By Kristine Felisse Mangunay
She decided to take off her prosthetic arms at age 14 and had since been “celebrating” life. And that continuing celebration can now be divided into several chapters: She finished college, learned to play the piano and drive a car, earned a black belt in taekwondo, got into scuba diving, became a licensed pilot—and [...]
By Momar Visaya
Maria Torres-Springer is a Filipino-American woman on a mission. Mayor Bill de Blasio a few weeks ago named her the new head of the Department of Small Business Services, pledging to deepen each agency’s connections to neighborhoods across the five boroughs.
By Daniel Buenafe Griffith
He was a humble man with a commanding presence. I can only imagine what that looked like 50-plus years ago, when he was a young university student, an aspiring journalist, a community activist, or just a mischievous boy pursuing his college sweetheart.
By Nimfa U. Rueda
Utah’s new attorney general, the first member of an ethnic minority to hold a state position, is of Filipino heritage.
By Bert Eljera
Accolades continue to pour in for Gerardo Gamboa, the Filipino-American cab driver who found and returned $300,000 in cash left behind by a passenger in his taxi.
By Anthony Advincula
While Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Filipinos has gained a strong U.S. bipartisan congressional support, the Philippine government has yet to lodge a formal request with the Obama administration, leaving in the dark many Filipinos who may benefit from it.
By Lourdes Santos Tancinco
On the Friday before Thanksgiving week, I received a call from a woman community leader in San Francisco asking me if I was interested in being in a panel to discuss various immigration issues of the Filipino-American community. I readily said “absolutely!” When I was told it was to be on Nov. 25, the day of American president Barack Obama’s San Francisco visit, I became doubly excited.
By Emil Guillermo
As an American Filipino, I look at Larry Itliong and see my father, a fellow immigrant who came to America in the 20s.
October has always been a special month in my household, since it’s when my twin brother and I celebrate our birthday surrounded by family. But October is also Filipino-American History Month and LGBT History Month, both of which I’m uniquely situated to appreciate: As a Filipino American, I am part of a legacy that includes generations of Fil-Am activists like Larry Itliong, who started the farm worker movement that was joined by Latino and labor pioneer Cesar Chavez.
By Nimfa U. Rueda
A group of Filipino-American veterans of World War II has joined calls for a public apology from US Sen. Ted Cruz for comparing his lengthy speech on the Senate floor against Obamacare to the Bataan Death March.
By Rene Ciria-Cruz
When it comes to making end-of-life health care decisions, religion, family and home are powerful influences on many terminally ill Filipino immigrants in America.
By Esther Misa Chavez
The San Francisco Parks and Recreation Commission on September 18 approved the installation of a bronze plaque describing the Olympic feat of Victoria Manalo Draves.