US Filipinos - updates

Rappler's latest stories on US Filipinos


Fil-Am teen among those killed in California shooting incident

Nov 09, 2018 - 11:55 AM

The Phiippines' Department of Foreign Affairs expresses its condolences to the family of Alaina Punzalan Housley, a freshman student at Pepperdine University

FIL-AM TEEN. Alaina Punzalan Housley was among those killed in a California bar shooting on November 7, 2018. Photo from the Remembering Alaina Housley Facebook page

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"

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

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

Love in the time of Trump

Nov 13, 2016 - 10:00 PM

The reasons I fought to stay in this country – its diversity its reproductive health rights its marriage equality its opening its doors to the poor huddled masses – all are put at risk

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

#AnimatED: Policy on drugs must be based on facts

Sep 26, 2016 - 10:33 AM

Despite recent official data of 1 8 million drug users President Duterte hikes it to ‘4 million addicts’

FilAm NGO angry, sad over Supreme Court tie

Jul 11, 2016 - 8:30 PM

Oakland based Filipino Advocates for Justice vows to fight harder for immigrants

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

White House eases immigration rules for family of Filipino WWII vets

Jul 22, 2015 - 10:32 PM

The Obama administration seeks to allow family members of Filipino World War II veterans to migrate through a special parole program

HEROES, TOO. The Philippine government pays tribute to World War II veterans on Independence Day. File photo byAC Dimatatac/Rappler

Our interracial and interfaith marriage: Yes, color matters

Mar 14, 2015 - 5:49 PM

In the semi darkness when I hear him breathing quietly next to me I’m stunned sometimes by how we ended up here and how easily we fit

Vargas, undocumented immigrants launch new campaign

Aug 21, 2014 - 9:11 PM

Vargas and the other applicants are not qualified for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals DACA

File picture taken on July 11, 2011 shows former Washington Post and San Francisco Chronicle reporter Jose Antonio Vargas at the Commonwealth Club of California in San Francisco, California. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images/AFP

PH embassy assists 2 Pinoy trafficking victims

May 07, 2013 - 4:08 PM

Two Filipinas have been rescued from a Saudi diplomat s house

A campaign for Jessica Sanchez

Apr 14, 2012 - 5:01 PM

Michael Carandang on the support Jessica Sanchez needs to last on American Idol

VOTED OFF? WHY? Michael Carandang gives a simple answer: she needs votes.