Post Tagged with: "Filipinos"

Nina Macapinlac at ‘Marcos is No Hero’ rally outside the Philippine Consulate building on Fifth Avenue. (Photo via Facebook)

NYC FilAms on Duterte’s War on Drugs

New York, Southeast Asian November 9, 2017 at 5:32 pm

Ahead of President Donald Trump’s visit to the Philippines, Filipino-Americans weigh in on President Rodrigo Duterte’s drug war, in a story from The FilAm.

Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop speaks with Team Fulop behind him. From left to right: Jermaine Robinson, Mo Kinberg, John Hanussak, Mira Prinz Arey and Rolando Lavarro. (Photo by Amira Allahh via Philippine Daily Mirror)

Jersey City Fil-Ams Rally Behind Incumbents at ‘Pulongbayan’

Elections 2017, Metro Area, Southeast Asian October 26, 2017 at 3:40 pm

Filipinos in Jersey City rallied behind the mayor and the first Filipino member of the city council in their re-election bids at a Pulongbayan, or town meeting, report Philippine Daily Mirror and Filipino Reporter.

Our Lady of Victories Parish in Jersey City, NJ (Photo via Filipino Reporter)

Filipino Church in Jersey City Marks 100 Years

Immigration, Metro Area, Religion, Southeast Asian September 29, 2017 at 1:40 pm

The congregation of Our Lady of Victories Parish, now made up primarily of Filipino immigrants, is holding a gala on Sept. 30 as part of a yearlong celebration of its centennial anniversary, writes Filipino Reporter.

The author protesting the repeal of DACA in front of Trump Tower, September 9, 2017 (Photo via The FilAm)

The Need for Research on Filipino Immigration

Immigration, Metro Area, South Asian September 14, 2017 at 4:01 pm

Writing in The FilAm, a Ph.D. candidate in sociology describes her research project concerning Filipino immigrant youths, as well as how “the current literature on Filipino immigrants does not reflect the reality of Filipino-U.S. migration.”

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.

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.

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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.

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.

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.

Rebecca Sucgang Ocampo (Photo by Cristina DC Pastor via the FilAm)

How Two FilAms Secured Affordable Housing

East Asian, Housing, New York March 25, 2016 at 3:31 pm

Two Filipino Americans tell how they managed to secure affordable housing in NYC.

The novelty utensil-free "kamayan" spread at Kabayan. (Photo via The FilAm)

Three Filipino Restaurants Join ‘Heart-Healthy’ Campaign

Food, Health, Queens, Southeast Asian February 23, 2016 at 4:44 pm

Kabayan, Payag Restaurant, and Tito Rad’s Grill in Queens are on board for an initiative of the Kalusugan Coalition, a nonprofit promoting healthy lifestyles in the Filipino community, reports The FilAm.

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Multilevel Marketing and the Filipino Community

Direct marketing schemes seem to present attractive job prospects for Filipino and other immigrant communities but upfront investments and other obligations pose risks for participants.

The Debt Crisis in Puerto Rico

The Debt Crisis in Puerto Rico

Health, Puerto Rican, Southeast Asian, Video, Women November 9, 2015 at 4:37 pm

CUNY TV’s “Independent Sources” looks at how the debt crisis in Puerto Rico is fueling arguments over the island’s status. The episode also features a project that gives free breast cancer screening to the uninsured, as well as a Philippine gold exhibition at the Asia Society.

My Baryo, My Borough will use video recordings to preserve the experiences and stories told by generations of Filipinos living in Queens. (Photo courtesy of My Baryo, My Borough)

My Baryo, My Borough to Preserve the FilAm Experience

Featured Posts, History, Queens, Southeast Asian, Voices' Picks October 14, 2015 at 2:17 pm

The My Baryo, My Borough oral history project is recording the experiences of generations of Filipinos living in Queens.