An Amerasian is a person born in Asia, to a U.S. military father and an Asian mother. Since 1898, when the U.S. captured the Philippines from Spain, there have been as many as 21 U.S. bases and 100,000 U.S. military personnel stationed there. The bases closed in 1992 leaving behind thousands of Amerasian children. there are about 52,000 Amerasians scattered throughout the Philippines with 5,000 in the Clark area of Angeles. The majority of the children have been abandoned by their American fathers, and suffer from racial, gender, and class discrimination.
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