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  • April 15, 2014 12:39 PM | Rebecca Corteza (Administrator)

    IN THIS ISSUE:
    FWN Announcements
    Press Releases

    In the News
    Events and Meetings
    Opportunities
    Pinay Lifestyle
    Connecting with Your Pinay Roots

    FWN ANNOUNCEMENTS 
    Support Edna Flores-Lagunte! From June 1-7, 2014, Edna is taking off for her 13th AIDS/LifeCycle ride. It's a 7-day, 545-mile bike ride from San Francisco to Los Angeles to make a world of difference in the lives of people living with HIV and AIDS. Her fundraising goal is $10,000 this year and it is the largest fundraising goal she has set for herself in all her years of riding. Donate to support Edna, or join her team! For more info, visit http://www.tofighthiv.org/site/TR?px=1168574&pg=personal&fr_id=1630&et=loVuP8RE23hEzBwNKkXx9A&s_tafId=75665. Way to go Edna!

    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. For tickets visit, click here.


    FILIPINA CALL TO ACTION

    Stalking Legislation (AB 1982) Hearing Scheduled: April 22nd

    The hearing before the public safety committee will occur on April 22. Come and help persuade members of the committee to vote in favor of the legislation to changing stalking from a specific intent crime to a general intent crime. AB 1982 will make stalking a crime if the stalker's actions had the effect of putting the victim in fear for their safety, rather than whether or not the stalker intended to put a victim in fear for their safety. This nuance may seem minor, but it's actually a major change that is central to best practices advocated for by the National Center for Victims Rights and the Model Stalking Code. It is very difficult to prove a stalker's intentions, and as a result many victims of stalking cannot seek a criminal protective order.
    Important docs for more information:
    030314 AB 1982 Stalking Fact Sheet-1.pdf
    Stalking Law- Question of Intent.docx
    DA Gascon Sponsor Letter.pdf


    Asian American Survey


    Undergraduate student Jia Min Gao and doctoral student Julia Tran from Clark University would you like to assist them in a research study regarding Asian American's social-political belief and behavior by filling out an online survey. The survey should take no more than 15-20 minutes. Visit https://clarku.co1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_72qP4T9MsxBOzZP.



      PRESS RELEASES

    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.

    IN THE NEWS

    Supreme Court declares RH law constitutional

    The Court unanimously upholds substantial provisions of the law, but justices vote separately to strike down certain portions. Advocates are preparing for the next battle: ensuring the government funds and implements it. - Rappler. Read more.

    First Filipina American elected to Sierra Madre City Council

    On April 8, Rachelle Arizmendi became the first non-white and first Filipina-American member of the Sierra Madre City Council. - Asian Journal.  Read more.

    Meet The Three Female Medical Students Who Destroyed Gender Norms A Century Ago
      In a few years, women doctors are poised to outnumber men around the world. Meet the three medical students who helped destroy gender norms over a century ago: an Indian woman, a Japanese woman, and a Syrian woman. - The Huffington Post. Read more.

    Gillibrand Says More Women in Congress Would Mean More Progress

    The U.S. Congress would be working on consensus-building and not be crippled by gridlock if there were more women in both houses, Senator Kristen Gillibrand said. - Bloomberg. Read more.

    The Confidence Gap

    Evidence shows that women are less self-assured than men--and that to succeed, confidence matters as much as competence. Here's why and what to do about it. - The Atlantic. Read more.


    EVENTS AND MEETINGS

    California

    101 Vagina Exhibition Tour in San Francisco, April 19-27, 2014, Saturday - Daily from 12PM to 5PM - Opening Night: Saturday, April 19 @ 6-9PM - Goforaloop Gallery & Studios, 1458 San Bruno Avenue, 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.
    Washington

    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.


    OPPORTUNITIES

    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
    http://www.idealist.org/view/job/nxFF4CSB4n2D/

    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
    http://connect.att.jobs/bay-area/retail

    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

    PINAY LIFESTYLE

    Projections Show Rapidly Changing Racial Makeup of U.S.


    By 2042, so-called racial minority groups will make up the majority of the U.S. population. That's according to the U.S. Census Bureau's latest projection.
    Read more.

    CONNECTING WITH YOUR PINAY ROOTS
    A Day in the Life of Asian Pacific America

    This May, the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center collaborates with Flickr to capture the vast and nuanced universe of experiences that embody Asian Pacific America. You're invited to capture snapshots and take part in A Day in the Life of Asian Pacific American, happening May 10, 2014. Read more.

  • April 08, 2014 3:12 PM | Rebecca Corteza (Administrator)

    IN THIS ISSUE:
    FWN Announcements
    Press Releases

    In the News
    Events and Meetings
    Opportunities
    Pinay Lifestyle
    Connecting with Your Pinay Roots

    FWN ANNOUNCEMENTS 
    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.


    FILIPINA CALL TO ACTION

    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:
    http://capwiz.com/southwest/utr/2/?a=63139516&i=120139333&c=

      PRESS RELEASES

    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.

    IN THE NEWS

    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.


    EVENTS AND MEETINGS

    California

    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.
    Washington

    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.


    OPPORTUNITIES

    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
    http://www.idealist.org/view/job/nxFF4CSB4n2D/

    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
    http://connect.att.jobs/bay-area/retail

    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

    PINAY LIFESTYLE
    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.

    CONNECTING WITH YOUR PINAY ROOTS
    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.

  • April 01, 2014 12:18 PM | Rebecca Corteza (Administrator)

    IN THIS ISSUE:
    FWN Announcements
    Press Releases

    In the News
    Events and Meetings
    Opportunities
    Pinay Lifestyle
    Connecting with Your Pinay Roots

    FWN ANNOUNCEMENTS 

    Way to go Michele! The Our very own Michele Bumgarner (Global FWN100 '13) had a solid performance in INDYCAR's Streets of St. Petersburg opening weekend. Read the full Pit Report by clicking here.


    CALL for Chapter Submission: Filipina Global Leadership Book (FGL)

    If you are one of the 43 FWN Awardees who received an acceptance email that your abstract has been approved, we are now on Phase 3 of our book publishing process to meet our October 1, 2014 publication deadline. IMPORTANT - please take note:
    •   Read the instructions here on how to submit and upload your chapter,
    •   Follow the chapter formatting guidelines - download here for the Chapter Formatting Guidelines document - this will guide you as your write your chapter and before you submit your document,
    •   Download the Publishing Agreement here - sign, date (next to your signature), scan the entire agreement (save as PDF format) and upload together with your chapter submission at the official FWN FGL chapter site here.
    ABSOLUTE DEADLINE - no exceptions -



    FILIPINA CALL TO ACTION

    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:
    http://capwiz.com/southwest/utr/2/?a=63139516&i=120139333&c=

    Call for Volunteers for the SB 1193 Human Trafficking Community on April 5

    Last week, the San Francisco Department on the Status of Women sent out 687 letters to businesses in San Francisco, informing them of their obligation under SB 1193 to post an anti-human trafficking notice, and included a copy of the poster.
    Please join the department on April 5, 2014 from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm, as they fan out across the city to visit businesses and see whether the poster is up. Help spread the word about human trafficking and how businesses covered by SB 1193 can help. Sign up to be a part of the movement here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1eae8HeFASaBrU2_P0YoCKjTw9DEUPNlRAR2au5fmLSw/viewform


      PRESS RELEASES

    Expedited Tax Relief Available Now For Charitable Giving To The Philippines

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Late last night, President Obama signed into law Senator Mazie K. Hirono's Philippines Charitable Giving Assistance Act, which is intended to spur donations to charitable organizations by providing expedited tax relief for Americans contributing to Typhoon Haiyan recovery efforts in the Philippines. Read full text.


    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.

    IN THE NEWS

    Philippine Sex Ed Comes Via Video and Text Message

    With quicker feedback on how fast and widely online messages are shared and which videos are popular, reproductive health advocates in projects in India and the Philippines see social media powering a spread of information, changing attitudes and behavior. - WeNews. Read more.

    Affirmative action non-action still causing waves in Sacramento
    Senate measure on affirmative action ban in public education was shelved, but friction among Democrats over the fallout lingers. - LA Times. Read more.

    The Campaign to "Cancel" Colbert

    On Thursday night, the official Twitter account for "The Colbert Report" committed the comedic sin of delivering a punch line without its setup. The offending tweet, "I'm willing to show #Asian community I care by introducing the Ching-Chong Ding-Dong Foundation for Sensitivity to Orientals or Whatever," was meant to be a satirical analog. - The New Yorker. Read more.

    Leland Yee Helps Set Dangerous Precedent for Affirmative Action

    Yee reversed his decision on an affirmative action bill after receiving an outraged letter from an Asian-American constituent group. - New America Media. Read more.

    The Unseen Sexual Assault & Domestic Violence in the #AAPI Community

    Within the Asian American community, incidence of sexual assault is particularly high in several Asian ethnic groups. - ReAppropriate. Read more.

    Dear Filipino Organizers Erased by the Cesar Chavez Movement

    Coming to America in the 1920s was no vacation. Filipinos were "American nationals," the result of recent colonization, and ironically exempted from the exclusionary Immigration Act of 1924. - Huffington Post. Read more.


    EVENTS AND MEETINGS

    California

    10th Annual Capitol Internship Award, Scholarship Fundraising & Installation Gala, April 5, 2014, Saturday at 5:30PM to 10:30PM - Sheraton Grand Hotel, 1230 J Street, Sacramento. Click for info.

    Theatre of the Oppressed and Mindfulness Training,
    April 5-6, 2014 from 9:30AM to 4:30PM each day - Wildcat Studios, 2525, 8th St., Berkeley. Cost is $200 for the weekend. Early bird discount for $150 if registered by March 10. Click for info.

    JCCSF 7th Annual The Art of Aging Gracefully Resource Fair
    , April 10, 2014, Thursday from 9:30AM to 2PM - Pottruck Family Atrium and Fisher Family Hall, Jewish Community Center of San Francisco. Click for info.

