The Outstanding Women in the Nation's Service (TOWNS) Awardees express their support for Maria Ressa (Global FWN100™ '14) and Rappler in light of the Security and Exchange Commission's decision to revoke the news outlet Rappler’s license for allegedly violating ownership rules.
The Presidential Awards are being organized by the Commission on Filipinos Overseas (CFO) in partnership with the Philippine Embassies and Consulates General around the world to recognize the exemplary achievements and significant role of overseas Filipinos in national development.The Presidential Awards highlight the time-honored Filipino values of PAKIPAGKAPWA, PAGTUTULUNGAN and PAGKAKAISA.
In a decision dated January 11, the SEC ordered the revocation of Rappler Inc.’s certificate of incorporation for violating the restriction on foreign ownership of local media, the anti-dummy law, the corporation code, and the Securities Regulation Code.Rappler CEO Maria Ressa (Global FWN100™ '14) disputed the claim of the Duterte administration that it had nothing to do with the controversial decision of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to revoke the news outfit’s license for allegedly violating ownership rules.
Coro is thrilled to announce their new Women in Leadership program, focused on helping Bay Area women make their value visible in their workplaces and communities. The Spring 2018 program will engage 20 mid-career women of diverse backgrounds from the private, nonprofit, and government sectors for intensive leadership development seminars and post-fellowship networking. Applications for the program are now live!
Gov. Jerry Brown on January 10, delivered good news to California’s judicial branch—an extra $150 million in funding and a pledge to help underfunded trial courts. The budget infusion for the courts is the largest proposed by the governor since the recession, and it reflects the state’s rosy economic status. Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye (US FWN100™ '07) said the governor’s proposal was “strong” for the judiciary.