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Issue 56 7.24.13

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Happy Birthday to Gloria Pudillo and Ernabel Demillo!

Check out Loida Nicolas Lewis (FWN100 ') in the article "A Kapihan brew of politics, opera and grandmotherhood with Loida Nicolas Lewis"

If you know an FWN Member whose birthday is coming up, or if you want to let us know about what you've been up to, please email epahayagan@ffwn.org to have it featured in the next issue!

FWN Roadshow

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

  • San Diego - July 31, Wednesday, 6pm hosted by Dr. Tess Mauricio of M Beauty by Dr. Tess (FWN100 '11) at 9999 Mira Mesa Blvd, Ste 103, San Diego. Click to RSVP.
  • Los Angeles - August 1Thursday, 6pm hosted by Rachel Buenviaje of Nike, Inc. Click to RSVP.
  • Las Vegas - August 15, Monday, 5:30 PM hosted by Gloria T. Caoile (FWN100 '07), Rozita V. Lee (FWN100 '07), and Liza Ochiai, Owner, Aloha Kitchen. Click to RSVP.
  • Walnut Creek, CA (East Bay) - August 22, Thursday, 6pm hosted by Natalie Aliga (FWN100 '12) of CSAA Insurance Group. Click to RSVP.
  • 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!
  • Visit www.FilipinaWomensNetwork.org/events to register.
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!
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. 

Nominations now open. Go to 
NOMINATION DEADLINE: Friday, August 30, 2013 at 11:59 p.m. Pacific Standard Time.
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.

To register for the early bird pricing, go to www.FilipinaWomensNetwork.org/events. Nominations now open.

Shared by Blesilda Ocampo:

Deadline EXTENDED! Apply now.

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.

ETA News Release: US Labor Department awards more than $64 million to states to help expedite the re-employment of Unemployment Insurance beneficiaries
WASHINGTON undefined The U.S. Department of Labor today awarded approximately $64.3 million to 38 states, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands and the District of Columbia to implement or continue re-employment and eligibility assessments for individuals who receive unemployment benefits. Read full text.

Filipina Center Food Distribution Opens in Fulton
Filipina Barangay, a group of women leaders from within the Filipino American Community in Sonoma County (FACSCI) have opened a food distribution in partnership with the Redwood Empire Food Bank (REFB). The distribution will be open the first Tuesday of every month from 9-10 AM at the Filipino Center’s parking lot, at the intersection at Fulton and River roads. - Sonoma County Gazette. Read more...
Immigration Disguises Severity of Poverty Among Asians in U.S.


The influx of highly skilled, highly educated workers on H1-B visas from Asian countries in the last decade has skewed poverty statistics, according to a new report by the National Coalition for Asian Pacific American Community Development (National CAPACD). - New America Media.

Saudi Princess Arraigned On Human Trafficking Charges
Four Filipino domestic servants were found in the home of a Saudi Arabian princess, who is accused of human trafficking a Kenyan woman into the United States, according to authorities. - New America Media. Read more...
Jahar 'Fangirls' Attract Off-Balance Backlash
Public outrage at female swooning over the 19-year-old Boston bombing suspect has stirred up some dangerous gender bashing. Let's remember that male teens also say and do crazy stuff. - Women's eNews. Read more...
DOMA Decision Will Transform Immigration Law
The times they are a-changin’ in immigration law, thanks to the Supreme Court’s June 26, 2013, decision striking down as unconstitutional traditional definitions of “marriage” and “spouse” in the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). - Society for Human Resource Management. Read more...



Asian/Pacific Islander American Chamber of Commerce & Entreprenuership (ACE) Community Reception, July 25, 2013, Thursday at 5:00 PM - U.S. Small Business Administration, 455 Market Street, Suite 600, San Francisco. RSVP to Bryant Lim at Bryant.Lim@iwgroupinc.com.

Leadership Education for Asian Pacifics, Inc. 2013 Annual Leadership Awards Gala,
July 25, 2013, Thursday at 5:00 PM - Omni Hotel, 251 South Olive Street, Los Angeles. Click for info.
Street Fair Outreach, July 28, 2013, Sunday at 10 AM - The Mission, San Francisco, CA. Call Lucia Casaravilla at (415)-920-3820 x120.

AT&T Retail San Francisco Open House,
July 30, 2013, Tuesday at 10 AM - Career Link Civic Center, 801 Turk Street, San Francisco. Click for info.
The Asian Pacific Islander Committee of SEIU 1021 and Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance Workers Rights Hearing, August 3, 2013, Saturday at 12:30 PM - SEIU 1021 Union Hall. RSVP to ocampoblesilda@yahoo.com.
2013 Kulinarya Competition - Qualifying Rounds, August 11, 2013, Sunday at 11:00 AM - Yerba Buena Gardens, Mission Street, San Francisco. Click for info.
How Women Lead, August 15, 2013, Thursday at 6:00 PM - Miller Starr Regalia, 1331 N California Blvd, Walnut Creek. 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.

Melissa Morgan at Piedmont Piano, August 23, 2013, Friday at 8 PM - 1728 San Pablo Avenue, Oakland. Click for info.
San Francisco Giants Filipino Heritage Night II, September 5, 2013, Thursday at 7:15 PM - AT&T Park, San Francisco. 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.
Global Women's Leadership Network Leader of Impact Award Ceremony, September 18, 2013, Wednesday at 4:30 PM - EMC All Stars Conference Room, 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.
Advancing Justice Conference 2013, November 14-16, 2013, 1145 Wilshire Blvd, 2nd Floor, Los Angeles. 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.

2013 Women's Media Awards,
October 8, 2013, Tuesday in New York City. More details to come. 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.
AAPI Appreciation Award Banquet, October 11, 2013, Friday at 5:00 PM - Portland Hilton Hotel, Portland. Click for info.


PwC Talks: Leaning In, together.
with PwC Chairman Bob Mortiz & Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg.

Webinar: CIR & Reducing Abuse and Exploitation of Immigrant Women
When: Thursday, July 25, 9:00 AM Pacific.

Job: Assistant Recreation Services Supervisors, Recreation Department
Posted by: The City of El Cajon
Deadline: Friday, July 29, 2013 by 5:00 PM.

2013 Boards and Commissions Leadership Institute (BCLI) Nominations
Deadline: Thursday, August 1, 2013.

FREE National Training for Counselors & Mentors (NT4CM) Webinar
Date & Time: Thursday, August 8, 2013 at 1:30 PM EDT.
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

DENR bats for coastal ecotourism as' win-win' development strategy
According to DENR Secretary Ramon J.P. Paje, the concept of ecotourism takes advantage of the abundant natural and human resources the Philippines is endowed with. - Read more...

Ever heard of the Jones Law of 1916? This law is also known as The Philippine Autonomy Act, allowed for the first creation of a fully elected Philippine legislature. It was enacted on August 29, 1916 by the 64th United States Congress, and is known as the first formal declaration of the U.S. commit to granting the Philippines independence. According to Filipino Heritage: The Making of a Nation, "the law's preamble affirmed the promise of the U.S. to grant the Philippines independence as soon as a 'stable' government was established...It contained a bill of rights, which essentially mirrored the guarantees in the U.S. constitution." Furthermore, "the legislation was controlled by Filipinos, but the executive and judicial powers were still denied to them" (Roces, 2413). The very first Filipino to be the appointed chief justice was Cayetano Arellano, who served from 1901 to 1920, and is the longest serving chief justice.

To learn more about the Jones Law of 1916, visit:

To read more about Cayetano S. Arellano, visit: http://en.wikipilipinas.org/index.php?title=Cayetano_S._Arellano

- Rebecca

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