Bicolana Fil-Am politician Conchita Natividad-Applegate (left) with Meg Whitman (right), candidate for California Governor in 2010. Madame Natividad-Applegate supported Madame Whitman’s bid for the Governorship of California in 2010, but Madame Whitman lost to Governor Jerry Brown. Madame Whitman is now Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of HEWLETT-PACKARD (HP), a global technology industry firm. Madame Natividad-Applegate was a Republican nominee for Representative (12th District, San Francisco-Daly City) in the California State Assembly in 2008, but failed her bid in the strong Democrat stronghold. She hails from Naga City in Camarines Sur province, Philippines. She is elder sister of online news BicolToday.com associate editor Joey Natividad.