The Fourth Filipino American International Book Festival (FilBookFest4), an event focusing on publications by Filipino writers and artists around the world, takes place on October 6-8 at the Main Branch of the San Francisco Main Public Library. FilBookFest4 will be presented by the Philippine American Writers and Artists (PAWA), along with the Filipino American Center (SFPL), the San Francisco Public Library, the Philippine Consulate General of San Francisco, and other commun...

By Harvey I. Barkin SAN JOSE – New America Media (NAM) and Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County announced to the press their workshop to help DACA recipients whose permits expire between September 5, 2017 and, or before March 5, 2018 to obtain a new two-year work permit. NAM and Catholic Charities drove home the urgency to renew DACA applications before the October 5 deadline. Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County CEO Gregory Kepferle mentioned that DACA recip...

About 200 Catholic men gathered in joyful prayers, feverish praising, intensive discourse and selfless sharing of spiritual experiences and wisdom at the Mother Teresa Event Center of the St. James the Apostle Catholic Church in Fremont over the weekend. Coming from all over the West Coast of the United States and Canada, the men of God and servants of the Lord congregated for the 3-day 2017 International Catholic Men’s Conference under the auspices of the spiritual commun...

On September 22nd, A “Comfort Women” monument was unveiled in San Francisco. Organizers expected the Japanese Government to protest the installation of the monument. A similar Comfort Women statue went up in Glendale, California in 2013 and the Japanese government joined the lawsuit in the U.S. Supreme Court demanding its removal citing government relations with the U.S. would be severely impacted. The lawsuit was thrown out but the political battle continues with the new ...

WASHINGTON, D.C. – As part of the Philippine Government’s response in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, a separate Embassy Response Team was dispatched recently to deliver emergency supplies to Filipinos in the U.S. Virgin Islands, Minister Patrick Chuasoto, Chargé d’Affaires of the Philippine Embassy, reported to Secretary of Foreign Affairs Alan Peter Cayetano. The team was scheduled to arrive at the U.S. Virgin Islands last September 14 to distribute bottled water, rice ...

WASHINGTON, DC — “Our 20th anniversary is a testimonial to our steady and strong commitment to community empowerment,” says NaFFAA National Vice Chair Emeritus Gloria Caoile. “From our founding to the present, we have given voice to our community’s aspirations through our various advocacy initiatives with the goal of making our power count.” To mark this important milestone, NaFFAA is planning several events in October to coincide with the national observance of Filipino A...

Washington, DC – Today, NaFFAA is proud to announce its inaugural class of twelve ambassadors to the Empowering Pilipino Youth through Collaboration (EPYC) Program: 1. Leilani Encarnacion | Bensalem, PA 2. Sariah Alzen Loy | Philadelphia, PA 3. Joseph Malasa | Charlottesville, VA 4. Nina Cedro | Franklin, MI 5. Christian Paneda | Ann Arbor, MI 6. Carlo Tuason | Cincinnati, OH 7. Marijo Manaois | Tacoma, WA 8. Erick Yanzon | Bellingham, WA 9. Miguel Louis Guerrero |...

By Joseph Bacani DAGUPAN CITY – Ten students from private and public schools will visit Milpitas, Dagupan’s sister city, from September 14 to 28. The Dagupan delegation is set to be welcomed by Michael Tsai, lead commissioner of the Milpitas City - Dagupan City Sister City Commission. The students will be accompanied by Mayor Belen Fernandez, together with City Councilor Jose Netu Tamayo, City Legal Officer Ma. Victoria Cabrera, Ana Cristina Sinlao, Owen Tan, Schools Di...

South San Francisco, CA – The newly revived Rotary Club of Daly City-Colma Evening of RI District 5150 held its induction dinner ceremonies last August 24, 2017 at the Fort McKinley restaurant in South San Francisco. The well attended event was graced by Past RI President Mat Caparas, RI Director Elect Raffy Garcia III and the RI District 5150 Governor Ron Gin. Also present during the dinner event were David Canepa, San Mateo County Supervisor and Councilor and former Colma M...

MOUNTAIN VIEW – Two initiatives that harness the power of local community members to identify and contribute solutions to the affordable housing crisis have been chosen to receive $100,000 each, as part of Silicon Valley Community Foundation’s (SVCF) 10-year anniversary competitive grant-making initiative. The special initiative, announced last year, was established to award 10 grants of $100,000 each to organizations developing creative solutions in four areas that have l...