Filipino American Heritage Month

Filipino American Heritage MonthWe celebrated another year of Filipino American Heritage month in Mark St.  Orlando Florida. Few leaders of the different organizations  and their members joined together to celebrate this important event.  I can’t help to noticed that there are many empty seats.  This event was planned ahead of time and its  surprising to me not to  see many Filipinos there to celebrate this important event.   Anyway I hope those who attended this year will come back  next year.

Filipino American Heritage Month history began on October 18, 1587. Filipinos were the first Asians to cross the Pacific Ocean as early as 1587, fifty years before the first English settlement of Jamestown was established. From 1565 to 1815, during the Manila-Acapulco Galleon Trade, Filipinos were forced to work as sailors and navigators on board Spanish Galleons.

Filipino American Heritage Month-because Florida is without a doubt a major destination for luxury cruise ships, those who work in them are primarily Filipino, thus making the Sunshine State as a primary destination for both Filipino tourists and immigrants.

Today, Filipinos are among the largest Asian-American groups: According to a 2010 survey by the Census Bureau, an estimated 2.5 million people of unmixed Filipino origin live in this country.
Filipino American Heritage Month-according to  the U.S. census, there are approximately roughly10 million people living in America United states  that are of Asian descent.
Twenty-three percent are of Chinese origins,20% are Filipino; 12% are Asian Indian; and Japanese, Korean, and Vietnamese each share about 10%It can be expected, that by the year 2000 Filipinos will be the largest Asian Pacific Islander group. In the state of California, there are more Filipinos than there are of Chinese.
In San Diego County, Filipino Americans are the biggest Asian Pacific Islander group.  As Filipino Americans, we have been invisible to mainstream society. How  frequently do you see Filipinos in publications, in magazines,in gossip columns, on television, or on the radio|radio stations?

We’ve been invisible for a while in the shadows of our Pacific Islander friends.we would like to convey to  our friends and neighbors that there is more to being Filipino than food.  lumpia and pancit.

We want  to be able to tell our friends and family, and acquaintances that we have a unique and exceptional Asian Pacific Islander heritage. A heritage that reflects our true pinoy heritage . A heritage that goes deeply into the hearts of all Pinoys, whether we speak English or Tagalog, whether we were born in America or the Philippines, or whether we eat “kare-kare” and “pinakbet”, or hamburgers and French fries.

Do you know that we love to dance too, even though few us can’t dance like me, hey what’s most important is that we are having fun.  Please click the link below to see the entire video of the event.  As you can see its well attended by those who know how to dance .

Those of  you who did not show up , dont know what you miss. Come next year for the celebration of Filipino American Heritage Month.

Filipino American Heritage Month- SALUTE TO YOU ALL!

Evelyn Good

I'm the founder of Filipino Asian Community in Florida, my goal is to Promote, Encourageand Strengthen the Filipino Asian Community in Florida.
I’m also a Realtor and Real Estate Investor.I specialize in residential real estate in central Florida. my area of expertise includes short sale, investing in Pre-foreclosed homes. I describe myself as a realtor for average people, as a hardworking person with practical knowledge and real world experience, I will be able to employ the necessary creativity and technical savvy to help average home buyers and sellers achieve their dreams of owning or selling their homes .

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