Two Filipinos—social worker Alberto Rodil of Toronto, Ontario, and doctor Anna Wolak of Vancouver, British Columbia—were recently named among the Top 25 Canadian Immigrants for 2014, a prestigious contest organized by Canadian Immigrant magazine and sponsored by the Royal Bank of Canada (RBC).
By Mico Letargo
Most elderly Filipino caregivers in the Los Angeles area work past retirement age due to the lack of employment protection and benefits, the inability to save up for retirement and the continuing need to provide financial help to their families, according to a policy report authored by three California-based researchers.
By Jacqueline Ong
Everyone has a story. Helen Mahimpit has hers, too. When she left Taiwan after 20 years of domestic work—much of it as an overstaying, undocumented worker—she came back to a newly-built three-bedroom concrete house.
The FilAm online magazine has launched a campaign to raise funds to support investigative reporting on the Filipino-American community in the New York area. The crowdfunding campaign is live until July 21 on Indiegogo.
By Lourdes Santos Tancinco
Jonas was petitioned by an American employer to work as a software engineer. He was given a working (H1B) visa in 2005, valid until 2008. A year after his arrival, however, Jonas was arrested while traveling domestically from Los Angeles to New York. A Transportation Security Administration (TSA) agent discovered methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia in his luggage. Jonas was taken into custody and charged with illegal possession of a controlled substance, a criminal offense.