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A NEW ONLINE MAGAZINE FOR THE GLOBAL FILIPINO IS BORN - POSITIVELY FILIPINO, an online magazine celebrating the story of the global Filipino, has posted its Beta Blog at PositivelyFilipino.com. The beta offers a sneak peek at what the magazine will offer once it starts its regular run on January 1, 2013.
FWN's very own tech evangelist Franklin M. Ricarte joins Mona Lisa Yuchengco (FWN100 '09), Rene Ciria Cruz, Gemma Nemenzo (FWN100 '07) and Raymond Virata, all veterans of Filipinas, the popular magazine for Filipino Americans, which published for 18 years. 
As Lisa explains in her welcome message on the site’s beta edition, “POSITIVELY FILIPINO fills a need not only in cyberspace, but also in our own consciousness. As Filipinos become more visible and acknowledged worldwide, we need to let each other and other people hear our stories and ideas. We need to share our dreams and aspirations and be part of the global community. We need a site where people can find anything Filipino, good stories and good writing, one with a Filipino voice and perspective that will make us proud to be Filipino.” 

Shared by Kim Javier:
Filipina American doctoral student Kim Javier, is conducting a research study that hopes to examine the factors that lead to the experience of disturbed eating behaviors and and body image disurbances of Filipina American women. If you are a Filipina American woman 18 years or older, please take a few minutes to help her further her research by completing her survey:tinyurl.com/bodyimagefilipinas

Shared by Rodel Rodis:
Telltale Signs: China's Mining Occupation of the Philippines

While China’s brazen occupation of the Philippines’ Scarborough Shoal, located just 125 nautical miles from Masinloc, Zambales, has captured all the national and international attention, little has been mentioned about China’s occupation of the Philippine mining industry which is an entirely different issue from the Filipino Chinese ("Chinoys") domination of the Philippine economy. Read the full article.

Check out these photos from our Holiday Party to Honor Vangie Buell at Hana Zen Pier 39 on Dec. 14 (click photos to enlarge):

(left to right: Evelyn Luluquisen, Rodel Rodis, Mona Lisa Yuchengco, Mel Orpilla, Vicky Santos, Nikki Vilas, Mae Cendana Torlakson, Juanita Lott, Marily Mondejar, Edcelyn Pujol, Sonia Delen, and center seated Vangie Buell)

More photos can be found on our Facebook!

Announcements from the California Commission on the Status of Women and Girls:
Are you (or do you know) a woman who served in the military?
Joining together with CalVet, the State Library, and the CA Research Bureau, we are committed to improving the lives of our women veterans through outreach, education and research efforts. There are approximately 167,000 women veterans in California, many of whom are NOT aware of their state benefits.
Please help these women vets connect with their benefits by urging every California woman who served in the military to register on the Women Veterans Roster at www.calvet.ca.gov/women.

The Women’s Policy Summit, January 17, 2013, in Sacramento is co-sponsored by the Commission and the California Legislative Women’s Caucus. The Summit program and a mail-in registration form can be found at www.ccrwf.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/Womens-Policy-Summit-2013-invitation-F31.pdf

One Billion Rising
Eve Ensler and Tony Stroebel's film "One Billion Rising" is gaining momentum. You can watch the trailer for the film here: http://onebillionrising.org/blog/entry/one-billion-rising-trailer.

Teach for the Philippines Application Extended

New York, NY – November 21, 2012 – The search for the top 10 exemplary Filipino-American candidates for the inaugural corps of Teach for the Philippines has been extended to Friday, December 14, 2012. Read full text.

FilAms Urged to Help Typhoon Victims in Mindanao

WASHINGTON, D.C.--The Philippine Embassy today called on Filipino-Americans to lend a helping hand to victims of Typhoon Pablo in Mindanao even as it thanked the United States Government for providing an additional $3 million in humanitarian assistance.
Read full text.

Filipino World War II Veterans Pin Hope on Obama

WASHINGTON, D.C.--Filipino veterans who were denied compensation by the United States for services rendering during the Second World War are pinning their hopes on President Barack Obama's assurance that their concern remains a priority for the White House. Read full text.

