The White House on Sunday (US time) paid tribute to the contributions of Filipino-Americans to the United States in commemoration of the annual Filipino American History Month.
In a post on X (formerly Twitter), the White House noted that Filipinos and Filipino-Americans “have helped forge the very idea of America.”
“This Filipino American History Month, the Biden-Harris Administration is proud to honor generations of Filipino Americans who have ensured our nation remains a land of hope, opportunity, and optimism,” the White House said.
There are over four million Filipino-Americans that reside in the United States, making it one of the largest Asian-American communities there, along with Chinese-Americans and Indian-Americans.
Every October, the US observes the Filipino American History Month to commemorate the first recorded presence of Filipinos in the US, as well as the contributions of Filipinos to the American community and history. —Giselle Ombay/KBK, GMA Integrated News