Project of the Skyline College Library North San Mateo County Oral History Archives
Student project for LSCI 110 – Digital Oral Research Project, Skyline College

A Filipino American’s Experience as a Mechanical Engineer:
Alonso Eco

Click on the
links below to hear audio segments from a November 2004 interview by Victor Eco with his father, Alonso Eco, who came to the U.S. from the Philippines in 1965, exploring a new country of opportunity.



1.      Introduction

2.      Growing Up In The Philippines

3.      Education

4.      Working In The Philippines

5.      Coming To America

6.      Adjusting to American Life

7.      Staying In California

8.      Many Jobs

9.      Working Conditions In America

10.  Recreation

11.  Plans for the Future

Segment 1


Segment 2

Growing Up In the Philippines


Segment 3



Segment 4

Working In The Philippines


Segment 5

Coming To America


Segment 6

Adjusting to American Life


Segment 7

Staying In California


Segment 8

Many Jobs


Segment 9

Working Conditions In America


Segment 10



Segment 11

Plans for the Future



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last revised: 12-10-04
by Eric Brenner, Skyline College, San Bruno, CA
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