    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.

    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.
    Washington

    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.


    OPPORTUNITIES

    Job: Advertising/Marketing Account Director (Asian-American Market)
    Posted by: DAE Advertising (www.dae.com)
    Qualifications:
    • 10+ years experience in B2C marketing and/or agency account management
    • 5+ years direct supervisory experience
    • Outstanding leadership, interpersonal and supervisory skills
    • Strategic, innovative and independent thinker
    • Highly proactive, ability to anticipate and solve problems
    • Excellent client service and business acumen, polished presentation and writing skills
    • Able to see the big picture yet hone in on details that matter
    • Proven track record of managing multiple projects on time and within budget
    • A consummate learner
    • Bachelor’s degree minimum     
    • Fluent in English; direct knowledge of one Asian culture or fluent in an Asian language a plus
    • Must be a U.S. citizen or already authorized to work in the U.S.
    • Asian community grassroots knowledge or involvement desirable

     
    To apply, send cover letter and resume to accountjobs@dae.com. Include “Account Director” on the email subject line.
     
    Job: Youth and Family Therapist - Tagalog Speaker
    Posted by: Daly City Youth Health Center
    Deadline: April 25, 2014
    http://www.idealist.org/view/job/nxFF4CSB4n2D/

    Job: Database Administrator/Development Associate
    Posted by: Futures Without Violence
    http://www.idealist.org/view/job/33TpSjkCw96W4/

    Job: Clinical Supervisor
    Posted by: Asian & Pacific Islander Wellness Center
    http://www.idealist.org/view/job/hP6Gp3c6mk5P/

    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
    http://connect.att.jobs/bay-area/retail

    Nominate a Leader for the 2015 James Irvine Foundation Leadership Award!
    Deadline: April 4, 2014.
    http://irvine.org/leadership/nominate-a-leader

    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

    PINAY LIFESTYLE
    SF startup app tailors search engine for low-income users

    Rey Faustino is building an app to prove that San Francisco's tech boom doesn't just benefit the rich. Read more.

    Why it Matters When Asian Women Leave TV Shows


    Leaving a show isn't the only way Asian women (and men) are disappearing. Sometimes they're merely sidelined.
    Read more.

    CONNECTING WITH YOUR PINAY ROOTS
    Filipino farmworkers' 1965 strike a pivotal moment in California

    The new movie about Cesar Chavez hits theaters nationwide. Directed by Diego Luna, it covers the tumultuous early years of the United Farm Workers union and the legacy of one of the mos famous Mexican American civil rights leaders.

    But one aspect of that story remains largely overlooked: The key role that Filipino farmworkers played in launching the 1965 grape strike in Delano that led to the birth of the United Farm Workers union. Read more.

  • March 26, 2014 11:50 AM | Rebecca Corteza (Administrator)

    IN THIS ISSUE:
    FWN Announcements
    Press Releases

    In the News
    Events and Meetings
    Opportunities
    Pinay Lifestyle
    Connecting with Your Pinay Roots

    FWN ANNOUNCEMENTS 
    Updates on the pending Stalking Legislation

    The Office of San Francisco District Attorney George Gascon is currently working with Assemblymember Phil Ting on legislation to help prosecute stalking cases.

    Under the current California stalking law, the state must prove the stalker's intentions when he or she was stalking; that not only did they intend to stalk, but they made a 'credible threat' and were stalking with the specific intent to place their victim(s) in fear. This shifts focus from intentional stalking behavior to the underlying reasons motivating that stalking behavior. Having a stalking law that only addresses stalkers within that narrow category excludes other true victims from protection of the stalking law.

    For more information:
    030314 AB 1982 Stalking Fact Sheet.pdf


    CALL for Chapter Submission: Filipina Global Leadership Book (FGL)


    If you are one of the 43 FWN Awardees who received an acceptance email that your abstract has been approved, we are now on Phase 3 of our book publishing process to meet our October 1, 2014 publication deadline. IMPORTANT - please take note:
    •   Read the instructions here on how to submit and upload your chapter,
    •   Follow the chapter formatting guidelines - download here for the Chapter Formatting Guidelines document - this will guide you as your write your chapter and before you submit your document,
    •   Download the Publishing Agreement here - sign, date (next to your signature), scan the entire agreement (save as PDF format) and upload together with your chapter submission at the official FWN FGL chapter site here.
    We thank you for sharing your story and the personal global leadership competencies you've developed or learned through the years in your chosen careers and professions!

    This is an ambitious but essential project to document the Filipina Women Global Leadership Competencies that has made you a FWN Global100 or US100 Most Influential Filipina Woman Leader. We very much appreciate your contributions to this most important publication.

    ABSOLUTE DEADLINE - no exceptions -


    SUPER early bird registrations now OPEN until March 31
    • SAVE THE DATE - October 5-8, 2014.
    • Plan ahead and register NOW for the 2014 Filipina Leadership Global Summit!
    • SUPER early bird rates are available now until March 31. Click here to register or go to www.FilipinaWomensNetwork.org/events.
    • HIGHLIGHT of the Filipina Summit is the book launch of "Filipina Global Leaders" (working title) - the leadership competencies of Filipina women leaders, their secrets, their challenges, - stories of how they have thrived and navigated the global workplace.
    • We also plan a post-summit trip to Tacloban City so we can visit our Tacloban sisters and check their progress as they rebuild their lives with the help of our Economic Livelihood Projects we've launched - the Micro Enterprise Revolving Loan Fund and the Marsha Garces Williams Solar Job Skills Training.

    FILIPINA CALL TO ACTION

    Call for Volunteers for the SB 1193 Human Trafficking Community on April 5

    Last week, the San Francisco Department on the Status of Women sent out 687 letters to businesses in San Francisco, informing them of their obligation under SB 1193 to post an anti-human trafficking notice, and included a copy of the poster.
    Please join the department on April 5, 2014 from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm, as they fan out across the city to visit businesses and see whether the poster is up. Help spread the word about human trafficking and how businesses covered by SB 1193 can help. Sign up to be a part of the movement here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1eae8HeFASaBrU2_P0YoCKjTw9DEUPNlRAR2au5fmLSw/viewform


    Support SF's Favorite Charity at the Taffeta Tea

    The Princess Project is a San Francisco-based nonprofit that promotes self-confidence and individual beauty by providing free prom dresses and accessories to high school teens who cannot otherwise afford them. Founded in 2002, they have proudly served more than 20,000 teens through their three chapters in San Francisco, San Diego and Silicon Valley, and have recently been named "San Francisco's Favorite Charity 2013" in a community poll sponsored by 7x7 magazine and PG&E.

    On April 13, they're hosting the annual Taffeta Tea fundraiser in San Francisco at Terra Gallery. Attendees will enjoy an afternoon tea, bid on silent auction items and hear heartwarming stories about the impact the organization has made on California youth over the past 12 years. 

    Tickets are $100 individually or $900 for a table of 10; tea sponsorship packages are also available starting at $250. 

    Further details, including information on how to purchase tickets, can be found at http://princessproject.org/taffetatea/. Tickets are available now through the end of March.


      PRESS RELEASES

    Global Fund for Women and International Museum of Women Merge

    In a bold move to increase awareness and action on vital global issues for women, Global Fund for Women and the International Museum of Women (IMOW) announced they have merged. Read full text.



    IN THE NEWS


    All-Filipino crew mans search ship

    An all-Filipino crew, including the captain, is manning a Norwegian merchant ship that became the first vessel to reach the southern part of the Indian Ocean on Thursday in search of the missing Malaysia Airlines plane. - Philippine News. Read more.

    'Close the Gap' Tours California to Stop the Slide
    A growing stack of research shows how elected women support the social infrastructure in ways that benefit everyone. - WeNews. Read more.

    Mark Pulido declared first Fil-Am City Mayor of Cerritos

    On March 19, the Cerritos City Council held the annual reorganization meeting and mayoral transition, which signified the end of a councilmember's one-year term as City Mayor and ushered in the beginning of another councilmember's stint as the city's chief executive. - Asian Journal. Read more.

    EVENTS AND MEETINGS

    California

    SFIWFF 2014 Awards Reception & Global Shorts Program, March 29, 2014, Saturday at 1PM - Brava Theater Center, 2781 24th Street, San Francisco. Use festfriends14 at checkout for a buy 1 get 1 free deal. Click for info.
    10th Annual Capitol Internship Award, Scholarship Fundraising & Installation Gala, April 5, 2014, Saturday at 5:30PM to 10:30PM - Sheraton Grand Hotel, 1230 J Street, Sacramento. Click for info.

    Theatre of the Oppressed and Mindfulness Training,
    April 5-6, 2014 from 9:30AM to 4:30PM each day - Wildcat Studios, 2525, 8th St., Berkeley. Cost is $200 for the weekend. Early bird discount for $150 if registered by March 10. Click for info.

    JCCSF 7th Annual The Art of Aging Gracefully Resource Fair
    , April 10, 2014, Thursday from 9:30AM to 2PM - Pottruck Family Atrium and Fisher Family Hall, Jewish Community Center of San Francisco. Click for info.

    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.

    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.

    Washington


    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.


    OPPORTUNITIES

    Job: Administrative Assistant
    Posted by: Brava! For Women in the Arts
    http://www.idealist.org/view/job/33D2g64cs35sP

    Nominate a Leader for the 2015 James Irvine Foundation Leadership Award!

    Deadline: April 4, 2014.
    http://irvine.org/leadership/nominate-a-leader

    PINAY LIFESTYLE
    More Than Half Asian American Teens Are Bullied in School

    Asian Americans endure far more bullying at U.S. schools than members of any other ethnic group. See more.

    CONNECTING WITH YOUR PINAY ROOTS
    Historical Moment For Filipinos
    Signing of peace agreement ending the conflict in Mindanao

    Today is not only a historical moment for the Bangsamoro, whereby their long struggle, their aspirations for self determination, have now become a reality; but also for the Filipino people--inside and outside the country--who continue to dream for the end of the conflict in Mindanao, said in a statement issued by the AHRC, a human rights group based in Hong Kong. Read more.

