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ePahayagan Issue 13 - 04.09.12

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FWN Announcements
Mark Your Calendar
In the News
Events & Meetings
Filipina Call to Action
Jobs and Fellowship Opportunities
Recommended Reading
Connecting with Your Pinay Roots


Our very own, Marily Mondejar, has announced her candidacy for the San Francisco Democratic County Central Committee.  

Let's support Marily - Come to her Campaign Kickoff Brunch "$100 from 100 Friends" with special guest, San Francisco's First Lady Anita Lee. Sunday, April 15, 11:30am at Richard Gervais Garden Gallery, 965 Natoma Street @ 11th Street San Francisco. RSVP and to contribute to her campaign, go to www.marilymondejar.org/events

INVITATION TO APPLY: Filipina Who Could Be President Fellowship - May 10 deadline

This is a Call to Action.  Nominate a high-potential Filipina woman to apply for FWN's leadership training - the Filipina Women Who Could Be President Fellowship.  Self-nominations are also welcome.We launch this exciting pilot program to mark and celebrate Women's History Month.

The President Fellowship fulfills one of FWN's goals to support our mission  -

  • Build the Filipina community's pipeline of qualified leaders to increase the odds that some will rise to the "president" position in all sectors.

Read more about the FWN President Fellowship - click here to nominate or apply an outstanding Filipina woman. Deadline for nominations is May 10.

FWN Fellows Program

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 Fellowship Program lasts from six months to one year. 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.

Currently, the Filipina Women's Network is looking to fill one fellowship position to replace Fellow Leah Laxamana who is ending her fellowship for the 2011-2012 period.  


If you or someone you know is interested in this opportunity, please go to www.FilipinaWomensNetwork.org/fellow for details about the position and how to apply or send resume with cover letter to Filipina@ffwn.org


Deadline to apply is April 15, 2012. We will be interviewing as applications are received and will continue until a FWN Fellow is selected.

Filipina Women’s Network to receive a TOP HAT Award for 2012

Philippine American Business Improvement Development unanimously selected Marily Mondejar and Elena Manghas to receive a TOP HAT (The Outstanding Professionals & High Achieving Teams) Award for 2012 in recognition of their achievements as highly respected and successful professionals and their contributions to their community. The awards gala will be held in July, details to follow.


Filipina Women Who Could Be President Fellowship announced.  2012 sessions scheduled for July 27-29, Oct 12-14, Jan 25-27, 2013 and March 29-31, 2013. Applications open NOW. Click to apply. Deadline May 10.
V-Day 2012: The Vagina Monologues at the Herbst Theatre in San Francisco on Friday, May 25, 2012, 7:30pm.  One-Night Show only. Interested to audition? Email vday@ffwn.org.  Sponsorships available + show tickets + ads in the V-Diaries: Anti-Violence Resource Guide @ www.FilipinaWomensNetwork.org/events
9th Filipina Summit: Pinay Power 2012 Reunion at the Stanford Court Hotel, San Francisco on August 30-September 1, 2012. Register early to take advantage of early bird rates @ www.FilipinaWomensNetwork.org/events


Filipina Women’s Network head honored in San Francisco

Four outstanding women leaders in the greater San Francisco Bay Area were honored by highly respected KQED Public TV 9 and Public Radio 88.5 FM in celebration of Women’s History Month. Among them was Marily Mondejar, president of Filipina Women’s Network. View article.

Press Release by the Philippine Consulate General on the KQED award received by Marily.

S.F. women politicians band together for DCCC election

In a city where men hold seven of the 11 seats on the Board of Supervisors and every other top elected position undefined from mayor to district attorney to city attorney undefined women are finally banding together, regardless of their political persuasion. View article.

U.N. Aims at Major Global Conference on Women in 2015

As the race towards gender equality moves at an exceedingly slow pace, the United Nations is calling for a major international conference on women in 2015 - 20 years after a landmark meeting in Beijing in 1995.

The proposal, made jointly by Secretary-General Ban Ki moon and the President of the General Assembly Ambassador Nassir Abdulaziz Al- Nasser of Qatar, will go before the 193-member General Assembly for final approval. View article.

DFA helps husband of slain Filipina in US school shooting secure visa
Philippine Daily Inquirer

The Department of Foreign Affairs is helping the husband of Kathleen Ping-Vicuña secure a US visitor’s visa so he could attend her burial and grant his wish to “see his wife for the last time.”

