US Pinoys - updates

Rappler's latest stories on US Pinoys


Jinggoy Estrada faces contempt for ‘fake’ invite to the USA

Apr 16, 2018 - 2:35 PM

It is a simple travel motion to the United States that is already granted by the court. But misrepresentations prompt the prosecution to ask that the former senator be cited in contempt.

Former Senator Jinggoy Estrada with Lawyers as he attends hearing on his plunder case at the Sandiganbayan on October 2, 2017. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

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"

Asians will be largest U.S. immigrant group by 2055 – Pew

Sep 12, 2017 - 4:15 PM

The US Asian population grew from 11 9 million in 2000 to 20 4 million in 2015

Mayor in Spratlys: Philippines ‘caught between 2 lovers’

Oct 02, 2015 - 1:55 PM

Kalayaan Mayor Eugenio Bito onon says that while it helps to have a dependable ally ‘in this world there’s no such thing as a free meal’

PENTAGON MEETING. Kalayaan Mayor Eugenio Bito-onon (3rd from left) meets with Dennis McGinn (4th), the US Navy's assistant secretary for energy, installations, and environment, accompanied by members of the US Pinoys for Good Governance on September 28, 2015. Photo courtesy of Eric Lachica/USPGG   US Navy assistant secretary for Energy & Environment Admiral Dennis McGINN

Same-sex marriage: #LoveWins when intolerance loses

Jul 06, 2015 - 7:00 PM

The SCOTUS ruling doesn’t take away from our marriage; it strengthens it

The LGBT Pride MArch in California, USA on June 28, 2015. Photo by Ben Molina/Rappler

What's a 'real Filipino' anyway?

Jun 13, 2015 - 9:32 PM

As I’ve grown older I’ve realized not only how complicated and nuanced a Filipino’s identity is but also how understanding it is more than an exercise in navel gazing

Fil-Am #SHEro Cynthia Bonta, Fil-Am lawmaker's mom

Mar 12, 2015 - 6:48 PM

Motherhood is raising a child to be a contributing member of society by being a protector a teacher an enabler a guide an example

US Pinoys launch essay contest for Filipino students

Jan 10, 2015 - 2:38 PM

Submissions for the US Pinoys for Good Governance essay contest start from December 31 2014 and ends on February 1 2015

He was among us but few cared: When Ninoy was in the US

Aug 23, 2014 - 11:20 PM

There is talk of a generation gap – those in the Philippines born after martial law who know next to nothing about those years And those who can only understand the events of the 1980s through the generation that experienced it

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

Palace welcomes China's 'no to war' statement

Apr 26, 2014 - 6:47 PM

Days before US President Barack Obama visits the Philippines China announces it does not want to go to war with the Philippines

US Pinoy groups to campaign for TPS for PH

Mar 20, 2014 - 3:20 PM

US based Filipino organizations are calling on the Fil Am community to rally for the approval of Temporary Protected Status TPS for Pinoys

Music video vs Chinese 'aggression'

Jul 31, 2013 - 9:02 PM

Change the World hypes up protest against Chinese action in West Philippine Sea

FILIPINO SOUND. Abby Asistio takes part in video. Screengrab from YouTube (FILIPINOSUNITENOW)

Filipinos slam Beijing over South China Sea

Jul 25, 2013 - 3:30 PM

A group called the West Philippine Sea Coalition takes to the streets to protest China s encroachment on Philippine territories Paterno Esmaquel reports

POLICE BARRICADE. Policemen block protesters from going near the building that houses the Chinese consulate. Photo by Rappler/LeANNE Jazul

Filipinos tell China: Bad feng shui to take what isn't yours

Jul 24, 2013 - 8:57 PM

Hundreds of protesters troop to the Chinese consulate to denounce China s bullying over the West Philippine Sea

Protests vs China at noon on July 24

Jul 24, 2013 - 7:30 AM

Protesters will stage similar actions in the US Canada Australia and Europe to denounce China s claims over the West Philippine Sea

2 overseas groups pick bets with integrity, competence

May 07, 2013 - 6:23 PM

US based Filipino groups endorse their senatorial candidates

US Pinoys for GOod Governance and the Global Filipino Diaspora Council endorse their candidates

Delisting of overseas voters angers expats

Feb 26, 2013 - 2:30 AM

Comelec disqualifies more than 200 000 overseas voters for failing to vote in the last two elections Expats say the poll body is clueless about their concerns

LAW MISUNDERSTOOD. San Francisco-based lawyer Rodel Rodis (right) says the Comelec erred in disqualifying more than 200,000 overseas voters.

Boycott Chinese goods - US Pinoys

Jul 16, 2012 - 4:56 PM

US Pinoys for Good Governance want to boycott Chinese products in response to China s bullying attitude in the West Philippine Sea

China hits PH for 'instigating' citizens

May 12, 2012 - 9:21 AM

Filipino anti China protests which ended in singing and dancing in the Philippines make Beijing angry

KUNG FU FIGHTING. China blames the Philippines for global protests against them Friday.

Protests vs China: Good or bad for PH?

May 11, 2012 - 6:09 AM

Filipinos are divided on the use of protest to assert the country s Scarborough Shoal claim

PINOY RALLIES. Filipinos hold global protests against China after the Scarborough Shoal standoff's first month.

Pinoy protests agitate China

May 10, 2012 - 11:36 AM

China says the planned May 11 protests outside its embassies will worsen its impasse with the Philippines

GLOBAL PROTESTS. Filipinos will storm Chinese embassies Friday, May 11, to protest China's stance on its Scarborough Shoal standoff with the Philippines.

Pinoy protests ready vs superpower 'wannabe'

May 03, 2012 - 6:33 AM

An expert however says calling China names wouldn t help in the ongoing standoff in Scarborough Shoal

GLOBAL PROTESTS. Filipino groups will stage protests outside Chinese embassies worldwide on May 11 in connection to the ongoing Scarborough Shoal dispute.