  • March 18, 2014 4:06 PM | Rebecca Corteza (Administrator)

    IN THIS ISSUE:

    SUPER early bird registrations now OPEN until March 31
    • SAVE THE DATE - October 5-8, 2014.
    • Plan ahead and register NOW for the 2014 Filipina Leadership Global Summit!
    • SUPER early bird rates are available now until March 31. Click here to register or go to www.FilipinaWomensNetwork.org/events.
    • HIGHLIGHT of the Filipina Summit is the book launch of "Filipina Global Leaders" (working title) - the leadership competencies of Filipina women leaders, their secrets, their challenges, - stories of how they have thrived and navigated the global workplace.
    • We also plan a post-summit trip to Tacloban City so we can visit our Tacloban sisters and check their progress as they rebuild their lives with the help of our Economic Livelihood Projects we've launched - the Micro Enterprise Revolving Loan Fund and the Marsha Garces Williams Solar Job Skills Training.

    FILIPINA CALL TO ACTION
    Call for Volunteers for the SB 1193 Human Trafficking Community on April 5

    Last week, the San Francisco Department on the Status of Women sent out 687 letters to businesses in San Francisco, informing them of their obligation under SB 1193 to post an anti-human trafficking notice, and included a copy of the poster.

    Please join the department on April 5, 2014 from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm, as they fan out across the city to visit businesses and see whether the poster is up. Help spread the word about human trafficking and how businesses covered by SB 1193 can help. Sign up to be a part of the movement here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1eae8HeFASaBrU2_P0YoCKjTw9DEUPNlRAR2au5fmLSw/viewform


    Shared by Tahitia Dean: Fundraiser for De Anza High School in Richmond

    Tahitia Dean, Law Academy Instructor at De Anza High School, needs your support in raising $20,000, to send about 16 students at $2500 each to go on the trip.  Most of the students are impoverished, have never been on an airplane or left Richmond.  An experience like this will forever change the perspective and world view of these students.

    This program is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for most of our De Anza students to experience the transformative power of learning in our global classroom.
    The activities planned are as follows:
    • Day 1: Arlington National Cemetery, Iwo Jima Memorial, Lincoln Memorial, Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Korean Memorial
    • Day 2: Alexandria, Mount Vernon, White House, Washington Monument, Smithsonian Institution, FDR Memorial, MLK Memorial, Jefferson Memorial, Pentagon Memorial and the Kennedy Center
    • Day 3: WWII Memorial, Capitol Hill Grounds, Chinatown, Little Italy, Rockefeller Center and Empire State Building Observatory
    • Day 4: Live taping of the Today Show, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Central Park, Fifth Avenue Walk, Times Square, Broadway Show
    • Day 5: Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, Wall Street and the Financial District, National 9/11 Memorial
    Ideally, De Anza High School would love law firms or businesses to donate $2500-$5000, or sponsor one or two students.  Small amounts of $10, $20, $50 are also welcomed and appreciated as every dollar brings us closer to the goal.
    FOR TAX WRITE OFF PLEASE MAKE CHECKS OUT TO:  WCCUSD or to De Anza Law Academy--and send the checks to Tahitia Dean at the school.
     


    Support SF's Favorite Charity at the Taffeta Tea

    The Princess Project is a San Francisco-based nonprofit that promotes self-confidence and individual beauty by providing free prom dresses and accessories to high school teens who cannot otherwise afford them. Founded in 2002, they have proudly served more than 20,000 teens through their three chapters in San Francisco, San Diego and Silicon Valley, and have recently been named "San Francisco's Favorite Charity 2013" in a community poll sponsored by 7x7 magazine and PG&E.

    On April 13, they're hosting the annual Taffeta Tea fundraiser in San Francisco at Terra Gallery. Attendees will enjoy an afternoon tea, bid on silent auction items and hear heartwarming stories about the impact the organization has made on California youth over the past 12 years. 

    Tickets are $100 individually or $900 for a table of 10; tea sponsorship packages are also available starting at $250. 

    Further details, including information on how to purchase tickets, can be found at http://princessproject.org/taffetatea/. Tickets are available now through the end of March.


      PRESS RELEASES

    Global Fund for Women and International Museum of Women Merge

    In a bold move to increase awareness and action on vital global issues for women, Global Fund for Women and the International Museum of Women (IMOW) announced they have merged. Read full text.


    IN THE NEWS

    Jose Antonio Vargas' Film 'Documented' Will Be in Theaters
    Jose Antonio Vargas’ remarkable journey from Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist to leading undocumented activist is coming to the big screen. - Colorlines. Read more.

    EVENTS AND MEETINGS

    California

    2014  Hall of Fame Awards Dinner: Honoring Women Who Make a Difference in Contra Costa County, March 20, 2014, Thursday at 6:30 PM - Crowne Plaza Hotel, 45 John Glenn Dr., Concord. Click for info.
    Anita Documentary Opening in the Bay Area, March 21, 2014, Friday at Landmark Embarcadero Cinemas, One Embarcadero Center, Promenade Level, San Francisco & Landmark Shattuck Cinemas, 2230 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley. Click for info.

    Living the Legacy: Celebrating 130th Anniversary of AAUW San Francisco,
    March 22, 2014, Saturday from 12:30PM to 3:30PM - Presidio Private Golf Club, 8 Presidio Terrace, San Francisco. Click for info.

    API IDV Webinar: Shelter Access for LGBTQ Survivors
    , March 27, 2014, Thursday at 2PM to 3PM EST. Click for info.
    SFIWFF 2014 Awards Reception & Global Shorts Program, March 29, 2014, Saturday at 1PM - Brava Theater Center, 2781 24th Street, San Francisco. Use festfriends14 at checkout for a buy 1 get 1 free deal. Click for info.
    10th Annual Capitol Internship Award, Scholarship Fundraising & Installation Gala, April 5, 2014, Saturday at 5:30PM to 10:30PM - Sheraton Grand Hotel, 1230 J Street, Sacramento. Click for info.

    Theatre of the Oppressed and Mindfulness Training,
    April 5-6, 2014 from 9:30AM to 4:30PM each day - Wildcat Studios, 2525, 8th St., Berkeley. Cost is $200 for the weekend. Early bird discount for $150 if registered by March 10. Click for info.

    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.

    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.

    Washington


    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.


    OPPORTUNITIES


    PINAY LIFESTYLE
    5 Pinay Scholars You Need To Know

    In honor of Women's History Month, see this short list of Pinay scholars who are interrogating, challenging, and decolonizing the world with their groundbreaking research and activism. See more.

    CONNECTING WITH YOUR PINAY ROOTS
    Searching for a book to add to your summer reading list? Dr. Robyn Magalit Rodriguez, Associate Professor of Asian American Studies at UC Davis, has recently released her second book, "Asian America: Sociological and Interdisciplinary Perspectives." 
    The book examines the "key sociological topics through the experiences of Asian Americans, including social hierarchies (of race, gender, and sexuality), work, education, family, culture, identity, media, pan-ethnicity, social movements, and politics.  Read more.
  • March 12, 2014 11:59 AM | Rebecca Corteza (Administrator)

    IN THIS ISSUE:
    FWN CEO Marily Mondejar, with invited speakers San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee and former SF Mayor Gavin Newsom, will be attending and representing both the Filipina Women's Network and the Friends of the San Francisco Commission on the Status of Women at the Parallel Event for CSW 58 "Sustainable Cities and Women's Human Rights" at the United Nations on March 13, 2014. http://www.iawrt.org/parallel-event-csw-58. For more info on the NGO Committee on the Status of Women, NY, visit http://www.ngocsw.org/

    Woohoo!
    Check out the awesome photos from 1 Billion Rising in front of San Francisco City Hall on February 14. http://www.flickr.com/photos/87584866@N00



    SAVE THE DATE! FWN is going to the Philippines for the 11th Filipina Leadership Global S
    ummit (Oct. 5-8, 2014)
    *** SUPER early bird registrations now OPEN until March 31***

    FWN is thrilled to share the news!  For the first time in the history of the Filipina Women's Network, we're convening the Filipina Leadership Global Summit outside of the United States.  We're going back to our roots, our home country, the ***Philippines*** 

    We have re-purposed the mission of the Filipina Women's Network: A Filipina Woman Leader in every sector of the ec
    onomy. 


    First stop - "home" - to our roots, our home country, to re-visit, re-capture, re-invigorate the values and the indomitable spirit of being Filipina. So, home is where our hearts are - the Philippines.
    • SAVE THE DATE - October 5-8, 2014.
    • Plan ahead and register NOW for the 2014 Filipina Leadership Global Summit!
    • SUPER early bird rates are available now until March 31. Click here to register or go to www.FilipinaWomensNetwork.org/events.
    • HIGHLIGHT of the Filipina Summit is the book launch of "Filipina Global Leaders" (working title) - the leadership competencies of Filipina women leaders, their secrets, their challenges, - stories of how they have thrived and navigated the global workplace.
    • We also plan a post-summit trip to Tacloban City so we can visit our Tacloban sisters and check their progress as they rebuild their lives with the help of our Economic Livelihood Projects we've launched - the Micro Enterprise Revolving Loan Fund and the Marsha Garces Williams Solar Job Skills Training.

    FILIPINA CALL TO ACTION
    Open Call for School Award Nominations: Educators to be honored for promoting diversity at the 10th Annual Hill Physicians Asian Heritage Street Celebration

    Nomination Criteria:
    For individuals (administrators, faculty, educators and staff), nominees must be of Asian descent and demonstrate exemplary commitment to promoting cross cultural diversity and awareness in their campus and/or community (e.g. diversity showcase, foods day, etc.)  All Bay Area public and private schools K-12 are eligible to apply. Schools may nominate more than one individual. The AsianWeek Foundation will select at least 4 winners total.

    Nomination Process and Awards Announcement:
    The nomination period is from now until April 4, 2014.

