OCTOBER 2014


Compiled and Edited By Grace Garcia

 

Founder of web site receives Harvard alumni award

You may have seen her on a television advertisement. Sheila Marcelo is the founder and chief executive office of Care.com, which assists with providing health care providers on the Web.
Marcelo was awarded Aug. 28 with the Harvard Business School Alumni Achievement Award for her accomplishments with Care.com. This award is the highest honor the school bestows, according to a Philippine Daily Inquirer News report.
Her website is accessed by 11 million people from 16 countries and is listed in the New York Stock Exchange.
She graduated magna cum laude from Mount Holyoke College and received her master of business and juris doctor degrees from Harvard in 1998 & 1999.



 

Teacher uses racist slur during class

California high school teacher Bernadette Yuson was sent on administrative leave after allegedly using inappropriate language after her student asked her a question.
According to a report by the San Bernardo Sun, Yuson was rearranging the students' seats. One of her students asked her, "How come you're moving all the black people around?"
Yuson alleged said, " Because I want to move all the n---."
The student reported the incident to school administration.
Yuson was teaching math at Cajon High School in San Bernardino, California.
San Bernardino City Unified officials acknowledge that a Cajon High School teacher stepped over the line, the report added.•

 

Senior citizens robbed, beaten at their home



Fil-Am elderly couple Mr. & Mrs. Jaime and Paz Nagal were robbed and beaten at their home in El Cerrito, California, according to an Inquire News report.
Some strangers had stopped to chat with them outside their home about their flowers and got the elderly couple to invite them inside of their house. They discovered that same evening that their jewelry, wallet and cash were missing.
They informed their son who cancelled their credit cards right away.
The next day, they were invited back into their house where they were beaten by a man and a woman, the report added. Mrs. Paz tried calling 911 but got beaten and slashed by a knife. Her husband was bound but was able to free himself. Paz managed to run away. The suspects drove away in their two-door, dark blue vehicle. Anyone with info about the crime is asked to call El Cerrito police at 510-215-4400. •

 



 

Social entrepreneur provides light to those lacking electricity

Illac Diaz will be one of 12 individuals honored by the first- ever Asia Game Changer awards given by Asia Society on Oct. 16 for discovering a way to provide light to Filipinos who do not have electricity. He is the founder of MyShelter Foundation and Liter of Lite.
He uses scavenged empty bottles that combines water, sunshine and chlorine to refract natural sunlight to produce a light equivalent to a 55-watt solar bulb, a Philippine Daily Inquirer News report said.
He graduated from Ateneo de Manila University with a bachelor's degree in management economics and received a master's in entrepreneurship at the Asian Institue of Managemenet (AIM). Since 2011, 140,000 homes in the Philippines have benefited from 1-Liter of Lite. Fifteen other countries have replicated this technology. •

 

 

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