Filipino Youth Association

October brings hidden history of Filipino Americans to the forefront

October is Filipino American History month, the celebration of an "invisible" minority and their accomplishments in the United States of America.
Oct 20, 2016
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte (L) and Chinese President Xi Jinping shake hands after a signing ceremony held in Beijing, China October 20, 2016. (Photo by Ng Han Guan for Reuters/Pool)

Philippine President Duterte announces “separation” from U.S.

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte made the announcement in Beijing, while announcing that his country would realign with China.
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5 Tagalog words I wish we had in English

A language of resistance, diaspora and deep longing, Tagalog pinpoints the sentiments of this heavy-hearted activist.
Oct 19, 2016
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NBC’s “Mail Order Family” fail proves who really has a seat at the table in Hollywood

"Mail Order Family" — a cartoon sitcom featuring a Filipina mail order bride — was quickly shelved this week after online backlash.
Oct 4, 2016
Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte attends the ASEAN Summit in Vientiane, Laos September 7, 2016. (Photo by Soe Zeya Tun for Reuters.)

Duterte defends Philippines’ human rights record following Obama speech

The U.S. and the United Nations have expressed concern over Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's deadly anti-drug campaign.
Sep 8, 2016
A view of the site of a blast in Davao City, Philippines September 2, 2016 in this still image taken from video. (Photo by John Rhyl Sialmo III via Reuters TV.)

Explosion kills 10, injures dozens in Philippine president’s home city

An explosion at a market in the home city of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte killed at least 10 people on Friday and wounded dozens more.
Sep 2, 2016
Presidential candidate Rodrigo "Digong" Duterte talks to the media before casting his vote at a polling precinct for national elections at Daniel Aguinaldo National High School in Davao city in southern Philippines, May 9, 2016. (Photo by Erik De Castro for Reuters.)

Maverick mayor Duterte looks to clinch presidency of Philippines

Rodrigo Duterte outpolled rivals with incendiary rhetoric, criticism of political establishment and advocacy of extrajudicial killings to stamp out crime.
May 9, 2016
Atasha Manila prepares for another act on Friday, January 29, 2016 at her final show at Inay’s Asian Pacific Cuisine in Beacon Hill. (Photo by Jovelle Tamayo.)

A final drag show at Inay’s

As Beacon Hill restaurant Inay's closed last Friday, drag performer Atasha Manila said goodbye to the place that gave her a start.
Feb 1, 2016
Activists hold a banner and images of U.S. Marine Lance Corporal Joseph Scott Pemberton, after he was found guilty by a trial court of killing Jennifer Laude, a transgender woman, during a rally for Laude outside the U.S. embassy in Manila, Philippines, December 1, 2015. (Photo by Erik De Castro for Reuters.)

U.S. Marine found guilty in death of Filipino transgender woman Jennifer Laude

Joseph Scott Pemberton had been charged with the murder of Jennifer Laude, but was convicted of the lesser offense of homicide.
Dec 2, 2015
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Seattle drag queen Aleksa Manila takes life by the heels

Filipina drag queen Aleksa Manila talks about taking inspiration from her mother and becoming a powerful voice in Seattle's LGBTQ community.
May 1, 2015
Seattle BAYAN activist Jill Mangaliman rallies with locals just as a human barricade begins to form in front of the Digos City national highway on Dec. 10. (Photo by Katrina Pestano)

3-day Philippines march unites across provinces to defend ancestral land

People’s voices carry through the streets in the Soccsksargen region of Southern Mindanao, Philippines during a three-day march Seattle activists joined earlier this month.
Dec 22, 2014
From left to right, Laune Torres, Rosie Dino, Elaine and Jill Mangiliman read a letter aloud to Jennifer Laude in mourning, authored by Katrina Pestano.

Justice for Jennifer Laude and all trans hate victims

Activists gathered Sunday in a vigil for a trans woman in the Philippines who was allegedly murdered by a U.S. marine stationed there.
Nov 3, 2014
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Why block the boat? Resistance from Ferguson to Palestine to the Philippines

Northwest activists are attempting to block an Israeli shipping company from unloading at Puget Sound ports in order to put a dent in the dollars funding Israel's military actions in Gaza.
Aug 25, 2014
Betty Erichsen, a volunteer at the Tacoma Seafarers' Center, helps Filipino seafarer Rommel Quibaez with a bulk candy bar purchase. Seafarers are typically in port for about 12 hours only once every few weeks, so an opportunity to stock up on essential items is welcome. (Photo by Alex Stonehill)

Tacoma center gives seafarers from distant lands a Northwest welcome

Hundreds of international seafarers pass through our ports every month. Cooks and mechanics, engineers and officers — they're a quiet population of temporary visitors just looking for a little comfort and fun.
May 23, 2014
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Filipino youth flash mob is the best thing about V-Day

Pin@y sa Seattle joins groups around the world for the One Billion Rising flash mob, promoting an end of violence against women.
Feb 14, 2014
Johh-Michael Torres and Michael Hoy complete 25 hours of training to become Natural Helpers. (Photo by Jill Mangaliman)

This V-Day don’t just be valentines, be “Natural Helpers”

Feb. 14th is International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. What should men be doing?
Feb 13, 2014
206 Zulu founder King Khazm. The organization is celebrating its 10-year anniversary this weekend.

206 Zulu celebrates a decade of universal hip-hop

Seattle hip hop icon King Khazm is ringing in ten years of globally connected hip hop in the 206. #ZuluNation
Women and children receive typhoon relief aid last month. (Photo courtesy Balsa Mindanao)

Filipina women, forced migration and disaster trafficking

On International Migrants’ Day, we should be talking about the root causes of trafficking and labor exploitation: global inequality.
Dec 18, 2013
Chera Amlag and Geo Quibuyen in the kitchen at Inay's during the Pop-Up restaurant. (Photo by Anna Goren)

Remixing Thanksgiving traditions to celebrate ‘on your own terms’

A Filipino-American Thanksgiving Pop-Up dinner last week was just one example of the countless cultural variations on the tradition of giving thanks. 
Nov 26, 2013
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Lessons from Hurricane Katrina for Typhoon Haiyan relief

After seeing the impact of hurricanes Katrina and Rita in the Gulf, relief work in the Philippines will be anything but a quick fix. 
Nov 21, 2013