By Ador Pereda Yano Northwest Asian Weekly For the first time, the White House marked the presidential recognition of the month of October as Filipino American History Month. On October 2nd, the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders sponsored an event in Washington DC to celebrate the history of Filipino Americans and […]
By James Tabafunda Northwest Asian Weekly After a 34-year career in the military, he had time to think about his next course in life: being a civilian who shares life lessons learned. Army Maj. Gen. Antonio Taguba, 64, is the second U.S. citizen born in the Philippines to attain the rank of general. Retired in […]
By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly An elementary school field trip to watch a touring dance company helped Cheryl Delostrinos find her passion in life. “I was blown away,” explained Delostrinos of watching modern dance for the first time. As an 8-year-old, she was mesmerized and wanted to become a dancer. Soon after her field […]
By Alma Kern For Northwest Asian Weekly We are at a pivotal juncture in the history of our beloved Filipino Community of Seattle. Whatever happens this year will determine the future of the organization. Our manongs and manangs, and all the past leaders
I was with a group of Filipino teenagers, who worked in a farm picking grapes in Delano in the summer of 1965.
By James Tabafunda Northwest Asian Weekly Filipino American producer and director Marissa Aroy has a timely message.<!–more–> Her documentary, “The Delano Manongs: Forgotten Heroes of the United Farm Workers,” adds an important, but missing, story about Filipino Americans who stood with Mexican American civil rights icon Cesar Chavez as dedicated members of the United Farm […]
By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) are one of the fastest-growing populations in the United States.
Philippine Ambassador Jose L. Cuisia, Jr. announced the search for the third batch of outstanding young Filipino Americans to be groomed as leaders of their communities and partners in advancing interests of Filipino Americans.
By Evangeline Cafe Northwest Asian Weekly Fred Cordova spent his life championing social justice issues, preserving Filipino American history, and empowering the youth. The iconic historian and activist died on Dec. 21, 2013, at the age of 82.
The Filipino American identity has been a fixture at the Wing Luke Museum for over a year and is looking for community input …