Friday 09th December 2016,

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Filipino Cultural District Established in San Francisco

posted by Randall

Victoria Manalo Draves plaque unveiling

A park in the South of Market was recently named for Victoria Manalo Draves, a Filipino American Olympic gold medalist

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors this week approved a Filipino Cultural Heritage District in the South of Market, reports GMA.
 
The creation of SoMa Pilipina will give the Filipino American community a greater say in the development of the South of Market neighborhood, said Supervisor David Campos.
 
Filipinos in San Francisco originally settled in what is now known as the city’s financial district, but were displaced by high rises.
 
Plans include educational centers, clinics; an employment center, and a Filipino American counseling and treatment team at SoMa Mental Health Services.

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