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Issue 71 12.18.13

December 18, 2013 11:56 AM | Deleted user

Congratulations to Flor Alcantara-Reyes, MPA, MA (FWN100 '07) on being appointed by Kingman Mayor Janet Watson and City Council as the first Filipino Kingman Commissioner of Economic Development for a term of three years.

Council member Myrna De Vera (FWN100 '11) was selected by Hercules City Council to become Mayor of Hercule until December 2014. Read more here.

Way to go Cynthia Rapaido (FWN100 '09)!
Cynthia was recently recognized by The National Association of Secondary School Principals as California's National Assistant Principal of the Year. She was also named Association of California School Administrators' 2013 Secondary Co-Administrator of the Year. Read more here.

Report from Isabelita Manalastas (Global100 '13) on Typhoon Fundraising in Japan:
Just as an information on what is going on in Tokyo to help Yolanda typhoon victims:
  1. Simbang Gabi started on Dec. 15, 2013 at St. Anselm's Catholic Church in Tokyo, and will end on Dec. 23;
  2. All collections during the mass will be for the benefit of the typhoon victims;
  3. Other churches have a second collection during Sunday masses, and proceeds for these will go to the typhoon victims;
  4. Various Filipino community organizations here are also raising funds.  The Association of Filipino Students in Japan has, so far, already raised almost a million yen (almost US$10,000).  I do not have information on the amounts raised by other community organizations;
  5. My company is offering gratis remittance charge, for remittances that will be sent to the ABS-CBN Sagip Kapamilya A/C;
  6. Many ordinary Japanese people, and many Japanese companies are also offering various help, monetary and otherwise.
-- Isabelita "Lita" T. Manalastas-Watanabe
President and Representative Director
Speed Money Transfer Japan Kabushiki Kaisha

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


Shared by Blesilda Ocampo:
Volunteer Tagalog bilingual organizer needed
"Hello everyone,

I just received a text from a friend who is trying to recruit volunteer Tagalog bilingual organizers to help UHW organize airport workers in Oakland within the next 1-2 weeks. This is an urgent plea for help.

If you or someone you know is interested please contact Benita Benavides at (510)-333-4976.

Thank you very much,

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."

OVW Fiscal Year 2014 Grants to Enhance Culturally Specific Services for Victims of Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence and stalking Program Solicitation
Funding: FY 2014 CLSSP Soliciation Now Online - Deadline to apply is 11;59 p.m. ET on February 5, 2014. Click to learn more.


Rep. Honda Leads on Typhoon Haiyan Recovery Efforts
Washington, D.C. - Yesterday afternoon, Rep. Mike Honda (D-Silicon Valley) led 44 members of Congress on a letter urging Secretary of State John Kerry, Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, and USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah to emphasize protection of Filipino women and children during Typhoon Haiyan relief and recovery efforts. Read full text.

Open Call for AHSC Poster Contest Entries

The Asian Heritage Street Celebration (AHSC) produced by the AsianWeek Foundation (AWF) is hosting its annual poster contest in partnership with the Asian American Women Artists Association, Asian Art Museum, Center for Asian American Media, and Kearny Street Workshop. 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.


The Meaning of Mandela to an Asian (American) Woman

Former Hyphen publisher Lisa Lee reflects on her childhood years spent in South Africa. - Hyphen Magazine. Read more...

Immigrants drive CA's higher growth rate
Driven largely by immigrants, California's population registered its highest annual growth rate in nearly a decade, according to a new report analyzing the fiscal year that ended July 1. - UT San Diego. Read more...
Popular Sriracha Hot Sauce Maker Ordered To Halt Production
Huy Fond Foods, maker of the popular Sriracha hot sauce, has been ordered by California regulators to cease shipment to stores for 30 days. - Forbes. Read more...
Significant, Sophisticated and Savvy: The Asian American Consumer 2013 Report

Asian Americans are the fastest-growing multicultural group in the U.S. and are 54 percent more likely than overall U.S. households to have incomes of $100,000.00 or more according to a new report released today by Nielsen. - Color Magazine. Read more...
Photos: Amazing Christmas Celebrations All Around The World

Christmas is celebrated all over the world, but the way people mark the holiday varies widely from place to place. - The Artery. Read more...



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.

California Revels - Christmas Revels 2013: The Spirits of Haddon Hall,
December 20-22, 2013, Friday through Sunday, 1PM, 5PM, and 8PM matinees. Use 10% discount code: EvelieP at checkout. Order online or call office: www.calrevels.org, (510)-452-8800.

NAWBO San Francisco Bay Area: EMyth Presents Business Planning & Growth Strategies,
January 9, 2014, Thursday at 2:00 PM - Sir Francis Drake Hotel, San Francisco. Click for info.

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.


Job: Chief Attorney
Posted by: Orange County DCSS

Job: 1410 Chief Clerk
Posted by: City and County of San Francisco

Hurry and Submit for SBA Awards!
The U.S. Small Business Administration's Richmond District office has finalized the timeline for awards nomination for national and district awards for the National and District 2014 Small Business Week. National nominations are due by 4 pm, January 10, 2014. District nominations are due February 7, 2014. http://nationalsmallbusinessweek.sba.gov/user

First Lady Michelle Obama inspires Fil-Am teen
First Lady Michelle Obama honored the 2013 winners of the President's Committee on the Arts and Humanities Youth Program Awards recently at the East Room of the White House. - Read more.

Larry Itliong Village finally opens in Historic Filipinotown

After about nine years of preparation, planning, and construction, the Larry Itliong Village finally opened on Friday, December 13, in Historic Filipinotown.

Located at 153 Glendale Blvd., Larry Itliong Village is the brainchild of two prominent Asian American community organizations, the Pilipino Workers' Center (PWC) and the Little Tokyo Service Center (LTSC) Community Development Corporation. Click to read more.
- Rebecca

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