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The History of the FIlipino American Herald…

FAH_historyThe Philippine Seattle Colonist, published in 1924 by Manuel S. Rustia and Lorenzo L. Zamora was the first of many Seattle Filipino newspapers. Then came a profusion of newspapers and magazines, many of them with a lifespan of less than a year, either to fulfill a need to organize and affiliate with one another; to offer a forum for discussing issues affecting the community; to provide a linkage with the Philippines; and to allow an outlet to express views.

The Filipino American Herald under the aegis of founding publisher and editor Pepita Mata Ignacio Perez was born on May 6, 1969. Shy of one year, the publishing rights of the publication was transferred to Emiliano Alonzo Francisco. Francisco was know in Seattle`s Filipino American community as the “Dean of Communications,” who was recognized for his 60 years of publishing and community service. He retired in December 1996.

After Francisco retirement, the legacy of the Filipino American Herald was continued by two young publishers, Bong and Gina Santo Domingo. Both with over a decade of experienced in communications, Gina as the editor in chief and Bong as the art director.

In 2001, Alma Kern, a prominent community leader took over the reins of publishing the Filipino American Herald.

Aided by strong editorial, advertising production and distribution staff, the Filipino American Herald has kept readers up-to-date with news in local community and from the Philippines, and publishes articles that make Filipinos proud of their cultural heritage.

The Filipino American Herald today represents about 30 percent of the Pacific Northwest history of Filipino American journalism. As one of the oldest news journal in Seattle, it continues the legacy of being the voice of the Filipino American community.

The Filipino American Herald is the most widely read news journal and serves a readership of one of the largest minority community in the Pacific Northwest.

Published monthly, each issue offers national and local news; Philippine news; a youth section; community events; opinions and views; business and health columns; sports; and more.

For more than 40 years, the Filipino American Herald has become a reliable partner of a steady stream of advertisers in promoting their brand, product or services to an intended audience. The Filipino American Herald offers discounts and free design/layout services to long term advertisers.

The Filipino American Herald today represents about 30 percent of the Pacific Northwest history of Filipino American journalism. As one of the oldest news journal in Seattle, it continues the legacy of being the voice of the Filipino American community.