It starts with you. It ends as us.

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



Collaboration is the foundation of UniPro. We believe in working with and for the Pilipino American community, seeking to be partners and facilitators. Many Pilipino American organizations work towards the same goals without even knowing it; UniPro seeks to bridge gaps and act as a connector so as to harness the community’s shared energy and resources. We provide the tools for organizations to build their capacity and connect with each other in order to create greater collective impact within the community and society.


We hold ourselves and the Pilipino American community to a high standard. We believe in transparency, honesty, and respect in our relations with people and organizations. We seek to foster a cooperative and candid community culture.


UniPro grounds its work within the culture and history of the Pilipino people, by examining issues through the lens of the Pilipino American experience. In order for Pilipino Americans to fully actualize our potential as changemakers, we believe that we should start with a deep appreciation and awareness of our community’s identity, by providing a platform for Pilipino American youth to discuss and reflect on the ways our colonial history continue to shape our individual and communal experiences.


UniPro seeks to discover and develop creative methods of community organizing, research, and movement building. We seek to change paradigms through our pioneering and scalable programming models. We believe that information, once discovered, should be shared across the community to influence change from the grassroots level.

Board of Directors

Noel Aglubat, M.S.Eng

Kathryn Rabuy, MSW
Board Member

Dennis Perez
Board Treasurer

Ryne Dionisio
Board Member

Iris Zalun
Board Member

Mark Libatique
Board Member

Executive Boards

New York

Christine Sicwaten

Anthony Castro
Vice President

Kristina London
Secretary General



Justin Winfield

Christian Aldana
Vice President

Georgette Estilo
Secretary General


Alicia Ricafrente

Anthony DeGuzman
Vice President




Mark Bello

Kristine Maramot
Vice President


Mark Sampelo

CJ Velasquez
Vice President

Rea Sampilo, MFA

Jenah Maravilla

UniPro Chapters

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. 

New York

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