IN THIS ISSUE:
Happy Birthday to Aileen Malogan, Prosy Delacruz-Abarquez (FWN100 '12), Stephanie Ong Stillman (FWN100 '09), and Carissa Villacorte (FWN100 '07)!
Fundraiser to Help Ragasa Family:
Team FWN is hitting the planes….then the roads to . . . . .
- Las Vegas - August 15, Monday, 5:30 PM hosted by Gloria T. Caoile (FWN100 '07), Rozita V. Lee (FWN100 '07), and Liza Ochiai, Owner, Aloha Kitchen. Click to RSVP.
- Walnut Creek, CA (East Bay) - August 22, Thursday, 6pm hosted by Natalie Aliga (FWN100 '12) of CSAA Insurance Group. Click to RSVP.
- Washington DC - September 24, Tuesday, 6-8pm hosted by Dr. Bambi Lorica (FWN100 '07) and Gloria T. Caoile (FWN100 '07). Location TBD.
- If you want to host an event in your state, let us know so we can include you in the FWN Roadshow leading up to the FWN Filipina Summit on October 25-27, 2013 in San Francisco!
- Visit www.FilipinaWomensNetwork.org/events to register.
Launch of the Global100 Search
We need your help in our search for the Filipina women who are impacting their countries and their local communities with their work. We want to invite the Global100 to the Filipina Summit on October 25th this year to San Francisco.
Nominations now open. Go to
NOMINATION DEADLINE: Friday, August 30, 2013 at 11:59 p.m. Pacific Standard Time.
CALL FOR FWN INTERNS: Apply now.
FWN Internship Opportunity: The program is designed to provide students, recent graduates and motivated individuals seeking career development through involvement with the Filipina Women's Network (FWN) as well as an opportunity for increased learning of the programs and initiatives to advance the activities, careers and status of Filipina women in the United States.
The Internship Program lasts from six months to one year (for the cycle 2013-2014). The FWN Board will screen interested applicants to determine academic or personal interest in Filipino culture and women's issues, relevant experience and career development goals.
If you or someone you know is interested in the internship opportunity, please send resume with cover letter explaining why you qualify to Filipina@ffwn.org.
Experience with social media, technology, attention to detail, and a passion for social issues are preferred skill sets.
Imported Filipino brides share the ups and downs of settling in America
Richard Novac was done with dating American women. After a failed 18-month marriage and forays into the L.A. dating scene, he decided that women here were too independent. - Southern California Public Radio. Read more...
Malditas reach highest placing in FIFA rankings
The Philippine Malditas, who are seeking to represent the Philippines in the coming Southeast Asian Games, reached their highest placing ever in the most recent FIFA women's world rankings. - ABS-CBN. Read more...
Filipina in California convicted of mail fraud, immigration scam
A 66-year-old Filipina "immigration consultant" was convicted of mail fraud and running a multimillion-dollar scheme that victimized Filipinos who hoped to get permanent residency but really had no chance of getting it. - Inquirer. Read more...
KTVU Fake Pilot Name List OKed by Station 'Managing Editor Who Wasn't Fired; Station Feared Backlash by SF-Area Asian Community; Source That Provided Fake List Was Ex-Pilot'
Several minutes before the moment the fake names of the Asian Airlines pilots aired prematurely on KTVU News, a veteran staffer--awarding winning TV News journalist, Roland De Wolk, (one of the four fired at the station over the incident), passed the names over to newsroom staffers whose duty was to make sure the names were authentic. - Rich Lieberman Report. Read more...
Fil-Ams decry 'offensive' music video 'Asian Girlz'
There's no way Day Above Ground's "Asian Girlz" will cause a stir on YouTube. The music insipid, the visuals a stream of cliche images and the lyrics...? - GMA Network. Read more...
Pinay World Youth Day delegate gets to embrace Pope Francis in Brazil
With much effort, a young Filipina delegate became one of the lucky ones who got to embrace Pope Francis at the recently concluded World Youth Day in Brazil. - GMA Network. Read more...
Shared by Theresa Lum (FWN100 '12): Itliong Vera-Cruz Fundraiser at Frederico's, August 8, 2013, Thursday at 6:00 PM - Frederico's Tapas and Wine Bar, Union Landing Shopping Center, 30971 Courthouse Drive, Union City. Contact Tracie Noriega at firstname.lastname@example.org for questions.
Lumpia 10th Anniversary Movie Screening, August 9, 2013, Friday at 7:30 PM - Century 20 Daly City Theatre, 1901 Junipero Serra Blvd, Daly City. Click for info.
2013 Kulinarya Competition - Qualifying Rounds, August 11, 2013, Sunday at 11:00 AM - Yerba Buena Gardens, Mission Street, San Francisco. Click for info.
