Friday, December 13, 2013

THE FILIPINOS, a benefit show for Haiyan survivors, sponsorted by SeaWorld®

December 14, 2013 SeaWorld®

The Filipino-American, an online business resource guide for Southern California Filipino Americans, is organizing a benefit show to raise funds for the survivors of the mega typhoon, Haiyan, that hit the Philippines last November 8, 2013.

Sponsored and hosted by SeaWorld® San Diego, The Filipinos benefit show will be held on December 14, 2013 with a night full of fashion, singing and traditional Philippine dances!

Doors will open at 6:30 in the evening where guests will be ushered to SeaWorld’s Penguin Center. At 7:15 the show will open by CMN Production’s beautiful and talented artists, 2013 Tawag ng Tanghalan Champion Melanie Joie Jimenez, 2012 Tawag ng Tanghalan Champion Emily Talampas and San Diego’s Mega Star Micaela Marquez. Hors d'oeuvre and non-alcoholic drinks will be provided for all the attendees. As the crowd begins to settle down a fabulous fashion show by San Diego's own Andre Soriano will stun the audience.

Andre Soriano channels the high fashion and high art; with influences from cosmopolitan cities worldwide such as New York, Los Angeles, Paris, London, Milan and Tokyo. Andre Soriano designs includes all type of garments from active wear to classic evening wear, and specializes in elegant wedding and couture gowns.
Styled to Rock, a Fashion Reality Show 'Executive Produced' by Robyn Rihanna Fenty gave him an exposure of having a celebrity wear his clothes, which will allow him the means to expand his clothing line beyond San Diego. Andre's fashion mantra is "Peace, love, glamour and fashion!"

Andre Soriano will be showcasing bits and pieces of his collections, Old Hollywood glamour, Bridal gowns, Punk deluxe.

The night will close with our feature performance from PASACAT (Philippine Arts Performing Company).

PASACAT established in 1974 is a Philippine folk dance, but in San Diego, it began as the acronym for the Philippine-American Society and Cultural Arts Troupe. Today, PASACAT’s mission is to preserve and promote the Asian Pacific culture through the arts, thereby, extending goodwill and enhancing cultural understanding.

PASACAT will present six different numbers that will reflect the culture of the greatly affected area of the Philippines by Haiyan, the Visayas Region.

100% of the ticket and silent auction proceeds from the event will go to Operation Samahan.
 OPERATION SAMAHAN is a community health center that emerged within the Filipino community over the last forty years. The agency serves low-income families and individuals in the County of San Diego in two (2) strategic areas with a high density population of Filipinos/Asian and other low-income, uninsured individuals — National City (Southern San Diego County) and Mira Mesa (North Central San Diego).
In the Philippines, Operation Samahan has a long standing partnership with V olunteers for Visayans.  Operation Samahan will be forwarding all the proceeds from the show to Volunteers for Visayans. (

HAIYAN SURVIVORS, PHILIPPINES through Volunteers for the Visayans
Volunteer for the Visayans (VFV), is a registered non-profit, non-government organization located in Tacloban City, Philippines. It is registered with the local Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) to distribute planned and professional social welfare services to assist underprivileged and undeserved local communities.
Since being founded in 2004, VFV has dedicated itself to contributing towards sustainable developments in the areas of child welfare, community development, education and public health through its broad based social welfare programs. In particular VFV has invested time and resources to develop a number of long term Community Projects as well as a comprehensive Child Sponsorship Program which combined have led to over 150 children from disadvantaged backgrounds to have the means to go to school and pursue mainstream education.
To date, 3,976 confirmed deaths, 1,598 missing and 18,175 injured, according to the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council of the Philippines.
The Filipino-American along with the many volunteers from the entire San Diego and Los Angeles will passionately strive to raise funds on this night through silent auctions and donations.—Clint Gorou 

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