Fil’s in the USA

26 October 2011

Pacquiao produce’ on a roll out in the US

Vegetable products being sold under Manny Pacquiao’s name are now available in several restaurants in the US.

Pacquiao, a much sought-after product endorser, earlier signed a deal with State Street Produce, according to

State Street Produce will be rolling out the “Pacquiao Produce,” which are vegetables carrying the boxer’s name.

The product will be marketed under the theme “Pacquiao Produce- Feeding our Future Champions.”

The products will be also available in retail and grocery stores in the US soon.

Source:  ABS-CBN News release

Filipino visionaries honored in San Francisco

 By Nadia Trinidad, ABS-CBN North America News Bureau Chief, on October 26th, 2011 

SAN FRANCISCO – Building coalitions between community and education leaders for the last 15 years, Hydra Mendoza has championed improving academic standards in public schools.

As president of the San Francisco Board of Education, this Filipino has made her countrymen proud.
“The work that I’m doing in the city is really valuable because I can influence and I can put a bug in people’s ears and say, what about the Filipino community? Or say that’s not how we like to do things,” said Mendoza.
Lou Razon found her passion for design at a young age. When she decided to pursue a career doing what she loves in the US, she knew she was doing more than just following the American dream.
“I want to show the world that Fil-Ams are great designers and very talented,” Razon said.
These two women were among the many who were recognized for their contributions to the community as the City of San Francisco paid tribute to this year’s Filipino American milestones.
The US Senate recognized October as Filipino American History Month.
Those who strive to make a difference everyday however said, celebrating the Filipino is certainly not a one-shot deal.
“Marami kasing magandang dala ang Filipino kahit saan siya magpunta. In the attitude about work ang sipag ang resilience kahit anong challenge gagawin niya para sa kanyang pamilya. So ang gusto lang natin mapa-alala wag silang mahiya Pilipino sila,” said Kai Rodriguez of The Filipino Channel.

Nadia Trinidad – ABS-CBN North America News Bureau Chief


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