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Marily Mondejar, FWN CEO & Founder, participated in the conference call from the Department of State:
Dear all,

I would like to invite you to participate in a conference call on the response to Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda with Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Scot Marciel from the State Department's Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs on Friday, November 15th at 4:30pm EST.

During the call we hope to share with the Filipino-American community details about our government's response to Typhoon Haiyan. The call will also be an opportunity to discuss how the U.S. government can partner effectively with the private sector in the long term recovery of the affected areas.

How to look for loved ones: 

How to help? Please donate. Below are organizations fundraising money for typhoon victims:

Social Media Tagging to Support Typhoon Relief Efforts

For more, visit our homepage at www.FilipinaWomensNetwork.org


Want to relive the memories from the Filipina Leadership Summit? For Summit photos, go to http://photos.filipinawomensnetwork.org.

Click here to check out the FWN Magazine 2013 Issue online, or go to http://www.scribd.com/doc/180812058/FWN-Magazine-2013-%E2%80%93-100-Most-Influential-Filipinas-in-the-World-FWN-Global100.

To view past issues of the FWN Magazine, visit www.filipinawomensnetwork.org/mags


Call for Support: Philippines' delegate Naderex Sano's COP19 Hunger Strike - http://act.engagementlab.org/sign/18mr_tysano?akid=551.163746.a4fFLu&rd=1&t=2

NAPAWF: Join in solidarity to call your Representative and urge them to stand up for fair immigration reform that addresses the unique needs of women and to keep families together.
- Dial 800-490-2010 to get connected.
- Tweet using We Belong Together's Tweet Your Member of Congress tool: http://www.webelongtogether.org/tweetyourMOC
Message from Isidra Macaraeg from Pilipino Senior Resource Center:
Help raise funds for PSRC's Filipina Breast Cancer Support Services Program. Visit http://www.gofundme.com/4oxbh4# to read more info and to donate.

Read Leader Nancy Pelosi's "Get Covered California!" Newsletter: ACA Newletter _ English.pdf

Washington Protest Letter from the Filipino Community of Seattle: October ltr to sec.doc


AT&T Offers Billing Relief for Customers Calling and Texting Family, Friends in the Philippines
AT&T is implementing international calling and texting relief efforts for U.S. residential wireless and wireline customers trying to connect with loved ones in the Philippines, following the recent devastating typhoon. Read full text.
Statement of The Department of Tourism on the Aftermath of Typhoon Yolanda
The Department of Tourism (DOT) is one with the whole nation in expressing its deepest sympathies to the families and victims of the Super Typhoon Yolanda (international code name "Haiyan"), one of the strongest typhoons that made landfall in recorded history. Read full text.
GABRIELA-USA Calls for Urgent Relief Aid for Survivors of Haiyan
Filipino American women in GABRIELA-USA and their allies across the U.S.A. launches a relief campaign in the wake of Super Typhoon Haiyan. Read full text.


404k Raised for Philippine Typhoon Relief
Online fundraising campaigns for those affected by Typhoon Haiyan. - GoFundMe.com. Read more...
Gov't warns people in disaster-hit areas not to eat meat from carcasses
As food supplies have not reached other survivors in less known towns that also suffered the brunt of "supertyphoon Yolanda", health officials on Wednesday reiterated their warning to the people not to eat meat from carcasses of animals that died in the typhoon and meat products that have been submerged in floodwater. - Inquirer. Read more...
Apl.de.Ap shines as Kapuso (Kindred Heart) Awardee in Filipina Women's Network Global 100

When he got the Kindred Heart Award at the Filipina Women's Global 100 Gala at Mark Hopkins InerContinental Hotel on October 26, he said: "I grew up with not much, but we were happy." - Asian Journal. Read more...

CNN's Anderson Cooper defends coverage
Filipina host attacked CNN's Anderson Cooper for something he never said while covering Typhoon Haiyan's aftermath. - CNN. Read more...
Panoramic photo shows Haiyan devastation

A dozen body bags line the street in Tacloban -- one of the towns hardest hit by Super Typhoon Haiyan -- as locals walk through the destruction of what used to be their homes. - CNN News. Read more...