Jeepney Hub Launch Party, August 13, 2013, Tuesday at 6:00 PM - Bayanihan Community Center (1010 Mission Street, San Francisco. Click for info.
How Women Lead, August 15, 2013, Thursday at 6:00 PM - Miller Starr Regalia, 1331 N California Blvd, Walnut Creek. Click for info.
Oakland A's Filipino Heritage Night, August 16, 2013, Friday at 7:05 PM - Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum, 7000 Coliseum Way, Oakland. Click for info.
DESPEDIDA Dinner & Dance, August 17, 2013, Saturday at 6:00 PM - Crowne Plaza Burlingame, SF International Airport 1177 Airport Blvd, Burlingame. Click for info.
Melissa Morgan at Piedmont Piano, August 23, 2013, Friday at 8 PM - 1728 San Pablo Avenue, Oakland. Click for info.
Women's Equality Day, August 24, 2013, Saturday at 9:30 AM - African American Art & Culture Complex, Hall of Culture, 762 Fulton St, San Francisco. Click for info.
Balikbayod "Making Waves" Fundraiser, August 25, 2013, Sunday at 3:00 PM - I-Hotel Manilatown Center, 868 Kearny St, San Francisco. Click for info.
San Francisco Giants Filipino Heritage Night II, September 5, 2013, Thursday at 7:15 PM - AT&T Park, San Francisco. Click for info.
AACI 40th Anniversary Gala, September 7, 2013, Saturday at 5:30 PM - Santa Clara Marriott Hotel, 2700 Mission Boulevard, Santa Clara. Click for info.
Global Women's Leadership Network Leader of Impact Award Ceremony, September 18, 2013, Wednesday at 4:30 PM - EMC All Stars Conference Room, Santa Clara. Click for info.
Chicana Latina Foundation Annual Gala Dinner, September 20, 2013, Friday at 6 PM - Marriott Marquis Hotel, 55 4th Street, San Francisco. Click for info.
Advancing Justice Conference 2013, November 14-16, 2013, 1145 Wilshire Blvd, 2nd Floor, Los Angeles. Click for info.
2013 Kulinarya - Championship Round, November 23, 2013, Saturday at 10:00 AM - Yerba Buena Gardens, Mission Street, San Francisco. Click for info.
2013 Americas NeuroLeadership Summit, November 5-8, 2013. Washington, D.C. Click for info.
2013 Women's Media Awards, October 8, 2013, Tuesday in New York City. More details to come. Click for info.
APALA 2013 12th Biennial Convention, August 15-18, 2013, Bally's Las Vegas, 3645 Las Vegas Blvd S., Las Vegas. Click for info.
AAPI Appreciation Award Banquet, October 11, 2013, Friday at 5:00 PM - Portland Hilton Hotel, Portland. Click for info.
Job Opportunity: IT Operations Support Administrator
Posted by: San Francisco City Attorney's Office
Webinar: Alcohol & Other Drug Issues in the Context of Sexual Assault
When: August 8, 2013, Thursday at 12:00 pm PST.
FREE National Training for Counselors & Mentors (NT4CM) Webinar
Date & Time: Thursday, August 8, 2013 at 1:30 PM EDT.
Webinar: Concrete Strategies for Reflective, Strengths-based Supervision: Organizational Supports for Trauma-Informed Domestic Violence Services and Organizations
When: August 28, 2013, Wednesday at 12:00 pm PST.
Be the Next Kulinarya Champion: Now accepting contestants for the 2013 KULINARYA Competition. You are invited to participate and showcase your talent in cooking. http://www.kulinaryashowdown.com/
FWN Internship Opportunity
Posted by: Filipina Women's Network
E-mail resume & cover letter to Filipina@ffwn.org
For San Juan informal settler, new home is new life
Starting life anew was all 37-year old Marilou Talisic could think of as she, her husband Noel and two children left their house along the San Juan River on Monday and boarded a barangay service vehicle that brought them to their new home in San Jose del Monte, Bulacan. - Read more...
CONNECTING WITH YOUR PINAY ROOTS
Are you familiar with t'nalak? If you're not, t'nalak is a cloth woven with abaca fibers only by women, specifically by the T'boli women of Lake Sebu, in the Mindanao region of the Philippines. The patterns on the traditional cloth are primarily three colors: red, black, and the natural color of the abaca fibers. Said to symbolize birth, life, and death amongst other things, the patterns and designs on the beautiful cloths are created from the dreams of the women, who are sometimes referred to as "dream weavers".
The knowledge of weaving these traditional cloths, young T'boli women learn from older generations; their sisters, mothers, and grandmothers pass down the tradition.
To learn more about t'nalak, visit: