Welcome to the TheFilipino.com.
TheFilipino.com was born in 1999.
TheFilipino.com has now become the most
copied website amongst the other
Filipino sites. Some boast rankings but
dare to compare their sites to
TheFilipino.com. It is now ranked at
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The Arizona Filipino Community
is a public service
information site for Filipinos in the
state of Arizona. TheFilipino.com has a
27-year tenure in Arizona and has the experience.
We're not here to sell you a house or
sell you a loan or refinancing but
to give you information about Filipinos
in Arizona. TheFilipino.com has
made its rounds around Arizona to meet
other Filipinos in Arizona. From Yuma to
Sierra Vista and all the way down to
Benson. Yes, there are Filipinos there
Here's a brief overview
of Filipinos in Arizona.
There is an estimated population of
33,000 (officially, nearing 40,000
unofficially) Filipinos in Arizona.
Majority of the Filipinos in Arizona
live in the Greater Metro Phoenix area -
Phoenix, Glendale, Peoria, Mesa,
Chandler, Gilbert, Avondale, Goodyear,
Surprise, and Scottsdale. There are also
Filipinos in Casa Grande, Flagstaff,
Coolidge, Prescott, Douglas, Sierra
Vista, Benson, Yuma, Tucson and Bullhead
City, Lake Havasu, area.
migrated to Arizona through either jobs
(medical, military, software
programming), family members or
Filipinos who just wanted to have a
change in weather from the cold east
coast or a break from the hustle and
bustle of California.
There is also
group of Filipino Mexicans who are the
descendants of the Filipino migrant
workers back in the 30s and 40s, as
well. Recently, there has been a group
of Filipino teachers from the
Philippines that have been introduced in
the Arizona Educational System. Most of
the Filipino teachers are assigned to the
outlying areas. Some of the major hotels
in the valley have also hired seasonal
Filipino workers to work for their
demand in the winter, as well.
Arizona celebrate a major event each
year and that is the Independence Day
Celebration which is held at ASU West
every June of each year. Each of the organizations also
have their own respective gatherings
through the year like Easter, Simbang Gabi, annual
parties, award ceremonies, induction
ceremonies, fund-raising activities, and special occassions
or visits by Philippine dignitaries.
three or four stores (click
here for Filipino store listings)
and several restaurants (click
here for Filipino restaurant listings)
that cater to the Filipino community in
Arizona. Most of the stores do have a
in-house restaurant. There are two local
Filipino newspapers. Contact us for
churches are attended by Filipinos in
Arizona. Our Lady of the Valley is home
to Filipinos (www.fccaz.com)
living in the Metro Phoenix area. There
is also St Thomas Aquinas in the
Avondale-Litchfield area, Sts. Simon and
Jude, and many more. There are also
several prayer groups like BLD, Amor
Dei, etc., and Christian, Iglesia ni
Kristo, and Baptist groups, as well.
Basketball league is held at the
Washington High School Gym during the
summer and winter. There are two golf
associations who also hold a combined
tournament annually. There used to be a
tennis group that met at Rose Mofford
park on Sundays but we're unable to
verify that it is still in effect.
Each of the
Arizona universities have Filipino
you to Arizona and hope you enjoy the
heat in the summer and love our winters :-) Maraming