There are approximately 2.2 million Filipinos in the United States. This figure comprises the largest Asian-American minority group in the nation. The U.S. Bureau of Census estimates that Filipinos constitute approximately 18-20 percent of the population of Hawaii. That means over 180,000 Filipinos and growing rapidly. The State of Hawaii’s Department of Business and Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT) estimate that more than 6,000 Filipinos arrive from the Philippines yearly. The Filipino-American community in the United States is an economic engine generating more than $12.7 billion per year in annual collective income
The Fil-Am Courier is published twice a month and is circulated statewide. It has 10,000 copies per issue. Hawaii’s Leading Filipino Publication is distributed FREE via pick-up points in high traffic business areas, direct mail and subscription. Currently, there are over 100 outlets. It is also published online and can be read as printed electronically at issu.com and on social media. The Fil-Am Courier serves as a major communication channel between professionals, businesses, institutions and the Filipino community. It is a highly effective tool in reaching loyal customers.
The Fil-Am Courier has been serving the Filipino community since 1987 and is Hawaii’s longest running Filipino publication. It is published in English with periodic Ilokano and Tagalog articles. The Fil-Am Courier reaches the demographic ages between 15-75 years; mainly subscribing to the interest of the 35 to 65 year age bracket which represents the circle of professionals, community and business leaders, technicians, skilled workers, retirees, and other consumers with greater purchasing power. The Fil-Am Courier’s contents include: profiles of role models and achievers; analysis on current issues and events; business features; commentaries; cultural and historical essays; community news; entertainment; health; home improvement tips; real estate; immigration updates; Philippine news; politics; and calendar of events. We have many talented writers and contributors who are passionate about providing relevant content about and for Hawaii's Filipino-American community.