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Emil Guillermo

Emil Guillermo

  • 1st Filipino-American to anchor a national news program in the US, National Public Radio's "All Things Considered" (1989-1991)

"I primarily talk about Asian-Americans, because as a journalist I see the world - I mean I make no bones about seeing the world from my ethnic perspective. I call myself a Filipino of Asian-American descent or an Asian-American of Filipino descent and I'm in Filipino papers and Asian-American papers. So, I think clearly, I define my role as a what I call a new American, because Asian-Americans are growing in numbers."


Emil Guillermo, Editorial Writer
Asian Pacific American Firsts
Making Contact - Transcript: #02-98 Beyond Racial Images and Stereotypes

Did you know...

  • ...that President Noynoy Aquino was the first Filipino bachelor to become President of the Republic of the Philippines?
  • ...that Astronomer Armando Lee was the first Filipino Master of Science (MS) degree holder in Astronomy in the Philippines?
  • ...that race driver Marlon Stockinger was the first Filipino-Swiss race winner in the Michelin Formula Renault UK Championship?
  • ...that Joy Rojas was the first Filipina to run across 3,107 miles across the United States?
  • ...that boxing champion Manny Pacquiao was the first Filipino sports billionaire?
  • ...that José Rizal was given the label 'First Filipino' by Leon Ma. Guerrero, the first Filipino Ambassador to Germany?