Join FYP as we close out Filipino American History Month with a happy hour celebration at Purple Patch. It will a great opportunity to end our month on a high note. Have some delicious, classic Filipino and American food and drinks while you hear about the exciting events that FYP has lined up. Hope to see you all there!
RSVP now on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/489129271268026/
Purple Patch DC address: 3155 Mt Pleasant St NW, Washington, DC 20010 (202) 299-0022
Purple Patch website: www.purplepatchdc.com
Purple Patch on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/purplepatchdc
Sponsored by Philippine Humanitarian Coalition (PHC), Philippine American Chamber of Commerce, Metro Washington DC (PACC-DC), and Veterans Pantry
5k Run/Walk Fundraiser for Nepal
Sunday, December 6, 2015 at 8:00am
Fairfax Corner: 11895 Grand Commons Avenue, Fairfax, VA
Please join us in helping rebuild Nepal. www.tinyurl.com/2015-5k
In April 2015, an earthquake with a magnitude of 7.8 hit Nepal. Over 9,000 people lost their lives and 23,000 were injured. Hundreds of thousands lost their homes or were displaced and centuries-old buildings were destroyed at UNESCO World Heritage sites in the Kathmandu Valley. While we are several months removed from this disaster, our Nepalese brothers and sisters still need help.
Coming Together: A United Filipino American Community Response
In November 2013, Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda struck Tacloban. The devastation was horrific as it was seen across all mainstream media outlets. As we watched the events unfold, our community took action and responded by forming PHC. But, something just as incredible happened. Other communities rallied together and donated large sums of money to the recovery and rebuilding efforts. No one asked these communities for donations. They simply felt it was their duty to help in any way they could.
With families still working through the recovery process in Nepal, our communities know the struggle to rebuild. That's why PHC, PACC-DC, and Veterans Pantry have come together to lend their hands.
A portion of proceeds will go to All Hands Volunteers to aid survivors in Nepal. For information on the All Hands Volunteers assistance, see http://hands.org/projects/nepal-earthquake-response/
FYP-DC HAS PARTNERED WITH NEXTDAYBETTERDC TO LAUNCH ITS SPEAKER & FOOD EVENT SERVICE ON SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2015. IT WILL BE AT "1776" ON 1133 15TH STREET NW STARTING AT 12PM - 5PM.
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Genius is everywhere. The NextDayBetter + DC team will be hosting a global celebration of social innovation and world-changing ideas inspired by the Filipino diaspora and other migrant communities. The NextDayBetter movement is growing. Featured: Philippines
What To Expect?
Speakers + Chefs + Community. We are bringing together artists, activists, entrepreneurs, talented chefs and change makers from a wide array of disciplines to help explore the future.
Food Tasting | We will have several chefs and restaurants present their latest culinary creations and libations.
Our Event Manifesto + Theme | What will Washington DC look like in in 20 years? What does it look like now? What challenges does the city face? Considering the challenging issues that face Washington DC such as gentrification, poverty, digital and educational inequity, and entrepreneurship. We have asked our speakers to envision a new Washington DC based on history and their experiences. Building on the art of storytelling, each narrator will share what they feel needs to be built and what it will take to activate the community.
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JOIN US, ALONG WITH THE NATIONAL FILIPINO AMERICAN LAWYERS OF WASHINGTON, D.C. (NFALA DC) AND THE ASIAN/PACIFIC ISLANDER DOMESTIC VIOLENCE RESOURCE PROJECT (DVRP), FOR AN OPEN AND CANDID DISCUSSION ON HEALTHY RELATIONSHIPS OVER SOME LIGHT REFRESHMENTS AND FILIPINO DESSERTS!
TO RSVP OR FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT GOFYPDC@GMAIL.COM.
**NOTE** LOCATION WILL BE GIVEN ONCE YOU HAVE RSVP'D.
Please join FYP at the Gryphon in DuPont Circle at 5:30 - 8:30pm as we celebrate the gold medal victories of our Dragon Boat teams, Lapu Lapu Warriors and Rizal Revolutionaries, at the Capital Dragon Boat Regatta this past weekend. We'll also talk about some of the exciting events coming up like our merienda workshop with DVRP and the NextDayBetter food and speaker series coming to DC. It will be a great way to close out the summer and we hope to see you all there today!
