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Woohoo, Marily
! Our awesome CEO, Marily Mondejar will be one of the panelists at the Bay Area Women Leaders Network "Global Women Taking Charge in Business and Philanthropy" Dinner. Join Marily and other awesome women leaders for an informational panel at Orrick Auditorium in San Francisco. Buy tickets at http://bit.ly/1v6hCtE. Click photo to enlarge.

Way to go Michele Bumgarner (Global FWN100 '13)! At the Pro Mazda Championships Presented by Cooper Tire, Michele shows her skills! Check out the Pit Report at the Barber Motorsports Park from Michele by clicking here.

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS for the 100 Most Influential Filipina Women in the World Award™ (May 31 deadline)

The Filipina Women's Network invites nominations for the 100 Most Influential Filipina Women in the World Award™ (Global FWN100™). The worldwide search builds on the energy and momentum that was created in 2006 recognizing Filipina women doing meaningful work in their communities and organizations.

If you belong on this prestigious list, of it you know of a Filipina woman who deserves to be named one of the 100 Most Influential Filipina Women in the World™, submit your nominations before May 31. Online submissions only - go to http://summit.filipinawomensnetwork.org/nominate.

The FWN Global100™ awardees will be profiled in a special issue of the FWN Magazine, and they will be honored at a Gala Awards Celebration at the 11th Filipina Leadership Global Summit on October 5-8, 2014 to be held at the Makati Shangri-La Hotel in Manila, Philippines. Register today for the Summit at www.FilipinaWomensNetwork.org/events.

Get Ready to Vote (June 3)! Easy Voter Guide - For New Voters and Busy Voters

Stay INFORMED: How will we choose our next Governor? What are the two state propositions? In the June 3, 2014 election, voters will decide on two proposed state laws (Propositions 41 and 42) and also choose which candidates get voted on in the November election.
About Prop 41: http://bit.ly/Prop41

About Prop 42: http://bit.ly/Prop42

Candidate Info: www.smartvoter.org

Nationwide Fil-Am candidates for the November election:


Notice of Registration and Election to all Filipino Citizens

The Philippine Consulate General in San Francisco is pleased to announce that the Overseas Absentee Voting Registration for the 2016 Presidential Elections have started. Read full text.

2014 Presidential Awards for Filipino Individuals and Organizations Overseas - Deadline for Submission of Nominations: May 31

The Commission on Filipinos Overseas respectfully reminds the public that the deadline for submission of the nominations for the 2014 Presidential Awards for Filipino Individuals and Organizations Overseas is on May 31, 2014. Read full text.

Giants Call on Fans to Assist with Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) Relief Effort and raise $120k

The San Francisco Giants asked their fans to join them in assisting with the ongoing relief effort in the region of the Philippines that was devastated by Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) and raised $120,000 in partnership with the SF Giants Filipino Heritage Game Organizers: Filipina Women's Network, Filipino American Arts Exposition, Manilatown, and Six Hundred Hands. Read full text.

Trafficking Survivors and Supporters Hold Summit on Human Trafficking and Demands for the Prosecution of Isidro Rodriguez

Queens, New York - On Saturday, May 10, 2014 over 100 people gathered for the Summit on Human Trafficking: Communities Mobilizing Against Modern Day Slavery organized by St. James Episcopal Church and the National Alliance for Filipino Concerns, with GABRIELA USA and ten other organizations co-sponsoring the summit. Read full text.


Fil-Am woman fills West Windsor-Plainsboro school board seat

Rachel Puno Juliana was unanimously appointed to fill a deceased member's seat at the West Windsor-Plainsboro school district. - New Jersey Times. Read more.

Teenage pregnancy among today's Filipino youth

The National Youth Commission, supported by the Department of Health and the World Health Organization, convened the 2014 National Summit on Teen Pregnancy last April 24. This summit, delivered a clear message. - The Inquirer. Read more.

Filipinos targeted by Fulham loan shark

A 49-year-old woman admitted to illegally lending and laundering money to members of Fulham's Filipino Community. - Get West London. Read more.



SBA Class: How to Start a Mobile Food Venture
, May 15, 2014, Thursday from 9AM to 11AM - 455 Market Street, Suite 600, San Francisco. Click for info.

Ambassador Jose Cuisia, Jr. at The Commonwealth Club: Prospects and Challenges of the Philippine Economy in 2014 and Beyond
, May 16, 2014, Friday at 11:30AM - 595 Market Street, 2nd Floor, San Francisco Commonwealth Club Office. Click for info.

Asian Heritage Street Celebration + Free Asian Art Museum admission courtesy of Target
, May 17, 2014, Saturday at 11AM to 4PM - Asian Art Museum, 200 Larkin Street, San Francisco. Click for info.

The Rockefeller-Aspen Diaspora Program
, May 19, 2014, Monday from 6PM to 9PM - Social Hall, 5th Floor, Philippine Consulate General, 447 Sutter St., San Francisco. Click for info.

HUBZone and Women Owned Small Business Program Certifications
, May 22, 2014, Thursday from 9AM to 10AM - 455 Market Street, Suite 600, San Francisco, 94105. 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.


Special Presentation of The Delano Manongs: Forgotten Heroes of the United Farm Workers, May 17, 2014, Saturday at 6PM to 7PM with preceeding 7:30 performance of BANDARA - Teatro del Pueblo & Pangea Wold Theater, Old Arizona Studio, 2821 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis. Click for info.

New York

6th Annual Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month Celebration,
May 24, 2014, Saturday from 1PM to 5PM - Vajiradhammapadip Buddhist Temple and Thai Cultural Center, 110 Rustic Road, Centereach, New York. Click for info.

UniPro Summit 2014: Your Move
, May 31, 2014, Saturday from 8:30AM to 5:00PM - John Reeves Great Hall, Fashion Institute of Technology, 227 W 27th St, New York City. Click for info.

Washington DC

Current Matters: Exploring the Lives of Water in Asia, May 31, 201, Saturday at 2PM - Freer Gallery, Meyer Auditorium, The Smithsonian. Click for info.


The Philippine Women Centre of BC - History, Rupture and Continuity: Creating and Nurturing Our New Path
, May 31, 2014, Saturday from 8AM to 5PM - YWCA Health + Fitness Centre, 535 Hornby St, Welch 1 & 2, Vancouver, BC V6c 2E8. Click for info.

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

Tagalog widely spoken in California, Hawaii, and Nevada

In California and Nevada, Filipino or Tagalog is the next most widely spoken second language at home after Spanish, while in Hawaii, Tagalog comes next to English as the most widely spoken language, according to a report on Slate. - Rappler. Read more.

Filipino food The next big thing in Asian cuisine?

The forecast of national culinary trends shows a clear movement on its radar: Filipino food is poised to become the latest craze. Celebrity chef Alan Zimmern declared as much in People magazine...other publications have made similar pronouncements, including USA Today. - The Sacramento Bee. Read more.

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