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Issue 69 12.4.13

December 03, 2013 12:08 PM | Deleted user

Woohoo! Congrats to Delle Sering-Fojas (Global100 '13), Co-Founder and CEO of Seven Seven Softwares on receiving an award from the New York Life Insurance Company on being a Filipino-American who has made an impact in the Filipino community of New Jersey. Recipients of the award "have exemplary contributions and influence which brought such great impact to the growing Filipino community in New Jersey, " Managing Partner of New York Life John Baier said. Delle formally accepted the award at The Renaiisance Woodbridge Hotel on November 14, and is the only female recognized among ten other awardees.

Way to go! Check out Dawn Bohulano Mabalon, Ph.D. (Global100 '13) in UC Irvine! Professor Dawn will be reading Little Manila Is In The Heart: The Making of the Filipina/o American Community in Stockton, CA and having a book signing on December 4, Wednesday from 5:00-7:00 PM at UC Irvine's Humanities Instructional Building (HIB) 135. To order the book, visit http://www.littlemanila.org/

Congrats Maritessa Bravo Ares (FWN100 '12) and Meriam Reynosa (Global100 '13)! Maritessa and Meriam have both been accepted to Emerge California Class of 2014!! Show them some love and support at the 2014 Kickoff Reception on Saturday, December 7 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm at Temple Night Club, 540 Howard Street, San Francisco. Buy your tickets here: http://bit.ly/1kfVK6T

Jessica Cox (FWN100 '09) leads Yolanda fund-raising. What an inspiration. Read more by visiting http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/story/337599/pinoyabroad/news/fil-am-pilot-jessica-cox-mobilizing-support-for-yolanda-victims

Check out Delle Sering-Fojas (Global100 13) in an article in the Philippine Inquirer: http://globalnation.inquirer.net/92835/womens-group-names-tech-ceo-one-of-most-influential-women

Read an article featuring Nadia Jurani (FWN100 '12) discussing Pacquiao's tax troubles: http://www.hispanicbusiness.com/2013/11/27/pacquiao_s_accountant_lawyers_to_blame.htm

FWN encourages you to
GIVE BACK to help victims of Typhoon Yolanda have food, shelter, and relief for the Holidays.

See below for resources on how you can help families in the Philippines.
How to look for loved ones: 
  • Google Person Finderhttp://google.org/personfinder/2013-yolanda/
    • Search via Mobile: Search with SMS by texting 2662999 (Globe), 4664999 (SMART), 22020999 (Sun), or +16508003977 with the message Search [name]. For example, to search for Joshua, text Search Joshua
Organizations fundraising money for typhoon victims:
  • RISE for the Philippines: V-Fund Benefts Women & Men on the Ground Immediatelyhttp://bit.ly/1a2kiyu
  • For a list of organizations supported by San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee, visit sfgivesback.org
Social Media Resources:

Shared by Sandra Ang: ABS-CBN Foundation Int'l - Filipino Cultural show to benefit victims of Typhoon Haiyan
The Los Angeles Booz Allen Hamilton office is supporting a charity Benefit Show open to the public that will help the Typhoon calamity victims in the Philippines. 100% of proceeds will benefit ABS-CBN Foundation International's (AFI) Rehabilitation Program. AFI is a 501(c)3 non-profit, non-governmental organization.

You can help in these ways:
  • donate items for silent auction to be hosted at the show
  • help spread the word
  • assist with putting on the event

Event Details: Sunday, December 8, 2013 @ 2-7PM at the Stub Hub Center. $50 per person. RSVP by clicking here.

Mandarin Oriental to double your donation:
The Mandarin Oriental, San Francisco 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.


Small Business Saturday - $5.7 Billion Spent with Small Businesses
In spite of a shorter shopping season and challenging economic environment, Small Business Saturday helped jump start the holiday shopping season for small businesses across the country. Read full text.

Shared by Vicky Santos: Bayanihan Typhoon Relief Concert

The East Bay Filipino American National Historical Society (FAHNS), Music at the Mission, and Design2Market invite the public to a benefit concert for Typhoon Yolanda relief. Read full text.

Fact Sheet: U.S. Response to Typhoon Haiyan

Since Typhoon Haiyan struck the Philippines on November 8, U.S. disaster relief experts and military personnel have worked around the clock to deliver food, water, medicine, and shelter to help those hit hardest by the storm. Read full text.


For LGBT Asians, Cultural Barriers to Marriage Remain after DOMA
For same-sex couples in the API community, traditional family values are an obstacle to marriage and an opportunity to change attitudes. - New America Media. Read more...
American Don't Really Care About Typhoon Haiyan, Study Says

It was one of the strongest storms in world history, but even so, Americans aren't that interested in Typhoon Haiyan, a new study shows. - Huffington Post. Read more...

Alaska Guard Airmen Aid Philippine Relief Efforts
Nine Alaska Air National Guard members with the 176th Wing's 249th Airlift Squadron are working in the Philippines in support of Operation Damayan, the relief effort to assist citizens affected by Typhoon Haiyan. - U.S. Department of Defense. Read more...
Philippines' Aquino Races the World's Fastest Economies

The leader of the Philippines, President Benigno S. Aquino III, has a strong economy to build on as he faces a new challenge. - Bloomberg. Read more...

