The International District’s ‘Uncle’ Bob Santos will be traveling to the Philippines at the end of November to receive the “Banaag Award” from President Benigno Aquino III, as part of the country’s “Presidential Awards for Filipino Individuals and Organizations Overseas” program.
The Seattle Rotary Club, the largest Rotary Club in existence, honored former Washington Secretary of State Ralph Munro, as well as six additional members of the Rotary Club International, at a dinner, hosted at the Westin Hotel on Nov. 14. Munro and the team ventured to Africa and South Asia to help eradicate polio. Each […]
Seattle Goodwill held its 2012 Glitter Gala dinner and fashion show on Wednesday, Nov. 7, raising proceeds for its English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) programs.
A group organized by MulvannyG2 Chairman Jerry Lee donated 400 roasted chickens from Costco to the Asian Counseling & Referral Service (ACRS) food bank on Nov. 16 to help feed the needy. This is the fourth year the group has made this donation, which started when Jerry Lee and Cordell Lui drove by the food […]
By Farid Hossain and Julhas Alam The Associated Press DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — When the fire alarm went off, workers were told by their bosses to go back to their sewing machines. An exit door was locked. And the fire extinguishers didn’t work and apparently were there just to impress inspectors and customers.
By Niniek Karmini The Associated Press JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Thousands of Indonesian factory workers took to the streets in the country’s capital Thursday, Nov. 22 to protest low wages and a new social security law that will require them to pay for health services.
By Olga R. Rodriguez The Associated Press MEXICO CITY, Mexico (AP) — Juan Chiu Trujillo was 5 years old when he left his native Mexico for a visit to his father’s hometown in southern China. He was 35 when he returned.
By Annie Huang The Associated Press TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — China has enraged several neighbors with a few dashes on a map, printed in its newly revised passports that show it staking its claim on the entire South China Sea and even Taiwan.
By Charles Lam Northwest Asian Weekly Staff Sgt. Andrew J. Van Bockel received his sentence for his role in the suicide of Pvt. Danny Chen on Wednesday, Nov. 21 at Fort Bragg. He was sentenced to two reductions in rank, an official reprimand, and 60 days of hard labor.
By Staff The Associated Press SEATTLE (AP) — The Washington State Legislature that will gather in Olympia early next year will be the least diverse group of state lawmakers in a generation, mostly due to fewer women.