Archive for March, 2010

Katarungan: Rooted & Rising

Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010

This year’s annual event honors the work and recent victories of youth and youth organizers who continue to build the Filipino American movement with new energy, resilience, and inspiring leadership.

Please join us Thursday, May 13th, 2010 from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Oakland Asian Cultural Center located at 388 9th St. in historic Oakland Chinatown.

We will be honoring: Rachel Aceberos; Daniel Banatao; Eden Jequinto; Dexter Ligot-Gordon; and Armael Malinis

Performances by:  immij; Kasamas, Josef Anolin; Yaminah Lunar; Ervin Lopez and more!

MC: Jen Soriano

Tickets: General Admission $60/Youth (under 20) $20

Purchase tickets at: Brown Paper Tickets or by clicking here.

Sponsorships and advertisement space still available! Please contact Judith or Geraldine at (510) 465-9876. (Deadline for advertisements is April 23rd)

Union City Filipino Health Survey Report Back 3/21

Saturday, March 6th, 2010

Title: Union City Filipino Health Survey Report Back
Location: St. Anne’s Church Hall, 32223 Cabello St. (at Dyer) Union City
Link out: Click here
Description: Open to the public.
Join Filipino Advocates for Justice and Asian Health Services to learn the results of an extensive health survey conducted on 300 Filipinos in Union City. Community members, survey respondents, health advocates, and policy makers are all encouraged to attend.
Light lunch (merienda) will be served. There will also be a raffle of an HD TV, Wii Fit Bundle and more. Contact Stephanie (510) 316-9982 or Chris (510) 487-8552.
Start Time: 13:30
Date: 2010-03-21
End Time: 15:30

Filipino Health Survey Reveals Multiple Concerns

Saturday, March 6th, 2010

March 5, 2010



Press Contacts:              Stephanie (510) 316-9982 / filhealth [at] or

Chris (510) 487-8552 / ccara [at]

In 2009, Filipino Advocacy and Outreach (FAO) conducted a health survey of 300 Filipinos in Union City, CA, where Filipinos are 20% of the population.  The joint project of Asian Health Services and Filipino Advocates for Justice (formerly Filipinos for Affirmative Action) produced one of only a handful of comprehensive studies on the health disparities of the Filipino community.

Some of the findings are:

•  The rate of uninsured increased to 19% during the recession from a Filipino statewide average of 11%.

•  For most, English is a second language and there is strong evidence that interpreters are needed in medical settings.


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