Three months after devastation hit the Philippines, the entire PH responds to the world’s kindness.
On Saturday, October 19, 2013, D1 had its first general meeting at Harvard University. Hope you guys got a good sense of who we are and what we’re about. The meeting was followed by Harvard University’s Third Annual Line Dancing Social. Filipino food was served. Nom.
For those of you who missed our video, which was put together by our lovely Media Specialist, Shannon Chipman, here it is: http://vimeo.com/77191854
For pictures taken by our spectacular Treasurer, Natalie Blardony: click here
Thanks everyone for coming out!!
Also, Make sure to grab some pizza at the Prudential this weekend to support District One in our CPK Fundraiser! District One is planning to go together on Saturday Oct 26 at 7 pm, but the fundraiser is open ALL DAY Oct 26-27 to anyone with the flyer.
CPK Fundraiser FB event page: click here
Hope to see you there!
Thank you to all of the e-board representatives (Brown FA, BUFSA, HPF, NU Barkada, PSBC, Wellesley) who attended our dinner last night. We cannot stress enough how much we appreciate your appearance, voice, and awareness. District One wants to be the best district it can for you, and your efforts and questions gave us an idea of where we are and where we want to be.
Interested in a second date? ;)
District One’s First General Meeting will be held at 5 p.m. on Saturday, October 19, 2013 at Harvard University, followed by HPF’s Line Dancing Social! Open to all District One general members. Join the Facebook event!
This past Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013, D1 lit up the grill at Magazine Beach to welcome everyone back to school. The beautiful weather made it perfect for barbecue, volleyball, taking pictures, meeting new friends, reuniting with old ones, and for James to take off his tank top at any given opportunity (shown below, far right)(we<3uJames)!
Thanks to YOU guys—BUFSA, HPF, NEU Barkada, MIT, and PSBC—it was a great turn out and a lot of fun. Special shout out to Raichelle Aniceto for reppin’ MIT! We appreciate the step you’ve taken to get MIT involved again. You go girl.
District One is ecstatic to see enthusiasm from its members, new and old. So if you missed out on the picnic, don’t worry! We missed you, and we can’t wait to see you next time at our First General Meeting @ Harvard University on Oct. 19!
Here’s a few pics for kicks (more can be found here)(also, notice James’ tank change):
D WHAT?!?!?!? D ONE!
Have a great first week back, D1!
Keep an eye out for upcoming D1 events to jumpstart the school year. We’re excited to see all of you!
Manila submerged. Please signal boost, along with the emergency hotlines and donation links:
PLEASE SIGNAL BOOST THE FUCK OUT OF THIS.
Several of my country men and women are chest-deep in flood because of Typhoon Maring’s (international name: Trami) relentless rains. The sun hasn’t come out for days in Metro Manila and we need your help.
FOR FILIPINOS AFFECTED BY THE WEATHER, IF YOU NEED HELP OR KNOW ANYONE WHO NEEDS HELP, CONTACT THE FOLLOWING:
- National Disaster and Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) hotlines: (02) 911-1406, (02) 912-2665, (02) 912-5668, (02) 911-1873
- Red Cross hotline: 143, (02) 527-0000, (02) 527-8385 to 95
- DSWD: (632)931-81-01 to 07, local 426 (Disaster Response Unit); (02) 951-7119
- PAGASA: 433-8526
- NDRRMC: 911-1406
- MMDA Flood Control: 882-4177
- PNP: 117
- Philippine Cost Guard: 527-6136
- Philippine Red Cross: 911-1876
- Bureau of Fire Protection: 729-5166
FOR INTERNATIONAL FOLLOWERS WHO WANT TO HELP, YOU CAN DONATE HERE.
TWITTER NOTICE! Remember: #rescuePH for emergencies, #reliefPH for evacuation centers and relief ops, #floodPH flood situation, #safenow once rescued. TWEET @RescuePH if you or anyone you know needs help!
Please, if you can reblog it, take time from your comfortable and safe life to reblog and spread the word. People are suffering out here and need help. Thank you.
Please help if you can!
Spreading the word. And sending love to the Philippines…
Pray for the Philippines, Pray for home.
A LIVE WHALE SHARK was spotted stranded on the Batangas dock of the Philippine National Oil Company, south of Manila. Yikes! (Yahoo! News Philippines)
But not to worry, although whale sharks (Rhincodon typus) were originally hunted for their valuable fins and shark meat, they are now used as a tourist commodity in south-eastern Luzon. That’s right—you can swim with the sharks! The tourist attraction is led by fishermen who lead the whale sharks to shore by feeding them brine shrimp by the handful (SHARK BAIT HOO HA HA!). They are not dangerous to humans, as they live off of shrimp, plankton, and krill. (Swimming with Whale Sharks)
The summer is in full swing and the FIND community is kicking back and enjoying the heat—along with attending some fun events! June and July have been very exciting months for FIND and District One.
SUNDAY, JUNE 2, 2013: Philippine Independence Day Parade
Filipinos filled the streets of NYC during this annual event to celebrate the 115th anniversary of Philippine Independence. FIND Inc. volunteers, including our Treasurer, Natalie Blardony, made a striking appearance in the parade as a human Filipino flag! Awesome! The event was documented by CNN, GMA, and TFC—a truly great day for Filipinos.
JULY 2: MRS. LOIDA LEWIS PRESENTS “NOLI ME TANGERE” OPERA RECEPTION
On the evening of July 2nd, some lucky FIND student leaders, including our National Director, Riana Balahadia, attended a cocktail reception at Mrs. Loida Lewis’ apartment in NYC. Loida Lewis, the chair and CEO of TLC Beatrice, was featured as the top business woman in America in Working Woman magazine in 1995. Her other accomplishments include being the first Filipino woman to pass the American Bar exam without an American education and opening the Lewis College in the Philippines. The reception introduced the staging of the first Filipino Opera based on Jose Rizal’s novel “Noli Me Tangere.” The staging of “Noli” will create global appreciation for Filipino classical music.
Summer is at its peak! Have a great time, everyone!