FYP-DC once again competed in the traditional summer competition that is called the Dragon Boat Festival! The FYP-DC teams "Rizal Revolutionaries" and the "Lapu Lapu Warriors" raced against other local mixed teams in the DC area for the coveted Dragon Boat crown. Everyone did an awesome job and let's congratulate all the members of our respective teams for their hard work, dedication, and team work! Enjoy the pictures here:
"#AkosiDaniel. I am Daniel. Kids helping kids. 1.2 million kids are out of school in the Philippines. Children from around the world are joining together to help other children back into their classrooms. The Philippines Foundation will use donated funds to support education programs that increase the quality of education for children. Donate anything you can...as little as $1 and sign the petition." #AkosiDaniel #UpForSchool AkosiDaniel.org
FROM FYP-DC SECRETARY PAOLO SIAN: "This cause spoke to me because I once was just a little boy like Daniel in the Philippines studying, and only up until recently that I finally graduated college with a Bachelor's Degree here in the States. Why do I say finally? It's because of the long and arduous journey it took for me to get there. Along with hard work and patience, it took my parent's hard-earned money and eventually my money out of my own pocket, in order for me to graduate. It was then that I realized the value of education and love. Everyone deserves a chance to get a quality education, but kids deserve it the most.
Donate anything you can...as little as $1 to help these kids in the Philippines get the quality education that they need and deserve...Donate, sign the petition at AkosiDaniel.org, or just simply share your own story or post..post a picture with #AkosiDaniel in it and spread the word about this wonderful cause!"
FROM FYP-DC PRESIDENT ABBIE ELLIOTT: "Daniel Cabrera, just nine years old, lives and studies on the streets of Manila. Against the odds, Daniel is fighting hard to get an education. To honor Daniel and more than one million children out of school in the Philippines please sign the petition. To support, go to http://AkoSiDaniel.org/, sign the petition, and take your own selfie and share on social media using#AkoSiDaniel. "
Join us, along with the National Filipino American Lawyers of Washington, D.C. (NFALA DC) and the Asian/Pacific Islander Domestic Violence Resource Project (DVRP), for an open and candid discussion on healthy relationships over some light refreshments and Filipino desserts!
To RSVP or for more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. **Note** Location will be given once you have RSVP'd.
FYP-DC's Lapu-Lapu Warriors and Rizal Revolutionaries will compete in the upcoming Capital Dragon Boat Regatta, which will be held at DC's Southwest Waterfront on August 29th, 2015.
If interested, you are encouraged to read our team's profile and sign up to join the teams (we are currently looking fill our Rizal team). Please go to the Dragon Boat Central page for more information.
To sign up (purchase a jersey, sign up for practice, and download required forms), please go to the Dragon Boat Forms page.
We need just five minutes of your time...
In the spirit of July 4th, please take time this weekend to write or call your U.S. Representative and U.S. Senators and urge them to support the Congressional Gold Medal legislation for the Filipino World War II Veterans.
See sample message below. You may use your own words and personalize your letter. The link to their e-mail addresses is also provided. Just follow the steps to the “Contact” prompt and type your message.
Thank you for giving five minutes of your time. Our veterans waited 70 years for a recognition that’s long overdue and they highly deserve.
U.S. Senators Email Addresses
This is a list of email addresses for all current US Senators. Most senators provide an email form on their website rather than a direct email address. Just click on this link and an e-mail form will be provided for your message.
House of Representatives Email Addresses
This directory is arranged by state. Click the link to the U.S. Representative from your district, click “Contact” and an “Email Me” form will be provided for your message.
Dear (name of your US Rep or US Senator):
Please support H.R. 2737 (for US Reps) or S.B. 1555 (for US Senators)
FILIPINO VETERANS OF WORLD WAR II CONGRESSIONAL GOLD MEDAL ACT OF 2015
The men and women of the Philippines and United States performed an invaluable service in defense of both countries from July 26, 1941 to December 31, 1946.
