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Well-placed Fil-Ams steer support for ‘Yolanda’ relief

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Well-placed Fil-Ams have helped move resources toward relief for Supertyphoon “Yolanda” survivors from advantageous perches in local government and other institutions.

Posted: November 21st, 2013 in Americas,Features,Headlines,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Rick Rocamora: Award-winning lensman with activist lens

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Filipinos rejoicing at the downfall of Marcos on February 25, 1986 in Union Square in San Francisco. PHOTO BY RICK ROCAMORA

In a recent slide show presentation called “Dateline: Philippines,” award-winning documentary photographer Rick Rocamora introduced his homeland to the high-tech community at the main Apple store in downtown San Francisco.

Posted: September 11th, 2013 in Americas,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

LGBT Fil-Ams hail same-sex marriage triumphs

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Shirley and Jay Mercado (2nd and 3rd from left) and their twin sons Jashley and Joriene joined over a million people at the San Francisco Pride Parade on June 30, 2013, to celebrate the Supreme Court decisions on same sex marriage.

Darwin Dayan and his husband, Deo Patrimonio-Martin, who have been together for 18 years and wed five years ago, screamed with delight when they heard that DOMA had been struck down. Their union in 2008 remains valid because they luckily wed during the brief period when same-sex marriage was legal in California.

Posted: July 9th, 2013 in Americas,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

SF’s big Asian American bash honors Filipina dance artist

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Honoree Malu Rivera-Peoples

Dance artist and performing arts school founder Malu Rivera-Peoples won the Lifetime Achievement Award at the annual celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month on Monday, May 6 at the brand-new Jazz Center in San Francisco.

Posted: May 14th, 2013 in Americas,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

LGBT Fil Ams await US high court decision on same-sex marriage

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Jaime Geaga and Gary Rhodes, his partner of 30 years, worked on fundraisers for No on 8 Campaign

From the way media here are covering two same-sex marriage cases in the US Supreme Court and from statements of certain high court justices, it seems Jaime Geaga and his partner of 30 years, Gary Rhodes, “are getting closer to achieving equal rights as a same-sex couple,” Geaga, a Los Angeles resident, beams.

Posted: April 9th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

LGBT Fil Ams await U.S. high court decision on same-sex marriage

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Ces Rosales (right) and Sue Ferrera, her partner of 28 years, were in the forefront of the No on 8 Campaign in Berkeley, California.

From the way U.S. news media are covering two same-sex marriage cases in the U.S. Supreme Court and from statements of certain high court justices, it seems Jaime Geaga and his partner of 30 years, Gary Rhodes, “are getting closer to achieving equal rights as a same-sex couple,” Geaga, a Los Angeles resident, beams.

Posted: April 9th, 2013 in Americas,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Award-Winning “Harana” Wows SF Bay Area Viewers

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There’s a reason the film “Harana” won the Audience Award at the Center for Asian American Media Film Festival in this city. The audience simply loved the poignant documentary on a vanishing Philippine musical tradition.

Posted: March 31st, 2013 in Events,Headlines | Read More »

Award-winning ‘Harana’ wows SF Bay Area viewers

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Filmmakers, speaking after film-showing: (From left) Benito Bautista, director; Emma Francisco, assistant director; Florante Aguilar, concept writer and executive producer; Fides Enriquez, executive producer.

There’s a reason the film “Harana” won the Audience Award at the Center for Asian American Media Film Festival in this city.

Posted: March 29th, 2013 in Americas,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

Filipinas Strike High Profile in SF One Billion Rising

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A large contingent of young Filipino students show up for flash mob

SAN FRANCISCO—Filipino women struck a strong presence among more than a thousand Valentine’s Day crowd of mostly women and girls of various ethnicities, who danced “flash-mob” style in front of City Hall to demand an end to violence against women.   The event held in 190 places around the world called for a billion women [...]

Posted: February 17th, 2013 in Americas,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

TB stalks Filipinos in California county

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Graphic factfile on TB.

While tuberculosis rates in the United States continue to fall, the disease still disproportionately infects Filipinos in one county in Northern California and possibly in other localities with high concentrations of Filipinos, a recent health survey revealed.

Posted: February 12th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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