By Vivian Zalvidea Araullo
Benito Santiago, 63, stands in the kitchen of his third floor walk-up apartment on the fringe of San Francisco’s South of Market district, pointing at faded photographs, tourist-spot magnets and souvenir programs of dance parties; his life’s memorabilia on display on his refrigerator door.
Drawing on his own memories of EDSA, Father Arnold Zamora, parish priest at the Holy Name of Jesus Parish in San Francisco, celebrants of the 28th anniversary of the People Power revolution that although those who participated in the popular uprising 28 years ago would eventually pass on, “EDSA is forever.”
By Nestor Corrales
San Francisco gives back. An official sister-city delegation headed by San Francisco Mayor Edwin Lee on Thursday met with government agencies in Manila to discuss the city’s contribution in the recovery and rehabilitation of the areas devastated by Super Typhoon “Yolanda” (Haiyan).
By Bong Lozada
Cities of “golden” stature. Manila, which boasts its golden sunset, and San Francisco, which has the famed Golden Gate Bridge, renewed its ties as sister cities Wednesday afternoon at the Manila City Hall.
San Francisco Mayor Edwin Lee said he believed builders in his city would be “inspired by the creativity of Philippine designers” and encouraged the development of organic, natural products to help sustain Philippine economic growth.
A nonprofit based here announced that it will focus its long-term disaster recovery efforts following Typhoon Yolanda on the municipality of Guiuan, in Eastern Samar.
The Philippine Consulate’s Facebook page will feature Frequently-Asked-Questions Friday (FAQ Friday) on the fourth Friday of each month, to answer some of the most-asked questions about its services.
Workers from three San Francisco care homes celebrated their recent settlement agreements on Dec.18, International Migrants Day, after winning their months-long claims against their employers, totaling more than $800,000 in unpaid wages.
By Joseph Peralta
Council member Myrna De Vera was selected by the city council to become Mayor of Hercules until December 2014, following a vote during the city council reorganization last December 10.
After a month long celebration, the Filipino American History Month culminated on Oct. 30 with a special recognition given to five outstanding Fil-Ams for exemplary contributions in their respective districts.