The Filipino American Women’s Organization of Yakima Valley celebrated the group’s fourth anniversary on April 6 at a gala at the Yakima Arboretum. Over 200 family members and friends gathered for a potluck, a talk on women’s health by Dr. Hipolito M. Custodio, information on Typhoon Yolanda, and entertainment by dancers.
By Sue Misao Northwest Asian Weekly The U.S. Attorney’s Office is recommending that Romulo M. Almeda Sr., of Seattle, be sentenced to a five-year term of probation, with no fine, for his unlawful employment of an alien.
By Paul Newberry Associated Press KEARNS, Utah (AP) – For a brief moment, J.R. Celski thought about what happened before the last Olympics. He thought about how he sliced open his leg and wondered if he’d make it to the Winter Games. He quickly put those worries aside. Now, he’s heading to Sochi — this […]
By Ninette Cheng Northwest Asian Weekly In 2012, one out of 10 marriages in the United States were between couples of two different races, according to the U.S.
By Assunta Ng What sets Yale Wong, co-founder and CEO of General Biodiesel, Inc., apart from his competitors? Biodiesel is an alternative energy source made of recycled cooking oil. When Wong started his company in 2006, it was the ninth biodiesel company in Washington state. Today, his competitors are ancient history. Only one remains, and […]
By Evangeline Cafe Northwest Asian Weekly After Alma Corpuz married her husband over a decade ago, she knew that she had more love to give.
Puget Sound high schooler Starla Sampaco was crowned first runner-up Miss WA Teen USA during the Miss Washington USA pageant that took place over the weekend of Oct. 20 and Oct. 21. In addition to first runner-up, she was awarded most academic and most photogenic.
In a TIME magazine cover story earlier this year, undocumented Filipino American journalist Jose Vargas, famous for “coming out” about his immigration status in an essay published in The New York Times Magazine, wrote:
The Filipino Community of Seattle presents a dinner and cabaret show featuring cabaret artist Arnaldo! on Sept. 7 titled, “An Evening with Arnaldo! and Friends.” Arnaldo! is based in the Seattle area and has won many awards, including the 2008 New York Bistro Award and top 10 cabarets selected by the San Francisco Bay Times’ […]
By Stacy Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly In 1988, Corinne Villa-Riese took time off from her job and backpacked <!–more–>around the globe. She started in California and went east, not stopping until she ended back in the Western Hemisphere, in Hawaii. For three months, she stayed with her grandmother in Honolulu, asking questions about the late […]