The 2nd Annual Pinoy Reporter Tagumpay Awards took place at the SeaTac Hilton and honored Filipino Americans who are leaders in their respective communities, careers, and companies. Eighteen Filipinos were nominated for the awards, and 10, chosen in part through public voting, were recognized at the awards ceremony.
Christine Chen Velazquez and her husband, Richard, bid farewell to Seattle on Aug. 25 at a farewell party held at Boom Noodle in Bellevue. The Velazquezes are relocating to New York City, as Richard was recently tapped to be the senior director of innovation for PepsiCo.
Frank Irigon, a community activist, kicked off his campaign for Newcastle City Council, position 4, with a fundraiser and party at Tea Palace Restaurant in Renton.
The Tateuchi Foundation awarded a gift in the amount of $200,000 toward the Growing a Living Legacy Campaign for the Bellevue Botanical Garden, owned by the City of Bellevue. The gift will fund the Tateuchi Loop Trail, which is the primary pathway through the garden.
By Sebastian Abbot The Associated Press LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — While many young tech wizards strive to invent the next iPad, Umar Saif is working to bring Internet-style networking to millions of Pakistanis who don’t have access to the web. He could shake up the country’s politics in the process. Saif’s efforts recently earned him […]
By Linda Mitchell For Northwest Asian Weekly Velma Veloria, who served as state representative for Southeast Seattle’s 11th District from 1992 to 2004, was one of nine outstanding women leaders that received a 2011 Women of Courage award, presented by the National Women’s Political Caucus. She was nominated for the award by the Washington state […]
Compiled by staff Northwest Asian Weekly Sometimes, improving and maintaining the health of the planet and its people isn’t the most glamorous job. It requires long hours, oftentimes without much thanks. This makes the accomplishments of Northwest Asian Weekly’s Women of Color Empowered honorees all the more significant. On Sept. 23, from 11:30 a.m. to […]
By Keishi Matsuda Northwest Asian Weekly It is becoming more common for international students from Asian countries to further their education in Washington state colleges. Some students flourish and have relatively little trouble studying in the United States, but others struggle.
By Jean Wong Northwest Asian Weekly Among the cities in Washington with a large Korean American community presence, Shoreline stands out. Having had three Korean American elected officials, two of them women, Shoreline is a beacon for local Korean Americans aspiring to enter the state’s political scene. It is also a thriving hub for local […]
By Stacy Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly In this country, 6,500 young men turn 18 every day, but something that many are unaware of may come back to haunt them years later. <!–more–> “Three years ago, there was a Filipino man in San Francisco, who had been working for the VA (Veterans Affairs) hospital for 18 […]