Silayan Filipina Installation of 2018 Board of Directors

Councilmember Chris Cate representing the Sixth District of the City of San Diego swears in the 2018 Silayan Filipina Board of Directors at Silayan Filipina National Organization's General Membership Meeting. Silayan Filipina is a national non-profit organization that empowers women and collaborates with communities through personal, professional and cultural enrichment. Within a brief period of time since its inception in 2013, Silayan Filipina has undertaken and collaborated on numerous projects benefiting communities both local and abroad. Their last event of 2017 benefitted The Filipino Veterans Recognition and Education Project (FILVETREP). The annual General Membership Meeting, held at the Filipino School in Mira Mesa took place on Sunday, January 14, 2018. 2018 Board of Directors sworn in by Councilmember Chris Cate include President - Arlene Ecija-Moises, Vice-President - Atty. Anne Bautista, Secretary - Mae Agbayani, Treasurer - Elizabeth Rodriguez, Member-At-Large - Sally Nanquil, Director of Activities/Events - Trish Tahimic, Director of Arts & Culture - June Olson, Director of Communications - Melinda Benavente, Director of Education - Kristine Custodio, Director of Membership - Kathy Bolano, Director of Programs - Michelle Ella-Blake, Director of Public Relations - Jeanne DeGuzman New members joining the organization at the General Membership Meeting include Nina Navarro, Dr. Catherine Sy Luib, Erica Navarro, Candice Custodio Tan and Marilou Gabay. The inspirational Dr. Tess Mauricio who is also a member of Silayan Filipina, shared her personal stories tackling her adversities and turning it into very successful business in dermatology. Silayan Filipina’s next event, “Music. The Universal Language” Benefit Concert will be held on March 24, 2018 at the Bahia Hotel and will benefit Music Learning Programs for underprivileged children. This highly anticipated event includes dinner, musical entertainment and dancing. For information and tickets, please visit

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