Filipina Wins Award from Calif. Legislative Caucus

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A California-based Filipino woman is this year’s recipient of the Heritage Award for Excellence in Civil Rights from the Asian and Pacific Islander (API) Legislative Caucus.

The Philippine Consulate General in San Francisco said Filipina Women's Network (FWN) President Marily Mondejar has been selected by the API Legislative Caucus to receive the said award, according to a release posted on the website of the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA).

Mondejar was nominated by California Assemblywoman and Speaker Pro Tempore Fiona Ma for her work in domestic violence and women's rights and empowerment with her organization.