After the previous executive director of the Rainier Valley Community Development Fund (RVCDF) left in 2010, the organization hired Richard McIver to serve as interim director until the end of 2010. The RVCDF then managed to operate without an official executive director until it hired Wayne Lau. Lau has years of banking experience, having worked […]
On Feb. 29, the Filipino Community of Seattle (FCS) announced its spelling bee and math competition winners.
By Cheih-hsin “Jessie” Lin UW News Lab Sheila Burrus and her family arrived in Washington state from Batangas, Philippines, in 1990. She first attended De La Salle, Lipa, and the University of St. Thomas in Philippines. She finished her degree in nursing in Georgia after coming to the United States. After realizing that nursing wasn’t […]
Compiled by Keishi Matsuda Northwest Asian Weekly For the upcoming primary elections on Aug. 16, there are many Asian candidates who are aiming to represent the different communities in the Greater Seattle area. Listed below are some of the Asian American candidates that you may want to keep an eye on.
Urbano Quijance, 95, died peacefully at his home in Seattle, on Jan. 22. Born in the Philippines, Urbano served his country as a defender of Bataan in WWII. He was captured as a prisoner-of-war
On Nov. 6, the Filipino Community of Seattle (FCS) will celebrate its 75th anniversary. Alma Q. Kern is its 27th president.
It was the beginning of World War II. Bombs dropped from the sky onto the streets of Manila, Philippines.
On July 31, Kisara Nishimoto was crowned the 61st Miss Seafair based on her academic achievement, community involvement, public speaking, and creative expression. Nishimoto represented the Japanese Community of Seattle. She will be a junior at the University of Washington. The rest of the Seafair Court included first runner up Margo Femiano from West Seattle […]
“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.
Jacqueline Saarenas, 20, from the Filipino Community of Seattle was crowned as the 60th Miss Seafair on Saturday, July 25 by former Miss Seafair Kristen Tateishi.
Miss Seafair 2009–2010 was selected based on her academic achievement, community involvement, public speaking, and creative expression.