Author: Cristina DC Pastor

Bio: Cristina DC Pastor, a former Fi2W Business and Economics Reporting fellow, is the publisher and editor of The FilAm ( Her book, “Scratch the News: Filipino Americans in Our Midst” (Inkwater, 2005), is a celebration of ordinary citizens at the center of extraordinary stories. She is a graduate of The New School.


Pakistani Immigrant Community Rocked By Times Square Plot

Posted on: 11 May 2010

In the wake of the arrest of a naturalized US citizen from Pakistan in connection with the failed car bomb attack on Times Square, many Pakistani Americans are angry and scared.

Filipino Immigrant Community Prays For Peaceful Philippines Elections

Posted on: 05 May 2010

Voters in the Philippines will use automated machines for the first time in Monday’s elections. Filipino Americans are nervous the system will fail, and the elections will be marred by corruption and violence.

Filipino Nannies: Desired but Unprotected

Posted on: 29 Apr 2010

Undocumented Filipino nannies are highly sought after among wealthy Manhattan families, but they have no protection from abuse.

Between A Rock and A Hard Place: Asian Immigrants and Foreclosures in NYC

Posted on: 23 Apr 2010

Asian immigrants in New York City continue to reel from the economic recession, particularly the aftermath of the housing market collapse.

Once a Hospital Mainstay, Filipino Immigrant Nurses Face Dwindling Job Opportunities

Posted on: 14 Apr 2010

In NY, with a heavy concentration of Filipino nurses working in hospitals and nursing homes, 3 areas of concern weigh heavily: the recession, a shortage of visas, and a testing scandal.

Filipinos Divided Over Census According to Immigration Status

Posted on: 08 Apr 2010

While Filipino Americans generally support the census, undocumented Filipino immigrants worry about giving out personal information.

Stimulus Package Includes Long-Awaited Reward for Filipinos Who Fought for the U.S.

Posted on: 24 Mar 2010

After a decades-long fight, Filipinos who served in the U.S. Armed Forces in World War II see their claim recognized by the American government thanks to the Obama administration’s stimulus package.