8 FILIPINOS SELECTED AS BAY AREA’S DISTINGUISHED CITIZENS

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San Francisco, Calif. – Eight Filipino Americans, including California state assembly member Rob Bonta, have been selected as the Bay Area’s Distinguished Citizens for their outstanding contributions in their respective fields.
 
San Francisco nonprofit West Bay Pilipino Multi-Service is honoring eight outstanding Filipino Americans in a benefit luncheon and auction on June 22, Saturday at the Hotel Intercontinental on Howard St., San Francisco.
 
West Bay’s board of directors and officers selected eight outstanding leaders to serve as role models and mentors to Filipino youth in underserved communities.  The awardees will be paired with, and will mentor eight outstanding students from West Bay’s afterschool program.

The awardees are as follows:

     

  • Public Affairs -
Rob Bonta
 California State Assembly member, representing the 18th District
  • Corporate Leadership- Ezra Garrett 
Pacific Gas and Electric Company, Vice President for Community Affairs
  • Community Service- Marily Mondejar 
President, Filipino Women’s Network
  • Medicine
Dr. Carmelo Roco – MD 
Internal Medicine, Private Practitioner
  • Education – Jeffrey Burgos 
Principal, Roof Top Elementary School
  • Innovation -
Ralph Colet
 Chief Engineer, Colet Special Vehicle Design
  • Entrepreneurship-Rod Mercado
 President and CEO, Financial Rescue LLC
  • Philanthropy – Angie Louie
 Owner, Hana Zen Japanese Grill and Sushi Bar

The event is presented by Clearchannel Outdoor together with Hotel Intercontinental San Francisco, and supported by Financial Rescue LLC, Pacific Gas and Electric Company and the San Francisco Filipino American Chamber of Commerce.

Proceeds from the event will benefit West Bay’s Academic Enrichment and Mentorship Program, which provides afterschool help to students from K-12 in underserved communities.

 
Tickets are at $100 and can be obtained at (415) 564-6262 or email admin@westbaycenter.org.
 
For more information, contact West Bay’s executive director Rudy Asercion at (415) 933-4636

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