City Officials Announce New Measures to Combat Child Abuse

In advance of yesterday's special Joint Meeting of the San Francisco Police Commission and the Commission on the Status of Women, the San Francisco Family Violence Council released the 2011 Comprehensive Report on Family Violence in San Francisco which details the number of client, calls, and cases related to child abuse, domestic violence, and elder abuse, covering the period July 2010 - June 2011.
Read full text.

Census Bureau Releases American Community Survey Estimates, Most Detailed Portrait of Every U.S. Community

On December 6, the  U.S. Census Bureau released estimates from the American Community Survey (ACS) for the combined years from 2007 to 2011, providing the only statistics down to the neighborhood level on school enrollment, jobs, housing and many other measures. Read more...

The U.S., China, and the Changing of the Guard

China has just completed a once-a-decade leadership transition, with Xi Jinping taking over as Party chief and effective head of the military. - Asia Society. Read more...

Young journalist opens up about overcoming depression: The Asian American in isolation

I battled major depression and anxiety since I was a child and through my teenage years. The revelation is almost always a surprise because I'm known to speak in front of college groups and because I talk to people all the time as a catering sales manager and as a journalist
. - The FilAm.
Appeals Court Rules Michigan's Ban on Equal Opportunity Unconstitutional

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit in a recent 8-to-7 ruling found that parts of Michigan's law banning equal opportunity programs at public colleges and universities are unconstitutional.
- CivilRights.org.



Shared by Geraldine Nuval:
2nd Annual Union-Fillmore Streets Holiday Boutique Crawl,
December 13, 2012, Thursday at 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM at participating boutiques.
Click for info.

Holiday Party to Honor Vangie Buell,
December 14, 2012, Friday at 6:30 PM - Hana Zen Pier 39, Beach and Embarcadero, San Francisco. Click for info.


UN Women Stakeholders' Forum on Preventing and Eliminating Violence Against Women, December 13-14, 2012 at 1:15 PM to 2:45 PM - Conference Room 2, NLB, New York.
Click for info.

Breakfast with a Minsider, December 14, 2012, Friday at 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM - Marriot Marquis 1535 Broadway, New York. Click for info.

AWIB Holiday Party,
December 17, 2012, Monday at 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM - 12 West 18th Street, #3E (between 5th and 6th Ave), New York City. Click for info.

Twitter Webinar: How Using Twitter Can Move the Business Needle, December 19, 2012, Wednesday at 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM ET. Register Now.

SBA SF Entrepreneur Center Business Workshops & Seminars,
 December 3-21, 2012--85% of classes are FREE. Visit 
http://www.sba.gov/events and enter zip code 94105.

MBA 2013 Summer Intern - Corporate Treasury (Job)
Company: Gilead Sciences, Inc.
Experience: Open
Location: Foster City, CA

Sr Project Consultant - EID - Wanted!
Company: Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
Experience: 3 years
Location: San Francisco, CA



'A church of 100 walls' rises in Cebu
Bold and impressive in architecture, a new place of worship serves as the foundation of a large mixed-use center in a reclaimed area in Cebu. Read more...

If you're like me and you're always looking for a new food spot to try out, your next stop should definitely be Brenda's French Soul Food restaurant in downtown San Francisco. Being the "Yelpster" that I am, I usually find myself perusing through Yelp to find my next food adventure in between bus stops or just simply lounging around my room. And needless to say, Brenda's has been impatiently waiting on my list. Last week I had the absolute pleasure of treating my taste buds with some delicious soul food! The restaurant itself is absolutely divine with its bright red paint outside and interesting decor of mirrors and Cafe du Monde cans inside. I ordered the "Shrimp and Grits" with a warm, flaky biscuit on the side. To drink, I tried the Watermelon Ice Tea which had a perfectly crisp and refreshing flavor to accompany the deep, rich flavors of the grits.

Brenda's is owned by Filipina American, Chef Brenda Buenviaje, FWN100 '09. Brenda grew up in Harvey, Louisiana, on the West Bank of the famous New Orleans. She graduated from Louisiana State University with a BFA in Painting and Drawing. Without further ado, get out to 652 Polk & Eddy Street, San Francisco! http://frenchsoulfood.com/
Send comments to epahayagan@ffwn.org
- Rebecca

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