Typhoon Relief Happy Hour, November 21, 2013, Thursday at 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM, Mandarin Oriental, San Francisco. The Mandarin Hotel will match Typhoon Relief donations, dollar for dollar up to a total of $5,000, made to the Red Cross by December 15th. Please donate by clicking here. Then simply email your confirmation number or a copy of your receipt to group-mosfo-humanresources@mohg.com.
Yolanda Relief Fundraising Dinner, November 21, 2013, Thursday at 6:30 PM - The Patio Filipino Restaurant, 41770 El Camino Real, San Bruno. Click for info.
2013 Kulinarya - Championship Round, November 23, 2013, Saturday at 10:00 AM - Yerba Buena Gardens, Mission Street, San Francisco. Click for info.
2nd Annual Kapit Bisig Awards, June 28, 2014 at the InterContinental Hotel, San Francisco. Now accepting nominations. Contact Rudy Asercion, Executive Director at admin@westbaycenter.org. Vivian Araullo, Director of Communication (FWN100 '12) at (415)-431-6266.
New York
Massey Knakal Multifamily Summit, November 20-21, 2013, Wednesday & Thursday - McGraw-Hill Conference Center, Mid-town Manhattan, NYC. Click for info.
The NGO Committee on the Status of Women, New York - Monthly Meeting: "Updates: MDGs, SDGs, and the Post-2015 Development Agenda", November 21, 2013, Thursday at 12:30 PM - Church Center Building (CCUN), 2nd Floor, 777 United Nations Plaza, New York. Click for info.
2nd Annual Touch of Asia Event, December 6, 2013, Friday at 7PM - Fairfax County Government Center, 12000 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax, VA. Click for info.


Job: Director - Colusa County DCSS
Posted by: Human Resources, San Francisco Dept. of Child Services
Deadline: December 2, 2013

AT&T Retail Virtual Info Career Session
AT&T will be hosting two Retail Virtual Information Career Sessions: Wednesday, 12/4 and Thursday, 12/5 @ 12pm to promote Retail vacancies in the Bay Area.

Asia Society Northern California (ASNC) Seeking Interns
ASNC is seeking interns with an interest in Asian affairs to work in their San Francisco office this spring. Click for info.

Asian Women in Business Sessions @ Microsoft, 1290 Avenue of the Americas (between 51st & 52nd St), NYC. Each session is from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM and light refreshments will be provided. Per Class: $20 for AWIB Members, $30 for non-members. Click to register.
  • Marketing - On and Offline Strategies (Tuesday, November 26, 2013)
  • Financing Your Business (Wednesday, December 4, 2013)

Typhoon Haiyan: children in disaster zone are vulnerable, warns Unicef
Aid workers have warned that children in the disaster zone left by typhoon Haiyan are particularly vulnerable, as they set up child-focused services to mitigate the impact. - Read more.

While sifting through my Twitter feed a few days ago, I came across a tweet from NPR that offered a serious question I feel that every person should ask his or herself:
If you live half a world away, out of danger and in comparative comfort, how do you try to understand a tragedy that sadly risks becoming just another headline? (Gurganus and Roose, NPR Books)
As we hear about and watch the news on the aftermath of Super Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda, it is important that we ask ourselves this question.

I haven't been to the Philippines since I was a young girl, but learning about the devastation and trauma the typhoon brought to so many families brought tears to my eyes. When I look around during my daily commute, or when scroll through my Facebook and Twitter feed, I can't help but think that MORE people should care MORE about what happened in the Philippines, and that maybe they don't or just aren't showing it because they wrestle with how to connect to people across the globe.

In NPR's book review, "In A Storm's Wake, Two Books Help Make Sense Of What Remains," posted last week, Dogeaters by Jessica Hagedorn and Flood by Robert Penn Warren may "help readers grasp the news still streaming in from the Philippines."

To read more about NPR's book review, visit

If you have read these books, or have other book suggestions related to this topic, please email epahayagan@ffwn.org.
- Rebecca

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