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Zoe Lualhati Rabuy Inciong: Remembering a courageous young woman

Zoe Inciong

Zoe is the daughter of Ria Inciong, FWN Member and TVM Warrior 2011.  Our heartfelt condolences to Ria and her family in the passing of their daughter, Zoe, our young FWN Shero!  To contact Ria, please email her at zolutera@yahoo.com. Remembering Zoe...

Congratulations to our very own Lorna Dietz!

MABUHAY si Lorna Dietz! Winner of New America Media (NAM) Ethnic Award for Outstanding Community Blogger Runner-Up: Lorna Dietz - NaFFAAR8.com

Let's join her at the NAM gala awards on Thursday, July 19, 2012, 5:30PM at KQED.

CALLING the 100 Most Influential Filipina Women in the San Francisco Bay Area (2007, 2009, 2011 Awardees)

Mixer & Networking - Catch up and network with fellow awardees at the Oakland A's Filipino Heritage Game on August 17, 2012.  FWN100 Awardees present will be recognized on the A's scoreboard.  We also will have an opportunity to be at homeplate at the beginning of the game.
  • FWN100 Mixer with Filipino Elected & Appointed Officials
  • 6-7pm @ the Westside Club
  • Purchase tickets here. Then register your name @ the FWN Event site so FWN can add your name and your guests to the VIP List for admission to the Westside Club
  • 7:05pm - Game
  • Mixer is co-sponsored by FWN, FAAE and the Oakland A's

Oakland A's Filipino Heritage Game 2012

Calling FWN Members & Friends in the 50 states!

Do you know a Filipina American Woman whose work is influencing your community, your organization, your professional practice area or industry?  NOMINATE her so she and her work can receive recognition and inspire the next generation of Filipina leaders.

FWN Magazine 2011

Don't forget - Pinay Power 300 Reunion & Filipina Summit early BIRD rates end July 16.

  • Click to register now.
  • Click to view the Summit Schedule. 
  • Make sure you reserve your room at the Stanford Court by calling 1-800-227-4736 and ask for the FWN special rate.



Filipina Women Who Could Be President Fellowship accepting applications now.  2012-2013 sessions scheduled for October 12-14,  January 25-27, 2013, March 29-31, 2013 and June 28-30, 2013. BONUS session, if accepted - attend the Filipina Summit August 30-September 1, 2012.

Filipina Women Who Could Be President

9th Filipina Summit:
Pinay Power 2012 Reunion at the Stanford Court Hotel, San Francisco on August 30-September 1, 2012. EARLY BIRD registration rates END July 16. Register now @ www.FilipinaWomensNetwork.org/events


9th Filipina Summit: Pinay Power 2012


Time is running out for VAWA this year - if everyone makes 5 calls this week, we can get it done!

We all want to protect women of all ages and ethnicities in the US and prevent any harm that may come to them from injustices like abuse and violence. Help protect women across the nation:

TAKE ACTION:  Call your own senators and representative and tell them to demand congressional leaders solve the bluew slip procedural hold-up or we’ll give them the pink slip in November. More information.

This is a very IMPORTANT

Let's stand shoulder to shoulder as a community in support of survivors of domestic violence. Raise a loud and clear voice that San Francisco is a safe place to reach out for and receive help. We have about $2,860 to go.

Please help fund the 3rd billboard in Tagalog "Domestic Violence is NEVER a private matter" (mock-up below). 

Your $10, $25, $50, $75 or $100 will go a long way to reassure all victims and witnesses of domestic violence that they can and should feel safe to report abuse.  We raised $900+ in 2 days so please contribute what you can.

We hope you can support this very important and urgent cause. CLICK to contribute or go to www.loudsauce.com/campaigns/82.

Through a San Francisco-based startup called LoudSauce, FWN turned to the internet - to YOU - and to "crowdfunding" to raise money for the billboard.  SPREAD the word about this campaign - Facebook your friends, Twitter this message, forward this Email to your friends.

