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WATCH: Jalen Green steps up to pro dunker David Carlos in NBTC dunk-off

Mar 25, 2019 - 5:52 PM

The top-ranked 2020 prospect highlights his impressive NBTC stint with a slam dunk title

AIR UP THERE. Jalen Green delights Filipino basketball fans with his jaw-dropping dunks. Photo from Chooks-to-Go

San Beda KOs Jalen Green-led FilAm Sports in NBTC Fantastic 8

Mar 21, 2019 - 9:14 PM

Rhayyan Amsali and Joshua Lazaro take charge as San Beda upsets title contender FilAm Sports

STUNNED. San Beda's Rhayyan Amsali soars to the rim as FilAm Sports' Jeron Artest (left) and Jalen Green look on. Photo from NBTC

Green outduels Sotto, FilAm Sports ousts Ateneo in 2019 NBTC Nationals

Mar 20, 2019 - 9:06 PM

Fil-Am Jalen Green's thunderous dunk over Kai Sotto highlights the third day of action in the high school national championship

POSTER DUNK. FilAm Sports USA's Jalen Green skies for a slam jam on Ateneo's Kai Sotto in the 2019 NBTC Nationals Supreme 16. Photo from NBTC

Jalen Green leads FilAm Sports rout of AusPinoy in NBTC National Finals

Mar 18, 2019 - 10:59 PM

The top prospect in the US recruitment class of 2020 dazzles with his aerial acrobatics

TOP PROSPECT. Jalen Green lives up to the hype for FilAm Sports. Photo from Chooks-to-Go

Fil-Am ethnic studies professor seeks Daly City council seat

Oct 26, 2018 - 5:14 PM

'My decision to run for public office stemmed from the 2016 election and how the political climate specifically targeted the communities that I serve,' says Daus-Magbual

Prof. Rod Daus-Magbual aims to lead positive change as elected official.

'Trafficked' OFW sues for forced labor and abuse in U.S.

Jan 10, 2018 - 9:15 PM

The Velonzas allegedly confiscated Bergado's passport and forced her to work '14 hours a day and 7 days a week, for virtually no pay, for almost 3 years'

Fil Am writers, artists, and academics demand end to red-baiting

Oct 12, 2017 - 5:46 PM

65 Filipino and Filipino American writers, artists, and academics said that we are in a “dark time in both the Philippine homeland and the adopted American home"

Meet Elizabeth Frances, the Fil-Am actress starring in AMC's 'The Son'

Sep 28, 2017 - 9:56 PM

Born to a Filipina mother and a Caucasian-Cherokee father, Elizabeth says she sometimes feels she has 'one foot in, one foot out' in these different cultures

Elizabeth was born on a military base in Okinawa, Japan to a Filipina mother and a Caucasian-Cherokee father. Photo from AMC website

FAST FACTS: What you need to know about U.S. Pinoys and DACA

Sep 07, 2017 - 5:05 PM

Where and how many are the Filipinos in the US? How many are under the protection of DACA? Find out here

Slave story of Pulitzer Prize-winning FilAm writer sparks online debate

May 18, 2017 - 6:50 PM

Filipino American author Alex Tizon shares a haunting story of slavery within his own family drawing mixed reactions online

Screenshot from The Atlantic's June 2017 issue.

To President Obama, with love

Jan 19, 2017 - 10:01 PM

Obama didn’t teach me how to transcend my race Instead he taught me how to embrace it

A portrait of US President Barack Obama as he listened during a meeting with staff in the Rose Garden, October 2014. Official White House Photo by Pete Souza

Studying in the US alone and at 15

Jan 07, 2017 - 6:16 PM

It was my vulnerability which forced me to be braver and more independent than I was

VIRAL: ‘Wait, what?’ – American kids try Filipino food

Dec 07, 2016 - 10:30 PM

‘Blood can’t be solid it’s liquid Sorry I don’t believe you ’ says one of the kids after trying dinuguan

American kids try balut for the first time. Screenshot from WatchCut video

For the undocumented Fil-Am: Living in fear

Nov 15, 2016 - 6:15 PM

Trump s election has spawned a tsunami of fear among undocumented migrants in the US

US elections: Fil-Ams cross party lines, make hard choices

Nov 06, 2016 - 5:00 PM

Why this race to the finish matters to Filipinos in America

Fil-Am candidates aspire to break racial barriers in US elections

Oct 26, 2016 - 12:22 PM

These Filipino Americans hope to break racial barriers in their respective bids for elected offices on November 8

FilAms rip Trump for 'hateful' statements

Aug 20, 2016 - 7:51 PM

Trump s recent statement tagging the Philippines as among terrorist nations insults FilAms of various backgrounds across the US