In Philippines, Typhoon Orphans Speak of Haiyan's Horrors

The teenager with unruly hair in a ponytail wipes tears from her eyes as she holds her feverish 3-year-old brother, who clings to her and lets out a sob of his own now and then. - Huffington Post. Read more...
11 fascinating talks from TEDWomen

Watch great and inspiring talks made by TEDWomen, such as Sherly Sandberg, Angela Patton, and Jane Fonda. Read more...



San Francisco Arts Commission Town Hall Meeting, December 4, 2013, Saturday at 6:00 PM - SF Main Library, Koret Auditorium, 100 Larkin Street, San Francisco. Email Kate.Patterson@sfgov.org for questions.

1st Geneva-Harney BRT Community Meeting
, December 5, 2013, Thursday at 6:00 PM - SFCTA, 1455 Market Street, 22nd Floor, San Francisco. Download meeting agenda at genevabrt.org. For questions contact the Study Team at 415.593.4800 or genevabrt@sfcta.org.

84th Annual Holiday Tree Lighting in McLaren Lodge
, December 5, 2013, Thursday at 5:00 PM - McLaren Lodge in Golden Gate Park, 501 Stanyan Street, San Francisco. Click for info.

2013 Excelsior Holiday Art Walk & Open House
, December 6, 2013, Friday at 5:00 PM - Mission Street to San Juan to Onondaga, with the main stage at Unique Auto Body Shop at the Persia Triangle, San Francisco. For more info, contact Gwynn Mackellen at gmackellen@eagsf.org or 415-585-0110.

Oakland Structures
, December 6, 2013, Friday at 7:30 AM - Oakland Marriott City Center, 1001 Broadway, Oakland. Click for info.

California Transplant Donor Network's "Puso Ng Pinoy"
, December 7, 2013, Saturday at 12:00 PM - St. Andrews Church, 1571 Southgate Avenue, Daly City. For more info, contact Joey Sison at 510-844-1859 or jcsison@ctdn.org

ABS-CBN Foundation Int'l - Filipino Cultural Show,
Sunday, December 8, 2013 @ 2-7PM at the Stub Hub Center. $50 per person. RSVP by clicking here.

Professionals VIP Holiday Reception,
December 11, 2013, Wednesday at 6:00 PM - Hotel Adagio, 550 Geary Street, San Francisco. Click for info.

East Bay Book of Lists Party
, December 11, 2013 Wednesday at 5:30 PM - Diablo Country Club, 1700 Clubhouse Road, Diablo. Click for info.

NAWBO SF Bay Area Educational Speaker Series & Reception
, December 12, 2013, Thursday at 5:30 PM - Sir Francis Drake Hotel San Francisco, 450 Powell Street. Click for info.

San Francisco Arts Commission Town Hall Meetings,
December 14, 2013, Saturday at 10:00 AM - SF Main Library, Koret Auditorium, 100 Larkin Street, San Francisco. Email Kate.Patterson@sfgov.org for questions.

11th Annual San Francisco Parol Lantern Festival & Parade
, December 14, 2013, Saturday at 6:30 PM - Jessie Square & Yerba Buena Gardens, San Francisco. Click for info.

2014 Book of Lists Party
, February 6, 2014, Thursday at 5:30 PM - Four Seasons Hotel, 757 Market 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.
Future Search Training with Sandra Janoff
, December 9-11, 2013 in Philadelphia. Click for more info or to register.

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: HWW Executive Director
Posted by: Honoring Women Worldwide
Description: http://origin.library.constantcontact.com/download/get/file/1101495814358-388/HWW+ED+job+description.12.1.13.pdf
To apply, email info@honoringwomenworldwide.org. NO PHONE CALLS.

Job: NDAA Senior Attorney
Posted by: National District Attorneys Association (NDAA)
Deadline: December 9, 2013

Call for Film Entries!
- Late Deadline: December 15.
Entry fee is $50. Submit your film for the 9th Annual San Francisco International Women's Film Festival. SFIWFF accepts films of all genres for 20 minutes or less in length: narrative, documentary, experimental, animation, and new media. MUST be directed or co-directed by women. Enter by visiting http://womensfilminstitute.com/programs/sf-womens-film-festival/
Iloilo food festival becomes feeding program for typhoon victims
Iloilo has always been a foodie's paradise. If you wish to warm your tummy with an early breakfast treat, there's freshly cooked pancit molo at the house of Kapitan Ising, with its kaldero-ful of peppery broth with freshly wrapped pork molo. - Read more.

This December, San Francisco will be buzzing with various Filipino events such as the 11th Annual San Francisco Parol Lantern Festival and Parade and numerous fundraisers and benefits for the Philippines. Take a look at our events and meeting section in this issue of ePahayagan. You can also find a list of events here: http://events.sfgate.com/san_francisco_ca/events/filipino+events
- Rebecca

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