Take a stand and help your Filipina / Asian sisters and FWN install this billboard.





California Homeowner Bill of Rights Signed into Law

July 11, 2012 -- Marking a major milestone for Californians and all Americans, the Homeowners Bill of Rights, a package of bills sponsored by Attorney General Kamala D. Harris that gives homeowners important new protections and places restrictions on how aggressively banks can foreclose, was signed into law today by Governor Brown. View article.

APALC to Directly Help Undocumented Youth -ALC

In light of President Barack Obama's recent announcement about temporary relief for DREAMers, APALC will help undocumented Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) youth determine if they qualify for relief from deportation from the country. View article


Ocean City, NJ's 3rd Annual "Tribute to the Philippines" (New Jersey)July 21,2012 @ the Music Pier 5-7pm. Showcasing Filipino Talents in the United States.


Mount Pinatubo @21 Photo Exhibit at the SF Library July 1-Sept. 6, 2012, Reception on July 12 - 4:00 to 6PM Mount Pinatubo Eruption @21 Photo Exhibit PAPCx.pdf

La Cocina’s 4th Annual San Francisco Street Food Festival Saturday August 18, 11am to 7pm In the Mission District on Folsom St. between 20th St. & 26th St. More information.

You are invited to attentd the opening reception of the exhibit "LAKAN SINING IN NEW YORK" on July 16, 2012 at 6pm

PCGNY Invites the community to support a new Filipino play "Prison Dancer The Musical"


LEAP is recruiting and accepting applications for their next Emerging Leaders Program class set to begin on August 20-24, 2012.

  • The Emerging Leaders Program (ELP) is a three part, six-month program designed to build nonprofit organizational capacity by developing Asian and Pacific Islander (API) staff for future and current leadership and management roles in nonprofit organizations as well as increasing the retention of APIs who are committed to working in the nonprofit sector. 
  • Built on LEAP’s Leadership Framework and focused on leadership development from an Asian and Pacific Islander cultural lens, participants will be able to expand and strengthen their individual leadership skills as well as contribute to the growth and advancement of their organizations.

Leadership Styles: "What's Right For You?"  on July 19,  2012 Please join us this month as we explore another important career topic for women on the leadership track.  More information

Mark you calendar for the Healthy Masculinity Summit October 17 – 19 in Washington, DC
More Information.

Voters Education & Candidates Forum Planning Kick-off Meeting Wednesday, July 11, 2012 5:30pm to 7:00pm APAPA National Headquarters 4000 Truxel Road, Ste. 3 Sacramento, CA 95834

11th Annual Voters Education & Candidates Forum 2012 Sunday, September 30, 2012 California State University, Sacramento - University Union 6000 J Street, Sacramento, CA 95819 . Free Admission and Open to the Public. Click on the link below for event flyer: 

11th Annual Voters Education & Candidates Forum


Supreme Court robe rage reveals conservatives' antipathy to critical thinking -POLITICO Arena

The robe rage directed at Justice Roberts from the four disgruntled dissenters upset that a Republican justice upheld a Republican mandate enacted by a Democratic Congress and president is stunning to behold. Spilling selective secrets of the judicial monastery to settle a score and prove to their conservative base that they somehow were betrayed by his burst of independent thinking says more about them than the alleged apostate. Marc Thiessen is wrong - both Republicans and Democrats have been "surprised" but surprised Democrats don't leak Court proceedings or call for impeachment. View article.


Shall We Dance? A look into Philippine Traditional Dance- Camperspoint Philippines

Most Philippine dances were originally patterned after European dances during the Spanish regime. Pandango Sa Ilaw, Cariñosa, Rigodon and Balitao are examples of these dances Filipinos are known for. Aside from these western-influenced dances, ethnic-created dances such as Tinikling made its way to nationwide recognition. Despite its apparent adaptation to western dances, still Filipinos pay tribute to their cultural roots.View article. 

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