I received the news on the victory of Filipino nurses on a language discrimination settlement this month, but due to other reasons I’m posting it now. In a recent article from the LA Times reported that a group of Filipino nurses who claimed they were mocked for their accents and ordered to speak “English only” won a nearly $1-million settlement against a Central California hospital where bosses and co-workers were allegedly urged to eavesdrop on the immigrant workers. This was reported to be the largest language discrimination settlement in the U.S. healthcare industry, according to the Asian Pacific American Legal Center.
“Out of Cebu” is a book written by critically acclaimed U.S.-based writer Cecilia Manguerra-Brainard and published by USC Press. The book collects 28 essays about the author’s Cebuano ties, including colorful accounts about her mother’s […]
I recently caught up with Natalie Agaton at Bourgeois Pig in Lincoln Park to discuss her experiences as a Filipina-American, winning Battle of the Bamboo 2011 with her group Kapwa, and food. Food was a […]
I first saw this fundraising project from our friends over at AALR and it’s a cause that is really important to me. Among my many goals on this blog is to strengthen the image of […]
I am very proud to announce that Yen Baet was chosen as the Grand Prize Winner of National Geographic’s Exceptional Experience Photo Contest. “Rainy Night in Hallstatt” also happens to be her very first entry to […]
Yen Baet is a Filipino photographer and another inspirational Filipina to be featured on Fil-Am Ako. One of her photographs has been selected as one of only six finalists in the National Geographic Photo Contest, […]
I recently read over at The Filipino-American that February 20, 2011 is a big day for Filipino-American actress Mae Flores as it will be the premier night for her movie, Atlantis Down at the Los Angeles […]