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Bullied by the system, Filipino senior fights eviction

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Benito Santiago may lose the San Francisco apartment where he’s lived for 37 years. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/Paul Dunn/Central City Extra

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.

Posted: March 16th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Filipinos in SF mark People Power with mass, Pulitzer-winning photos

The Photo Exhibit was officially opened with a Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony led by Acting Head of Post Jaime Ramon T. Ascalon (rightmost) and Ms. Lupita Aquino Kashiwahara (2nd from left). CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

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.”

Posted: March 1st, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

San Francisco donates to Yolanda victims

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San Francisco Mayor Edwin Lee and Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada at the wreath-laying ceremony at Rizal Monument in Luneta.  PHOTO BY RUDY ADLAWAN

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).

Posted: February 20th, 2014 in Americas,Featured Gallery,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Manila, San Francisco renew ties

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San Francisco Mayor Edwin Lee and his wife, Anita, at the CITEM design center at the start of their San Francisco-Manila sister cities tour.

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.

Posted: February 20th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

SF mayor starts sister city visit with a stop at design center

San Francisco Mayor Edwin Lee and his wife, Anita, at the CITEM design center at the start of their San Francisco-Manila sister cities tour.

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.

Posted: February 18th, 2014 in Headlines | Read More »

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