The Bayanihan Spirit, Humanitarian Kindness, and Compassion for our Kababayans are Alive and Well in the Filipino American Community of Las Vegas!
Filipino American Community Leaders, led by Dr. Daniel Fabito, President of Philippine American Association of Nevada, met at Cafe De Manila to organize a Joint Fundraising Project to benefit the victims of Super Typhoon Rolly in the Bicol Region of the Philippines.
A day after Super Typhoon Rolly pummeled the Bicol region, the Department of Energy (DOE) reported that consumers in the severely battered provinces of Albay, Camarines Norte, Camarines Sur, Sorsogon, and Catanduanes are still agonizing from total blackouts.
The Fundraising Project was finalized at Cafe De Manila, where various efforts were sent into place in order to help support the Victims of Super Typhoon Rolly and Typhoon Ulysses in the Bicol Region of the Philippines. This fundraising project is sponsored by PAAN and PACF, spearheaded by Dr. Daniel Fabito, President of PAAN and Luz Micabalo, President PACF and will certainly attain its goals to help the Filipinos. The other Filipino American Community Leaders in attendance were Bennie Benito, Adviser, NAFFAA, Executive Director, NAFFAA Region XI, PAAN Adviser and Connnie Connie Benito, FACAI. We also had their president and vice president, Asela Engel and Olympia Ramones, respectively in attendance. Adding strength to the effort were Cavite Association of Nevada President Ruel Rodrigues and Bikolnon Association of Las Vegas member Marilyn Ante. I was also, yours truly, Salve Vargas Edelman, representing RAPACD as its Founder and President, Las Vegas Twin Lakes Lions Club
Charter President, and COTB National President as well as in my capacity as Executive Director and Curator of the Filipino American Heritage and Arts Museum.
One of our projects involve a fundraising activity in partnership with the Rotary Club of Manila Archangel Premier. Below is the official poster for our Benefit Show.