Bay Area Filipino Community
In what has been billed by promoters as the “Fight of the Century,” the much-anticipated matchup between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao takes place Saturday. Excitement about the fight is high in the Bay Area’s large Filipino community.
Nearly 11 million Americans are registered according to the Asian-American donor program. Only 7 percent are Asian, while Filipino-Americans make up barely 1 percent of that group.
A memorial service was held Friday at the Philippine Consulate General in San Francisco for the five women who died in last week’s limousine fire on the San Mateo Bridge.