Oct. 26, 2016, 10:47 p.m. – ALICE Bulos, dubbed the “Grand Dame of Filipino-American Politics,” died last Oct. 21 at the Seton Medical Center in Daly City, California due to a heart failure. She was 86.

Bulos attended UST in 1948, graduating with a bachelor and master’s degree in social and behavioral sciences. She was a sociology professor and head of the UST Sociology Department before resigning in 1977 to be an employment counselor in Sacramento, California.

Bulos and her husband Dony founded the Filipino American Grassroots Movement, a campaign to involve Filipinos in the American political process. She fought for the rights of Filipino veterans of World War II and was named Woman of the Year for the 19th Assembly District in 2006.

From 1993 to 2000, she served as an appointee of US President Bill Clinton to the Federal Council on Aging. She was also a representative to the White House Conference on Aging in 1995.

Bulos served as a board member of San Mateo County Chapters of the American Heart Association, American Lung Association, American Red Cross, Community Initiative on Multiculturalism and the Northern California Disaster Preparedness Network.

She was also as charter president of the Fil-Am Democratic Club in San Mateo County, regional chair of the National Filipino-American Women’s Network and board member of the National Asian/Pacific Democratic Council.


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