I recently attended my first FANHS (Filipino American National Historical Society) conference in July 2002, in Los Angeles, California.During the conference, I was able to purchase Fred Cordova's book FILIPINOS: FORGOTTEN ASIAN AMERICANS, and was fascinated by the 'Alaskeros'; otherwise known as the Filipino cannery workers of Alaska's fishing industry.
More than curious, are there still many Pinoys in Alaska? And did many of them marry native women? More, can you volunteer some of their surnames? I'm potentially considering doing a 'surname origin and distribution (includes migration)' study.
BTW, does anyone know of a Pena Park in Anchorage? Purportedly, it was named after a close relative of mine.