Letter To The EditorDear Tony,

I want to thank you for your guidance in my personal narrative that I wrote, you edited and made it as one chapter in the first book on leadership published by the Filipina Women’s Network (FWN).

The title of the book is “DIS-Filipina Women RUPT, Proud. Loud. Leading. Without a Doubt.”

The book was edited by Maria Africa Beebe and Maya Ong Escudero with a foreword by FWN founder-CEO Marily Mondejar, another foreword by Cora Manesa Tellez and introduction by Maria Bebee.

In the table of contents are chapters on: Networking Filipina Leaders, Transforming Self-Personal Narratives, Leading Organizations, Transcending Boundaries and Developing Next-Generation Leaders.

The book is a good read, and my chapter is on “Transforming Self-Personal Narratives.”

Yes, your friend from the small town of Ligao, Albay extricated herself from poverty, and has been serving and will continue to serve the Filipino American community in Michigan. I will also continue to give back to the poor children in the Philippines. As a servant leader, I am committed to continue serving the community with my heart and, of course, my head.

For as long as I can, I will continue working so I can help our people. No recognition is necessary. We are in this together.

May I take this opportunity to extend my best wishes to the community. May the members of our community always keep the PACCM in their hearts and treasure it as “our home away from home.”

I also thank the community members for allowing me to be a part of their lives. They are my greatest blessings.

Straight from the heart,