PAPC-USA Kapihan “Palista na sa 2020 Census

PAPC-USA Kapihan: “Meet and Greet 14 Filipino American Bay Area Candidates
Thursday, October 15, 2010 5:00PM-6:30PM (Zoom virtual meeting)

Filipino American Candidates get a push from the PhilAm Press Club-USA.

The Philippine American Press Club-USA is proud to host the last of its 2020 Kapihan/Forum Series at a – “Meet and Greet 14 Filipino American Candidates in the Bay Area” on Thursday, October 15, 2020 at 5PM-6:30PM. Guest Speaker is the Honorable Assemblyman Rob Bonta (Ca). Kapihan Co-Hosts are Myrna Lardizabal De Vera, Former Mayor of the City of Hercules, and Cristina Osmeña, Columnist, Philippine News Today. Zoom meeting link at kapihan

Assemblyman Rob Bonta, elected to the California Assembly in 2012, was the first Filipino American state legislator in California’s 170-year history. He serves in the 18 th District of the California State Assembly representing Alameda, Oakland and San Leandro. He is in the ballot in the general election uncontested. Bay Area Candidates are Marjan Philhour for Supervisor, San Francisco District 1; Voltaire Montemayor for Mayor, Milpitas; Carly-Ann Manalo for City Clerk, Daly City; Estela dePaz for School Board Contra Costa District 1. The following are candidates for City Council Member: Alex Griffin, Hercules; Celsa Taraya, Hercules; Chris Lozano, Hayward; Errol Zshornack, Millbrae; Evelyn Chua, Milpitas; Julian Hilario Jr., Milpitas; Glenn Sylvester, Daly City; Juslyn Manalo, Daly City; Malia Vella, Alameda; and Rozzana Verder-Aliga, Vallejo District 1.

According to the 2017 American Community Survey of the Census Bureau, there are an estimated 500,000 Filipinos in the Bay which represents 12% of the entire 4 million Filipinos in the United States; and 30% of the Filipino residents in the State of California. Filipino Americans compose the largest Asian American sub-group in California. However, Filipinos in the past have been described as “invisible residents.” Hopefully, this year, that will be a thing of the past. The community needs to be more visible not only in California but nationwide.

Let your voice be heard. Deadline for registration is October 19, 2020. Register to vote or check your status at

This PAPC-USA “Meet and Greet” Kapihan is co-sponsored by Global Filipino Network, headed by its founder, Arnold Pedrigal. Co-Chairs are Rudy Asercion and Esther Misa Chavez. Visit

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