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(Photo via The FilAm)

Queens Filipino Restaurant Abruptly Closes

Business, Food, Queens, Southeast Asian August 3, 2017 at 11:29 pm

Payag, a Filipino restaurant with a politically active owner known for her pro-Duterte stance, suddenly announced its closure, report The FilAm and Sunnyside Post.

Burmese New Year Marked in Elmhurst

Burmese New Year Marked in Elmhurst

The Burmese community marked the New Year in Elmhurst, at a time when the weather is similar to that in Myanmar, where it is celebrated in April.

(Photo by Lambert Parong/ Kababayan Media via The FilAm)

Jose Antonio Vargas Considered Moving to Canada

Immigration, Manhattan, Southeast Asian June 20, 2017 at 5:03 pm

At a Know Your Rights forum in Manhattan, Jose Antonio Vargas revealed that he had thought about moving to Canada until he received a call from Nancy Pelosi, reports The FilAm.

(Photo by Christian Miles via Gay City News)

Protesting the Anti-Gay Crackdown in Chechnya and Indonesia

Eastern European, LGBTQ, Manhattan, Southeast Asian June 13, 2017 at 2:17 pm

In separate protests organized by Rise and Resist, demonstrators spoke out against the government crackdown on gay men in Chechnya and Indonesia, reports Gay City News.

US Pinoys for Good Governance protest by the UN (Screen shot via Balitang American video)

Filipino Group Rallies Over Sea Dispute

Asian, Manhattan, Southeast Asian June 13, 2017 at 1:45 pm

On Philippine Independence Day, members of US Pinoys for Good Governance rallied outside the UN calling on President Rodrigo Duterte to uphold a ruling in favor of the Philippines over the South China Sea dispute.

(Photo via The FilAm)

Filipino Activists: ‘Never Again to Martial Law’

Metro Area, Southeast Asian June 2, 2017 at 7:44 am

Filipino activists held a vigil in Jersey City during which they condemned the implementation of martial law on Mindanao island after violence erupted in the city of Marawi, reports The FilAm.

Vibrant and dynamic seniors — led by AARP spokesperson Tony Taguba, Odelia Tablit, Angelita Pena, Nelsie Parrado, Consuelo Almonte, Myrna Santos and Sheila Gillego Logrono – join the 2015 Independence Day Parade. (Photo from AARP/Asian American and Pacific Islander Community via The FilAm)

‘The Filipino Population is Aging’

New York, Seniors, Southeast Asian March 29, 2017 at 5:59 pm

At a FilAm community event, speakers addressed the “aging” of Filipinos in NYC and the dearth of programs for its seniors, reports The FilAm.

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.

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.

(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.

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.