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About the August 2013 Issue: FIL-AM WHO's WHO Magazine

We Pay Homage to Educators Way Ahead of World Teachers’ Day 

By Oliver Oliveros, editor-in-chief

For the August issue of Fil-Am Who’s Who, we devote the major sections of the magazine honoring some of the most passionate and tireless Filipino-American educators we know: we take our hats off to the first 200 members—circa late 1980s—of the Association of Fil-Am Teachers of America (AFTA), whose legacy is still the organization’s moving force today; and to health care consultant Jona Jane Tajonera—our covergirl—who flies across the Pacific more often than ever to put up a school of allied health professions in the Philippines.

The World Teachers’ Day is due in about two months, on October 5, to be exact. However, I vividly remember one of my favorite teachers at New York University telling me, “Never do tomorrow what you can do today.” I myself am a teacher. I teach the basic tenets of public relations and communication at De La Salle University-Manila. And honestly, it gives me pure j…