Filipinos of Greater Philadelphia

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Arcadia Publishing, 2012 - History - 127 pages
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In 1912, Agripino M. Jaucian organized 200 Filipino Navy personnel who had settled in Philadelphia and formed the Filipino American Association of Philadelphia, Inc. (FAAPI). Jaucian, who created the group after being a victim of racism, served as the organization's

first president. The FAAPI was founded to preserve the heritage and traditions of Filipinos in their newly adopted country. In the 1960s, Philadelphia witnessed a population boom never seen before when entire Filipino families and professionals began immigrating in large

numbers. This unprecedented growth gave rise to organizations, dance troupes, restaurants, and the FAAPI Filipino Community Center. Today, there are an estimated 35,000 Filipinos in the Philadelphia region. As they celebrate their centennial, Filipinos of

Greater Philadelphia commemorates the legacies of those early pioneers who sought to find a place they could call "home" in the City of Brotherly Love.

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The problem with this book is that it focuses on the Filipinos of pre-1920's and then skips the entire generation of active Philadelphia Filipinos during and shortly after World War II. the author jumps from 1920 to 1960 without explanation.
Because Philadelphia and nearby Camden, New Jersey, were part of the great arsenal of freedom, there is a giant hole in this book regarding the contributions of American-Filipinos in Philadelphia to the culture and citizenship of their adopted country as well as active participation in WW II. They contributed much to their adopted country including the building of ships for the American fleet. They proved through those years what viable citizens Filipinos could be and enhanced their chances of finally winning the rights to citizenship while Asians were excluded.


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Bridging Generations
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Emergent Philly Pinoys

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About the author (2012)

Eliseo Art Arambulo Silva is an artist and founding president of the local chapter of the Filipino American National Historical Society. Through this collection of over 200 vintage photographs, Silva partnered with organizations and community members to share the enduring stories, achievements, and contributions of Filipino Philadelphians.

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