    Forms can be filled out online:
    2014 Hill Physicians AHSC School Awards Nomination Form.

    Winners will be notified by April 28, 2014, and will be expected to attend the 10th Annual Hill Physicians Asian Heritage Street Celebration on Saturday, May 17 to receive their award on stage in an hour long ceremony inside the Asian Art Museum's Samsung Hall. There will be a reception with light refreshments and food for honorees and friends from 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. and the ceremony will begin at 11 a.m.

    For more info visit: http://asianfairsf.com/2014/02/open-call-for-school-award-nominations


    Ms. Tina Monzon-Palma, Program Director of Bantay Bata to visit California from April 23 to May 4, 2014
    Ms. Monzon Palma and Bantay Bata would like to gather for a morning, afternoon, or evening for two hours with coffee and sandwiches to share the success and changes of Bantay Bata as it continually evolves to remain relevant in its commitment to the Filipino children. Please coordinate with the following ABS-CBN Foundation personnel:
    • Alma Madsombol, US Coordinator: almamagsombol@gmail.com
    Redwood City Office: 650-508-6126
    • Manila Resource Mobilization Officers:
    Jennifer Damian: jennifer_damian-cti@abs-cbn.com, +632-0923-2964147
    Celeste Apa: celeste_marcelo-cti@abs-cbn.com, +632-0916-5917842

      PRESS RELEASES

    Global Fund for Women and International Museum of Women Merge

    In a bold move to increase awareness and action on vital global issues for women, Global Fund for Women and the International Museum of Women (IMOW) announced they have merged. Read full text.

    Facts for Features: Women's History Month: March 2014
    National Women's History Month's roots go back to March 8, 1857, when women from New York City factories staged a protest over working conditions. International Women's Day was first observed in 1909, but it wasn't until 1981 that Congress established National Women's History Week to be commemorated the second week of March. Read full text.

    IN THE NEWS

    Eden: a sex slave's story
    Wearing just their underwear, the girls line up with their backs to the wall, arms by their side, heads down, frozen to the spot. They dare not move. - Investik8. Read more.
    Fil-Am anchor quits on air due to Ukrainian crisis

    On March 5, a Filipina-Hungarian-American news anchor from Moscow-funded news network, Russia Today (RT) quit on air, due to "ethical and moral" challenges she faced while working for the network. - Asian Journal. Read more.

    Asian American Organizations and ABC Network Hold Successful Meeting About Kimmel Skit
    According to a Filipino community leader, two officials confirmed that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is now looking to meet with Filipino groups regarding the Philippine’s request for Temporary Protected Status (TPS). - See more at: http://asianjournal.com/news/dhs-to-discuss-tps-with-pinoy-groups-on-feb-27/#sthash.ie9Y252T.dpuf
    Several representatives from Asian American and Pacific Islander organizations collaborated to share their concerns regarding the October "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" skit that used hate speach. - Asian Fortune News. Read more.
    PG&E hikes spending on Asian-owned business and other diverse suppliers
    Live musical performances, modern art and food-inspired films make up for an impressive lineup of events for this year's program. "Jazz In Love" is the only Filipino directed film featured this year. - AsianWeek. Read more.

    EVENTS AND MEETINGS

    California

    Mary Elizabeth Inn Speaker Series: Public Talk with Honorable Teresa Cox, March 13, 2014, Thursday from 12PM to 2PM - Metropolitan Club, 640 Sutter Street, San Francisco. Click for info.

    Asian Women's Shelter's Drink For A Cause, March 14, 2014, Friday at Manor West, 750 Harrison Street, San Francisco. Click for info.

    6th Women in Military History: Honoring Women in the Military,
    March 15, 2014, Saturday from 12 to 3PM - Twin Towers United Methodist Church, 1411 Oak Street, Alameda. RSVP by March 7 by phone (510)-748-6881 or by email at womeninmilitary@yahoo.com.
    2014  Hall of Fame Awards Dinner: Honoring Women Who Make a Difference in Contra Costa County, March 20, 2014, Thursday at 6:30 PM - Crowne Plaza Hotel, 45 John Glenn Dr., Concord. Click for info.
    Anita Documentary Opening in the Bay Area, March 21, 2014, Friday at Landmark Embarcadero Cinemas, One Embarcadero Center, Promenade Level, San Francisco & Landmark Shattuck Cinemas, 2230 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley. Click for info.

    Living the Legacy: Celebrating 130th Anniversary of AAUW San Francisco,
    March 22, 2014, Saturday from 12:30PM to 3:30PM - Presidio Private Golf Club, 8 Presidio Terrace, San Francisco. Click for info.

    API IDV Webinar: Shelter Access for LGBTQ Survivors
    , March 27, 2014, Thursday at 2PM to 3PM EST. Click for info.

    10th Annual Capitol Internship Award, Scholarship Fundraising & Installation Gala,
    April 5, 2014, Saturday at 5:30PM to 10:30PM - Sheraton Grand Hotel, 1230 J Street, Sacramento. Click for info.

    Theatre of the Oppressed and Mindfulness Training,
    April 5-6, 2014 from 9:30AM to 4:30PM each day - Wildcat Studios, 2525, 8th St., Berkeley. Cost is $200 for the weekend. Early bird discount for $150 if registered by March 10. Click for info.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    Washington


    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.


    OPPORTUNITIES

    API Equality-Northern California Summer Internship
    Deadline: March 14,, 2014
    https://docs.google.com/a/ffwn.org/forms/d/1NLjW2O8og9gOo4sIrZ61PIldXos7uuzzBRSftCSAnes/viewform

    Nonprofit Leadership Program for Asian & Pacific Islander Women Executive Directors
    (Los Angeles, CA) - http://www.leap.org/empower_nlp.php
    • Part 1: March 31 - April 4
    • Part 2: Ongoing Coaching
    • Part 3: Board Governance
    • Part 4: August 25-27

    PINAY LIFESTYLE
    Pharrell Williams 'Happy' - Philippines after Typhoon Haiyan

    Filipinos are clapping along. Check out this version of Pharrell Williams' song 'Happy' filmed in Tacloban City. See more.

    CONNECTING WITH YOUR PINAY ROOTS
    Pinatubo eruption photo listed among '32 Heart Stopping Moments' on HuffPost
    An iconic photo captured during the eruption of Mt. Pinatubo in 1991 was recently featured by Huffington Post as one of the 32 Heart-Stopping Moments You Can Only Experience Thanks to a Camera.  Read more.
  • March 04, 2014 12:37 PM | Rebecca Corteza (Administrator)

    IN THIS ISSUE:
    Congrats to Agnes Ubalde (US FWN100 '09)! Agnes will be honored at Alameda County's 2014 Women's Hall of Fame Awards Ceremony & Luncheon on Saturday, March 29, 2014 at the Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Oakland. https://www.acgov.org/cao/halloffame/

    Woohoo!
    Check out the awesome photos from 1 Billion Rising in front of San Francisco City Hall on February 14. http://www.flickr.com/photos/87584866@N00



    SAVE THE DATE! FWN is going to the Philippines for the 11th Filipina Leadership Global S
    ummit (Oct. 5-8, 2014)
    *** SUPER early bird registrations now OPEN until March 31***

    FWN is thrilled to share the news!  For the first time in the history of the Filipina Women's Network, we're convening the Filipina Leadership Global Summit outside of the United States.  We're going back to our roots, our home country, the ***Philippines*** 

    We have re-purposed the mission of the Filipina Women's Network: A Filipina Woman Leader in every sector of the ec
    onomy. 


    First stop - "home" - to our roots, our home country, to re-visit, re-capture, re-invigorate the values and the indomitable spirit of being Filipina. So, home is where our hearts are - the Philippines.
    • SAVE THE DATE - October 5-8, 2014.
    • Plan ahead and register NOW for the 2014 Filipina Leadership Global Summit!
    • SUPER early bird rates are available now until March 31. Click here to register or go to www.FilipinaWomensNetwork.org/events.
    • HIGHLIGHT of the Filipina Summit is the book launch of "Filipina Global Leaders" (working title) - the leadership competencies of Filipina women leaders, their secrets, their challenges, - stories of how they have thrived and navigated the global workplace.
    • We also plan a post-summit trip to Tacloban City so we can visit our Tacloban sisters and check their progress as they rebuild their lives with the help of our Economic Livelihood Projects we've launched - the Micro Enterprise Revolving Loan Fund and the Marsha Garces Williams Solar Job Skills Training.

    FILIPINA CALL TO ACTION

    Ms. Tina Monzon-Palma, Program Director of Bantay Bata to visit California from April 23 to May 4, 2014
    Ms. Monzon Palma and Bantay Bata would like to gather for a morning, afternoon, or evening for two hours with coffee and sandwiches to share the success and changes of Bantay Bata as it continually evolves to remain relevant in its commitment to the Filipino children. Please coordinate with the following ABS-CBN Foundation personnel:
    • Alma Madsombol, US Coordinator: almamagsombol@gmail.com
    Redwood City Office: 650-508-6126
    • Manila Resource Mobilization Officers:
    Jennifer Damian: jennifer_damian-cti@abs-cbn.com, +632-0923-2964147
    Celeste Apa: celeste_marcelo-cti@abs-cbn.com, +632-0916-5917842
    Women's Media Center Announces the publication of WMC Status of Women in U.S. Media Report 2014 - http://wmc.3cdn.net/6dd3de8ca65852dbd4_fjm6yck9o.pdf

    9th Anniversary of the San Francisco International Women's Film Festival (March 7 & 29, 2014) Needs Your Support!

    Support the SF Women's Film Fest by making a donation through Indiegogo and you'll be able to get tickets before they go on sale, VIP Seating, See your name (or your company logo) on the big screen and more! -
    http://igg.me/at/sfwfiff2014

      PRESS RELEASES

    Presidential Proclamation -- Women's History Month, 2014

    Throughout our Nation's history, American women have led movements for social and economic justice, made groundbreaking scientific discoveries, enriched our culture with stunning works of art and literature, and charted bold directions in our foreign policy. Read full text.

