Trying my best to spread the word about these upcoming events benefitting relief organizations on the ground in the Philippines. Please share! And if you live in/around Philly, hope to see you.
- Sunday, Nov. 24: Join us at Twenty Manning Grill (261 S. 20th St.) for a happy hour raising money for the Gawad Kalinga Fund. They’ll be doing $3 beers, $7 wine/cocktails and $10 Filipino bites made by chef Lou Boquila (pictured, top). The bartenders will be contributing all their tips and they’ll also have a donation box for clothing, blankets, batteries, etc. TMG’s Jillian Encarnacion and Resa Mueller, whom I’ve had the great pleasure of working with on a few events, did an awesome job setting this up.
- Wednesday, Dec. 11: Grab “silog”-style boxed lunches to go at COOK (253 S. 20th St.). Your choice of beef, chicken or eggplant, along with fried rice, eggs, lumpia, flan and sago. The meals are $12 a pop, cash only, benefitting Gawad Kalinga.