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Joy In Giving Campaign For 2014

Filipino Night with the BULLS!

Illinois Philippine Recovery Operations 2014



We are pleased to announce that the Chicago Bulls has sponsored a night to support relief efforts with the Illinois Philippine Recovery Operations!

In partnership with the Filipino American Network and the Philippine American Cultural Foundation, we are excited to invite you to Filipino Night with the Bulls!

You have an opportunity to watch a Bulls v. Clippers home game on 7 p.m., Friday, Jan. 24, at the United Center at a discount! Tickets regularly priced at $65 (300 Level, rows 8-17) are available for only $45. A portion of the proceeds will benefit ILPRO’s Typhoon Haiyan recovery efforts.

Tickets are limited so be sure to act fast! To purchase, click here. Your special offer code is Bulls.

What a great way to spend a Fright night before the Saturday, Jan. 25 fundraiser fair! See you at the game!

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Bangon Estancia

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A month ago I had a dream…to collect at least One Million donation for our Oplan Banca. Today, we have collected Php1,099,968.05. Thank you to my family, relatives and friends for making this come true. Thank you for the trust.

Tina with fishermen who received new pump boats

Tina with local children

When typhoon Haiyan hit the Philippines in November 2013, one of the worst affected towns was the fishing village of Estancia, Iloilo, my mother’s home town. Ninety percent of the town was destroyed, including fishing boats from which locals derive their livelihood. My mother’s cousin, Cristina Reyes, so touched by this tragedy, put out a call to family from all over the world to donate funds for the building of pump boats to help local fishermen recover from this loss. Through this opportunity to give, I was able to collect from friends here in the US enough funds…

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At the Embassy of the Philippines

Hope in a Card

Buhay Makulay 004: Children’s Fair for Typhoon-Hit Capiz

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The Buhay Makulay Children’s Fair has made it from public hospital to government shelter in Metro Manila in the seven years since we started it. We step out tomorrow and bring the fair to the mountain area of Lawaan in Capiz, a region affected by typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda. Hosted at local school run by nuns, our head count has jumped quickly from 100 kids, to 115, to the latest count at 122.

Today we visited the site, not knowing what to expect. We met the sweet nuns and witnessed the school marching band at practice in the schoolyard. When we were led up to the hall on the third floor, we were quickly convinced that it would be the best place for the fair. There’s enough space to accommodate and manage a large crowd of kids; while the large windows and great view also give a wonderful sense of openness. It…

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Lifeline Partnership with Yes!Pinoy

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Lifeline’s Betty Romero, Raf Jamolangue and Judy Jamolangue met with Dingdong Dantes and Kayjay Laysa of Yes!Pinoy yesterday. A Marine reservist, Mr Dantes has been sponsoring scholarships for the children of Philippine soldiers since 2009, and the thrust of his foundation is education. In response to the great need after Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) Mr Danted held a fundraising activity to rebuild the Estancia Central Elementary School in Iloilo. Lifeline Foundation is partnering with Yes!Pinoy in raising funds to equip the new school building with 3000 chairs, in time for the opening of classes in June 2014, as education is one of our core advocacies as well.


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Yeb Saño, Haiyan/Yolanda

Illinois Philippine Recovery Operations 2014

Yeb Saño, Haiyan/Yolanda,

Warsaw, Poland: At the United Nations climate talks this passing November, the world saw a hero stand up. Naderev Yeb Saño, the Philippine delegate, declared that he would fast until “a meaningful outcome is in sight.”

Our representative did not eat for nine days.

As the day our fundraiser nears, we can only hope to follow in his example. As he stood for the lives lost by typhoon Yolanda, we work to stand with him and raise money to continue to provide relief for our community.

With tropical depression Agaton making its way across the Philippines, we have to continue to stand strong with the Filipino community with the mission of relief. Relief is more than the check that we are sending; we are making a family across the Pacific. We are providing for the orphans of Yolanda; we are rebuilding homes; we are standing…

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Haiyan: stories from the first responders