    Facts for Features: Women's History Month: March 2014
    National Women's History Month's roots go back to March 8, 1857, when women from New York City factories staged a protest over working conditions. International Women's Day was first observed in 1909, but it wasn't until 1981 that Congress established National Women's History Week to be commemorated the second week of March. Read full text.

    IN THE NEWS

    Fil-Am student, nurse awarded for excellence, community service
    Two Filipino Americans were among the recipients of awards given by the Asian American Coalition of Chicago (AACC) during its 31st annual Lunar New Year Celebration dinner ball at the Hyatt Regency O'Hare in Rosemont last Feb. 22. - Inquirer. Read more.
    South Dakota Lawmakers Call for Ban on Sex-Selective Abortions Due to Asian Immigrants
    According to a Filipino community leader, two officials confirmed that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is now looking to meet with Filipino groups regarding the Philippine’s request for Temporary Protected Status (TPS). - See more at: http://asianjournal.com/news/dhs-to-discuss-tps-with-pinoy-groups-on-feb-27/#sthash.ie9Y252T.dpuf
    Representative Stace Nelson addressed the floor, saying his years living in Asia as a U.S. Marine showed him that Asian people do not value women's lives as much as men. - New America Media. Read more.
    DIRECTIONS IN SOUND and CAAMFest Add New Sounds and Tastes to CAAMFest 2014
    Live musical performances, modern art and food-inspired films make up for an impressive lineup of events for this year's program. "Jazz In Love" is the only Filipino directed film featured this year. - AsianWeek. Read more.
    When It Comes To Women's Writing, How Do Publications Stack Up?
    If it seems like male authors get more attention, there are hard numbers to back that up: The VIDA count. - NPR. Read more.
    50 Books by Women Authors to Read for #ReadWomen2014
    Wanting to read some books written by women this year? Check out this list of 50 book suggestions. - Flavorwire. Read more.

    EVENTS AND MEETINGS

    California

    The Commonwealth Club of CA - The Public Forum: A Talk with Philippine Ambassador Jose Cuisia, Jr., March 7, 2014, Friday at 11:30 AM - The Commonwealth Club, 595 Market Street, 2nd Floor, San Francisco. Click for info.

    San Francisco Summer Resource Fair,
    March 8, 2014, Saturday from 10AM to 2PM - Balboa High School, 1000 Cayuga Avenue, San Francisco. Click for info.

    Refresh 2014: AAWAA Annual Fundraiser
    , March 8, 2014, Saturday from 1PM to 5PM - The Sequoias Atrium, 1400 Geary Blvd, San Francisco. Click for info.

    Inline image 2 2014 National Youth Organizing Training Institute: West Coast,
    March 5, 6, & 7, Oakland. Co-Sponsored by POWER & Coleman Advocates & Community Rights Campaign. Apply by January 21st. Click for info.

    Fiona Ma's Birthday Celebration,
    March 6, 2014, Thursday at 5PM to 8PM - Mighty Nightclub, 119 Utah Street, San Francisco. Click for info. 

    The UN Association SF Women's Committee - International Women's Day Celebration
    , March 8, 2014, Saturday from 6pm to 9pm - Infusion Lounge, 124 Ellis Street, San Francisco. Click for info.
    close the gap CA's Stop the Slide Tour, March 10, 2014, Monday from 6:30PM to 8:30PM - The Bar Assocation of SF Conference Center, 301 Battery Street, San Francisco. Click for info.

    Mary Elizabeth Inn Speaker Series: Public Talk with Honorable Teresa Cox,
    March 13, 2014, Thursday from 12PM to 2PM - Metropolitan Club, 640 Sutter Street, San Francisco. Click for info.

    6th Women in Military History: Honoring Women in the Military,
    March 15, 2014, Saturday from 12 to 3PM - Twin Towers United Methodist Church, 1411 Oak Street, Alameda. RSVP by March 7 by phone (510)-748-6881 or by email at womeninmilitary@yahoo.com.
    2014  Hall of Fame Awards Dinner: Honoring Women Who Make a Difference in Contra Costa County, March 20, 2014, Thursday at 6:30 PM - Crowne Plaza Hotel, 45 John Glenn Dr., Concord. Click for info.
    Living the Legacy: Celebrating 130th Anniversary of AAUW San Francisco, March 22, 2014, Saturday from 12:30PM to 3:30PM - Presidio Private Golf Club, 8 Presidio Terrace, San Francisco. Click for info.

    Theatre of the Oppressed and Mindfulness Training,
    April 5-6, 2014 from 9:30AM to 4:30PM each day - Wildcat Studios, 2525, 8th St., Berkeley. Cost is $200 for the weekend. Early bird discount for $150 if registered by March 10. Click for info.

    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.

    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.

    Washington


    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.


    OPPORTUNITIES

    "I Am a Ghost" - DVD soon to be available
    H.P. Mendoza's film will available on DVD, VOD, and Digital HD on March 1, 2014. http://iamaghost.com/

    Nonprofit Leadership Program for Asian & Pacific Islander Women Executive Directors
    (Los Angeles, CA) - http://www.leap.org/empower_nlp.php
    • Part 1: March 31 - April 4
    • Part 2: Ongoing Coaching
    • Part 3: Board Governance
    • Part 4: August 25-27
    Seeking Fun, Warm-Hearted Tagalog Lead Instructor for East Bay Summer Camp (Week of June 23, June 16 or 30, and week of July 14)

    Sama Sama Summer Camp is an exciting, new day camp for ages 5-10 years old in Oakland and Berkeley. The camp is designed to provide children a fun, engaging, and critical way of exploring the intersections of culture, art, and ecology. With Tagalog language immersion, dance and music from pre-colonial Philippines and exploration of our ecological heritage, Sama Sama is a summer camp experience unlike any other.

    The Lead Instructor will be responsible for daily Tagalog lessons; work with a team of parents to develop curriculum and lesson plans, be a part of a collective of parents & volunteers to run the camp.

    Preferred Skills & Qualifications:


    • Experience in teaching Tagalog.

    • Experience working with elementary school-aged children.

    • Experience with curriculum development and lesson planning.

    • Experience and/or working knowledge of migration, social & environmental justice issues, education, arts, organizing.

    • Use of play, inquiry-based learning.

    • Experience working in a cooperative or desire to work in a cooperative structure.

    Please submit a cover letter and resume to Lisa Juachon at lcjuachon@gmail.com


    PINAY LIFESTYLE
    Quiz: How well do you know notable women?

    To commemorate the contributions of women both past and present, the PBS NewsHour has created a quiz to test your knowledge about notable women. Read more.

    CONNECTING WITH YOUR PINAY ROOTS
    Robert Lopez Wins Oscar for 'Original Song,' Becomes the First Asian American to EGOT
    Robert Lopez made history when he won the Oscar for Music (Original Song) at the 86th Academy Awards for writing the music and lyrics of "Let It Go" from "Frozen" (along with this wife Kristen Anderson-Lopez).  Read more.
  • February 26, 2014 2:14 PM | Rebecca Corteza (Administrator)

    IN THIS ISSUE:
    Congrats to Loida Nicolas Lewis (Global FWN100 '13)! Loida was appointed to the Board of Trustees of the Migration Policy Institute, the world's premier think tank that analyzes international migration. Read the press release here: http://www.migrationpolicy.org/news/board-of-trustees-appointments-feb-2014

    Woohoo!
    Check out the awesome photos from 1 Billion Rising in front of San Francisco City Hall on February 14. http://www.flickr.com/photos/87584866@N00



    SAVE THE DATE! FWN is going to the Philippines for the 11th Filipina Leadership Global S
    ummit (Oct. 5-8, 2014)
    *** SUPER early bird registrations now OPEN until March 31***

    FWN is thrilled to share the news!  For the first time in the history of the Filipina Women's Network, we're convening the Filipina Leadership Global Summit outside of the United States.  We're going back to our roots, our home country, the ***Philippines*** 

    We have re-purposed the mission of the Filipina Women's Network: A Filipina Woman Leader in every sector of the ec
    onomy. 


    First stop - "home" - to our roots, our home country, to re-visit, re-capture, re-invigorate the values and the indomitable spirit of being Filipina. So, home is where our hearts are - the Philippines.
    • SAVE THE DATE - October 5-8, 2014.
    • Plan ahead and register NOW for the 2014 Filipina Leadership Global Summit!
    • SUPER early bird rates are available now until March 31. Click here to register or go to www.FilipinaWomensNetwork.org/events.
    • HIGHLIGHT of the Filipina Summit is the book launch of "Filipina Global Leaders" (working title) - the leadership competencies of Filipina women leaders, their secrets, their challenges, - stories of how they have thrived and navigated the global workplace.
    • We also plan a post-summit trip to Tacloban City so we can visit our Tacloban sisters and check their progress as they rebuild their lives with the help of our Economic Livelihood Projects we've launched - the Micro Enterprise Revolving Loan Fund and the Marsha Garces Williams Solar Job Skills Training.

    FILIPINA CALL TO ACTION

    Women's Media Center Announces the publication of WMC Status of Women in U.S. Media Report 2014 -
    http://wmc.3cdn.net/6dd3de8ca65852dbd4_fjm6yck9o.pdf

    9th Anniversary of the San Francisco International Women's Film Festival (March 7 & 29, 2014) Needs Your Support!

    Support the SF Women's Film Fest by making a donation through Indiegogo and you'll be able to get tickets before they go on sale, VIP Seating, See your name (or your company logo) on the big screen and more! -
    http://igg.me/at/sfwfiff2014

      PRESS RELEASES

    Filipinos in Entertainment and Media To Share Insight With UC Berkeley's Fil-Am Community

    Los Angeles-based organization FilAm Creative, along with UC Berkeley's Asian Pacific American Student Development group and Pilipin@ Community Council will host "Pilipin@s in Entertainment and Media" panel discussion. Read full text.

