In 1977, Martin and Dolores Sibonga begin publishing the Filipino Forum in Seattle. It is a monthly paper that urges others to take part in "united minority action" and in the civil rights movement of the time. The paper, one of three Filipino newspapers in Seattle, lasts until 1978.
Dolores Sibonga was the first Filipina lawyer in Washington. In 1978 she was appointed to the Seattle City Council, and was elected to the council the following March. She served for 12 years.
Mayumi Tsutakawa, "A History of Asian Community Media," in International Examiner, June 15, 1983, reprinted in Doug Chin, Seattle's International District: The Making of a Pan-Asian American Community (Seattle: International Examiner Press, 2001), 88-89.
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