Post Tagged with: "Philippines"

(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.

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.

Funerary masks, 10th to 13th century, from the Butuan region of the southern Philippines (Photo via The FilAm)

Filipino Gold Treasures on Display

Culture, East Asian, Manhattan September 16, 2015 at 2:53 pm

A new exhibit at the Asia Society offers a look at gold treasures from little-known Philippine kingdoms, The FilAm reports.

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.

Telling a Pinay’s Journey

Telling a Pinay’s Journey

Culture, East Asian, Featured Posts, Manhattan, Video March 12, 2015 at 2:35 pm

“The Journey of a Brown Girl,” which relates the Pinay story of struggles in the US and the embrace of Filipina heritage, can be seen March 13-15 in NYC.

Over 6,000 people died in the Philippines as a result of Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda in November 2013. (Photo via The FilAm)

Climate Crisis Hits Close to Home for Filipinos

Environment, In the News, Southeast Asian September 12, 2014 at 4:10 pm

Filipino Americans are being urged to join the People’s Climate March in NY, with the anniversary of last year’s typhoon approaching and given the vulnerability of the Philippines to climate change, reports The FilAm.

Artist Katte Geneta in her studio in NYC. (Photo via The FilAm)

Philippine Nature Becomes Art in NY

Culture, Southeast Asian September 5, 2014 at 5:28 pm

Nature in the Philippines, in both beautiful and disastrous forms, inspires FilAm artist Katte Geneta, whose work is on display at the Governors Island Art Fair, reports The FilAm.

Typewriter repairman Bino Gan, 60, will close up shop at the end of December. (Photo by Heather Dubin/ the Villager)

Typewriter Repairman to the Stars Closes Shop

Manhattan, Southeast Asian, Technology December 2, 2013 at 4:04 pm

After nearly 30 years in operation, Bino Gan, owner of Typewriters N’ Things, will shutter his shop permanently, reports The Villager.

Surrounded by donations (Photo by Skyler Reid/Voices of NY)

Finding Trustworthy Middlemen for Filipino Relief

Locals who want to help victims of Typhoon Haiyan are carefully selecting which organizations they will assist.

Amidst the devastation left by Typhoon Haiyan in rural communities in Leyte, Philippines,  Jessica Abejar wonders: "Am I Filipino enough? (Photo by Arlynn Aquino, European Commission Humanitarian Aid & Civil Protection, Creative Commons license)

NY Filipinos Worry About Corruption, Reflect on Identity

Featured Posts, New York, Opinion, Southeast Asian November 11, 2013 at 2:24 pm

Two testimonies in The FilAm reflect mixed feelings in the community about opening their wallets and hearts.

Tagalogue was staged in Nuyorican Poets Cafe last year during Filipino American History Month, celebrated during the month of October.

Staging the Often Misunderstood Filipino Experience

Culture, Featured Posts, Southeast Asian October 17, 2013 at 11:31 am

In “Tagalogue,” Filipino-American performers address their community’s history through monologues, dance and music.

Calamansi juice, served in Ihawan, a Filipino restaurant in Woodside, Queens. (Photo by Krista/goodiesfirst, Flickr Creative Commons) License)

Popular Filipino Juice Looking to Break into Pinoy US Market

Business, Culture, Food, In the News, Southeast Asian July 22, 2013 at 6:03 pm

All-Natural Calamansi juice, made from the calamansi citrus fruit, doesn’t just offer Filipinos a taste of home, it’s one of only a few products with Filipino origins to make a foray into the American market, reports The FilAm, which explains the significance of the fruit to the Philippines.

Just some of the 20 ternos on display at the Philippine Center on Fifth Avenue. (Photo by Elton Lugay via The FilAm)

Dressing Up the Philippine Consulate

Culture, South Asian, Traditions June 10, 2013 at 6:18 pm

To commemorate the month of Philippine independence, traditional terno dresses beautify the Philippine Consulate General in an exhibit that showcases the work of Filipino designers and bridges the gap between the Philippines and United States.

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NY Filipinos Welcome Momentous Premiere of ‘Noli’ Opera

Culture, Southeast Asian February 14, 2013 at 11:58 am

New Yorkers will get a taste of Philippine history this fall with the premiere of “Noli Me Tángere: The Opera,” the first full-length Filipino grand opera, reports The FilAm. The opera is based on a novel by the Philippines’ national hero Dr. José Rizal.

Jollibee serves purple yam flavored milkshakes. (Photo by Aurora Almendral/Fi2W)

Jollibee Restaurant Gives Fast Food a Filipino Flavor

Food, Southeast Asian August 9, 2012 at 11:40 am

The recently opened Filipino chain Jollibee in Jersey City serves more than just American-influenced fast food, it takes patrons back home to the Philippines with ube-flavored milkshakes and banana-made ketchup. But has the United States stepped too far into Filipino food culture?