Meet the Filipino businessman achieving his American dream with best-selling chicharón business

OXON HILLS, MD — A Filipino-American in Maryland is living proof that with hard work and determination – plus bags and bags and bags of chicharrón – the American Dream is his today.

Who would have thought this Filipino man’s journey to achieve the American dream all started with bags of chicharrón?

Meet businessman “Tito Al”– a former Philippine constabulary officer, Arsenio Alpapara, who immigrated to the U.S. back in 1979.

He started his own buy and sell business, and struck gold selling a Filipino favorite snack.

From 5 Filipino clients, his product distribution network has grown to more than 500 stores, groceries, and U.S. military commissaries.

“Tito Al’s” is now a $10 million business.

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