Benefit event for the victims of Sendong and also commemorating the anniversary of "People Power"
In commemoration of the Philippines’ “People Power” Revolution Anniversary, a collaboration of young Pilipino-Americans from the BAHAla na Tribe (creators of the original Adobo Hoedown), with friends from the Filipino Young Professionals, War’Hous Visual Studios, MyFitness Houston, Houston Helping CDO, the Kracker Nuttz, “H” Stands for Help, All The Way Live, the Norma Benzon Foundation through the Greater Houston Community Foundation (GHCF) and a few other friends have united together to organize another “H-town Adobo Hoedown” entitled “Adobo Hoedown - People Power Party” for Saturday, February 25, 2012, to help raise funds for fellow Pilipinos affected by Tropical Storm Washi, aka Bagyong Sendong.
Tropical Storm “Washi” aka “Sendong” devastated the southern part of the Philippines about a week before Christmas on December 16, 2011, leaving a ravaged trail of at least 1,257 dead, over 6,071 injured with hundreds still missing and affecting over a million people according to the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council of the Philippines. Tropical Storm “Washi” aka “Sendong” is considered to be the deadliest and most destructive storm in history for the southern region of the Philippines and its death toll has surpassed that of Typhoon “Ketsana” aka Typhoon “Ondoy” in 2009.
The “Adobo Hoedown” is open to everyone, fun for all ages and will take place on Saturday, February 25, 2012, from 12:00 – 7:00 p.m. at War’Hous Visual Studios & MyFitness Houston, 4715 Main Street, Houston, TX 77002. Admission is $10 or $5 for children 12 and under. Proceeds will be donated to the Rotary Club of Cagayan De Oro, Philippines. Those who cannot attend and wish to make a donation online may do so here through the Greater Houston Community Foundation (www.ghcf.org) under the “Donate Now” tab then choosing the "Norma Benzon Foundation" under program designation.
The “Adobo Hoedown: People Power Party” will be the second installment of “H-town’s Adobo Hoedown” and will commemorate the 26th anniversary of the “People Power” Revolution of the Philippines. It will celebrate the camaraderie of Pilipino-American culture and the resilient spirit of the Pilipinopeople featuring Houston’s original Adobo Cook-off. For the price of admission, the first 100 attendees can sample adobo, the national dish of the Philippines, and vote for their favorite. The adobo contest has two components: First, the contestant with the most votes from the sampling will be the crowned “crowd favorite.” Second, the contestants will also be judged by local food enthusiasts such as “Yo-J” aka Jerome Ronquillo from 104 KRBE and professionals in the culinary field. The winners will receive a special edition Adobo Hoedown Trophy by artist Jed Foronda along with bragging rights and a few other goodies. Contestants should apply in advance at http://bit.ly/cookadobo2012. A variety of Filipino cuisine, pastries and sweets will also be available for an additional charge.
Guests can enjoy a variety of entertainment by Pilipino comedian (featured on Showtime and Host of TV Show “MYX-Rated”) Joey Guila; the Best Pound-for-Pound Impersonator Allen Rivera Manuel “Pacquiao”; live music by Ira Perez, named “Houston Press Best Female Vocals 2010”; the highly acclaimed ArchiTEKS Dance Crew; YouTube sensation Lauren Remo, plus Jomel Sumira, Gain Structure Incident (GSI) and Sole Resonance. Music will be spun by a DJ lineup including the “Kracker Nuttz” DJ Crew of Houston’s “Hot 95.7"; the “Booth Pimps” DJ Johnny J & DJ Ebonix of 97.9 the “Box”; DJ Seduction of World Entertainment; BAHAla na Tribe member and Soular Grooves DJ Josh Zulu and more special guests to be confirmed with sounds provided by Aura Systems. There will also be a demonstration of Filipino martial arts by BAHAlA na martial arts and a cultural performance by Texas A&M’s Philippine Student Association (PHILSA). An art exhibit and interactive arts & crafts will be on display by several artists at War’Hous Visual Studios and Houston Press Reader’s Choice Artist of the Year of 2011, Dandee Danao.
To raise additional funds there will also be BINGO and a pick-your-prize raffle featuring a nice selection of gift certificates and items. Raffle tickets are $5 each or 5 for $20 and may be purchased at the event.
As part of the relief effort for Tropical Storm “Washi”/“Sendong,” the BAHAla na Tribe & Friends in coordination with Houston Helping CDO & Pinoy Kargo have collected over 150 boxes of relief goods and clothing to be sent to Capitol University Foundation in Cagayan De Oro, Philippines.
About the BAHAla na Tribe & Friends:
In the Filipino language Tagalog, the word "baha" means flood, "la na" is Tagalog slang for "no more." The word "bahalana" means "leave it up to God." BAHAla na Tribe members are Anthony Guevara, Ria Guzon, Susie Hernandez, Roy Samano, Olivia Villacorta, and Tina and Josh Zulu. The tribe salutes the Filipino heritage of helpful, faithful, resourceful and happy-go-lucky survivors who keep their chins up and help others in need—even if they are in need themselves. To celebrate Filipino culture, the tribe loves to eat adobo, sing karaoke, dance, perform and play musical instruments. The tribe would like to thank all the friends and supporters of the Adobo Hoedown especially the Filipino Young Professionals (FYP), War’Hous Studios, MyFitness Houston, Houston Helping CDO, the Kracker Nuttz, “H” Stands for Help, All the Way Live and the Norma Benzon Foundation through Greater Houston Community Foundation.
For more event information, please visit www.adobohoedown.com or contact Anthony Guevara at (832) 875-5484 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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