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Filipina Power! Congrats to our very own Maritessa Bravo Ares (US FWN100 '12) - she is one of five women to be honored at IGNITE's second annual Fems with Fervor event. Maritessa is IGNITE's Orange Ember (under 30) honoree. Read more.

Woohoo! Our very own Bessie Badilla (Global FWN100 '13) was awarded at Ma-Yi Theatre's 25th Anniversary Gala on March 24 for her 'consistent support for the company that is known to nurture the emerging Asian voice in theatre.' Read more. Click photo to enlarge.

Way to go Daisy Magalit Rodriguez (US FWN100 '09)! Daisy has just released her book, The Balance Concept in Health and Nursing: A Universal Approach to Care and Survival. The book is intended not just for nurses and other health care professionals, but also for educators, other professionals, students, and the general public. Support our fellow Filipinas, and take a look at her book so you can join Daisy in discussion with your thoughts and ideas. Read more. 

It's our 7th year of Community Partnership with the SF Giants! Get your tickets now for Filipino Heritage Night with the San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park, Monday, May 12 @ 7:15PM! See the flyer below for more info.


Support Southwest Airlines!

Join the growing number of travelers who support Southwest's application to serve the MCI-DCA market on a permanent basis.  Go to kctodc.com to take action and learn more. Take action now by visiting:


Film Leaves Out Filipino American Contributions and Misses Opportunity to Provide Accurate Account of the Farmworkers Struggle

Seattle, WA - The National Board of the Filipino American National Historical Society (FANHS) celebrates the appearance of United Farm Workers (UFW) co-founder Larry Itliong in the Hollywood biopic Cesar Chavez. Read full text.

Philippines: Typhoon Survivors Face Major Obstacles to Recovery

On November 8, 2013, Typhoon Haiyan tore a path of destruction across the Philippines. While the emergency response was successful in providing life-saving assistance, three months on, humanitarian needs remain enormous, especially with respect to the restoration of people’s livelihoods. Read full text.


Philippine court rules family planning law legal

The Philippine Supreme Court has ruled that a family planning law opposed by the Roman Catholic Church is constitutional, clearing the way for its implementation as a means to provide reproductive health care services primarily to the country's poor. - Asian Journal.  Read more.

Mayor Lee Announces Certification of Tagalog for Limited English Speakers in SF
Mayor Edwin M. Lee with Board President David Chui, Supervisors John Avalos and Jane Kim and local community partners yesterday announced the certification of Filipino (Tagalog) as a third required language in addition to Chinese and Spanish covered under the City's Language Access Ordinance. - Asian Week. Read more.

Filipino Teachers Rally vs. 'Inadequate' Help in Addressing Human Trafficking

  Some 40 Filipino teachers, who are victims of human trafficking by an illegal Philippine-based recruiter, joined a national call-to-action rally organized by the militant advocacy Gabriela-DC group in front of the Philippine embassy on March 24. - Asian Fortune. Read more.

PH names Filipina kidnapped in Sabah

The Philippines identified on Friday, April 4, the Filipina kidnapped in Sabah by abductors believed to be from the terrorist Aby Sayyaf Group (ASG). - Rappler. Read more.

#GenderProud: Filipina model Geena Rocero LIVE on Rappler

Geena Rocero, Filipina model, came out as a transgender woman and shared her story publicly through a TED 2014 talk, which is quickly going viral on the Internet. - Rappler. Read more.

Massage chair marketer in Dubai found not guilty of raping Filipina, court hears

A marketing executive who was charged with raping a Filipina woman in her office was found not guilty on Tuesday morning. - The National.
Read more.



Leyte Dance Troup Performance for Typhoon Survivors, April 11, 2014, Friday at 7PM - The San Francisco Scottish Rite Masonic Center. Tickets are $25, $50, $100, and $200. Donations are welcome. Email Karina Jostol at karina_brillo@yahoo.com or call (408)-386-8820. Click for flyer.

Robyn Magalit Rodriguez's Book Launch,
April 12, 2014, Saturday from 2PM to 4PM - Koret Auditorium, San Francisco Public Library. For info contact rrodriguez@ucdavis.edu.

The Princess Project's Annual Taffeta Tea Fundraiser
, April 13, 2014, Sunday from 1pm to 3pm - Terra Gallery, 511 Harrison Street, San Francisco. Click for info.

Asian Americans Advancing Justice Asian Law Caucus - 42nd Anniversary Dinner, April 25, 2014, Friday at 6PM to 9PM - Hilton San Francisco Union Square, 333 O' Farrell Street, San Francisco. Click for info.

Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Fest Screening of "The Delano Manongs,"
May 9, 2014, Friday at 7:15 PM - the Tateuchi Democracy Forum, Los Angeles. Click for info.

Manilatown Heritage Foundation Screening of "The Delano Manongs"
, May 10, 2014, Saturday at 1PM and 3PM - the International Hotel's Manilatown Heritage Center, San Francisco. Click for info.

Asian Women's Shelter 26th Annual Gala Event "Rebuilding Dreams",
May 23, 2014, Friday from 6PM to 9PM - Mission Bay Conference Center, 1675 Owens 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.

Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month Celebration
, May 5, 2014, Sunday from 11:45AM to 5PM at the Seattle Center Armory, 305 Harrison Street, Seattle. Admission is free. Click for info.


The Delano Manongs Film on DVD for Schools & Colleges
Purchase a DVD for screening at your school or university to get this important history out to students!
Email info@delanomaongs.com for more info.
For more info about the film, visit www.delanomanongs.com
Job: Youth and Family Therapist - Tagalog Speaker
Posted by: Daly City Youth Health Center
Deadline: April 25, 2014

AT&T Retail Hiring Events in the Bay Area - Next Month
• Silicon Valley - April 17
• East Bay - April 21
• Peninsula - April 22
• San Francisco - April 23
• North Bay - April 24
• Tri Valley - April 30

Apply for the Filipino American Youth Leadership Program
When: July 24-27, 2014 in Manila, Philippines
FYLPro application form 2014.docx
FYLPro Sign Up Poster-2.pdf

Finding Filipino Food in D.C.

The D.C. region has most Asian cuisines locked up. But what about Filipino food? typing in "Filipino" in Yelp, for example, doesn't bring up a lot of search results. Read more.

Spotify says 'Mabuhay' to Filipino music lovers

Following launches in Malaysia, Hong Kong, and Singapore last year, music streaming service Spotify expands its reach in Asia with its Philippine launch on Tuesday, April 8.
Read more.

History, biodiversity on Onoda Trail

Lubang Island in Occidental Mindoro has become a popular tourist destination for its Onoda Trail, a network of pathways that Japanese intelligence officer Lt. Hiroo Onoda and his group took to escape their enemies...The trail dates back to the 1950s. Read more.

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