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Bullied by the system, Filipino senior fights eviction

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

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

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 »

SF nonprofit to focus long-term recovery work on Guiuan


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.

Posted: February 8th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

San Francisco Consulate launches ‘FAQ Friday’ about services

Philippine Consulate

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.

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

Filipino caregivers in SF recover unpaid wages


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.

Posted: December 22nd, 2013 in Americas,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

Filipina becomes mayor of Hercules, San Francisco Bay Area

Hercules’ city council chose Myrna De Vera (center) as mayor until December in 2014. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/AJPress

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.

Posted: December 15th, 2013 in Americas,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

5 Fil-Ams honored at culmination of History Month celebrations in SF

City Mayor Edwin M. Lee (R), awards the plaque of recognition to Philippine Deputy Consul General Jaime Ramon Ascalon. PHOTO BY ROSE PAQUETTE

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.

Posted: November 5th, 2013 in Americas,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »



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