Filipino population in U.S. now nearly 4.1 million - new Census data

Young Filipino Americans with congressional candidate from Texas Gina Ortiz Jones (right foreground). Fil-Am political potential has grown with increase in the community’s population . KAYA PHOTO

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The estimated number of Filipinos, or Americans with Filipino ancestry, in the United States has grown to approximately 4,089,570, according to the U.S. Census Bureau’s latest American Community Survey (ACS) data for 2018.


Released last month, the estimate represents a population increase of more than 52,000 from the 2017 data. The ten states with the largest populations of Filipinos and Filipino Americans are as follows: California (1,653,167); Hawaii (367,952); Texas (204,192); Nevada (168,200); Washington (162,658); Florida (158,254); Illinois (156,121); New Jersey (143,845); New York (141,640); and Virginia (117,666).

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Filipino American Chamber of Commerce of Greater Houston named 2019 CHAMBER OF THE YEAR - FPACC

THE FEDERATION OF PHILIPPINE AMERICAN CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE has awarded the 2019 CHAMBER OF THE YEAR to the Filipino American Chamber of Commerce of Greater Houston headed by its president Mr. Loloy Reyes. Above photo shows Mr. Loloy Reyes, third from right, holding the plaque, together with the following: From left; Marie Cummings, president of the Federation of Philippine American Chambers of Commerce (FPACC), Frances Licup, Mei Frias, Loloy Reyes, Rebecca Calabia, and Buboi Salarda.

 

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Published: November 10, 2019

 

HOUSTON - Windy city of Chicago, Illinois played host to the 2019 FPACC- National Business Conference held at Hyatt Regency Hotel, November 8-10, 2019. 

 

FACCGH president Loloy Reyes headed the Houston delegation including Noemi, vice president - internal affairs ; Frances Licup, Rebecca Calabia, and Buboi Salarda, FACCGH directors.

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US Supreme Court hears DACA case, Nov. 12

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court is taking up the Trump administration’s plan to end legal protections that shield 660,000 immigrants from deportation, a case with strong political overtones amid the 2020 presidential election campaign.

All eyes will be on Chief Justice John Roberts when the court hears , arguments Tuesday, Nov 12.

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HOUSTON -- Visa Solutions, a North Houston based international recruitment and immigration firm together with its authorized agent, LPR headed by its president Loloy Reyes, sponsored an information seminar, Thursday, July 11, 2019, at the International Trade Center... lREAD MORE

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PH unveils new 'fun, interactive' travel website

MANILA, Philippines  The Philippine government, through the Department of Tourism (DOT), launched on Tuesday its newest tourism website featuring an interactive design that allows users to explore all Philippine tourist destinations with just a click

 

The website (https://philippines.travel),

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19 FILIPINOS INJURED IN ROME ACCIDENT

By Bernadette Tamayo TMT October 23, 2019

 

THE Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Tuesday said at least 19 Filipinos figured in a road accident in Via Cassia, north of Rome on October 16.


The DFA, through the Philippine Embassy in Rome, reported that according to doctors who......

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Maguindanao massacre ruling out by December 20

THE Supreme Court has extended the deadline for a ruling on a decade-old case where more than 50 people were massacred in Maguindanao province, Chief Justice Diosdado M. Peralta said on Friday.
“We allowed her to have an extension of one month,” the chief magistrate told CNN Philippines, referring to the trial judge who sought the extension.


Quezon City Judge Jocelyn A. Solis-Reyes asked for 30 more days to rule on the murder case against Datu Andal Ampatuan, Jr. and more than 100 other people, citing “voluminous records.” She was allowed to issue a decision by December 20 instead.

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Drug courier caught with P40.8-M shabu at NAIA

ANOTHER Filipino drug courier was caught on Friday morning at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 3 with six kilograms of methamphetamine hydrochloride or shabu she brought into the country from Siem Reap, Cambodia.


The passenger identified as Marie G. Ruzol, 28, arrived on board Cebu Pacific flight 5J258 at 4 a.m.

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‘Overworked’ Duterte deserves one-week break

SANGLEY AIRPORT DRY RUN. MANILA -- President Rodrigo Duterte deserves to take a rest for a week since he recently "overworked," Malacañang said on Wednesday.
"If you will ask me, he (Duterte) really needs to rest," Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo said in a Palace press briefing when asked to confirm the President's supposed plan to have a one-week break.


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