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'Filipino' to Be Listed as Own Category in Census 2010

Filipino Reporter, Posted: Dec 15, 2009

Filipinos living in the United States shall now be counted in the 2010 Census as Filipinos and not merely as part of an Asian ethnic group, according to the Filipino Reporter. They now have a box of their own to describe their ethnicity as a separate and distinct group of people from Asia living in the U.S.

This was announced by the National Federation of Filipino American Associations (NaFFAA) Region 1 and the U.S. Bureau of Census on Nov. 28 at the Philippine Center on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan as they launched their partnership in Census 2010 .

The 2010 Census will provide the U.S. Government with a population count for each of its 50 states inclusive of the people living in their counties, cities, towns and districts.These data will be the basis for the American federal government to determine how many representatives the people should have in the U.S. Congress, as well as in every state, county, city and town legislature or council.

Equally important, these data from the 2010 Census shall be the basis of the federal budget allocation to every state, county, city, town and district across the nation for basic services such as education, health care, job training, transportation, senior services and other services critical to everyone who lives and stays in this country.


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