DONALD TRUMP. US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump gestures as he speaks at the Sheraton in West Des Moines, Iowa, USA, 01 February, 2016. File photo by John Taggart/EPA

US elections 2016: Meet Fil-Am Republican Matthew Alonsozana

Aug 17, 2015 - 9:45 PM

I always felt that because I am Filipino this gives me the ability to really interact and empathize with a lot of different types of people

Fil-Am is first Asian American councilor of Florida city

Aug 12, 2015 - 12:43 PM

Anna Lopez Brosche says she will bring her accounting experience to the Jacksonville City Council where she won a seat on May 19 She took office on July 1

Filipina caregiver in US charged with stealing $6,000 from cancer patient

Aug 11, 2015 - 8:00 PM

April Ablaza who worked in Riverside Illinois allegedly made unauthorized withdrawals from her patient s bank account

'Drop the A word': Grace Poe and PH adoption stigma

Jun 05, 2015 - 9:10 PM

The ‘ampon’ adopted child is some kind of an elephant in the room in some Filipino families

'ANSWER ALLEGATIONS.' Senator Grace Poe challenges Vice President Binay to answer corruption allegations against him. File photo from Poe's Facebook page

PH murder suspect nabbed in California

Apr 20, 2015 - 1:48 PM

Ezra Maling is wanted in connection of the 2003 murder of Rebedy Graceda Vergara of Cainta Rizal

#SHEros: Connie Somera Uy, 19 immigrant women honored in NYC

Mar 22, 2015 - 9:30 AM

The multi awarded Dr Connie Somera Uy is the first Filipino president of the Nephrology Society of New Jersey

Top Filipina at NY stock exchange says goodbye

Feb 24, 2015 - 8:00 PM

Elizabeth Recto Arreglado – better known as Ninez – joined the exchange in December 2008 as Managing Director of Global Compensation

A pamanhikan for two men

Sep 25, 2014 - 7:00 AM

A short film about two gay men and the challenges they face in their desire to wed has gained the nod of the Vail Film Festival Shakira explores the ins and outs of the movie s themes as it resonates with real life

TOFA-NY Awards at 4: The year’s best, brightest and boldest

Jul 15, 2014 - 3:14 PM

TOFA NY was created to give recognition to organizations and individuals who have raised the profile of Filipino Americans

Is the US ready for an Asian president?

Mar 12, 2014 - 11:00 PM

Will the United States ever have an Asian president? Only if the politicians could cross over to other communities

Fil-Am Youth Leadership Program 2014 open for applications

Mar 06, 2014 - 2:41 PM

The Search is on for delegates to the Filipino American Youth Leadership Program FYLPro

FilAm city councilor pleads guilty to $2.36M bribery

Dec 04, 2013 - 6:20 PM

Whether he was motivated by power or greed these crimes constitute a wholesale violation of his oath to work for the citizens who elected him

Exciting times for Fil-Ams

Oct 19, 2013 - 2:18 PM

In my journey of telling the Fil Am story I learned we would never be able to protect ourselves if we don t elect people into positions of leadership

Do you live on your smartphone?

Sep 17, 2013 - 6:26 PM

A viral video pokes fun at addiction to smartphones

Growing up multi-ethnic: My awakening

Aug 15, 2013 - 7:52 PM

I don t think I even cared to learn about my Filipino side growing up But I ve started small Little by little I m getting a sense of what it s like to be Filipino

Sean Harris and his mother

Enter the dragon: My american dream and nightmare

Aug 11, 2013 - 2:49 PM

A thirty something Filipino immigrant in America shares the ups and downs of moving to a foreign land where freedom isn t all what it seems

Enter the dragon: My american dream and nightmare (part 2)

Aug 11, 2013 - 2:49 PM

I lost the sporty car I lost my savings And I lost my house the one symbol that I projected to the world to say I ve finally made it

Leaving Los Angeles to pursue greener pastures

Aug 09, 2013 - 2:26 PM

On a leap of faith I resigned from my job in L A and decided to go back to the Philippines and start a business that will champion education for the poor

Al Gore trains FilAm climate leaders

Aug 06, 2013 - 9:30 PM

Filipino Americans join a new batch of climate leadership trainees to promote the issue of climate change

Highways and slums: What I learned about the Philippines

Aug 01, 2013 - 6:35 PM

As a Fil Am I constantly ask myself how I can give back to Filipinos both in the Motherland and here in my own community

The invisible Pinoy in New York City

Mar 30, 2013 - 11:55 PM

I feel we Filipinos would rather embrace the anonymity of the faceless masses than make a name for ourselves in this city

California SC reviewing conviction in Tempongko murder

Mar 30, 2013 - 4:53 PM

For the FilAm community the Tempongko murder fueled the movement against domestic violence