Filipino Community of Seattle Executive Director Sheila Burrus has been chosen as the official White House Initiative on Asian American and Pacific Islanders delegate to attend the Asian Pacific Economic Council (APEC) Summit in Manila, Philippines, on Nov. 16-18. Initiated in the Philippines in 1996, the APEC CEO Summit is a business forum that focuses […]
Mariners hold Filipino Night
By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly The Seattle Mariners held a Filipino Heritage Night on Thursday, June 18th at Safeco Field against the San Francisco Giants. Several sections of Safeco Field were dedicated for those honoring Filipino Heritage. In addition, fans that purchased tickets for the night received T-Shirts with the Filipino flag colors. Sheila […]
Accusations of sexual abuse may have been the motive for Rainier Beach shootings
A Rainier Beach resident, a grandfather, identified by sources as Honorario Yango, 78, killed himself after allegedly shooting his daughter, Christine Dela Isla, 39, and granddaughter Anahlia Cowherd, 11. According to the Seattle Times, a source close to the investigation said that the girl, Anahlia Cowherd, had blogged about the abuse on Wattpad, a digital storytelling site. […]
Time to vote — API candidates that will be on your ballot
By Staff Northwest Asian Weekly Linda Lau, nonpartisan, is running unopposed for Court of Appeals Judge, Division 1, District 1,
Choose May 6 to give big
The Seattle Foundation hosts a one-day, online charitable giving event in which it will add a prorated portion to any donation given to one of the participating nonprofits on its website: www.seattlefoundation.org. You can donate between midnight and midnight on Tuesday, May 6.
FCS celebrates 78 years
The Filipino Community of Seattle is partnering with Catholic Community Services in the creation of FCS Village — a $17 million project.
Burrus named director of Filipino Community
Sheila Burrus has been named Executive Director of the Filipino Community of Seattle. Burrus is the immediate past president of the Filipino Chamber of Commerce of the Pacific Northwest, and a 2011 Northwest Asian Weekly Pioneer honoree. She is a State Farm insurance agent in Seattle. (end)
Asian officers serve, relate
By Zachariah Bryan Northwest Asian Weekly In a department that is being constantly scrutinized for ill behavior toward people of color, creating a more diverse workforce has become a major concern.
Uncle Bob goes to the Philippines
By Bob Santos For the Northwest Asian Weekly The letter was dated Nov. 12, 2012 and said, “It is with great
Legacy House receives donation from CenturyLink
Legacy House, the SCIDpda program designed to provide culturally appropriate care and housing for low-income community seniors, received a check in the amount of $500 from CenturyLink’s Pacific Asian American Network (PAAN) on Thursday, Dec. 13 to help support programs for low income senior citizen residents.