Bangon Pilipinas PDX/APANO’s Asian Heritage Night


Bangon Pilipinas PDX/APANO's Asian Heritage Night
Bangon Pilipinas PDX (pronounced Bah-ngon) collective – a workgroup of APANO Filipino/ Fil-Am leaders, has come together to support the needs of women affected by this super storm. Proceeds from the raffle will go to Coalition Against Trafficking in Women – Asia Pacific (CATWAP), an organization that fights anti-trafficking and abuse in all forms. CATWAP is currently focused on bringing relief goods, searching for the missing, and assessing violence against women, monitoring anti-trafficking red flags in affected areas, and serving the needs of all those who are vulnerable in light of the recent natural disaster.

The reception is dedicated to raising awareness for the continued relief and rebuilding efforts for those affected by Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. The event will feature poetry, sharing of stories by Filipinos from the regions affected and the music of renowned Filipino artist, Cynthia Alexander.

Join us following the reception, at the Moda Center as the Portland Trail Blazers take on Jeremy Lin and the Houston Rockets at 7:30pm
For Game Tickets:
Promo Code: APANO

Raffle Tickets start at $10.00

Raffle items include:
Jade District Dining Package
Portland Trail Blazers Autographed Basketball
… plus more to be announced!

The reception will be held at the Leftbank Project 2nd Floor Lobby, 240 N Broadway, Portland, OR 97227


Dance for Relief, Part 2, a huge SUCCESS!

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Over 80 people packed the gym at Portland Community College Cascades on December 7, 2013 to participate in a 90-minute Zumba and U-Jam Fitness class to raise money to provide relief to the victims of this devastating storm.

Dance for Relief, Part 2, a huge SUCCESS!

Zumba instructors from all over Portland volunteered their time and talent for a great cause!



Community Forum on the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement

Community Forum on the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement

On December 7, Elizabeth Swager, director of the Oregon Fair Trade Campaign, an organizational member of PDX Relief, and Dr. Valerie Francisco, a signatory of PDX Relief participated in a community forum on the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement discussing climate change and its consequences like Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines.


The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is an international free trade agreement being written by and for big corporations, at the expense of good-paying jobs, affordable medicine and the quality of the air we breathe, water we drink, and food we feed our children.

After four years of TPP negotiations, the only texts that the public has seen are those that have been leaked. The most recent being the Wikileaks release of the TPP’s chapter on intellectual property which revealed language to extend the life of drug patents, making it harder to access life-saving medicine.

Meanwhile they’ve granted hundreds of corporate lobbyists special cleared advisor status that gives them access to the texts. This super secretive trade deal would have a chilling effect on future environmental policies that are desperately needed to address climate change and prevent climate catastrophes such as the recent mega typoon that stuck the Philippines.

Local community leaders share their perspective on how the TPP will threaten democracy, labor and the environment.


Portland State’s Vanguard on PDX Relief

Portland State's Vanguard on PDX Relief

Portland State University covers PSU clubs working with PDX Relief on raising funds for victims of Typhoon Haiyan.

PDX Relief Launch in Portland’s Asian Reporter

Pick up a copy of the Asian Reporter in Portland this week and find an article of PDX Relief’s launch!

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Or click on the link below to get the full page

PDX Relief in the Asian Reporter!


Click on this link to see where your NAFCON USA donations are going!

Where your donations are going!

Zumba for Relief


These Zumba instructors volunteered their energy and time for relief efforts last week! They will again grace the stage on Dec. 7, please see details: