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Notes on “How To Facilitate A Meeting”

FPACC President Marie Cunning as Facilitator
FPACC President Marie Cunning as Facilitator

CompassPoint NonProfit Services provided these wonderful tips on how to facilitate a meeting. The San Francisco Bay Area is fortunate to have this non-profit organization as a valuable resource for helping us become more efficient and savvy communicators and leaders in the non-profit organizations we belong to.

There are many Filipino American non-profit organizations in the Bay Area that are not aware of CompassPoint’s existence.

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Looking Back: New America Media’s 2012 Ethnic Media Awards

Lorna Dietz, Runner-Up, Community Blogging category, New America Media's Ethnic Media Awards for 2012, Northern CA & Central Valley (no winner)
Lorna Dietz, Runner-Up, Community Blogging category, New America Media’s Ethnic Media Awards for 2012, Northern CA & Central Valley (no winner)

I don’t make a habit of posting my achievements (correction, other than my LinkedIn) — but my sister, Noemi Dado, said that I should do it BEFORE I forget.

Here is one of my proudest moments when I was awarded as one of the “best of the best” in ethnic media in Northern California and Central Valley. It’s like receiving an Ethnic Pulitzer Prize. The category was COMMUNITY BLOGGING. I had done a content curation on the Define American advocacy of Jose Antonio Vargas, the Filipino American journalist who had “outed” himself as an undocumented immigrant in 2011. However, during the time I submitted my entry, many journalists didn’t really understand the power of content curation. Thus, my humble award of Runner-Up. I recall that the other honoree received an Honorable Mention. It’s all right. More media practitioners are doing more content curation nowadays. I’m just an regular blogger having done my share in community blogging in the Filipino American community.

At this time, http://NaFFAAR8.com has been archived. The original content curation is stored in my Storify account.

Here is the announcement that came with the honors.

NAM Honors Best in Ethnic Media at NorCal & Central Valley Awards Gala!

Last night, NAM hosted its 2011/2012 Northern California & Central Valley Ethnic Media Awards Gala at the KQED Studios in San Francisco.

Over 150 people, including ethnic and mainstream media, judges, honorees, and NAM founding members, attended the event.

The awards ceremonies recognized the exceptional work of winners from over 100 entries competing in print, broadcast and online categories. They comprised a diverse range of ethnic and youth media outlets in the region: African-American, Latino, Middle Eastern; and Asian communities including Japanese, Filipino, Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, Hmong, South Asian, and Fijian-Indian.

President of KQED Public Media, John Boland, welcomed the guests to the awards ceremony and NAM California Awards Chair Odette Keeley introduced the emcee for the evening, Bay Area journalism icon and multi-awarded TV host of KQED9′s “This Week in Northern California,” Belva Davis. Keeley also thanked the event’s sponsors for their valuable support, including founding sponsor PG&E, co-host KQED, the Center for California Studies at Sacramento State, the East Bay Regional Park District, Julie Adams of New York Life Insurance Company, and the University of California Office of the President.

Keeley also cites that the awards event could not have been possible without the dedication of all the NAM staff, as well as support from the NAM Board, funders, and partners — many of whom comprised the distinguished panel of judges this year.

In addition to recognizing the exceptional work of the awards winners, runners-up, and honorable mentions, NAM Executive Director Sandy Close presented NAM’s first Chauncey Bailey Community Advocacy Award to Willie Ratcliff, publisher of the San Francisco Bayview. PG&E’s Ezra Garrett presented the Diversity/ Inter-Ethnic Relations Award to KTSF 26 and the San Francisco Chronicle for their collaborative reporting about the evolving Bayview-Hunters Point neighborhood and Hmong TV Network was also recognized with the NAM Emerging Media Award.

The evening concluded with Vernon Whitmore, former publisher of the Globe Newspaper Group “passing the torch” as a publishing veteran to publishing upstart Malcolm Marshall of the Richmond Pulse, one of NAM’s youth hubs.

Runway Manila: Faster Travel Time Made Simple

Last June 1, 2017, my sister, Noemi L. Dado, and I were invited to a walk-through of Runway Manila and NAIAx. The dinner invitation was for 8:00 pm. Our Runway Manila field trip started sometime after 9:00 pm. Afterwards, we stayed at the lobby of Maxims Hotel, Resorts World Manila, until we were off to our next field trip, the NAIAx inauguration somewhere on the expressway.

We are with (from left to right) our Runway Manila hosts: Benjamin (Ben) Diokno, Secretary of Budget and Management of the Philippines, Mark Villar, Secretary of DPWH (Public Works and Highways), and Arthur (Art) Tugade, Secretary of DOTr (Department of Transportation)
We are with (from left to right) our Runway Manila hosts: Benjamin (Ben) Diokno, Secretary of Budget and Management of the Philippines, Mark Villar, Secretary of DPWH (Public Works and Highways), and Arthur (Art) Tugade, Secretary of DOTr (Department of Transportation)

RUNWAY MANILA: FASTER TRAVEL TIME MADE SIMPLE
“The Pedestrian Bridge between Newport City and NAIA Terminal 3″

When the project partners of a 220-meter (722-feet) air-conditioned, elevated walking bridge — that connects the Ninoy Aquino International Airport’s (NAIA) Terminal 3 and Newport City, its neighboring 25-hectare (62-acre) residential and commercial area — welcomed their first pedestrians on April 21, 2017, they answered every airport traveller’s frustration. Commute time between NAIA T-3 and Newport City was notoriously slow for incoming and outgoing private and public transportation, averaging an hour each way. The enclosed bridge is roughly a 3-minute to 10-minute convenient and secure walk in each direction. Rising 65 meters (213 feet) above Andrews Avenue and the new NAIA expressway (a.k.a. NAIAx, pronounced neigh-ah), moving walkways and elevators are available for the public’s convenience 24/7 — in consideration of the elderly and differently-abled. The bridge can accommodate 2,000 persons at any given time. Entrance is free in each direction.

Domestic and international passengers as well as daily commuters can realistically lessen dependence on motor vehicles that travel the short distance between the two tourist hotspots. Through Runway Manila, travelIers can use Newport City as a convenient jump-off point to reach other parts of the metropolis. Newport City is accessible to City Link buses and other forms of public transport. Information about free shuttle services in Newport City can be found at http://directionsonweb.blogspot.com/2015/09/Newport-City-Free-Shuttle.html.

Alliance Global Group, Inc. (AGI) funded the project to the cost of PH1.5 billion as part of its commitment to work with the Philippine government, represented by the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) and the Department of Transportation (DOTr), in promoting Philippine tourism by providing tourists and visitors with a convenient and seamless travel experience in the country. As the project proponent, AGI manages and maintains Runway Manila.

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SHORTENED URL: http://tinyurl.com/runwaymanila

TO GET TO NAIA, TERMINAL 3: Runway Manila is located between Belmont Hotel Manila and Resorts World Manila, close to McDonald’s on the Belmont Hotel side. After passing through the security gates, with personal belongings going through the required X-ray machines, take the elevator to the fifth floor. Walk on the bridge. After you pass the LED bulletin boards, proceed toward the right section of the bridge. Use the moving walkways for convenience. Turn left. At the end of the bridge, you will see a “Welcome to Runway Manila” sign. Check in your personal belongings at another X-ray machine while you go through the security gates. Proceed to the first corridor just as you make your exit. You will walk by some restaurants and food stalls. Look for the KFC outlet as your point of reference and turn right at the hallway. Proceed to the left side of a wider hallway where a rice-noodles express restaurant is located. Keep moving toward the entrance of the departure area at the ground floor.

We are with (from left to right) our Runway Manila hosts: Steve Reilly, COO of Resorts World Manila, Benjamin (Ben) Diokno, Secretary of Budget and Management of the Philippines, Mark Villar, Secretary of DPWH (Public Works and Highways), and Arthur (Art) Tugade, Secretary of DOTr (Department of Transportation)
We are with (from left to right) our Runway Manila hosts: Steve Reilly, COO of Resorts World Manila, Benjamin (Ben) Diokno, Secretary of Budget and Management of the Philippines, Mark Villar, Secretary of DPWH (Public Works and Highways), and Arthur (Art) Tugade, Secretary of DOTr (Department of Transportation)

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This is an almost 31-minute overview of why CRM is important in any business that wants dynamic growth. CRM also allows METRICS so management can do resource allocation.One of the questions raised in this talk was about AUTOMATIC SYNCHRONIZATION OF CAPABILITIES — if your data would automatically migrate to your MS Outlook or your smart phone, for example, for the most up-to-date information.

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My Guide for An iPhone 4S User

It’s been a while since I acquired my iPhone 4S. My blackberry had “died” on me. Sigh! Then, here I was, grappling with Apple’s quirky ways of texting. I swear, what’s next? Thus, I decided to set up a content curation so I wouldn’t feel so lost. If you’re like me, then you’ll enjoy my collection of videos to “guide the dumb guiding the dumb.”

Sulu and Sabah: A Peaceful Request Turned Deathly for the Messengers

An Island in the Archipelago of Sulu

Yolanda Ortega Stern: From the Moro Art Contest for Peace (2004)Our special blogger for this posting is Yolanda Ortega Stern (“Manang YO”) of the One World Institute, a private health and education foundation that provides humanitarian services to areas in conflict, where no one dares to go and help out. I have been moderating a community blog for OWI since late 2010. Please watch out for updates in this posting. The newest update will be the first entry after this introduction.

For a look at Manang YO’s educational columns, please read her opinion-editorials in her MINDANAO SERIES embedded below. Manang Yo told me that her columns will be a historic chronicle of failure — and intentionally waited before writing a new one. Now that a few predictions have come to pass, please read her columns. We look forward to a new one.

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I have also started Yolanda Ortega Stern’s content curation about the Philippines-Sulu-Sabah-Malaysia situation, taken from her Facebook postings. This allows many newbies to learn more about the situation through Manang YO’s real-time OP-EDs and compilation of news sources. Quotes from her Facebook commentaries are also included.


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Sulu, Philippines: The men at Lahad Datu are standing up for their poor families. Photo: Circa 2013 AP (After Peace) They feel they have no country.

An Island In Sulu Archipelago: Where People Dream of Peace

Dr. Yolanda O. Stern, Charter President of the Federation of Philippine American Chambers of Commerce (FPACC) signs a Memorandum of Agreement with Nur Misuari, Chairman of the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) after the signing of the Peace Pact between President Fidel V. Ramos and Chairman Nur Misuari. (1996)