Southeast Asian

The Chapel of San Lorenzo Ruiz is the "is the first and only Catholic church dedicated to Filipinos in the United States," according to its website. (Photo via The FilAm)

NY’s Only Filipino Church Sees Modest Following

Manhattan, Religion, Southeast Asian November 7, 2014 at 4:17 pm

The FilAm investigates why the Chapel of San Lorenzo Ruiz, the only Filipino church in the metro area, sees just a few dozen regular congregants.

Mark Bustos and Graham, whose story is posted on Bustos' Instagram page

Filipino Roots Behind Stylist’s Haircuts for the Homeless

Manhattan, Southeast Asian October 23, 2014 at 3:38 pm

An Asian Journal piece looks at how a trip to his parents’ native Philippines influenced hair stylist Mark Bustos to cut the hair of people living on the streets of Manhattan.

(Photo by leesean, Creative Commons license)

Filipinos Turn Out for Night of ‘Here Lies Love’

Culture, History, In the News, Manhattan, Southeast Asian, Women September 15, 2014 at 4:09 pm

Not seeing many Filipinos in the audience, the cast of the off-Broadway production about former first lady of the Philippines Imelda Marcos held a “Filipino Night,” reports Asian Journal.

Over 6,000 people died in the Philippines as a result of Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda in November 2013. (Photo via The FilAm)

Climate Crisis Hits Close to Home for Filipinos

Environment, In the News, Southeast Asian September 12, 2014 at 4:10 pm

Filipino Americans are being urged to join the People’s Climate March in NY, with the anniversary of last year’s typhoon approaching and given the vulnerability of the Philippines to climate change, reports The FilAm.

Artist Katte Geneta in her studio in NYC. (Photo via The FilAm)

Philippine Nature Becomes Art in NY

Culture, Southeast Asian September 5, 2014 at 5:28 pm

Nature in the Philippines, in both beautiful and disastrous forms, inspires FilAm artist Katte Geneta, whose work is on display at the Governors Island Art Fair, reports The FilAm.

Dr. Myat Myat Mon watches as two doctors give a patient a test (Photo by Kinue Imai Weinstein for Voices of NY)

Burmese Doctors Help Community

Community members, many without insurance, received free checkups and screenings at a health fair in Queens.

(Photo via Kickstarter video)

Dad Creates Cartoon to Keep Kids in Touch with Roots

Culture, Metro Area, Southeast Asian August 14, 2014 at 12:01 pm

One ambitious Jersey dad is making a Filipino-themed cartoon, called “Phil the Fil-Am,” to keep his kids in tune with their heritage, reports The FilAm.

Burmese New Year Marked

Burmese New Year Marked

Culture, In the News, Manhattan, Southeast Asian July 31, 2014 at 1:38 pm

The Rakhaing Water Festival was held in New York with dancers and musicians in traditional costume.

Minnie Puno (Photo courtesy of EatWith via Greenpoint Gazette)

Brooklyn Takes on Southeast Asian Cuisines

Brooklyn, Food, In the News, Southeast Asian July 17, 2014 at 11:07 am

Greenpoint Gazette highlights, in separate stories, a chef adding her own twist to home-cooked Filipino meals and a new Malaysian restaurant inspired by dishes found in the region’s night markets.

Burmese Chef Serves Up Japanese Ramen

Burmese Chef Serves Up Japanese Ramen

Maung Htein Linn runs three NYC restaurants with authentic Japanese food he learned to prepare in Japan.

Mosques and Islamic centers see increase in the number of visitors during Ramadan. File photo of Muslims praying at Makki Masjid in Brooklyn. (Photo by Mohsin Zaheer)

When Does Ramadan Begin?

NYC Muslims seek some consensus on when to start fasting.

Nancy Bulalacao (Photo via The FilAm)

Filipina Reflects on Community Work

Culture, In the News, Southeast Asian June 20, 2014 at 2:27 pm

After working in Asian-American circles, Nancy Bulalacao is focusing on the Filipino community. She spoke with The FilAm about the first Filipino American Museum in NY and other ventures.

(Photo by Dorian Geiger/Voices of NY)

Buddhist Temple Hopes to Draw Young Cambodians

Cambodians come to Wat Jotanaram for prayer, meditation, language instruction and meals.

Randy Gener with actor-comedian Bernardo Bernardo. (Photo by Elton Lugay Via the Fil-Am)

Justice Urged for Filipino-American Victim of Brutal Attack

Crime, LGBTQ, Manhattan, Southeast Asian January 28, 2014 at 6:08 pm

Family and friends of Randy Gener held vigils this week to urge speedy action on apprehending his attackers, The FilAm and Gay City News report.

The Bayanihan Filipino Community Center in Woodside, Queens, serves more than just Filipinos. Volunteer Jonna Baldres, mentioned in the story, stands second from the left. (Photo via The FilAm)

Funding Low, Future Uncertain at Filipino Immigrant Center

In the News, Queens, Social Services, Southeast Asian January 17, 2014 at 2:38 pm

Serving not just the Filipino community but also Latinos and South Asians, the Bayanihan Filipino Community Center is fundraising to keep the immigrant haven running, reports The FilAm.