    Philippine Consulate General - Passports FAQ

    To better serve kababayans, this year our Facebook page will feature frequently asked questions about our services.
    Read full text.


    IN THE NEWS

    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg: Philippines a successful test bed for internet.org initiative with Globe Telecom partnership

    Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg keynotes this year's Mobile World Congress with the theme "Creating What's Next". - Asian Journal. Read more....

    DHS to discuss TPS with Pinoy groups on Feb. 27

    According to a Filipino community leader, two officials confirmed that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is now looking to meet with Filipino groups regarding the Philippine’s request for Temporary Protected Status (TPS). - See more at: http://asianjournal.com/news/dhs-to-discuss-tps-with-pinoy-groups-on-feb-27/#sthash.ie9Y252T.dpuf
    According to a Filipino community leader, two officials confirmed that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is now looking to meet with Filipino groups regarding the Philippine's request for Temporary Protected Status (TPS). - Asian Journal. Read more...

    EVENTS AND MEETINGS

    California

    Asian Women's Shelter: Happy Hour Benefit Event, February 27, 2014, Thursday from 6PM to 9PM - The Office, 194 Church Street, San Francisco. Click for info.

    Appointments Training Workshop for Women with Mona Pasquil, Fiona Ma, and Jose Medina,
    February 27, 2014, Thursday from 6PM to 8PM - Riverside City Hall, Mayor's Ceremonial Room, 7th Floor, Riverside. Click for info.

    Free Legal Clinic for Domestic Violence Survivors,
    March 1, 2014, Saturday from 12PM to 1:30PM - Louis B. Mayer Lounge, 1st Floor, UC Hastings College of Law, 198 McAllister Street, San Francisco. For more info call (415)-782-8980.

    APAPA Town Halls Regarding SCA 5,
    March 2, 2014, Sunday from 1:30PM to 5PM - Cupertino Community Hall 10350 Torre Avenue, Cupertino. Contact Dr. Albert Wang, aybwang@comcast.net or Joel Wong, joelwong@comcast.net.

    Women's History Month Awards: "Celebrating Women of Character, Courage, & Commitment",
    March 4, 2014, Tuesday from 3:30PM to 7PM - San Francisco City Hall. Click for info.

    Tales from a Digital Nomad: How to Become Location Independent (And Work in Paradise)
    , March 4, 2014, Tuesday from 6PM to 8PM - Impact Hub San Francisco, 901 Mission Street, San Francisco. Click for info.

    The Commonwealth Club of CA - The Public Forum: A Talk with Philippine Ambassador Jose Cuisia, Jr.
    , March 7, 2014, Friday at 11:30 AM - The Commonwealth Club, 595 Market Street, 2nd Floor, San Francisco. Click for info.

    San Francisco Summer Resource Fair,
    March 8, 2014, Saturday from 10AM to 2PM - Balboa High School, 1000 Cayuga Avenue, San Francisco. Click for info.

    Refresh 2014: AAWAA Annual Fundraiser
    , March 8, 2014, Saturday from 1PM to 5PM - The Sequoias Atrium, 1400 Geary Blvd, San Francisco. Click for info.

    Inline image 2 2014 National Youth Organizing Training Institute: West Coast,
    March 5, 6, & 7, Oakland. Co-Sponsored by POWER & Coleman Advocates & Community Rights Campaign. Apply by January 21st. Click for info.

    Fiona Ma's Birthday Celebration,
    March 6, 2014, Thursday at 5PM to 8PM - Mighty Nightclub, 119 Utah Street, San Francisco. Click for info.

    close the gap CA's Stop the Slide Tour,
    March 10, 2014, Monday from 6:30PM to 8:30PM - The Bar Assocation of SF Conference Center, 301 Battery Street, San Francisco. Click for info.

    Mary Elizabeth Inn Speaker Series: Public Talk with Honorable Teresa Cox,
    March 13, 2014, Thursday from 12PM to 2PM - Metropolitan Club, 640 Sutter Street, San Francisco. Click for info.

    6th Women in Military History: Honoring Women in the Military,
    March 15, 2014, Saturday from 12PM to 3PM - Twin Towers United Methodist Church, 1411 Oak Street, Alameda. Call (510)-748-6881 or email womeninmilitary@yahoo.com.

    Living the Legacy: Celebrating 130th Anniversary of AAUW San Francisco,
    March 22, 2014, Saturday from 12:30PM to 3:30PM - Presidio Private Golf Club, 8 Presidio Terrace, San Francisco. Click for info.

    Theatre of the Oppressed and Mindfulness Training,
    April 5-6, 2014 from 9:30AM to 4:30PM each day - Wildcat Studios, 2525, 8th St., Berkeley. Cost is $200 for the weekend. Early bird discount for $150 if registered by March 10. Click for info.

    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.

    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.
    Philippines

    America in 3D - A Road Show on Diplomacy, Development, & Defense, March 1 & 2, 2014, Saturday and Sunday at 10AM - SM Mall of Asia. Click for info.

    Washington


    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.


    OPPORTUNITIES

    "I Am a Ghost" - DVD soon to be available
    H.P. Mendoza's film will available on DVD, VOD, and Digital HD on March 1, 2014. http://iamaghost.com/

    Nonprofit Leadership Program for Asian & Pacific Islander Women Executive Directors
    (Los Angeles, CA) - http://www.leap.org/empower_nlp.php
    • Part 1: March 31 - April 4
    • Part 2: Ongoing Coaching
    • Part 3: Board Governance
    • Part 4: August 25-27
    Seeking Fun, Warm-Hearted Tagalog Lead Instructor for East Bay Summer Camp (Week of June 23, June 16 or 30, and week of July 14)

    Sama Sama Summer Camp is an exciting, new day camp for ages 5-10 years old in Oakland and Berkeley. The camp is designed to provide children a fun, engaging, and critical way of exploring the intersections of culture, art, and ecology. With Tagalog language immersion, dance and music from pre-colonial Philippines and exploration of our ecological heritage, Sama Sama is a summer camp experience unlike any other.

    The Lead Instructor will be responsible for daily Tagalog lessons; work with a team of parents to develop curriculum and lesson plans, be a part of a collective of parents & volunteers to run the camp.

    Preferred Skills & Qualifications:


    • Experience in teaching Tagalog.

    • Experience working with elementary school-aged children.

    • Experience with curriculum development and lesson planning.

    • Experience and/or working knowledge of migration, social & environmental justice issues, education, arts, organizing.

    • Use of play, inquiry-based learning.

    • Experience working in a cooperative or desire to work in a cooperative structure.

    Please submit a cover letter and resume to Lisa Juachon at lcjuachon@gmail.com


    PINAY LIFESTYLE
    Best-selling author Mitch Albom donates books to kids in typhoon-hit Leyte
    Mitch Albom donated books to the children of an elementary school in Palo, Leyte on Monday, a report aired on GMA New's TV's "News to Go," said. The report said Albom also promised to send funds to help rebuild 10 libraries.  Read more.

    CONNECTING WITH YOUR PINAY ROOTS
    Top spots for first-rate Filipino in the metro

    A couple of years ago, Andrew Zimmern, host of the popular US television show "Bizarre Foods," declared, "I predict, two years from now, Filipino food will be what we will have been talking about for six months...I think that's going to be the next big thing." Read more.
  • February 18, 2014 12:33 PM | Rebecca Corteza (Administrator)

    IN THIS ISSUE:
    Way to go Filipinas! At 1 Billion Rising 2014 in front of San Francisco City Hall on February 14, Filipinas rose for justice! Check out our very own Marily Mondejar in an article by Vivian Zalvidea Araullo (US FWN100 '12) in The Inquirer. - http://globalnation.inquirer.net/99075/filipinas-join-one-billion-rising-flash-mob-against-domestic-violence





    SAVE THE DATE! FWN is going to the Philippines for the 11th Filipina Leadership Global S
    ummit (Oct. 5-8, 2014)
    *** SUPER early bird registrations now OPEN until March 31***

    FWN is thrilled to share the news!  For the first time in the history of the Filipina Women's Network, we're convening the Filipina Leadership Global Summit outside of the United States.  We're going back to our roots, our home country, the ***Philippines*** 

    We have re-purposed the mission of the Filipina Women's Network: A Filipina Woman Leader in every sector of the ec
    onomy. 


    First stop - "home" - to our roots, our home country, to re-visit, re-capture, re-invigorate the values and the indomitable spirit of being Filipina. So, home is where our hearts are - the Philippines.
    • SAVE THE DATE - October 5-8, 2014.
    • Plan ahead and register NOW for the 2014 Filipina Leadership Global Summit!
    • SUPER early bird rates are available now until March 31. Click here to register or go to www.FilipinaWomensNetwork.org/events.
    • HIGHLIGHT of the Filipina Summit is the book launch of "Filipina Global Leaders" (working title) - the leadership competencies of Filipina women leaders, their secrets, their challenges, - stories of how they have thrived and navigated the global workplace.
    • We also plan a post-summit trip to Tacloban City so we can visit our Tacloban sisters and check their progress as they rebuild their lives with the help of our Economic Livelihood Projects we've launched - the Micro Enterprise Revolving Loan Fund and the Marsha Garces Williams Solar Job Skills Training.

    FILIPINA CALL TO ACTION

    9th Anniversary of the San Francisco International Women's Film Festival (March 7 & 29, 2014) Needs Your Support!

    Support the SF Women's Film Fest by making a donation through Indiegogo and you'll be able to get tickets before they go on sale, VIP Seating, See your name (or your company logo) on the big screen and more! -
    http://igg.me/at/sfwfiff2014

      PRESS RELEASES

    Philippine Consulate General - Passports FAQ

    To better serve kababayans, this year our Facebook page will feature frequently asked questions about our services.
    Read full text.


    IN THE NEWS

    1 Billion Rising holds 2nd event outside SF City Hall

    San Francisco city leaders joined a crowd of hundreds outside City Hall to be part of the 1 Billion Rising movement -- the global campaign is an effort to end violence against women. - ABC 7 News. Read more....

