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Philippine Independence Day: Remember, Reunite, and Recognize Our Veterans

Ben de Guzman | Posted 06.13.2016 | Politics
Ben de Guzman

In the United States, the Filipino American community celebrates Philippine Indpendence Day with all the flourish of an immigrant community proud of i...

Memorial Day and Filipino WWII Veterans: Remember the Dead and Recognize the Living

Ben de Guzman | Posted 05.27.2016 | Politics
Ben de Guzman

It is these men, the legacy they built for us as a Filipino American community, and the democracy we all get to live in now as Americans because of their service, that I choose to remember today.

America's Forgotten Children

Enrico Dungca | Posted 04.20.2016 | Arts
Enrico Dungca

"I was five years old when my American father left me. I don't know why he did this. I keep looking for him everyday and hope that I'll see him again....

Overcoming the Shame of Being Bullied

Jason Tengco | Posted 10.31.2015 | Impact
Jason Tengco

Jason Tengco reflects on his experiences being bullied growing up, highlights the #ActToChange public awareness campaign, and closes out Filipino American History Month.

The Pope's Arrival in the United States: The Personal and the Political

Ben de Guzman | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Ben de Guzman

His most brilliant move of the morning was to own what is often a core contradiction of religion: although religion often relies on tradition and a consistency of dogma and practice to achieve its ends, the Pope reminded us, "we know that things can change."

Democratic and Republican Lawmakers Agree on Congressional Gold Medal for Filipino American Vets

Erwin de Leon | Posted 06.14.2016 | Politics
Erwin de Leon

Last Thursday, however, members of Congress from both Houses announced the introduction of a bill to award the Congressional Gold Medal to 260,000 Filipino and Filipino-American soldiers who responded to President Roosevelt's call-to-duty and fought under the American flag in World War II.

Kaya Kwento

Mikaela Reyes | Posted 12.31.2014 | Impact
Mikaela Reyes

When my friends come to me screaming, "I have kwento!" in the most Taglish accents they can muster, I always feel a jolt of excitement run through me. I approach them, eyes wide, ears open, ready to listen to their story.

Dear Filipino Food in America

Bino A. Realuyo | Posted 12.06.2014 | Taste
Bino A. Realuyo

I fear for you, my beloved Filipino Food. What does the future hold for you in Walmart America?

The 9 Best Things About Being Filipino-American

The Huffington Post | Braden Goyette | Posted 10.02.2014 | Comedy

It's the start of Filipino-American history month! To mark the occasion, gather your kuyas and ates, your Tita Pinky and Tito Bongbong, and enjoy s...

Where Are Filpino American Women in Politics?

Noel Alumit | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Noel Alumit

It is a rarity, it seems, to see Filipino women participate. In Artesia, a small Southern California city of roughly 17,000 residents, a Filipina is trying to make a name for herself.

The First Asian American Miss America Responds to the Hate

Noel Alumit | Posted 11.19.2013 | Entertainment
Noel Alumit

It is a small sorority of women who can call themselves Miss America. It gets even smaller when you consider how many women of color have won. This week, the sisterhood of Asian Miss Americas has grown to two.

Landmark Gathering of Filipino-American Leaders in D.C.

Erwin de Leon | Posted 08.26.2012 | DC
Erwin de Leon

Filipino-American leaders from across the country convened for a series of meetings in Washington, D.C. Friday.

The Asian Whizkid's Sibling? The Heartthrob

Victoria Moy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Victoria Moy

Asian Whiz Kids and their Tiger Moms surely abound. But frankly, this model is rather old. The newer, more interesting strand of Asian American is... the Heartthrob Asian.