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21 October 2014

The Filipino Diaspora in the United States

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Approximately 2.8 million Filipino immigrants and their children (the first and second generations) live in the United States. The Philippines is the fourth-largest source of immigrants to the United States (after Mexico, China and India), accounting for 4.6 percent of the United States' foreign-born population. Filipino immigrants naturalize at a higher rate than U.S. immigrants overall and at the second-highest rate (67 percent) among the 15 groups studied for the Rockefeller Foundation-Aspen Institute Diaspora Program (RAD) program. A population with a long hisotry of U.S. immigration, the first-generation population in the analysis had a median age of 48 and a substantial proportion were over 65 (17 percent).

Click here for the full article (RAD-PhilippinesII.pdf)


20 October 2014

How Filipinos abroad help Motherland

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BENEFICIARIES of relief operations of the Commission on Filipinos Overseas through its Lingkod sa Kapwa Pilipino program in Pastrana, Leyte province

For several days in November 2013, the world watched in horror how Mother Nature unleashed its fury over the hapless areas of the Visayas, the middle sets of islands in the Philippines.

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13 October 2014

Save The Date | 18 November, Symposium One Year After Typhoon Haiyan


13 October 2014

Martial Law Victims In Exile Have Until Nov. 10 To File Claim

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CHICAGO (JGL) – Victims of human rights violations during martial law, who were forced into exile, can now file reparation and recognition claims even without returning home to the Philippines.


They have barely more than one month to file their claims from now or on or before Nov. 10, 2014.

According to the website of the Human Rights Violations Claims Board, http://www.hrvclaimsboard.gov.ph/, “In our efforts to reach every victim of gross human rights violations during the Marcos regime, HRVCB now accepts applications from HRVV living and/or working abroad.

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