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Marlina Gonzalez (FWN100 '09) is co-hosting a post-screening discussion of the film "Off World," which portrays the story of a Filipino adoptee who discovers that he was born in one of Philippines most notorious slums.

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Sony Robles (FWN100 '07) is featured in an article titled "Going digital with land titles" on The Philippine Star! Click the link to check it out: http://www.philstar.com/opinion/2013/03/12/918611/going-digital-land-titles

Shared by Mona Lisa Yuchengo:
Check out Mona's documentary entitled "Marilou Diaz-Abaya: Filmmaker on a Journey," showing at the CAAMFest starting on Friday, March 15. 
Click link for more info on the film: http://www.sfgate.com/default/article/CAAMfest-capsule-Marilou-Diaz-Abaya-4337177.php

"Running in Heels?" Where are all the Filipina Women in Politics & Public Service? 

Join Us! Celebrate Women's History Month with Mona Pasquil (Appointments Secretary for California Governor Jerry Brown), women legislators, FilAms in public service, Senator Leland Yee & Assemblymember Rob Bonta.
  • When: Monday, March 18, 2013.
  • Where: State Capitol, Sacramento, CA.
  • Limited Seating.
For more info or to register, visit: www.FilipinaWomensNetwork.org/events

Please Join us and help stop violence against women and girls!
Tickets on sale now at www.cityboxoffice.com or call 415.392.4400

Nominate a Local Hero for KQED's Asian Heritage Month:
May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month and KQED is seeking nominations for Bay Area Local Heroes. KQED is looking for individuals who have demonstrated leadership and a strong commitment to community service to be honored at our annual event on May 1, 2013 and will receive a promotion on KQED 9 throughout the month of May.
Deadline is March 15, 2013.

I. Nominee Information



Organization or Business:




Category: (Arts, Business, Education, Social Services or Community Activism/Volunteerism)


II. Nominee Description

Please write on a separate sheet a written narrative about why you feel the nominee is worthy of this

award. Be sure to include:

• Significant Contributions

• Community Involvement/Volunteer Work:

• Previous Awards/Recognition Received

Letter(s) of Endorsement can also be submitted (optional)


III. Submitted By:


Telephone Number:

Cell phone Number:

Relationship to Nominee:


Award winners will be notified by March 22, 2013

Send to: Siouxsie Chiemi Oki, KQED, 2601 Mariposa St., SF, CA 94110 or localheroes@kqed.org

Nominate an AAPI Woman as a Champion of Change:
On the occasion of AAPI Heritage Month, a small group of AAPI women who represent diverse experiences and backgrounds will be honored as Champions of Change and invited to the White House for an event in early May. 

Deadline: Friday, March 29, 2013.

3rd Annual San Francisco Peacemaker Awards:
Do you know someone who has helped make your community a more peaceful place to live? 

Please take a moment to nominate individuals and/or organizations working in San Francisco to promote peacemaking through conflict resolution, community engagement, public services, or education activities.
Nomination Form: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/FWJDMCF
Deadline for nominations: March 31, 2013.


Bataan Legacy on May 5 at Koret Auditorium SF Public Library
San Francisco, CA – March 1, 2013 - The San Francisco Public Library and Artis Mundi will present Bataan Legacy on Sunday, May 5, 2013, at 2PM at the Koret Auditorium at the San Francisco Public Library located at 100 Larkin Street in San Francisco, CA. Read full text.

APIAHF Applauds Introduction of House Bill Restoring Health Care for COFA Migrants
WASHINGTON--The Asian & Pacific Islander Health Forum (APIAHF) applauds Rep. Colleen Hanabusa (Hawaii) on her efforts to restore Medicaid coverage for Compact Free Association (COFA) Migrants in the United States. Read full text.

Embassy Holds Second Youth Forum
WASHINGTON, D.C.--The Philippine Embassy in Washington, D.C., and the Filipino Inter-Collegiate Networking Dialogue of District VI held the second "Merienda with Ambassador Cuisia" Youth Forum at the Catholic University of America on 3 March 2013. Read full text.