    Asian-American Athletes At Winter Olympics 2014 in Sochi

    Team USA will send several athletes, and among them there are several Asian Americans representing the country. - AsianFortune.
    Read more...

    EVENTS AND MEETINGS

    California

    Learn Healthy Finances with Om Sukheenai & 30 days to Feeling Fit with Vida Ice, February 18, 2014, Tuesday from 5:30PM to 7:30PM - Umpqua Bank, 1448 NE Weidler Street, Portland. Click for info.

    When Women Succeed, America Succeeds with Congresswoman Anna G. Eshoo (CA-18),
    February 21, 2014, Friday at 11AM - San Jose City College in the Technology Center, Room T-415), 2100 Moorpark Ave, San Jose. Click for info.

    Free Bi-Monthly Immigration Clinic,
    February 21, 2014, Friday from 2PM to 6PM - 310 8th Street #101, Oakland. To schedule an appointment, call 510-465-9876 and speak to Judith. Click for info.

    1st Annual Filipino Heritage Night at Cal Basketball,
    February 23, 2014, Sunday at 5PM vs USC with Pregrame Food Truck Festival & Beer Garden outside Haas Pavilion, cultural dance, special national anthem performance and halftime performance, post-game celebrity basketball game w/ the SF Filipino Consulate. $25 per person includes ticket + Filipino Heritage Night T-Shirts, and a portion of the ticket will be donated to Typhoon Haiyan relief efforts. Email David Kao at dkao@berkely.edu or (510)-642-2679 for more info. Click for flyer.


    APEX Volunteer for Chinatown Firecracker Run 5K/10K: Hit the Ground Running this Lunar New Year,
    February 23, 2014, Sunday from 7AM to 12PM - Chinatown, Downtown Los Angeles. Click for info.

    AT&T Retail Open House & Interview Event,
    February 26, 2014, Wednesday at 10AM - Marin Employment Connection, 3rd Floor, 120 N. Redwood Drive, San Rafael. Click for info.

    The Commonwealth Club of CA - The Public Forum: A Talk with Philippine Ambassador Jose Cuisia, Jr.
    , March 7, 2014, Friday at 11:30 AM - The Commonwealth Club, 595 Market Stree, 2nd Floor, San Francisco. Click for info.

    Refresh 2014: AAWAA Annual Fundraiser
    , March 8, 2014, Saturday from 1PM to 5PM - The Sequoias Atrium, 1400 Geary Blvd, San Francisco. Click for info.

    Inline image 2 2014 National Youth Organizing Training Institute: West Coast,
    March 5, 6, & 7, Oakland. Co-Sponsored by POWER & Coleman Advocates & Community Rights Campaign. Apply by January 21st. Click for info.

    Fiona Ma's Birthday Celebration,
    March 6, 2014, Thursday at 5PM to 8PM - Mighty Nightclub, 119 Utah Street, San Francisco. Click for info.

    Living the Legacy: Celebrating 130th Anniversary of AAUW San Francisco,
    March 22, 2014, Saturday from 12:30PM to 3:30PM - Presidio Private Golf Club, 8 Presidio Terrace, San Francisco. Click for info.

    Theatre of the Oppressed and Mindfulness Training,
    April 5-6, 2014 from 9:30AM to 4:30PM each day - Wildcat Studios, 2525, 8th St., Berkeley. Cost is $200 for the weekend. Early bird discount for $150 if registered by March 10. 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.

    Minnesota

    Honoring Women Worldwide: Dress for Success
    , February 25, 2014, Tuesday from 5PM to 7:30PM - Travelers, Jackson Room, 385 Washington St., St. Paul. Click for info.

    New York

    Speak Up and Speak Out: Mastering the Art of Public Speaking,
    February 20, 2014, Thursday from 6PM to 9PM at Microsoft Eleven Times Square, 8th venue between 41st and 42nd St, 6th Floor, Radio City Room, NYC. Click for info.

    Washington

    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.


    OPPORTUNITIES

    Nonprofit Leadership Program for Asian & Pacific Islander Women Executive Directors (Los Angeles, CA) - http://www.leap.org/empower_nlp.php
    • Part 1: March 31 - April 4
    • Part 2: Ongoing Coaching
    • Part 3: Board Governance
    • Part 4: August 25-27
    Apply for College Scholarships for Asian Students
    Posted by: The Asian Pacific Fund
    Deadline: February 20, 2014
    http://www.asianpacificfund.org/files/sch_flyer_2014.pdf


    Job Title: Assistant Director
    Posted by: Sacramento County DCSS
    Deadline to Apply: February 21, 2014
    http://www.csdaca.org/careeropportunities.aspx

    Seeking Fun, Warm-Hearted Tagalog Lead Instructor for East Bay Summer Camp
    (Week of June 23, June 16 or 30, and week of July 14)

    Sama Sama Summer Camp is an exciting, new day camp for ages 5-10 years old in Oakland and Berkeley. The camp is designed to provide children a fun, engaging, and critical way of exploring the intersections of culture, art, and ecology. With Tagalog language immersion, dance and music from pre-colonial Philippines and exploration of our ecological heritage, Sama Sama is a summer camp experience unlike any other.

    The Lead Instructor will be responsible for daily Tagalog lessons; work with a team of parents to develop curriculum and lesson plans, be a part of a collective of parents & volunteers to run the camp.

    Preferred Skills & Qualifications:


    • Experience in teaching Tagalog.

    • Experience working with elementary school-aged children.

    • Experience with curriculum development and lesson planning.

    • Experience and/or working knowledge of migration, social & environmental justice issues, education, arts, organizing.

    • Use of play, inquiry-based learning.

    • Experience working in a cooperative or desire to work in a cooperative structure.

    Please submit a cover letter and resume to Lisa Juachon at lcjuachon@gmail.com


    PINAY LIFESTYLE
    Growing Up Half Asian American: Curse or Gift?
    "In this era of globalization and liberalization, being - and identifying as - biracial is becoming increasingly common." Read some stories from half Filipina, half Romanian Amanda Andrei and other biracial women.  Read more.

    CONNECTING WITH YOUR PINAY ROOTS
    Filipino Figure Skater Wins Hearts Worldwide

    He entered the biggest sporting stage with the modest goal of making it to the top 24, but Michael Martinez, the Philippines' brave lone Winter Olympian, was way more than that. Read more.
  • February 11, 2014 11:36 AM | Rebecca Corteza (Administrator)

    IN THIS ISSUE:

    California Supreme Court Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye (US FWN100 '07) calls "lack of access to courts a 'new civil rights issue'" in a Huffington Post article: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/sara-warner/justice-takes-the-slow-la_b_4738030.html

    Check out "Meet Fil-Indian woman behind 'The Killing'" - an article by Yong Chavez (FWN100 '12).
    "The Killing" is a thriller drama about the death of a young girl and the lives of the detectives involved with the investigation. To read more, visit http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/global-filipino/02/03/14/meet-fil-indian-woman-behind-killing




    SAVE THE DATE! FWN is going to the Philippines for the 11th Filipina Leadership Global S
    ummit (Oct. 5-8, 2014)
    *** SUPER early bird registrations now OPEN until March 31***

    FWN is thrilled to share the news!  For the first time in the history of the Filipina Women's Network, we're convening the Filipina Leadership Global Summit outside of the United States.  We're going back to our roots, our home country, the ***Philippines*** 

    We have re-purposed the mission of the Filipina Women's Network: A Filipina Woman Leader in every sector of the ec
    onomy. 


    First stop - "home" - to our roots, our home country, to re-visit, re-capture, re-invigorate the values and the indomitable spirit of being Filipina. So, home is where our hearts are - the Philippines.
    • SAVE THE DATE - October 5-8, 2014.
    • Plan ahead and register NOW for the 2014 Filipina Leadership Global Summit!
    • SUPER early bird rates are available now until March 31. Click here to register or go to www.FilipinaWomensNetwork.org/events.
    • HIGHLIGHT of the Filipina Summit is the book launch of "Filipina Global Leaders" (working title) - the leadership competencies of Filipina women leaders, their secrets, their challenges, - stories of how they have thrived and navigated the global workplace.
    • We also plan a post-summit trip to Tacloban City so we can visit our Tacloban sisters and check their progress as they rebuild their lives with the help of our Economic Livelihood Projects we've launched - the Micro Enterprise Revolving Loan Fund and the Marsha Garces Williams Solar Job Skills Training.

    FILIPINA CALL TO ACTION

    CALL FOR ARTISTS: Creative Pinay Crones Exhibit (March 8 - July 31, 2014)
    Exhibit Entry Deadline: Sunday, February 16, 2014
    Open to all Pinay artists 55 years+ residing in the Greater San Francisco Bay Area and Northern California. We welcome the opportunity to support works that are retrospective in nature, current new works and/or thematic works not previously shared with the general public. We are accepting all media, including crafts, literary, music, and performing arts. The process of creating this exhibit is organic and taking shape as it happens. However, we wish to have a few guidelines that reflects consistency in our decisions. Here are the guidelines:
    • All artists need to submit a biography and artist statement.
    • Only emailed entries received by February 16th with digitally uploaded images, literary works, and videos will be accepted. Send all information to creativistpinaycrones2014@gmail.com. If proposing a site-specific installation please include a brief description of concept with supporting images; a visit to International Hotel Manilatown Center gallery prior to entry would be advisable (to schedule an appointment, send email to evelynluluquisen@manilatown.org).
    • Artists should live, work, and manifest their art in the Greater San Francisco Bay Area and Northern California. Proximity to the exhibit location makes transporting the artwork manageable. It also makes the exhibit more accessible for the artists' personal and professional networks to attend exhibit events. Preferably artists should be in one of the following counties: Alameda, Alpine,Amador, Butte, Calaveras, Colusa, Contra Costa, Del Norte, El Dorado, Fresno, Glenn, Humboldt, Inyo, Kern, Kings, Lake, Lassen Madera, Marin, Mariposa, Mendocino, Merced, Modoc, Mono, Monterey, Napa, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Sacramento, San Benito, San Francisco, San Joaquin, San Luis Obispo, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Shasta, Sierra, Siskiyou, Solano, Sonoma, Stanislaus, Sutter, Tehama, Trinity, Tulare, Tuolumne, Yolo, Yuba.
    • Ten (10) digital images of your original work not previously shown in the International Hotel Manilatown Center.
    • Literary artists may submit up to 5 to 7 poems or 3 to 5 short stories and/or excerpt of prose. and are welcome to sell their publications at the Center.

