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Issue 70 12.11.13

December 10, 2013 2:54 PM | Deleted user


Calling Awesome FWN Women Who Lunch! Are you in Manila December 17 (Tuesday)? Invitation to lunch with our CEO, Marily Mondejar

It's our first International FWN Roadshow! The FWN Board is thrilled to announce that the 11th Filipina Leadership Summit will be convened in Manila on October 2014. The summit's highlight, as you know, is the selection of the 100 Most Influential Filipina Women in the World. This action gets us closer to FWN's Pinay Power 2020 mission - "A Filipina woman leader in every sector of the economy."

Many of our Philippines-based members have invited FWN to visit. So, here we are! We're coming home.

Many of you have also kept us posted about your Philippine travels...and are either in Manila now or will be travelling to Manila soon for the various trips being organized for:

    Feed the Hungry typhoon disaster relief efforts,
    medical and humanitarian missions,
    family celebrations, class reunions, holiday vacations . . .

So, if you are (or will be) in Manila and available on Tuesday, the 17th of December, please join Marily for a no-host lunch from 11:30am - 1:30pm at Chef Jessie Top of the City, 34th Floor, Citibank Tower, 8741 Paseo de Roxas, Makati City, Philippines. Tel nos (+632)-750-5810 to 11. RSVP HERE: www.FilipinaWomensNetwork.org/Events

Marily will be arriving Manila Tuesday, Dec 10th-

For the business aspect: Convene the Filipina Summit:
Explore options in venues for our flagship hotel, Learning Journeys, very special events, speak with potential corporate sponsors, seek out notable speakers, meet with the new U.S. Ambassador to the Philippines, seek opportunities to meet with President Aquino, and appreciate the cultural traditions that differentiate the Filipina woman leader.
Personal Visit:

As some of you may know, Tacloban City, my hometown, was hardest hit by Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda. My family was greatly affected and my nephew and his entire family have not been found. It's a very sad visit to Tacloban this time.

“Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.” - Maya Angelou

So...c'mon down and take 2 hours off and visit with "Awesome FWN Women Who Lunch" and let's laugh, tell stories, swap out-of-the-box ideas on how to make 2014 the bestest summit ever, drink, and celebrate life!

If you want to join the Summit Steering Committee, meet with FWN CEO, Marily Mondejar, who will be in the Philippines until January 14.

Way to go!
Check out Elizabeth Ann Quirino's (Global100 '13) feature article on her fellow Global100 2013 awardee Nina Aguas, President and CEO of PBCom. - http://bit.ly/18CkIrZ

Women in Solidarity: REBUILD Tacloban Philippines for Filipina Women & Girls (after Typhoon Yolanda) - Jan. 23, 2014 @ Credo

Please join FWN at a fundraising reception to help REBUILD Tacloban Philippines hosted by Bay Area Women's Groups in Solidarity with Filipina Women and Girls.

We need your help to get their jobs back as businesses have been severely damaged and we have to find a way for these families to have a source of income. Our hearts go out to the Women of Candahug, the "Village of Widows" - the husbands, fathers, and sons stayed behind while the women and children escaped to higher group when Typhoon Haiyan swooped in at 200mph, surging the waves as high as 16 ft.

Your contribution and 100% of proceeds will support the long-term rebuilding efforts through the help of Feed the Hungry Philippines - their volunteers and staff are now on-the-ground doing relief work.

RSVP Now! -  https://WomenForTacloban.eventbrite.com

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

Filipino Advocates for Justice Petition on Philippine Typhoon Recovery & Climate Justice:
"FAJ is certain that we are not alone in believing there is a direct connection between Philippine recovery from typhoon Haiyan and climate justice. Read the statement via this link: http://act.engagementlab.org/sign/18mr_fil-am?source=faj. If you agree with it, we urge you to immediately sign on as an individual and get as many organizations and individuals to sign on as well. Organizational endorsements please use this link: http://bit.ly/1e5VQ3k."

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.


Second Annual Music for Kids Event - Benefits Young Performers & the Hungry in PI

Award-winning musicians from the Filipino-American community will perform alongside kids, 18 years old & younger, to encourage youth in the arts while benefiting two non-profit organizations: Theater Residencies, Incorporated (TRI) and Heifer Project International to feed the hungry victims of Typhoon Haiyan. 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.


Nielson releases report on Asian American consumers highlighting purchasing, viewing habits
Asian Americans are the fastest-growing multicultural group in the US and are 54 percent more likely than overall US households to have incomes of $100,000 or more according to a new report. - Asian Journal. Read more...
Typhoon Haiyan One Month Later: 1900 Still Missing, 4 Millions Displaced
One month after Typhoon Haiyan hit the Philippines 4 million people remain displaced and it will likely take years for the damaged nation to rebound. - The Weather Channel. Read more...
A month later, Typhoon Haiyan death toll still rising in the Philippines

One month after Typhoon Haiyan tore through six Philippine islands, the death toll stands at 5,924 and 1,779 people are still missing. - CNN. Read more...

For LGBT Asians, Changes Back Home Offer Hope

Evolving attitudes toward homosexuality in Asia give some LGBT Asian Americans hope for greater acceptance within their U.S. Communities. - New America Media. Read more...



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.

Hep B Free Santa Clara County 1st Annual Holiday Party,
Wednesday December 18, 2013, 6:30 PM - Tarragon Restaurant, 140 South Murphy Avenue, Sunnyvale. Email Arcadi Kolchak at arcadi.kolchak@hepbfreescc.org.

Women in Solidarity: REBUILD Tacloban Philippines for Filipina Women & Girls,
January 23, 2014, Thursday at 5:30 PM - Credo, 360 Pine Street, 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.


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Emerge WEBINAR Series: Change the Channel: Ads That Work for Women Candidates
When: Wednesday, December 18, 2013, 12pm PST

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
Fil-Am a capella group appears on NBC's Sing-Off
On Monday night, Filipino-American band The Filharmonic made their national television debut on the fourth season of Sing-Off, NBC's a capella reality talent competition. - Read more.

The New Year is fast approaching, and we want to know how YOU plan on kicking off 2014 with a positive, peaceful, and philanthropic start! What's on your New Year's Resolution list? Do you plan to hit the gym more often? Join a book club? Be more active in your community? 'Tis the season for jolly, good giving! Don't forget to add "give back to our kababayans in the Philippines" to your list. Begin your new year, your new you by supporting your Filipina roots and helping Philippines regain its strength after Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda.
- Rebecca

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