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ERIC Number: ED206797
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981
Pages: 30
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Filipinos in America: Target Constituency for the "New Society".
Richter, Linda
The increasing number of Filipino immigrants to America has coincided with the martial law era in the Philippines. Consequently, this exodus has become a significant political issue for the government of Ferdinand Marcos. Since the Filipino government wishes to retain positive influence and goodwill with those who choose to settle elsewhere, it has initiated a number of questionable policies. First, the Marcos government's desire for popularity with Filipinos overseas has led the President to seek their goodwill at the expense of developmental goals at home. Specifically, the government's subsidized tourism and preferential investment policies for Filipino Americans have had a negative impact on most Filipinos remaining in the islands. Secondly, the government has attempted to manipulate Filipino American groups and individuals by rewarding those favorably inclined toward the President, and harassing those who do not agree with his policies. The consequences of this struggle between pro- and anti-Marcos groups, precipitated by the Marcos government, will destroy the ethnic unity needed for minority mobility in the United States. (Author/APM)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Philippines