    • Musicians and performing artists submit 3 to 5 video samples.
    • Artwork must be listed with title, media, dimensions, date and price. Artists are allowed to sell their work. For work that sells, artists must replace works with an alternate piece upon release to the buyer. We are asking for a minimum donation of 30% of all sales to benefit the Manilatown Heritage Foundation.
    • Artists will be encouraged to present in “Creativist” workshops to be scheduled during the exhibit. If you would like to present a workshop, please include a one paragraph summary of your proposed workshop(s).
    Accepted artists will be informed beginning February 23, 2014 by email and will enter a dialogue with our curatorial committee about how to proceed.
    Send all entries, artist biography and statements to:   creativistpinaycrones2014@gmail.com
    You may also send your inquiries to Evelyn Luluquisen or Jeanette Lazam at creativistpinaycrones2014@gmail.com


    9th Anniversary of the San Francisco International Women's Film Festival (March 7 & 29, 2014) Needs Your Support!

    Support the SF Women's Film Fest by making a donation through Indiegogo and you'll be able to get tickets before they go on sale, VIP Seating, See your name (or your company logo) on the big screen and more! -
    http://igg.me/at/sfwfiff2014


    RISE with FWN at 1 BILLION RISING FOR JUSTICE on February 14, 4-6pm at San Francisco City Hall!




      PRESS RELEASES

    Apl.de.Ap of the Black Eyed Peas Joins Mayor Ed Lee, District Attorney Gascon, Women Leaders and Activists, on the steps of City Hall

    On Friday, February 14, San Francisco joins the global "One Billion Rising for Justice" campaign taking place is 184 countries (and growing) to demand justice and an end to violence against women and girls.
    Read full text.

    Philippine Consulate General - Passports FAQ

    To better serve kababayans, this year our Facebook page will feature frequently asked questions about our services.
    Read full text.


    IN THE NEWS

    A longer application form for hopeful US citizens

    Immigration officials rolled out a new application form for U.S. citizenship on Tuesday - 21 pages in length - twice as long as the current form. - Southern California Public Radio. Read more....

    Tiger Mother' Author Spells Out 3 Traits That Drive Success In The U.S.
    Amy Chua is out with another provocative book, co-written by Jed Rubenfield, which argues that "eight cultural groups are posed for success in the U.S. because those cultures possess specific traits." - NPR. Read more...

    The Lone Filipino Winter Olympian

    Michael Christian Martinez is the sole representative of the Philippines at Sochi and the first to participate in the Winter Olympics in 22 years. - New America Media. Read more...

    The 'Bamboo Ceiling': Hollywood Shuns Asians, While New Media Embraces Them

    Asians have found stardom on social media and reality TV, but continue to be underrepresented on the silver screen. - New America Media.
    Read more...

    EVENTS AND MEETINGS

    California

    NAWBO-SFBA Educational Speaker Series & Dinner, February 13, 2014, Thursday from 5:30PM to 8PM - Sir Francis Drake Hotel, Union Square, 450 Powell Street, San Francisco. Click for info.

    American Center of Philippine Art's 5th Anniversary Dinner & Show Gala,
    February 15, 2014, Saturday from 6PM to 10PM - Oakland Asian Cultural Center, 388 Ninth Street, Suite 290, 2nd Floor of Pacific Renaissance Plaza, Oakland. Click for info.

    Learn Healthy Finances with Om Sukheenai & 30 days to Feeling Fit with Vida Ice,
    February 18, 2014, Tuesday from 5:30PM to 7:30PM - Umpqua Bank, 1448 NE Weidler Street, Portland. Click for info.

    Free Bi-Monthly Immigration Clinic,
    February 21, 2014, Friday from 2PM to 6PM - 310 8th Street #101, Oakland. To schedule an appointment, call 510-465-9876 and speak to Judith. Click for info.

    1st Annual Filipino Heritage Night at Cal Basketball,
    February 23, 2014, Sunday at 5PM vs USC with Pregrame Food Truck Festival & Beer Garden outside Haas Pavilion, cultural dance, special national anthem performance and halftime performance, post-game celebrity basketball game w/ the SF Filipino Consulate. $25 per person includes ticket + Filipino Heritage Night T-Shirts, and a portion of the ticket will be donated to Typhoon Haiyan relief efforts. Email David Kao at dkao@berkely.edu or (510)-642-2679 for more info. Click for flyer.


    APEX Volunteer for Chinatown Firecracker Run 5K/10K: Hit the Ground Running this Lunar New Year,
    February 23, 2014, Sunday from 7AM to 12PM - Chinatown, Downtown Los Angeles. Click for info.

    AT&T Retail Open House & Interview Event,
    February 26, 2014, Wednesday at 10AM - Marin Employment Connection, 3rd Floor, 120 N. Redwood Drive, San Rafael. Click for info.

    Refresh 2014: AAWAA Annual Fundraiser
    , March 8, 2014, Saturday from 1PM to 5PM - The Sequoias Atrium, 1400 Geary Blvd, San Francisco. Click for info.

    Inline image 2 2014 National Youth Organizing Training Institute: West Coast,
    March 5, 6, & 7, Oakland. Co-Sponsored by POWER & Coleman Advocates & Community Rights Campaign. Apply by January 21st. Click for info.

    Fiona Ma's Birthday Celebration,
    March 6, 2014, Thursday at 5PM to 8PM - Mighty Nightclub, 119 Utah Street, San Francisco. Click for info.

    Living the Legacy: Celebrating 130th Anniversary of AAUW San Francisco,
    March 22, 2014, Saturday from 12:30PM to 3:30PM - Presidio Private Golf Club, 8 Presidio Terrace, San Francisco. Click for info.

    Theatre of the Oppressed and Mindfulness Training,
    April 5-6, 2014 from 9:30AM to 4:30PM each day - Wildcat Studios, 2525, 8th St., Berkeley. Cost is $200 for the weekend. Early bird discount for $150 if registered by March 10. 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.

    Minnesota

    Honoring Women Worldwide: Dress for Success
    , February 25, 2014, Tuesday from 5PM to 7:30PM - Travelers, Jackson Room, 385 Washington St., St. Paul. Click for info.

    New York

    Speak Up and Speak Out: Mastering the Art of Public Speaking,
    February 20, 2014, Thursday from 6PM to 9PM at Microsoft Eleven Times Square, 8th venue between 41st and 42nd St, 6th Floor, Radio City Room, NYC. Click for info.

    Washington

    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.


    OPPORTUNITIES

    Nonprofit Leadership Program for Asian & Pacific Islander Women Executive Directors (Los Angeles, CA) - http://www.leap.org/empower_nlp.php
    • Part 1: March 31 - April 4
    • Part 2: Ongoing Coaching
    • Part 3: Board Governance
    • Part 4: August 25-27

    PAID Summer Internship for Youth
    Posted by: City and County of San Francisco
    Deadline: Friday, February 14, 2014
    http://www.sfgov2.org/index.aspx?page=4095

    Apply for College Scholarships for Asian Students
    Posted by: The Asian Pacific Fund
    Deadline: February 20, 2014
    http://www.asianpacificfund.org/files/sch_flyer_2014.pdf


    Job Title: Assistant Director
    Posted by: Sacramento County DCSS
    Deadline to Apply: February 21, 2014
    http://www.csdaca.org/careeropportunities.aspx

    Seeking Fun, Warm-Hearted Tagalog Lead Instructor for East Bay Summer Camp
    (Week of June 23, June 16 or 30, and week of July 14)

    Sama Sama Summer Camp is an exciting, new day camp for ages 5-10 years old in Oakland and Berkeley. The camp is designed to provide children a fun, engaging, and critical way of exploring the intersections of culture, art, and ecology. With Tagalog language immersion, dance and music from pre-colonial Philippines and exploration of our ecological heritage, Sama Sama is a summer camp experience unlike any other.

    The Lead Instructor will be responsible for daily Tagalog lessons; work with a team of parents to develop curriculum and lesson plans, be a part of a collective of parents & volunteers to run the camp.

    Preferred Skills & Qualifications:


    • Experience in teaching Tagalog.

    • Experience working with elementary school-aged children.

    • Experience with curriculum development and lesson planning.

    • Experience and/or working knowledge of migration, social & environmental justice issues, education, arts, organizing.

    • Use of play, inquiry-based learning.

    • Experience working in a cooperative or desire to work in a cooperative structure.

    Please submit a cover letter and resume to Lisa Juachon at lcjuachon@gmail.com


    PINAY LIFESTYLE
    Fil-Am music artist Bruno Mars Responds to Haters
    After Bruno Mars's Super Bowl halftime performance, the media lashed at Mars calling his performance "forgettable" and that he was "not the right choice" in comparison to past performers like Beyonce and Madonna. Well, Bruno responded to his haters by calling the comments "disgusting." Way to tell 'em Bruno!  Read more.

    CONNECTING WITH YOUR PINAY ROOTS
    Lino Brocka's 'Manila in the Claws of Light'

    Lino Brocka's "Manila in the Claws of Light" begins with a whisper and ends with a howl. In between, there are grace notes, escalating horrors and the peripatetic journey of a country mouse, Julio (Rafael Roco Jr., later known as Bembol Roco), in the big city. It's a story of struggle, survival, endurance and defeat that Brocka, perhaps the most celebrated of Filipino directors, filmed down and dirty in Manila when the Philippines was still in the grip of the dictator Ferdinand E. Marcos
    . Click to read more.
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