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[OPINION] A Filipino in New York: Thoughts from the edge

Jun 13, 2019 - 9:08 AM

I'm about to jump off a cliff. Would you care to join me?

FilAm bets make history in San Francisco elections

Nov 08, 2018 - 4:27 PM

Two Filipino Americans are poised to become the new members of the City Council of South San Francisco

MAKING HISTORY. Flor Nicolas (L) and Mark Nagales are set to join  the City Council of South Francisco. Photos from Nagales and Nicolas' campaign websites.

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.

150,000 Filipinos warned of Hurricane Florence in U.S.

Sep 10, 2018 - 11:02 AM

Filipinos in Virginia, North Carolina, and South Carolina can be affected by Hurricane Florence. Take note of the hotline in case of emergencies there.

TROPICAL STORMS. This NOAA/RAMMB satellite image taken at 13:30 UTC on September 9, 2018, shows (L-R) Tropical Storm Florence, Tropical Storm Isaac, and Tropical Storm Helene in the Atantic Ocean. Photo by NOAA/AFP

WATCH: Duterte says hello to FilAm student's teacher, classmates

Oct 28, 2017 - 9:54 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte helps 11-year-old Andre Esteban, a 6th grader from California, with his homework

REQUEST GRANTED. President Rodrigo Duterte says he is 'happy to oblige' with the request of an 11-year-old FilAm student. Screenshot from video posted on Bong Go's 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"

Yasay to submit 'proof' to CA he was never a U.S. citizen

Feb 22, 2017 - 11:48 AM

UPDATED At his confirmation hearing Foreign Secretary Perfecto Yasay Jr urges those who have questions about his citizenship to go to court

DFA Secretary Perfecto Yasay Jr faces the Commission on Appointments on February 22, 2017. Photo by Rappler

To the man who told me to 'get the fuck out' of the U.S.

Feb 21, 2017 - 6:41 PM

You have nothing to fear from me It is I judging by the lessons of history who should be fearful

Crackdown on immigrants: How not to go nuts with Trump in charge

Feb 18, 2017 - 8:34 AM

The Trump administration insists it is only deporting criminals but those caught and booted out of the United States include scores of people with fake identity documents who are not violent

Call to Filipinos: Stay vigilant, protest xenophobia in U.S.

Feb 09, 2017 - 7:10 PM

The Trump administration s actions not only imperil Filipinos and other immigrants in the US but threaten to plunge the Philippines and its neighbors into war

Protesters at Washington Dulles International Airport. File photo by Paterno Esmaquel/Rappler

VLOG: Mga Pilipino sa U.S., hati sa travel ban ni Trump

Jan 30, 2017 - 2:17 PM

Filipinos in the United States weigh in on the travel ban enacted by US President Donald Trump

Protestors rally during a demonstration against the Muslim immigration ban at John F. Kennedy International Airport on January 28, 2017 in New York City. Stephanie Keith/Getty Images/AFP

Obama signs law honoring Filipino WWII veterans

Dec 16, 2016 - 4:33 PM

The US is set to award the Congressional Gold Medal to 260 000 Filipino veterans as a fitting tribute to their dedicated service during the last war

Bilibid riot, De Lima affair, Manny Pacquiao | 6PM wRap

Nov 16, 2016 - 8:58 PM

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Come home, PH gov't urges undocumented Filipinos in U.S.

Nov 16, 2016 - 4:20 PM

The government is ready to provide them assistance Malacañang assures Filipinos thinking of returning to the Philippines amid the deportation threat of US president elect Donald Trump against illegal immigrants

ASSURANCE TO OFWS. Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella assures that the foreign policy of newly-elected US President Donald Trump will have a minimal effect on the Overseas Filipino Workers in America during a press briefing in Malacañang on November 16, 2016. Photo by ALBERT ALCAIN/Presidential Photo

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

Marcos burial, William Brownfield, Donald Trump | 12PM wRap

Nov 15, 2016 - 2:04 PM

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DFA: No 'calamitous impact' on Filipino migrants in US despite Trump win

Nov 15, 2016 - 11:17 AM

UPDATED The Philippines says majority of Filipinos in the US have legal residency or citizenship status pay their taxes and generally obey American laws

UNDOCUMENTED, UNAFRAID. Students, faculty, and supporters gather for a walkout protest against US President-elect Donald Trump at the University of Washington in Seattle, Washington on November 14, 2016. Photo by Jason Redmond/AFP

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

Filipino in Trump's America

Nov 10, 2016 - 1:26 PM

The sad truth is that this is just another symptom of what has been going on in the rest of the world

The hate, the love, the Fil-Am, and the Digong supporter

Oct 30, 2016 - 8:30 PM

It is not solely on foreign policy that American Filipinos and Duterte supporters can find solace in each other

The anguish of the Fil-Am in the age of Digong Duterte

Oct 29, 2016 - 10:30 AM

The Pinoy migrant carries this fidelity to the United States across the Pacific and displays this with pride once the green card becomes a passport

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

Trafficked OFWs in California win $15M in damages

Jun 13, 2016 - 6:42 PM

The 11 overseas Filipino workers were subjected to abusive conditions while serving as domestic servants and kitchen staff to high end bakeries owned by Analiza and Goncalo Moitinho de Almeida

Masterminding Fil-Am political empowerment

Jan 16, 2016 - 10:14 PM

I was angered when I saw the 2010 Census and that San Mateo County s population was composed of 52 racial minorities and the members of the SMC Board of Supervisors were 100 white says Guy Guerrero

13 Filipino kids to welcome Pope in US

Sep 18, 2015 - 2:14 PM

The children ‘have been selected through a random draw ’ the Philippine embassy says as it thanks the local church for allowing Filipino kids to greet Pope Francis

CLOSE TO CHILDREN. Pope Francis hugs a child during an audience in the Paul VI hall at the Vatican on September 5, 2015. Photo by Angelo Carconi/EPA

Victorious Fil-Am plaintiffs seek new win in coming election

Sep 09, 2015 - 5:12 PM

Other people will always divide and rule Filipinos for their own agenda Do we want to progress politically or do we want to be puppets?

Child molestation charges reduced vs Fil-Am teacher

Aug 16, 2015 - 5:13 PM

29 of 32 charges of molestation are dropped The plea agreement recommends that Mazo serve between 15 and 60 years in jail

Aquino off to US, Canada for stronger ties, investments

May 06, 2015 - 11:48 AM

From Chicago President Benigno Aquino III will conduct a state visit to Canada – the first by a Philippine president since 1997

FOREIGN TRIP. President Benigno Aquino III embarks on a trip to the United States and Canada on May 6, 2015. Photo by Lando Mailo/Malacañang Photo Bureau

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

Fil-Ams tell parents migration to America 'not in vain'

Mar 08, 2015 - 12:30 AM

Being raised in the United States brings with it a certain cultural responsibility to exemplify what being both a Filipino and an American truly is

How asking 'Are you Filipino?' can save a life

Mar 07, 2015 - 7:00 PM

The devastating statistic is that only 7 of the bone marrow registry is Asian and of this already low number less than 1 is Filipino American

Fil-Am from Pampanga serves aboard US Navy destroyer in Japan

Feb 18, 2015 - 10:51 AM

Ronquillo is an electrician s mate aboard the US Navy Destroyer USS Fitzgerald

The Outstanding Filipino Americans 2014 honorees announced

Oct 09, 2014 - 10:37 AM

TOFA announces its 2014 winners

Eddie Angeles: From poor immigrant to Obama appointee

Jun 26, 2014 - 7:30 PM

Eddie Angeles tells his story about migrating to the US from the Philippines growing up in poverty and becoming an appointee of the Obama administration

America's second-class veterans

Apr 26, 2014 - 8:30 AM

Filipinos didn t get the same pension medical benefits and recognition as heroes of World War II like the US veterans got because of the Rescission Act of 1946

Palace: Jessica Sanchez doesn't need our endorsement to win

May 13, 2012 - 5:22 PM

Palace wishes American Idol hopeful Jessica Sanchez the best of luck

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.