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Lilia de Lima, PEZA’s Powerhouse

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PEZA Director General Lilia de Lima at trade briefing in San Francisco.

To doubting Thomases out there—the news is true. Numbers do not lie. The Philippines IS Asia’s rising tiger. A number of global credit rating agencies have upgraded the Philippine’s rank to BBB- (Investment Grade). The New York Times calls the Philippines the “Newest Bright Spot in Asia.”

Posted: July 2nd, 2013 in Blogs,Columnists | Read More »

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Fancy that pili nut!

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SAN FRANCISCO—Guess what was finally at the table and much appreciated the recently held 38th annual Winter Fancy Food Show at the Moscone Center in this city? The lowly pili nut!  And why not? This hard to crack nut with the creamy, nutty taste has been sidelined for years since there was just no way [...]

Posted: February 16th, 2013 in Blogs,Columnists | Read More »

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‘Why?’ Pablo victims ask

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DSWD employees in Baganga taking a break for Inquirer: L to R Eman Lumpap, Jerson Truz, Marvin Lagumbay, Miramel Laxa, Jerose Ann Muring, Jaime Culaniban, Raul Hermosisima, Xyxrull Amar, Renato Sonaco.

Davao Oriental, December 20, 2012: A hundred kilometers away from ground zero where super tropical cyclone Pablo first hit land, every which way you looked there was devastation all around from blown roofs, windows, squashed nipa huts, exposed twisted steel bars, and skewed railings along the highway.

Posted: December 22nd, 2012 in Blogs,Columnists | Read More »

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Non-profit group focuses on saving babies, lifesaving neonatal program

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Oakland-based international development organization East Meets West hosted an evening event on November 10, 2012 at the San Francisco Veterans War Memorial, celebrating the expansion of its innovative, lifesaving neonatal program, Breath of Life, to the Philippines. The program– which provides new, durable medical equipment and staff training to low-resource hospitals–promises to improve health outcomes for the most vulnerable newborns in a country ranked eighth highest globally in number of preterm births.

Posted: November 19th, 2012 in Blogs,Columnists | Read More »

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‘Right Footed’ tells the story of armless achiever

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SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, California – Born with no arms, courageous Filipina American achiever and inspirational speaker, Jessica Cox, will soon have her story told in a documentary. Power ng Pinoy TV is holding a benefit event to complete funding for Jessica Cox’ documentary “Right Footed”, on Saturday, September 22, 2012 at 5:30 p.m. at Fort [...]

Posted: September 16th, 2012 in Events | Read More »

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Battle at War Memorial Veterans building goes room to room

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The long drawn out war at the War Memorial Veterans Building on 401 Van Ness that pits the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, and other veterans organizations against the War Memorial Board of Trustees and the Arts Commission has come down to a room to room battle with the Veterans fighting for the preservation of their existing offices and historical rooms.

Posted: August 12th, 2012 in Blogs,Columnists | Read More »

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Insensitive treatment of Filipino veterans at US hearing

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WWII veterans and community supporters stand infront of City Hall before attending the hearing of the Historic Preservation Commission. Photo by Esther M. Chavez.

Wearing their crisp dark green uniforms and bemedaled military caps, WWII Veterans were early at the steps of City Hall, ready to be witnesses to the third hearing of the matters concerning the War Memorial Veterans Building (VMVB) before the Historic Preservation Commission.

Posted: July 31st, 2012 in Blogs,Columnists | Read More »

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Filipino American journalists acknowledged at NAM’s Ethnic Media Awards

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Esther Chavez, Inquirer.net Vice President for US Sales receives Benjamin Pimentel’s trophy on his behalf who could not attend the gala ceremonies. With her from left are Willie Ratcliff, San Francisco BayView recipient of the Chauncey Bailey Community Advocacy Award, and Belva Davis, Gala Emcee, and multi-awarded Host of “This Week in Northern California” – KQED. Photo by Armando Chavez

Two Inquirer.net columnists, TV producers, a blogger and reporter among Filipino American journalists who won awards at the New America Media (NAM), 2011/2012 NAM Ethnic Media Awards for Northern California & Central Valley for their exceptional contributions to journalism.

Posted: July 22nd, 2012 in Blogs,Columnists | Read More »

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Mount Pinatubo eruption photos launched at San Francisco Main Library

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San Francisco Main Library marquee announcing Mount Pinatubo photo exhibit at the Filipino Center.  Photo by Vic Valbuena Bareng

Dramatic photos of the eruption of Mount Pinatubo on June 15, 1991 are now on display at the San Francisco Main Library until September 6, 2012.

Posted: July 15th, 2012 in Blogs,Columnists | Read More »

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Walking the talk – FWN’s Mondejar runs for seat at DCCC, San Francisco

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Janet Reilly, honored in 2012 by the League of Women Voters as ‘A Woman Who Could Be President,’ introduces Marily Mondejar during the launching of her candidacy. Beside Mondejar (next to Reilly) is Hydra Mendoza, followed by Mary Jung and Alice Lee, wife of San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee.  Photo by EMChavez

SAN FRANCISCO—Surrounded by stalwart friends and supporters, Marily Mondejar, president and founding executive director of Filipina Women’s Network (FWN), recipient of the 2010 Award for Excellence in Civil Rights from the California Asian Pacific Islander Joint Legislative Caucus, formally threw her hat in the ring for a run at a seat in the Democratic County [...]

Posted: May 2nd, 2012 in Blogs,Columnists,Featured Gallery | Read More »

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