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Issue 19 - 09.12.12

September 12, 2012 3:37 PM | Deleted user
Mabuhay friends! In this issue and upcoming issue, we will highlight some of the wonderful moments during our 9th Annual Filipina Leadership Summit - Reunion: Pinay Power 2012. So please stay tuned to see what you missed or to relive the festivities!
- Rebecca

FWN Announcements
Filipina Call to Action

Press Releases

In the News

Events and Meetings


Pinay Lifestyle

Connecting with Your Pinay Roots

Our very own Leah Beth Naholowaa, FWN100 '11 Awardee, is pursuing a seat in the 32nd Guam Legislature as a senator! Click here to keep up with her campaign. 

Seeking support!
Cynthia Bonta,
a FWN100 2012 Awardee, is asking for your support for her son, Rob Bonta. To learn more, click here.

Round of applause to the winners at the Summit!

Southwest Airlines Membership Drive Prize Drawing - 4 Southwest roundtrip tickets, valued at $2,000
  • Belinda Munoz, Executive Director & Political Advisor, Susie Tompkins Buell Foundation (FWN100 '12) - graciously declined and returned prize back to the pot!
  • Dr. Josefina Enriquez, Half Moon Bay Family Medical Clinic (FWN100 '11)

Ramar Foods International Pinay Bingo - 6 month supply of Ramar Foods Products, valued at $200

  • Esther Lee, former Lion District Governor; San Francisco Marina-North Beach Lions (FWN100 '12)

Congratulations to the FWN100 2012 Finalists!!!

Put your hands in the air for the 100 Most Influential Filipinas in the U.S. 2012 finalists!


Reminder! 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.


MBeauty Clinic opens in Glendale

Glendale, CA - World Renowned US Board Certified Dermatologist and dubbed as "America's Favorite Dermatologist", Dr. Tess Mauricio, FWN100 '11 is opening a cosmetic dermatology clinic in Glendale, California. There will be a red carpet Inaugural Celebration on September 17, 2012 at 7pm where anyone interested can come to the clinic and participate in the festivities. To find out more, go to Dr. Tess Mauricio's website: http://www.scrippsderm.com.

8th Annual Heroes & Hearts Awards Nominations

San Francisco, CA - San Francisco General Hospital Foundation (SFGHF) began accepting nominations for its eighth-annual Hereos & Hearts Award, a service award which recognizes humanitarians who live or work in the San Francisco Bay Area. Nominations are being accepted now through Thursday, November 1, 2012. Click here for more information.


After the Colorado theatre shooting: Do we need a stricter gun control law? - Asian Journal. Read more...

Ethics Commission says Mirkarimi guilty of official misconduct on 2 of 6 charges:  Updates on the Mirkarimi case- The SF Examiner. Read more...

S.F. Sheriff Mirkarimi guilty of misconduct in domestic violence: This article sheds light on the public comments that the Ethics Commission received on Thursday- Los Angeles Times. Read more...

PHILIPPINES: Banking breast milk to save lives: MANILA, 13 August 2012 (IRIN) - The Philippine government's state-run breast milk bank is intensifying collection efforts to boost breastfeeding among the poor and help women return to work immediately after giving birth if they want to do so. Read more...


New York

Chelsea Art Tour, September 26, 2012, Wednesday 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM - Asian Art Piers, 537 West 25th Street. New York City Register here.

Starting Your Business 101

Dates & Times
Tuesday-November 6 - Writing a Business Plan
@ 6:00PM - 8:30PM
Tuesday-November 20 - Financing Your Business
@ 6:00PM - 8:30PM
Tuesday-November 27 - Legal Structures, Taxes & Record Keeping
@ 6:00PM - 8:30PM
Tuesday-December 4 - Marketing Fundamentals
@ 6:00 PM - 8:30PM
1290 Avenue of the Americas, NYC

Registration opens soon. Click for more info.


Casual Ferry Operations Supervisor
08/17/2012 08:30 AM PDT
Deadline: Thu, August 30, 2012, 4:30 pm.

Posted by: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Los Angeles
Location: Los Angeles, California, United States
Salary: 32000 - 32000, Annual and possible bonus

Asian Health Services Job Title: Development Associate
Reports To: Director of Development, Individual Giving
FLSA Status: Exempt (Union)
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Primary Montessori Teacher in the San Francisco Bay Area - Job
Posted by: Montessori School of Los Altos
Location: Palo Alto, California, United States

Posted by: United Federation of Teachers
Location: New York, New York, United States

Social Worker - Family Wellness - Job
Posted by: The Childrens Aid Society
Location: New York, New York, United States

Adjunct Professors - Job
Posted by: CUNY SSO
Location: New York, New York, United States

Facilities Manager - Job
Posted by: Lincoln Square Neighborhood Center
Location: New York, New York, United States

Social Workers - Job
Posted by: The Children's Village
Location: Bronx, New York, United States


Mother Hen's Flown the Coop: Going Places
FOR A Filipina who didn’t speak even one bit of Mandarin or any Chinese dialect, to move and work in China in the mid-1980s back when no one really spoke English could only have required massive amounts of spunk. Read more...


Gowns, tailored suits and haute couture...only the best for special occasions. But what to ware to celebrate the Pinay in us, pay homage to tradition and also is fitting for a very "current" event? Nothing can be more Filipina than the Terno. The terno has had a very interesting journey through the decades. Here are a few articles that can illustrate it's journey to where it is today. Hopefully, they will give you a few ideas for your own attires in the upcoming events.

Terno - www.seasite.niu.edu/tagalog/cynthia/costumes/terno.htm

Lacy Days: The Filipino Terno is New Again - Chandelier By the Sea

THE TERNO: The Haute Couture of National Dresses - BISEAN

Reinventing the TernoTwelvesixteen

Like what you've read so far? You can contact me at: epahayagan@ffwn.org
- Rebecca

For those of you who don't already know who I am...

...that's me on the far right with Marily Mondejar (President) and Kit Palabyab (Fellow)!

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