Saturday, January 23, 2010


The Filipino-American community in Baltimore raised $1,000 for Haiti relief efforts.

Retired police general Cris Maralit, a spokesman of Katipunan, the largest and oldest Fil-Am organization in Baltimore, said the Haiti earthquake “provided an opportunity to transcend race and share what we have with those in need.”

An estimated 100,000 people, including six Filipinos, perished in the killer quake.

Half the amount was given to the American Red Cross and the other half to Catholic Relief Services.

Katipunan is also holding a “Streetscape of the Philippines” festival on February 28, the day after the much-awaited “As 1” concert of Gary Valenciano and Martin Nievera at the DC Armory in Washington DC.

The “Streetscape of the Philippines” will be held at the American Legion Parkville Post 183, 2301 Putty Hill Avenue, Baltimore.

Belle Owens, Katipunan president, said the festival will feature Philippine street food, dancing, games and a concert by “livePH”, a Baltimore-based Fil-Am band.

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