I had the honor of welcoming Jose L. Cuisia, Jr., Philippine Ambassador to the United States of America, to City Hall.

As a Filipino American, I am honored to represent the City of San Diego's sixth district, where 1 out of every 3 residents is of Asian American descent. Filipinos are the second largest Asian group in the United States, and it was recently announced that the Philippines is globally the second-fastest growing economy. San Diego is home to a large, diverse and vibrant Asian community, making up 16 percent of our city's population.