Pilipino American Unity for Progress (UniPro) is a national 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that envisions a unified and engaged Pilipino America. Founded in 2009, UniPro’s mission is to engage Pilipino Americans through collaboration, advocacy and education. It seeks to transform Pilipino students & young professionals into community leaders through its various programs, which incorporate professional development, history, and policy through the lens of the Pilipino experience. The organization allows Pilipino Americans the opportunity to explore their place in the community in the hope of owning their niche.

Ultimately, UniPro asks Pilipino Americans to critically answer, “How do you define Progress?”

Our Vision

We envision a unified and engaged Pilipino America.

Our Mission

We engage Pilipino Americans through collaboration, advocacy, and education.

Our Values

Collaboration | Integrity | Ingenuity | Identity

Our Team

Board of Directors

Noel Aglubat, M.S.Eng

Iris Zalun
Board Member

Ryne Dionisio
Board Member

Dennis Perez
Board Treasurer

Kathryn Rabuy, MSW
Board Member

Danielle Jimenez, LMSW
Board Member

Executive Boards

New York

Anthony Castro
Managing Director

Christine Sicwaten
Director of Organizational Culture

Kristina London
Creative Director

Emilie Tumale
Director of Staff Development

Carlo Antonio
Director of Community Building

Kevin Cabanayan
Director of Outreach & Engagement


San Diego

Alicia Ricafrente

Anthony DeGuzman
Vice President

Kathy Quejado

Aly Zamora
Finance Officer

Alfredo Leano
Marketing Officer

Monique Garcia
Graphic Artist


Christian Aldana



Mark Sampelo

Rea Sampilo, MFA

CJ Velasquez
Vice President

Jenah Maravilla, BSN RN



Kristine Maramot

Our Chapters

New York

The New York chapter was founded on June 12, 2009. The Community launch was held at the Philippine Consulate New York on August 14, 2009. New York is currently the base of operations for UniPro. 


San Diego

The San Diego chapter was founded on September 14, 2014. The Community launch was held at the United Domestic Workers hall on February 6, 2015. 



The Chicago-Midwest chapter was founded on July 1, 2015. The Community launch was held at Vora on April 23, 2016. 



The Seattle chapter was founded on November 1, 2015. The Community launch was held in conjunction with the 6th Annual Summit at the Filipino Community Center of Seattle on October 29, 2016.



The Houston chapter was founded on August 31, 2016. The Community launch was held on September 23, 2017 at the Greatland Community Center in Houston, TX.