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One advice I can give is to be strong. Try not to let the inferiorizing and oppressive message from other people or Filipinos about the Filipino ethnicity or culture to lead you toward being ashamed and embarrassed of your heritage. Don’t believe the message that in order for you to become accepted and successful in America, you need to forget about being Filipino. This message is false. Like I mentioned earlier, we are capable of being competent in both the Filipino and American culture simultaneously. We don’t need to choose one over the other. We do not need to abandon, forget about, ignore or belittle our heritage in order to be good Americans.

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Sam’s Filipino ethnicity includes Boholano.


I identify myself as Asian racially, although I identify myself as Filipino ethnically. I came to the conclusion that I am racially Asian due to the origin of my birth. I was born in the Philippines and immigrated to the US in 1991, when I was one year old. In terms of race as being a visual identification system: I have black hair, brown eyes, the Filipino flat nose, and brown skin. Amongst other Filipinos, they would identify me as Filipino. But when I am with non-Filipinos, I can be labeled as Mexican, Hawaiian, Brazilian, Korean, or Multi-racial. By identifying my race as Asian, I feel a certain connection and representation of my place of birth.

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Ethnically, I identify most with the Filipino ethnicity. This is where I feel like I most belong, and I am culturally exposed to it on a daily basis. Reasons for this are many. I’ve grown up in tightknit Filipino communities, whether they are here in Southern California, or in Guam. The schools that I have attended tend to have a predominant Filipino population, until I got into the 8th grade. My mother is a devoted Catholic, and we for the most part attend mass in a Catholic church that serves a majority of Filipinos in our community.

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From 1998 Filipino nurses began to arrive in growing numbers, but many were exploited by agents, who charged exorbitant fees and gave misleading information about New Zealand registration and employment. Often migrant nurses ended up as caregivers in rest homes, working long hours to pay back their agents. In addition, some employers offered lower wages and less favourable conditions than New Zealand-born nurses received. Awareness of this exploitation led to the establishment of support groups and improved information for Filipino nurses intending to come to New Zealand. In 2007 a ground-breaking agreement was reached between the Philippine government and the Counties Manukau District Health Board to recruit Filipino nurses directly, bypassing agencies. In 2015, of the 52,729 nurses practising in New Zealand, 3,688 indicated Filipino as their ethnicity, and 3,273 were trained in the Philippines. They represented around 9% of people with Filipino ethnicity in New Zealand.Objectives: The main goal of this study was to investigate the perceptions of Filipino American population in the greater Long Beach area regarding their current health status and health care needs. The objectives are (1) to conduct a survey to determine their perceived health conditions as well as their health care needs and (2) to summarize health concerns within the Filipino American community so that health disparities can be addressed. Study Design: In order to assess the health status and health care needs of Filipino Americans in Long Beach, a survey questionnaire (Filipino American Community Health Survey) was developed following a thorough literature review. The survey consisted of 62 questions which included demographics, quality of care in Long Beach healthcare system, access to healthcare, health behaviors, and personal health issues within the Filipino American community. In some cases, the survey results were compared to the findings in the literature review. Methodology: The survey was distributed to a convenience sample of Filipino Americans in two events: the U.S. Philippines 2006 Expo and at the 15th Annual Festival of Philippine Arts & Culture. At both events, prospective participants who appeared to be compatible with the inclusion criteria were approached by researchers who verbally introduced the study and explained the purpose of the survey. The inclusion criteria of the study were that participants be (1) self-identified as having Filipino ethnicity, (2) at least 18 years of age, (3) and resided within the greater Long Beach area. The survey data was entered and analyzed in Statistical Package for the Social Science (SPSS) A total of 193 surveys were collected from consenting adult participants. Descriptive statistics are computed for each survey question. The study results are shown mostly in bar charts and a few occasion results are given in table form with mean scores.
.com my daughter Alex in her Filipino ethnic attire on graduation day

Hibla' exhibit highlights weaving tradition of Filipino ethnic groups

Remember, that these articles don't always just apply to Filipinos, but to many other races as well. In fact, Mexicans probably almost suffer the same problem. For the sake that I come from the Filipino ethnicity, here I am to address and I'm sure there's probably some Mexican person out there saying the same thing about Mexicans.

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Different Filipino Ethnic Groups

But if ethnicity plays such a big part in determining who the “real Filipino” is, then who will be suited to be called a Filipino? Who is certain that all of their ancestors are 100% of Filipino ethnicity? If surnames determine who the real Filipinos are, what about Spanish surnames that were simply assigned to the Filipinos?

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Filipino Ethnic Dance by Steps, Styles and Spotlights

Although the group aims for a membership where majority are of Filipino ethnicity (100% or part-Filipino) in their 20s and 30s, we'd like to open part of the membership to friends from other ethnicities.