Service Spotlight: Economic Empowerment
Building on an initial partnership that started into 2010 with Bank on San Francisco (a program of the San Francisco Office of Financial Empowerment) and the Office of the District Attorney, La Casa has continued to expand support for survivors' long term financial stability and independence. - La Casa. Read more...

Judge Rules Against Ariz. Ethnic Studies Program
State officials have won a significant legal battle in a long-running saga over a controversial Tuscon schools ethnic-studies program, with a federal judge ruling that a law designed to ban it is constitutional. - The Arizona Republic. Read more...

Asian Americans say they faced voting problems
Asian American voters in Georgia had a range of problems during the 2012 presidential election, including being improperly asked to show proof of citizenship at the polls, not having access to translators or interpreters when reviewing ballots, and having their names misspelled on voter rolls. - The Atlanta Journal Constitution. Read more...

Fil-Ams ask US university to reinstate Asian studies official
Filipino American writers and artists came out in support of a Stony Brook University official after her position as director of Wang Center's Asian and Asian American Programming was eliminated in a reorganization. - GMA News. Read more...

Liberal Super PAC Goes After Mitch McConnell's 'Chinese' Wife
A Democratic group is under sharp criticism for controversial online messages about Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell's wife - WFPL News. Read more...

Survey highlights challenges for Metro Detroit's Asian-Americans
Metro Detroit's Asian-American community faces bullying in schools, barriers to career advancement and high unemployment, according to an assessment that will be delivered to state lawmakers Thursday. - The Detroit News. Read more...

California Supreme Court mulls Tempongko domestic violence case--was it murder or manslaughter?
Should the killer of Claire Joyce Tempongko have been convicted of manslaughter and given a less severe sentence instead of murder, which carries a heavier penalty, because a lower court allegedly erred in instructing the jury on the distinction between murder and manslaughter? - Inquirer. Read more...

First Asian-American studio chief brings in hard work, humor to Warner Bros.
There isn't much "Hollywood" about Kevin Tsujihara. He spends most of his time in back-room meetings, far away from the red carpets and spotlights for which the city is known. - The Washington Post. Read more...