Raul Hernandez, the DFA spokesman, has assured the government would “do its share in providing the necessary assistance” to Christian Vicuña, whose wife Kathleen was one of seven people killed on April 2 in a school shooting in Oakland, California. View article.

Mary Magdalene and the women’s struggle
Philippine Daily Inquirer

Rina Jimenez-David writes about how Mary Magdalene, a powerful and beloved woman in the Gnostic Gospels reduced to a figure of scorn and condemnation during the early life of the Church, lives on in the women who continue their struggle for dignity, rights and freedom through their protest of Senate Bill 2726 and House Bill 4936. The enrolled bill, according to Jean Enriquez of the Coalition against Trafficking in Women-Asia Pacific (CATW-AP), “mocks women in the Philippines and around the world, as only the women are left as criminals, while the bill decriminalizes pimps.” View article.


A Commemoration of the 70th Anniversary of the Fall of Bataan
April 10,
Tuesday, at 4 p.m.
CSUEB Theater - 25800 Carlos Bee Blvd. (on East Loop Road) Hayward, CA 9454

Presented by CAL State University, East Bay Theatre and Dance Department, Philippine American Student Association (PASA) and Artis Mundi. Download details.

Asian Pacific American Chamber of Commerce: API Matters
April 11, 2012, Wednesday, 5:30 PM~7:30 PM

Portland Building 1120 SW 5th Second Floor Room C Portland, Oregon

Join the APACC of Oregon and Southwest Washington at its networking event. Guest speakers will help us understand the business cultures and perspectives of several of our local Asian Pacific Islander communities. Price: $5.00. Register.

The 8th Annual San Francisco International Women’s Film Festival
April 13-15, 2012

Get out and see a movie! On April 13th, the Women's Film Institute will present the 8th Annual San Francisco International Women's Film Festival (SFIWFF), a comprehensive three-day celebration of films directed by women. The 2012 selection of diverse films celebrates the exceptional contributions of women in the world of cinema and represents a convergence of excellence in filmmaking from around the globe. View schedule.

Bindlestiff Studio presents A. Rey Pamatmat's "Thunder Above, Deeps Below"
Opens April 12th; closes May 5th - Runs Thu-Sat, 800PM curtain

Bindlestiff Studio - 185 Sixth @Howard San Francisco, CA
View details

Oakland East Bay Symphony's "Notes From the Philippines"
April 20, Friday, at 8 p.m. 

Paramount Theatre- 2025 Broadway, Oakland, CA  94612

The program features the world premiere of works by Filipino American jazz pianists/composers, Arthur Khu and Victor Noriega.  Classical cellist, David Riquert, is also highlighted in this program--the first of its kind featuring Pinoy classical and jazz artists performing in a major symphony orchestra in the SF/Bay Area.  Maestro Michael Morgan will conduct.

Please click on the Symphony's website to order tickets. www.oebs.org
Enter the code "Pinoy 20" when placing your order to receive a 20% discount.

MOSAIC:  8th Annual Asian Heritage Street Celebration Artist Preview Show
April 20, Friday, 6-9PM

Minna Gallery - 111 Minna Street San Francisco, CA
View details.

The 8th Annual Justice Awards: Extending the Vision: Reaching Every Victim
April 25, 2012, Wednesday, 12 p.m.

The San Francisco Public Library – 100 Larkin Street (at Grove)
Latino/Hispanic Community Meeting Room (Lower Level)

San Francisco District Attorney George Gascon invites you to attend the justice awards. This is also in honor of 2012 National Crime Victims’ Rights Week (April 22-28, 2012)

RSVP: SFDAawards2012@gmail.com or 415.558.2408

Asian Americans for Community Involvement (AACI) Annual Fundraising Luncheon
April 26, 2012, Thursday,12 PM - 1:00 PM
(Registration begins at 11:30 a.m.)
Villa Ragusa - 35 South 2nd St. Campbell, CA 95008

Join AACI to learn more about its impact in the community an how you can help. This is a free event.


Nominations to the Migration Advocacy and Media (MAM) Awards 2012 are now formally open.

Conceived in 2011 by the Commission on Filipinos Overseas (CFO) for the Celebration of the Month of Overseas Filipinos and International Migrants Day in the Philippines (December and December 18, respectively every year), Migration Advocacy and Media (MAM) Awards aim to recognize the significant role of the media in information dissemination and advocacy of news and concerns related to migration and development. Download details.

