (Photo by Boyet Loverita via The FilAm)

Parole Program for Family of Filipino WWII Veterans

Government, History, New York, Southeast Asian June 10, 2016 at 11:48 am

Sen. Charles Schumer has unveiled a Department of Homeland Security program that lets some family members of Filipino veterans who served with the U.S. army during World War II to come to the U.S. while awaiting approval for their visas, reports The FilAm.

Manny Imperial (right) with Sisig City line cook Ben Acunin and cashier Arielle Crisostomo (Photo via The FilAm)

Sisig City, a Filipino Food Truck in NYC

Business, Food, New York, Southeast Asian May 31, 2016 at 2:03 pm

The FilAm speaks to Manny Imperial, the owner of the Filipino-inspired food truck, Sisig City, who looks to attract diverse customers to dishes like Pork Sisig and Lechon Kawali.

Dishes from restaurants participating in Filipino Restaurant Week. (Photo via The FilAm)

Will Filipino Food Go Mainstream?

Food, Metro Area, New York, Southeast Asian May 18, 2016 at 12:00 pm

At the second annual Filipino Restaurant Week, restaurant owners and chefs discussed why Filipino dishes have not crossed over into the mainstream in the U.S.

(Illustration by Suphitcha Jan Donsrichan for Voices of NY)

How I (Briefly) Became a Medical Interpreter

A Thai woman helps another by translating during a hospital visit.

Consul Kerwin Tate holds up a brown envelope containing voting material mailed to 26K registered voters in the Northeast. Consul General Mario de Leon Jr., to his right, says voting may be done on site at the Philippine Consulate, by mail or by visiting ‘collection centers’ across the region. (Photo via The FilAm)

Voting for the Next Philippine President from Here

New York, Politics, Southeast Asian April 13, 2016 at 3:16 pm

For Filipinos living in the Northeast, casting their ballot in the five-way race for president of the Philippines has been made easy, reports The FilAm.