The first Filipino American General Assembly has been held in New York City, reports the Inquirer.(The General Assembly was held for the next generation of Filipino Americans. photo by Jennifer Caughron-Swarbrick)
People from seven eastern cities gathered in New York to build community initiatives.
“We need to make ourselves count politically, economically and culturally as well as evolve and adapt for sustainability while also integrating second-generation (Filipino Americans) in leadership and activities,” said Consul General Mario de Leon.
Deleon warned that Filipinos in the United States could become invisible if they don’t become more politically active. He pointed out that four years ago, he counted 400 Filipino American organizations. Today he says there are only 80 active ones.