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 Mico Letargo
Another Filipino has been elected to a key city council position in Southern California. Sonny R. Santa Ines, 60, was recently elected by his fellow members in the Bellflower City Council to become the city’s next chief executive. Bellflower is a quaint suburban city in Los Angeles County.
By Nimfa U. Rueda
Cerritos, an ethnically diverse, affluent city in Los Angeles County, California, has a new mayor—Filipino-American Mark Pulido.
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.