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Check out Cristeta Comerford (FWN100 '12) in this video of the State of the Nation newscast anchored by Jessica Soho on GMA News TV Channel 11: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4gfySA4_2Mw

Congratulations Janet Nepales (FWN100 '12)!
Janet was recently awarded second prize in the Best Columnist/Critic-International Journalism category of the LA Press Club's 55th Annual Southern California Journalism Awards on June 23rd. Click to view article: http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/story/314412/pinoyabroad/pinoyachievers/gma-news-correspondent-wins-us-journalism-award

Check out this photo of our very own Marily Mondejar from the West Bay Distinguished Citizen Kapit-Bisig Awards in an article from AsianWeek:

Shared by Susie Quesada: 
Filipino Cultural Summer Camp: A cultural and educational program of the UP Alumni Association of San Francisco
 presented by RAMAR Foods Scholarship Foundation

Where: Bessie Carmichael, Middle School Campus, 824 Harrison St, San Francisco, CA 94107
When: July 8-12 and July 15-19, Monday to Friday
Field Trip on July 13 (Sat) and Graduation on July 20 (Sat)
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM, every day

For the first time, your children will learn aspects of Filipino culture taught in a fun but very educational way. Your children will be so fortunate to have the best of the best teach their subject matter expertise! This is a real opportunity to connect them with their roots, help them understand their culture, and appreciate and preserve their heritage.

Your children will go home every day with learnings in the ff areas: Philippine Geography, Philippine History, Tagalog, Filipino Literature, Philippine Dance, Philippine Music, Filipino Costumes, Filipino Games, Martial Arts, and Filipino Cuisine.

Click the link to view the course syllabus: filipino_cultural_summer_camp.pdf
Click the link to apply: UPAA-SF Camp Application.pdf

Richard Gervais is a benefactor of FWN, and has sponsored the beautiful furniture we've used for The Vagina Monologues shows through the years. Please check out his collection featuring a sale of 50% off all mirrors: (click photo to enlarge)


Team FWN is hitting the planes….then the roads to . . . . . 

  • San Francisco - July 14Sunday, 11am-1:30pm - hosted by Maya Ong Escudero (FWN100 '09) (RSVP now!)
  • San Diego - July 31, Wednesday, 6pm hosted by Dr. Tess Mauricio (FWN100 '11)
  • Los Angeles - August 1Thursday, 6pm
  • Las Vegas - August 15, Monday, 6 PM hosted by Gloria T. Caoile (FWN100 '07)
  • Washington DC (date TBD)

  • If you want to host an event in your state, let us know so we can include you in the FWN Roadshow leading up to the FWN Filipina Summit on October 25-27, 2013 in San Francisco!
For the first time, we are travelling to where the FWN Members are – catching up with YOU and especially learn about the many accomplishments of our FWN100 Awardees (where are you and what are you doing now?). 

Team FWN is preparing for the upcoming 10th Filipina Leadership Summit featuring the first Global100 on October 24-127, 2013 in San Francisco. Many, many thanks to our EARLY sponsors and advertisers. 

We’re bringing FWN to you – so you know first hand the many exciting changes, alliances and innovative campaigns that we’ve been cooking up to advance Filipina women’s careers and status in the workplace. 

JOIN us at our second STOP: San Francisco!


Launch of the Global100 Search
Filipina Women's Network is going GLOBAL! We’re officially launching the worldwide search for distinguished and accomplished Filipina women leaders who ARE influencing change and making change happen in their communities, their industries, their professions, in the world.  Africa. North America. South America. Asia. Australia. Antartica. Europe.

Do you know a Filipina woman in any of these places? 
We’ve been told that Filipina women have migrated to many parts of the world
and we want to know who they are, what they’re doing and how they’re influencing their communities. We need your help in our search for the Filipina women who are impacting their countries and their local communities with their work. We want to invite the Global100 to the Filipina Summit on October 25th this year to San Francisco. To register for the early bird pricing, go to www.FilipinaWomensNetwork.org/events.

 Nominations begin June 30.

Global100 is the next step to our Pinay Power 2012 vision which began in 2006 with a dream to inspire, inform, and advance Filipina women leaders. The FWN100 awardees provide a critical pathway for successful women who care about advancement, achievement, and significance; influencing the Filipino community’s future.

