Pancit-haired Trump is slammed by Bonta for anti-Filipino comments

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and Oakland Assemblymember Rob Bonta.ASSEMBLY | 18TH DISTRICT |Assemblymember Rob Bonta, the first Filipino American ever elected to the California Legislature, is taking Donald Trump to task for derogatory comments he made last week toward Filipinos.Trump, the Republican presidential nominee, included the Philippines in a list of nine additional nations on … Continue reading Pancit-haired Trump is slammed by Bonta for anti-Filipino comments

LISTEN! East Bay Citizen Show with special guest Alameda Councilmember Tony Daysog

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Ingredients for an Alameda political controversy: rice, hugging and clapping

Alameda Mayor Trish SpencerMayor told Filipino sister city group her kids eat riceALAMEDA | There was an audible gasp followed by quizzical looks from a crowd earlier this month when Alameda Mayor Trish Herrera Spencer welcomed dignitaries from Dumaguete City — Alameda’s sister city in the Philippines. And now some people are calling Spencer’s comments … Continue reading Ingredients for an Alameda political controversy: rice, hugging and clapping

East Bay Assemblymembers sworn-in; Wieckowski joins State Senate

Assemblymember Rob Bonta with his wife andfather at Monday's swearing-in.PHOTO/@RobBontaASSEMBLY | STATE SENATE | Just like two years ago, Oakland Assemblymember Rob Bonta rocked traditional Filipino attire for his swearing-in Monday in Sacramento. Hayward Assemblymember Bill Quirk also took the oath of office for another term in the Assembly, along with newcomers Tony Thurmond and … Continue reading East Bay Assemblymembers sworn-in; Wieckowski joins State Senate

Bonta To Filipino Typhoon Survivors: ‘California Cares’

Bonta in a PSA this year celebrating Filipino American history month.ASSEMBLY | 18TH DISTRICT | Assemblymember Rob Bonta is the first Filipino American elected to the State Legislature. He was born in the Philippines and immigrated to the U.S. at a young age. The devastation wrought by the powerful typhoon that struck his native country last … Continue reading Bonta To Filipino Typhoon Survivors: ‘California Cares’

Bonta Adds Focus To Overlooked Filipino Contributions To State Labor History

Assemblymember Rob Bonta and labor leader Lillian Galedo at a town hall Friday in Alameda celebrating a new law requiring the accomplishments of Filipino Americans in the farm workers movement be recognized in state school curriculum. PHOTO/Steven TavaresLEGISLATURE | Anyone who heard Rob Bonta during his successful run last year for the Assembly know the … Continue reading Bonta Adds Focus To Overlooked Filipino Contributions To State Labor History

Quirk Bill, Signed Into Law, Streamlines State Liquor License Process

Bill Quirk doesn't always get bills signed, but when he does, they include Dos Equis.LEGISLATURE//ROUNDUP | Even during his tenure as a Hayward council member, Bill Quirk often railed against the city’s onerous permitting process for local businesses. He ran for the Assembly last year partly to untangle the state’s own maze of bureaucratic hoops. … Continue reading Quirk Bill, Signed Into Law, Streamlines State Liquor License Process

Bonta Introduces First Two Assembly Bills, Both Focus On Education

ASSEMBLY |Assemblymember Rob Bonta introduced his first two bills last week, AB 59 and AB 123, with the former focusing on ensuring that school districts assess parcel taxes in accordance with uniform property classifications and the latter on Filipino's role in the farm labor movement. AB 59 bill clarifies law that already exists by stating … Continue reading Bonta Introduces First Two Assembly Bills, Both Focus On Education