The Pilipino Senior Resource Center (PSRC), a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that serves Filipino seniors and families and Filipina breast cancer clients/survivors residing in the South of Market District and other areas in San Francisco, along with the San Francisco Bay Area Ateneans (SFBAA), Share and Give and Gia Galicia held a Catwalk for Cause last May 5 that started 6 pm at Fort McKinley Restaurant. The event was also sponsored by TFC -- The Filipino Channel, Lifesty...

By Elpidio Estioko Corona, California - Overall reunion organizer Fe Gonzales Sepulveda, Our Lady of the Lilies Academy (OLLA’63), announced today that this year’s multi high school reunion for three high schools in Urdaneta City, Pangasinan, Philippines will be held at Tropicana Hotel (Gala night), Las Vegas, Nevada on Saturday, September 30, 2017 and the picnic will be held the following day, Sunday, October 1, 2017 at Paradise Park, also in Las Vegas. The organizatio...

WASHINGTON, DC – The National Federation of Filipino American Associations (NaFFAA) is proud to celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month this May. According to the US Census Bureau, Filipinos make up nearly 20 percent of the overall Asian American community, with almost four million Filipinos living in the United States. Congress established Asian/Pacific American Heritage Week in 1978 through a joint congressional resolution. The month of May...

Aubrey Ilasco is a first grader Filipino American who just won the 2017 Growing Up Asian in America Contest sponsored by the Asian Pacific fund in San Francisco. The contest involved writing a letter to Senator kamala Harris. Aubrey was one of over 500 applicants in the Bay Area who was chosen and she’s only seven years old. She will be awarded at a ceremony on May 13 at the Asian Art Museum. Her Mom said, “In our political climate, I believe it’s so important for us to re...

By Elpidio Estioko MILPITAS – Mayor Richard “Rich” Tran led the city council in recognizing the 156 city commissioners for their efforts, services, and dedication in making the city of Milpitas a great city last April 29 during the 2017 Commissioners’ Recognition Event held at the city’s Community Center. “Today is about our city commissioners making the city a place we call our home. I think about people of Milpitas… having families… and today we celebrate our relation...

Congratulations to the Philippine Medical Society of Northern California (PMSNC) on its 45th Anniversary and Inaugural Ball and the incoming officers for 2017-2019 led by Dr. Pedro Cajator last April 22 at the Marriot San Francisco Waterfront Hotel in Burlingame. The newly installed PMSNC Officers were: Dr. Pedro Cajator, MD, president; Dr. Ria San Valentine Calinga, president-elect; Dr. Peter Bretan, immediate past president; Dr. Teresita Degamo, recording secretary; Dr. ...

They say Earth Day is everyday but last April 22 was truly a day to show the planet we care. I joined a legion of volunteers at the annual Earth Day of Action held for the 13th year by the Pacifica Beach Coalition. Thousands of pounds of trash were removed from beaches from Daly City to Half Moon Bay. It was truly an inspiring day. Earlier in the month, I had the honor to serve as emcee for the 18th Annual Sustainability Awards. It’s an event held by the non-profit agency ...

SAN FRANCISCO – Forty-one state parks across California last April 22 focused on California State Parks Foundation’s (CSPF) 19th Earth Day Restoration and Clean-up presented by Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E). In addition to being a presenting sponsor, PG&E employees, friends and family were on hand at 10 state parks. More than 4,000 volunteers were expected to help with environmental improvement projects statewide. California’s state parks receive great be...

SAN FRANCISCO – Bataan Legacy Historical Society in partnership with the Presidio Trust, the National Park Service, American Battle Monuments Commission and Fil-Am Racing commemorated the 75th Anniversary of the Bataan Death March last April 8 at the Presidio Officers’ Club at 50 Moraga Avenue to honor the thousands of Filipino and American soldiers who perished during this tragic moment in history. Unlike Pearl Harbor, this seminal point of WWII history has been almost forgo...