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Tag Archives: Filipino American History Month
I have been going to San Jose Japantown for most of my adult life, but the only thing Filipino there that I noticed was a small Filipino community center building. Only after taking a Historical Walking Tour of the area … Continue reading
Google published 10 Ways to Celebrate Filipino American History, which is appropriate as October is Filipino American History Month. The article talks about learning about and honoring notable Filipino Americans like Larry Itliong, Lea Salonga, and Victoria Manalo Draves. It’s … Continue reading
This photo essay on Filipino American nurses dealing with the pandemic, coupled with it being Filipino American History Month, made me reflect on the long history of Filipino American nurses. We have talked before about why so many nurses in … Continue reading
Before the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965, a major path to the US for Filipino Immigrants was through the US Navy. My father came to the US that way, as well as tens of thousands of other Filipinos. As … Continue reading
October is Filipino American History Month (sure, it’s already almost halfway done, but some could argue that would be culturally appropriate). Filipino American History Month was made official by the US Congress in 2009. This year, the Filipino American National … Continue reading