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Old 08-20-2012, 08:49 PM
 
Location: Northridge, Los Angeles, CA
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Fillipino's there are the largest Asian group by far. Almost as common as Hispanics.
Technically, the Chinese are the largest Asian group in California (though only a little bit above the Filipino population), and this isn't counting many Vietnamese and Filipino Chinese who count themselves as Vietnamese or Filipino and not Chinese.

Chinese Californians (includes Taiwanese): 1,253,102
Filipino Californians: 1,195,580

However, when you take into consideration the "in combination" population, then this is what it looks like:

Filipino (-ancestry) Californians: 1,474,707
Chinese (-ancestry) Californians (includes Taiwanese): 1,459,039

They're relatively similar.
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Old 08-20-2012, 09:19 PM
 
Location: South Beach and DT Raleigh
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There was a Filipino-American on top of a palm tree on my terrace today. I'd say that that was a pretty unlikely place to find one. Sorry...I couldn't help myself.
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Old 08-20-2012, 10:59 PM
 
Location: Jersey City
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This might be a good list to start with:
Red Ribbon Bakeshop USA Store Locator
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Old 08-21-2012, 01:30 PM
 
Location: Upper East Side of Texas
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This might be a good list to start with:
Red Ribbon Bakeshop USA Store Locator
There are several Filipino bake shops, restaurants, & markets in Houston. None of them Red Ribbon, Jollybee, or Seafood City though...not yet anyways.

Godos, Gold Ribbon, House of Chicken, & Filipiniana are just a few of the local places.

Houston has the largest Filipino population in the Southern US.

Here is a full list

http://www.b4-u-eat.com/houston/rest...e/filipino.asp

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Old 08-21-2012, 08:50 PM
 
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Born and raised in Grand Rapids, MI. Mom/Dad emigrated from the Philippines, and almost all our (Filipino) family friends in GR are Dr's.
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Old 08-22-2012, 09:02 AM
 
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I know a Filipino-American (born in the Philippines but came to the USA as a small child) that lived for several years in Lexington, KY. I also know an American born woman whose father came from Philippines who lives in Portland, OR.
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Old 08-24-2012, 08:24 PM
 
Location: Springfield, Ohio
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There are a lot of Filipinos in Ohio, which I found surprising when I moved here. But yes, they are everywhere in the US by now, and an integrated fabric in our culture, just like Puerto Ricans and Mexicans.
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Old 08-24-2012, 08:52 PM
 
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It's funny to see people here say " I know a Filipino" or "met a Filipino once" yada yada. Here in California they're literally everywhere fully integrated like nothing new.
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Old 08-24-2012, 09:23 PM
 
Location: Upper East Side of Texas
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It's funny to see people here say " I know a Filipino" or "met a Filipino once" yada yada. Here in California they're literally everywhere fully integrated like nothing new.
Obviously so given California is the gateway state into America from Asia.

Texas is no exception, Filipino's are everywhere & some have even been living here for the past 30-40+ years. Houston has the single largest Filipino population by far in the southern reaches of the country. Dallas is not far behind. Heck, even the smaller towns of Texas with sizeable medical facilities have lots of Filipinos working as doctors, nurses, home health, & in nursing homes. I live in a town of 100,000 & the head of our local BBB is a young Filipina-American.

I met a Filipina not long ago in Houston that was mixed with Indian from India. She looked straight up Indian yet spoke Tagalog fluently. Mixed races like this are very common in the huge melting pot that is Houston & Texas.
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Old 08-25-2012, 10:55 AM
 
Location: Northridge, Los Angeles, CA
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It's funny to see people here say " I know a Filipino" or "met a Filipino once" yada yada. Here in California they're literally everywhere fully integrated like nothing new.
Well its better than outright saying that they know no Filipinos or saying something stupid or ignorant about us. However, looking at where my relatives live, I think its safe to say there are Filipinos everywhere in the USA now and none of them feel particularly threatened or insulted day to day. California just has a longer history of getting us (along with EVERY East and Southeast Asian nationality)

Due to the poor economic management of the Philippines, Filipinos can be found nearly everywhere around the world nowadays. For example, I have relatives in Saudi Arabia, Nigeria, Canada, Australia, United Kingdom, Germany, Spain, Italy, Singapore, Hong Kong, Tokyo, and all these other exotic places. Guess it beats being unemployed, drinking San Mig or Tanduay, and wondering when it will stop being so freakin' hot.

I'm a religious minority from a really horribly messed up part of the Philippines (not saying that the rest of the Philippines isn't messed up, but jeez! Add all the above with an uncertainty of when a happy group of throat slitters will pay you a visit for some money/sack of rice/your shoes/etc.) and a lot of people I meet even IN CA have a hard time accepting the fact that I'm a Filipino Muslim. I guess my appearance and name are a throw off.
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