CAAMFest 2013, March 14-24, 2013 - 145 Ninth St, Suite 350, San Francisco. Click for info.
Kabayan Ko, Kapatid Ko - "Isang Pagpapakilala sa Iglesia Ni Cristo," March 15, 2013, Friday at 6:00 PM - The Philippine Consulate General, 447 Sutter Street, Suite 507, San Francisco. For more info, email dell_mariano@pal.com.ph or hufellow@gmail.com.
Unequal Justice: The Relentless Rise of the 1% Court, March 19, 2013, Tuesday at 6:00 PM - Delancey Street Foundation, 600 Embarcadero, San Francisco. Click for info.
"Women Making History Awards" Celebrating Amazing San Francisco Women, March 19, 2013, Tuesday at 3:30 PM - San Francisco City Hall, 1 Carlton B. Goodlett Place, San Francisco. Click for info. 
Women Veterans Make History, March 20, 2013, Wednesday at 5:00 PM - California State Library, 900 N Street, Sacramento. RVSP by Friday, March 15, to Catherine Banks at Catherine.Banks@calvet.ca.gov
Women in the Global Economy: Leading Social Change, March 21, 2013, Thursday at 6:00 PM - IIE San Francisco, 530 Bush Street, Suite 1000, San Francisco. Click for info.
29th Annual San Mateo County Women's Hall of Fame, March 22, 2013, Friday at 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM - San Mateo County History Museum, 2200 Broadway St, San Mateo. Click for info.
BART's New Small Business Initiative, March 23, 2013, Saturday at 10:00 AM - West Bay Conference Center, 1290 Filmore Street, San Francisco. Click for info.
Train-the-Trainers on Because We Have Daughters (BWHD) Program, March 28-29, 2013 - The California Endowment Conference Center, Oakland. Click for info.
APAPA's 9th Annual Capital Internship Award & Scholarship Fundraising Gala, March 30, 2013, Saturday at 5:30 PM - Sheraton Grand Hotel, 1230 J Street, Sacramento. Click for info.
Project Sentinel's 7th Annual Fair Housing Symposium, April 26, 2013, Friday at 8:00 AM - Computer History Museum, 1401 N Shoreline Blvd, Mountain View. Click for info.
Greenlining's 20th Economic Summit Vision 20/20:Our Legacy Our Horizon, May 17, 2013, Friday at 9:30 AM - the Fairmont Hotel, 950 Mason St, San Francisco. Click for info.
Most Influential Women in Business Awards, June 6, 2013, Thursday at 5:30 PM - Hilton San Francisco Union Square, 333 O' Farrell St, San Francisco. Click for info.
3rd Annual San Francisco Peacemaker Awards, June 6, 2013, Friday at The City Club of San Francisco, San Francisco. Click for info.
Asian & Pacific Islander Institute on Domestic Violence 2013 National Summit, June 30 - July 2, 2013, San Francisco. Click for info.  
Washington, D.C.
2013 Americas NeuroLeadership Summit, November 5-8, 2013. Washington, D.C. Click for info.
WOCN's Economic Policy and Leadership Southern Regional Forum, April 18-19, 2013 - New Orleans. Click for info.
Free SBA Roundtable on Small Business Lending, March 14, 2013, Thursday at 9:00 AM - Schoolcraft College SBTDC, VisTaTech Center, 18600 Haggerty Road, Livonia. Click for info.
New York
Raising the Bar and Tearing Down Barriers: Asian Women Prosecutors and the Pursuit of Justice, April 11, 2013, Thursday at 5:30 PM - White & Case, 1155 Avenue of the Americas, Btwn 44th and 45th Street, NYC. Click for info.
Getting to Know You Luncheon, March 20, 2013, Wednesday at 11:30 AM - Las Vegas National Golf Club, 1911 E. Dessert Inn Road, Las Vegas. Click for info.
APALA 2013 12th Biennial Convention, August 15-18, 2013,  Bally's Las Vegas, 3645 Las Vegas Blvd S., Las Vegas. Click for info.
The Next Big Thing: Economic Empowerment Conference - Asian American Entrepreneurs Network, March 28, 2013, Tuesday at 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM - CUNY Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Avenue, New York. Click for info.
APPAC and PDC Present: Business & Lenders Connect: Make Connections to Grow Your Business, March 28, 2013 Thursday from 2-4:00 PM - PDC Commission Room, First Floor, 220 NW 5th Avenue, Portland. Click for info.
Asian Publishing Convention, July 11-12, 2013, Thursday - Friday, Manila. Click for info.


Job: Bilingual Tagalog, Cantonese, Vietnamese, or Mandarin Organizers in Training in the San Francisco Bay Area
Posted By: Service Employees International Union
Salary: $36,000 /annual

Job: Fiscal Services Supervisor
Posted By: Superior Court of California, County of San Francisco
Final Filing Date: 4:00 PM, March 25, 2013

SBA-Visa Export Contest: Are you a Small Business Exporter?
Tell your story for a chance to win $10,000. 
Click for more info: http://exportvideo.challenge.gov/

SBA e200 Emerging Leaders Registration Now Open: 

Congresswoman Jackie Speier calling for Volunteers for Speier Corps Day! - http://speier.house.gov/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=909

Coast Colleges District Job Opportunity: http://www.cccd.edu/employment/

Mayem Rules for Filipina Mom in Shanty Baby Room
The smell of a simmering pot of rice wafts in the air in this slapdash shanty of sticks and plywood, here in a slum dwelling in the northern part of Quezon City, Philippines. Read more...

Melchora Aquino, also known as "Tandang Sora", is noted as a Filipina revolutionary and national hero in the Philippines. 
Acquiring the titles "Grand Woman of the Revolution" and "Mother of Balintawak", she was a refuge for those who were wounded during the revolution. At eighty-four years old, Aquino not only tended to their wounds, but also gave advice and prayers; she was seen as a motherly figure to the revolutionaries. Ultimately, the Spanish learned about Aquino's knowledge and aid to the revolutionaries, and was arrested. 
To learn more about Tandang Sora, you can visit:

Send comments to epahayagan@ffwn.org
- Rebecca

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