A newly formed ad hoc group called Friends of Filcom, in partnership with the Philippine Consulate General and the Philippine Jesuits Foundation (PJF), held a fundraising event at the Philippine Center in New York on 26 November 2013 to support a "Build-A-Shelter Project" (BASP) for the victims of super typhoon Yolanda (international name: Haiyan).
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26 November 2013 – The Consulate General hosted the Fashion for Relief event for the benefit of victims of typhoon Haiyan by the Filipino American Legal Defense and Education Fund (FALDEF) led by Atty. Patricia Astorga last November 23. Almost US$6,000 was raised in the event at the Kalayaan Hall.
21 November 2013, New York – Miss World Megan Young joined the Filipino-Americans and business community in New York last 19 November 2013 to raise funds for the victims of typhoon Yolanda that hit her home country Philippines earlier this month.
21 November 2013, New York – It was a day filled with school cheers, games and camaraderie as the second Homecoming sa Konsulado was held last 9 November 2013 at the Kalayaan Hall of the Philippine Center in New York. About twenty universities, schools and institutions from the Philippines were represented at the gathering, and more than 120 graduates showed up on the day.