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Balikbayan is a bi-monthly travel and lifestyle journal for balikbayans and Filipino expats from the USA and other parts of the world.

It is published bi-monthly by the Asian Journal Publications, Inc. (AJPI).  AJPI’s flagship newspaper, the Asian Journal, is now on its 20th year and is the largest and most respected Filipino-American community newspaper in the USA. It is published three times a week in the Los Angeles/Southern California area, weekly in the San Francisco/Northern California, Las Vegas and in the New York/New Jersey area. The Asian Journal’s circulation is the first Filipino-American newspaper to be verified and audited.


Every issue is a valentine to everything we love about the Philippines. The places in the heart, the faces, the food, the music, the history, the culture, the adventure, the lifestyle, the moments and the memories. It’s the balikbayan’s survival guide from A to Zzzz. Simply said, love of country is back in style.

Balikbayan has an international network of writers, designers, photographers and contributors under the AJPress.     

What’s in a name? Call them expats, OFWs or balikbayan, wherever they are the old country beckons anew. They have come full circle, they have arrived. They our captive readers, the millions of returning Filipinos from the USA, Europe, Australia, the Middle East, Asia and other parts of the world.

balikbayan is a bi-monthly publication with a circulation of 15,000 copies and an estimated passed–on readership of 75,000 here and abroad.

balikbayan is distributed in the Philippines, the USA and, by subscription, in Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Australia. It’s outlets are airport lounges, duty free shops, hotels and resorts, restaurants and cafes, travel agencies, bookstores, Philippine embassies, consulates, libraries and Filipino community centers.