By Alma Kern For Northwest Asian Weekly We are at a pivotal juncture in the history of our beloved Filipino Community of Seattle. Whatever happens this year will determine the future of the organization. Our manongs and manangs, and all the past leaders
The Filipino Community of Seattle is partnering with Catholic Community Services in the creation of FCS Village — a $17 million project.
“The U.S. immigration system is broken,” said President Barack Obama in a video message. Families are being torn apart and employers are using the system to exploit workers. The president promised a comprehensive bill to fix the system, in addition tomaking immigration reform a top priority.
Tim Eyman’s latest, Initiative 1033, threatens basic services such as education and health care that are vital to the APA community. According to the governor’s budget office, the initiative would reduce state general fund revenues that support education, human services, health care, environmental programs, and general government by an estimated $5.9 billion by 2015.