Launch of the FWN Femtoring:
Developing Tom
orrow’s Filipina Leaders Today
When we selected the FWN100 awardees, we asked each awardee to do ONE thing – femtor a Filipina – pay forward and help build the Filipina community's pipeline of qualified leaders to increase the odds that some Filipinas will rise to the "president" position in all industry sectors.
So each year at our Filipina Leadership Summit, we host the "Pinay Speed Femtoring", a historic event in the Filipino American community. We gather - Femtors (FWN100 awardees) and Femtees - high school seniors, college and grad students and young professionals – so they can seek guidance on navigating their academic and professional needs.

FWN Femtoring is the inn
ovative next step.  An online femtoring program that utilizes IntelliMatch – a unique algorithm that matches the skill sets of Femtors with the learning needs of Femtees. This program starts with a six-month Femtoring Learning Agreement between Femtors and Femtees; tracks conversations, activities, and learnings; and evaluates results of the femtoring relationship. Find out more at the FWN Roadshow. Excited yet? Join us.


Deadline EXTENDED to July 15, 2013.

FWN Internship Opportunity:
 The program is designed to provide students, recent graduates and motivated individuals seeking career development through involvement with the Filipina Women's Network (FWN) as well as an opportunity for increased learning of the programs and initiatives to advance the activities, careers and status of Filipina women in the United States.
The Internship Program lasts from six months to one year (for the cycle 2013-2014). The FWN Board will screen interested applicants to determine academic or personal interest in Filipino culture and women's issues, relevant experience and career development goals.
If you or someone you know is interested in the internship opportunity, please send resume with cover letter explaining why you qualify to Filipina@ffwn.org. 
Experience with social media, technology, attention to detail, and a passion for social issues are preferred skill sets.

Please join us for another special Filipino Heritage Night with the Oakland A's. It's our 3rd year of Filipino Community Partnership! Let's show Pinoy Power!

$26 Filipino Heritage ticket includes: 
  • A commemorative Exclusive A's Filipino Heritage Scarf (redeem on day of game with your ticket stub)
  • A yummy traditional Filipino food item
  • Filipino Heritage Plaza infield seating
  • Additional discount for groups of 25 or more PLUS will be recognized on scoreboard (Call David Nosti at 510.563.2283 and make sure to mention FWN)
  • Ticket proceeds will benefit Filipino nonprofits including the Filipina Women's Network.
This year there is an extra incentive for those that place a 10% deposit towards planning a discounted group for this event. The group leader will receive the A’s Filipino Heritage collection (picture below – supply is limited), two tickets to another game, scoreboard message, an A’s group leader bag, and a GREAT rewards program for hitting 25, 100, and 300 tickets sold!. Feel free to contact David Nosti directly for more information at 510.563.2283.

To purchase tickets go to www.OaklandAthletics.com/Filipino
Questions? Call 415.935.4396

Photo Release - Susan Ople
US Secretary of State John Kerry hands over the “2013 Hero Acting To End Modern-Day Slavery Award” to OFW advocate Susan Ople in recognition of her outspoken advocacy on behalf of the millions of overseas Filipino workers during today’s recognition rites for this year’s Trafficking in Persons Hero Awardees held at the Benjamin Franklin Room at the US Department of State.  Read full text.

Supreme Court dismisses California's Proposition 8 appeal

The Supreme Court has dismissed an appeal over same-sex marriage on jurisdictional grounds, ruling Wednesday private parties do not have "standing" to defend California's voter-approved ballot measure barring gay and lesbian couples from state-sanctioned wedlock. - CNN.

GMA News correspondent wins US journalism award
In a statement, it was announced that Janet Susan Nepales won second prize in the Best Columnist/Critic-International Journalism category f the LA Press Club's 5th Annual Southern California Journalism Awards on June 23, Sunday - GMA News. Read more...
Asian American and Pacific Islander Poverty Grows in Wake of Recession
The National Coalition for Asian Pacific American Community Development (National CAPACD) unveiled findings from its recent Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Poverty Demographic Study at a press conference held earlier today at the Ford Foundation. - AsianWeek. Read more...
Fil-Am judge Lorna Schofield: 'I had no Filipino consciousness growing up'
Born in Indiana, Schofield traced her roots to New Haven's blue collar community. Her father left the family when she was 3. - GMA News.. Read more...