They served in the United States Forces in the Far East (USAFFE) with distinction, fighting alongside American soldiers to help defeat the Imperial Japanese Military Forces and liberate the Philippines, a sovereign territory held by the United States.
The loyal and valiant Filipino Veterans of World War II fought, suffered, and, in many instances, died in the same manner and under the same commander as other members of the United States Armed Forces during World War II.
For over 70 years, Filipino Veterans have sought recognition for their courage and selfless sacrifice. Of the 260,000 who fought, thousands died in combat and in the infamous Death March. Today, less than 18,000 remain. Despite having their benefits rescinded in 1946, they haven’t wavered in their loyalty to America. U.S. recognition of their service and sacrifice is long overdue. Our nation owes these individuals our deepest and sincere gratitude.
As a proud citizen of your district and state, I urge you to sign on as co-sponsor of this legislation and once and for all give these Filipino World War II veterans the honor they deserve. Thank you.
SIGNED (Your name, address, telephone number)
Get out of the cold and warm up with us at our February networking event, in partnership with Happy Hour With Friends. Meet the 2015 board and committee members and ask us about the upcoming ski trip, Dragon Boat Festival and outreach programs with community partners.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Heather Freeman | (800) 987-9806 | Heather@Heatherfreeman.com
Lindley Thornburg | (703) 593-5503 | Lindley@Heatherfreeman.com
Daikaya Announces Its Monthly Pop-Up for February Featuring Filipino Street Food
WHAT: On Saturday, February 7th, Daikaya, located at 705 6th Street, NW, will hold a Filipino Street Food Pop-Up as a part of its monthly Saturday late night Pop-Up series featuring cuisine from all around the world.
From 11 PM to 1 AM, guest will take pleasure in an a la carte Filipino street food menu prepared by Daikaya’s Filipino chefs Nick Casar and Kristian Felix spearheaded by Executive Chef Katsuya Fukushima. Daikaya is welcoming all home chefs to request their favorite Filipino street food dish in advance of this evening.
The Daikaya team will incorporate recipe ideas, creating their interpretation for the Pop-UP, with suggestions being sent to them via social media.
WHERE: 705 6th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001. Daikaya is located one block from the Gallery Pl-Chinatown metro accessible on the red, green and yellow lines and three blocks from the Judiciary Square metro accessible on the red line.
WHEN: Saturday, February 7, 2015 at 11 PM to 1 AM
HOW: Reservations are advised, and can be made by calling (202) 589-1600, or visiting www.daikaya.com. Daikaya can also be reached on Twitter @Daikayadc and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/Daikaya.
Narrated by Academy Award Nominee Liam Neeson and directed by Ryan Moore and Academy Award winner Leon Gast ("When We Were Kings"), "Manny" is the untold story of one of the most loved and respected athletes of all time. From a starving teenager who fought to feed his family, to becoming a boxing champion on the world stage, "Manny" is a feature length documentary film that takes you behind the scenes into the life of fighter Manny Pacquiao.
Filming for "Manny" began in 2010 and features Manny's never-before-seen home footage. "Manny" also features original music by Lorne Balfe (Inception, The Dark Knight, Iron Man, Sherlock Holmes) and interviews include Mark Wahlberg, Jimmy Kimmel, Jeremy Piven, Oscar De La Hoya, and other notable personalities.
Showing in the DC area starting January 23rd, screening will only last for a week so plan a movie night with your barkadas and pamilya!
AMC HOFFMAN CENTER 22
206 Swamp Fox Rd, Alexandria, VA 22314
FYI: It will also be showing on Demand via cable operators but come on seeing it in theaters is the way to go.
You can read about the director Ryan Moore on the Asian Journal newspaper, Fil-Am director Ryan Matthew Moore: On Giving Back to Pinoy Cinema and Chasing Manny Pacquiao
For more information about Manny, please go to mannypacquiaomovie.com.