The Internet is full of spaces that openly objectify or demonize Filipina women and other minority groups. It’s hard to feel safe when you’re faced with the kind of hate and vitriol that exists and even thrives in some corners of the Internet. Unfortunately, the data collection activities and “privacy” policies of many tech companies are only making things worse.
Join FWN in honoring San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee in a petition to name the International Terminal at San Francisco International Airport (SFO) after him. Mayor Lee was a great friend to the Filipina Women's Network. For many years, when we held the Filipina Summit in San Francisco, he welcomed our members and FWN100 awardees with open arms to his beloved City.
Catch a free screening of the PBS documentary 'The Chinese Exclusion Act' this Tuesday at the Vogue Theater, presented to you by Edwin M. Lee Asian Pacific Democratic Club, Rotary Club of San Francisco Chinatown , and Center for Asian American Media. Seating will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis, and we will kindly ask you for a donation to support The Edwin M. Lee Community Fund.
Join Hastings Alumni and Retired Judges Lillian Sing and Julie Tang, at the "Comfort Women" Justice Coalition panel discussion on Japan's WWII sexual slavery system in 13 occupied countries including China, Korea, and the Philippines. Learn the history, denials, and the legal framework of redress for Japan's "Comfort Women".
“We have to create a stronger middle class. Our per capita income must increase by at least three-fold. It means that by 2040, there’s gonna be that substantial jump such that there will be more middle class,” said Nora K. Terrado (Global FWN100™ '14 and '16), Undersecretary, Trade and Investments Promotion Group (TIPG) of the DTI. Terrado added that “behind this call for a matatag, maginhawa at panatag na buhay are economic activities where the 10-point agenda of President Duterte comes in.”
The developers of Via Verde in Batangas reduced the electricity demand and improved the energy efficiency of their low-cost homes by following the standards under Excellence in Design for Greater Efficiencies. By installing solar panels on the roofs of their homes, residents of these villages said their electricity bills went down by 20 to 25 percent. " Our sales went up by 300 percent," said Emma Imperial, CEO of Imperial Homes which developed Via Verde.