Tag: Filipino

Waterboarding of Rafael Dacanay: Standard tool of colonization

In John Sayles’ New Film, ‘Amigo,’ An Ambiguous Friendship

The intrepid director of ‘Lone Star,’ ‘The Secret of Roan Inish’ and ‘The Brother From Another Planet’ is tackling a little-known episode in American history, the Philippine-American War and subsequent colonization.


Filipino Same-Sex Couples Who Say ‘I Don’t’

While many Filipino same-sex couples support New York’s new marriage equality law, some are choosing not to marry–for immigration, economic, and personal reasons.

Son of a Filipino teacher in Maryland's Prince George County

Filipino Teachers Casualties of Immigration Fiasco

A labor violation by Maryland’s Prince George’s County Public Schools has resulted in an ugly confrontation with the U.S. Department of Labor, and some 800 Filipino teachers are caught in the crossfire.

Jose Antonio Vargas

An Embarrassing Question From Immigrant Journalists

It’s a query I thought was crude and in your face. But if you’re an undocumented immigrant journalist looking for work, there really is no better way to ask – “do you sponsor?”

Shock and Praise Following Immigrant Journalist’s Confession

Filipino reaction to the admission by journalist Jose Antonio Vargas – a Filipino immigrant – that he is undocumented.

hotel maid

The Maid and Other Women Like Her: A Filipina Immigrant Perspective

The recent revelation about Arnold Schwarzenegger’s illegitimate child and the scandal surrounding former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn are a reminder of sexual dynamics in many Asian cultures.

Reporter Elton Lugay peers at his laptop

Thanks to Facebook, Filipino Immigrants Had “Front Row” Seats for Pacquiao-Mosley Fight

When Filipino boxing hero Manny Pacquiao pummeled Shane Mosley in a recent fight, the best view in the house was on Facebook. This story comes to us from TheFilAm.net, a new online magazine for Filipino Americans in the New York area.

Remé Grefalda in the Library of Congress (Photo: Erwin de Leon)

Hunter for Asian American Immigrant Stories Finds A Home @ the Library of Congress

Remé Grefalda is constantly on the lookout for books, publications, documents and other ephemera that preserve the Asian immigrant experience. She is the driving force behind a new collection at the Library of Congress -the Asian-American Pacific Islander Collection

Philippines President Benigno Simeon Aquino III speaking with Dr. Henry Alfred Kissinger, former US Secretary of State, in New York on Sept. 23, 2010.

Philippines President Makes Global Debut

The new president of the Philippines, Benigno Aquino III, came to the U.S. for the first time since living here in exile with his family.

Attorney Merit Salud (left) assisting a Filipino woman who has questions about immigration - Photo: Cristina DC Pastor

Lawyers Aid Undocumented Filipino Immigrants

A group of Filipino lawyers is providing free legal clinics to help their community navigate a complicated immigration system.