July 4th Picnic & BBQ, July 4, 2013, Thursday at 10 AM - San Bruno City Park, Corner of Crystal Springs & Oak Avenue - Picnic Area #6, San Bruno. Event is FREE to public. Email Mark Nagales at mark4life@hotmail.com for more info or to RSVP.
Adobo Festival 2013 Celebrating Filipino Food & Music with Derek Ramsay, July 6 & 7, 2013, Saturday & Sunday - Martinez Waterfront, Park Marina, Joe Di Maggio Drive, Martinez. Click for info.
Family Movie Night of the Film GirlRISING, July 16, 2013, Tuesday at 4 PM - Charles Schwab, 211 Main Street, San Francisco, 1st Floor,  Schwab Center. Click for info.
2013 Kulinarya Competition - Qualifying Rounds, August 11, 2013, Sunday at 11:00 AM - Yerba Buena Gardens, Mission Street, San Francisco. Click for info.

Oakland A's Filipino Heritage Night,
August 16, 2013, Friday at 7:05 PM - Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum, 7000 Coliseum Way, Oakland. Click for info.
DESPEDIDA Dinner & Dance, August 17, 2013, Saturday at 6:00 PM - Crowne Plaza Burlingame, SF International Airport 1177 Airport Blvd, Burlingame. Click for info.

AACI 40th Anniversary Gala,
September 7, 2013, Saturday at 5:30 PM - Santa Clara Marriott Hotel, 2700 Mission Boulevard, Santa Clara. Click for info.

Chicana Latina Foundation Annual Gala Dinner, September 20, 2013, Friday at 6 PM - Marriott Marquis Hotel, 55 4th Street, San Francisco. Click for info.
2013 Kulinarya - Championship Round, November 23, 2013, Saturday at 10:00 AM - Yerba Buena Gardens, Mission Street, San Francisco. Click for info.

2013 Americas NeuroLeadership Summit, November 5-8, 2013. Washington, D.C. Click for info.
New York
GlobalSolutions.org 2013 Conference: Volunteers for a Global Future, July 27, 2013, Saturday at 8:00 AM - Hofstra University, 200 Hofstra University, Library 246, Hempstead. 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.
Asian Publishing Convention, July 11-12, 2013, Thursday - Friday, Manila. Click for info.

Be the Next Kulinarya Champion: Now accepting contestants for the 2013 KULINARYA Competition. You are invited to participate and showcase your talent in cooking. http://www.kulinaryashowdown.com/

FWN Internship Opportunity
Posted by: Filipina Women's Network
E-mail resume & cover letter to Filipina@ffwn.org

Recruitment Announcement: 2013 Call for At-Large Commissioners
Posted by: Alameda County Public Health Commission
Job: Work with Oakland Youth!
Posted by: BAY-Peace: Better Alternatives for Youth
Racial Justice Senior Fellow 
Posted by: East Bay Community Law Center's Clean Slate Practice
Training Opportunity on Organizational Stability, September 2013
Posted by: U.S. Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women (OWV), in partnership with Futures Without Violence

End of 'Philippines?' A call to use only Filipinas for the country
Many Filipinos reacted strongly, albeit belatedly, after the Komisyon sa Wikang Filipino (KWF) issued a resolution last April to use "Filipinas" instead of "Pilipinas," saying the new term recognizes the country's history and development as a nation- Read more...

The Fourth of July is coming up, and if you've got a party planned then that means there will be numerous hungry people knocking on your door! What's on your menu? If you're planning to cook up some traditional yummy Filipino cuisine, then you might also be cooking ginataan for dessert. Many of you know that one of the tasty ingredients commonly included in this dessert is taro (or Gabi). But how much about taro do you know besides its role in ginataan and its yummy flavor? Aside from China, the Philippines is home to the largest area devoted to taro in Asia. According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, "about 34,000 hectares of land were devoted to taro, producing about 117,000 tonnes" in 1996. The two main systems for producing taro in the Philippines are dryland/upland and wetland/lowland cultivation, and it takes somewhere between 8-10 months to harvest after planting. According to the United States Department of Agriculture, taro leaves contain large amounts of minerals and vitamins A, B, and C. Also, for those who are allergic to milk and dairy, taro is a good alternative. Fun fact: "The Pinatubo Negritos of the Philippines used taro as medicine. The leaves and corns were boiled and eaten by women experiencing a difficult childbirth " (USDA.gov)

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