Deadline for Submission of Applications to Fil-Am Youth Leadership Program Extended

The Philippine Embassy and Consulates General in the United States wish to announce that the April 15, 2012 deadline to submit applications for the Filipino American Youth Leadership Program has been extended to April 30, 2012.

The names of the 10 chosen participants will be announced on May 15, 2012 in the website of the Philippine Embassy, www.philippineembassy-usa.org, where the application form may also be downloaded.  Questions concerning the search may be sent toembassy@philippinesusa.org.

Volunteer with the Center for Employment Training’s Immigration and Citizenship Program

CET is moving forward in helping Citizenship Day participants with phase II –the naturalization application process. Consider volunteering in one of the group processing activities. View details.

Tax-deductible contributions to the California Arts Council

Voluntary, tax-deductible contributions can be made to the California Arts Council with your 2011 tax return.

You will find a list of optional contributions, including the Arts Council Fund, which is coded "415" at Line 110 on the last page of your California tax form. Your gift can be made in any amount – even as little as $1. You can add it to your state taxes and deduct it next year from your federal taxes for 2012.

If at least $250,000 doesn’t come in from this, the State Legislature will eliminate this option for the Arts in the future.

The Surgeon General’s (SG) Video Contest for Youth and Young Adults

For the Surgeon General's Video Contest on Tobacco, teens and young adults are invited to submit original videos in which they speak up about tobacco and tell us why they aren't using it. Videos will be accepted in four categories:


  • ages 13-17 (English)
  • ages 13-17 (Spanish)
  • ages 18-25 (English)
  • ages 18-25 (Spanish)

Review the contest rulesbefore submitting videos. The deadline for submissions is 11pm EDT April 20, 2012. There will be a $1,000 grand prize winner in each category (four total prizes), and three $500 runner-up winners in each category (12 total prizes).

This contest is sponsored by the
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in conjunction with the Surgeon General's 2012 report on tobacco use.

9th CUNY Asian American Film Festival Film Contest

The Asian American / Asian Research Institute (AAARI) is currently accepting film submissions from students currently enrolled at the City University of New York for our upcoming 9th CUNY Asian American Film Festival on May 27, 2012. Film submissions are due Friday, April 30, 2012, by 5PM.

All currently enrolled (or recently graduated in Fall 2011) CUNY undergraduate and graduate students, Asian or non-Asian, are encouraged to participate in this great opportunity to showcase their artistic and visual talents. Submissions need to satisfy the criteria of having at least one Asian production member, or contain a theme that deals with the Asian American / Asian diaspora. View details.


Executive Director for San Francisco Hep B Free (SFHBF)
Job Location: San Francisco, CA
Extended Deadline: April 16, 2012
Download job description.

Executive Officer, Civil Service Commission for the City and County of San Francisco
Filing Deadline: 4/23/2012 5:00:00 PM
View posting

The Executive Officer reports directly to the Civil Service Commission, serves at the pleasure of the Commission, and is the department head for the Civil Service Commission which provides merit system oversight, has authority for creation and amendment of rules, policies and procedures to carry out the merit system provisions of the Charter and functions as the appellate body for civil service matters. (Salary: $105,950.00 - $135,200.00/year)

Doctoral Fellowships with MDRC - Policy Research and Evaluation Department
Job Location(s): Oakland, CA; New York, NY
Application Deadline: Friday, May 11, 2012
View posting

Municipal Finance Associate for Royal Bank of Canada
Job Location: San Francisco, CA
View posting

Product Manager for McKesson Corporation
Job Location: South San Francisco, CA
View posting


Giving Women the Access Code
New York Times

When Maria Klawe became president of Harvey Mudd College in 2006, she was dismayed at how few women were majoring in computer science but she and her faculty turned things around undefined this year, nearly 40 percent of Harvey Mudd’s computer science degrees will go to women. View article.


Cesar Chavez Day and the Forgotten Asian Americans
LA Progressive

John Delloro recounts the history of how the 1965 Delano Strike, which gave birth to the UFW, was started by Pilipinos, not Cesar Chavez and the Mexican farm workers and urges us that we must restore the forgotten heritage of all people forged through struggle and remember the stories of AAPIs as a vibrant political force again. View article.

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