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Haiyan (Typhoon Yolanda) International Fundraising Art Exhibition, 6-26 April 2014

International and Filipino Artists Create Exhibition to Support Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) Relief Efforts

On  6 April 2014, a consortium of international and Filipino artists will open the Haiyan International Fundraising Art Exhibition 2014. This exhibition, which features art works from over 40 international artists and 17 Filipino artists, showcases the support from the art community from around the world for the victims of Typhoon Haiyan.
Haiyan International Fundraising Art Exhibition 2014 was conceptualized by Singapore National Artist Goh Beng Kwan and Filipino artist Florence Cinco when they and other artists from the ASEAN region convened to celebrate the 86th Birthday Anniversary of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej in Thailand. Alongside Mr. Goh Beng Kwan and Mr. Cinco, the consortium of artists participating in the exhibition includes Mr. Ilseon Ryu (Korea), President and Art Director of Ecorea Biennale Committee and President of the Asia-Pacific Institute of Art & Research; Ms. Grete Marstein (Norway), President of the Norwegian Artists Copyright Association and International Vice President of the International Association of Art (UNESCO); Mr. Trinh Tuan (Vietnam); Mr. Daniel Houle Jayd (Canada), and Mr. Wattanachot Tungateja (Thailand). The exhibition is organized and curated by Mr. Florence Cinco, Mr. Red Mansueto, and Ms. Aimee Villas Adalla.
 Catalogs of some of the artworks to be featured in the exhibition

Each of the artists participating in the Haiyan International Fundraising Art Exhibition 2014 has contributed an artwork in support of the ongoing relief and reconstruction efforts in the Visayas region. All proceeds from the art works sold during the exhibition will go to MyShelter Foundation, whose Liter of Light program provides low-cost, simple solar lighting to disaster-stricken areas, creating local jobs, teaching green skills, and empowering local communities.
Since Haiyan struck, thousands of people have lived without electricity. As a result, women feel unsafe, children cannot study at night, and households remain dependent on expensive or unreliable forms of lighting (i.e., kerosene, candles) to survive. In the most devastated communities, these alternative energy sources have already run out. MyShelter Foundation was the first organization to respond to the immediate need for lighting in Palo, Leyte, providing the cheapest form of lighting through its Liter of (Night) Lights and street lamps, which were assembled and installed in the community within 40 days of the disaster.
Liter of Light’s efforts to aid the Typhoon Haiyan victims focus on assembling and installing night lights and street lamps for 228 bunkhouses in Leyte and Samar, the areas most affected by Typhoon Haiyan. At a cost of just US $9 per beneficiary, MyShelter Foundation’s Liters of Light will bring light and hope to over 27,000 people displaced and affected by the storm.
Haiyan International Fundraising Art Exhibition 2014 runs from 6-26 April 2014 at Galleria Duemila. For more information, please call telephone number +63 2 831.9990; telefax number +63 2 833.9815 and look for Thess Ponce or Mark Arvin Patiag. For more information on Galleria Duemila, visit for details and event happenings or e-mail
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You may visit or e-mail for more information on the Liter of Light and MyShelter Foundation. 

ONE RUN : Walk/Run for the Victims of Super Typhoon Yolanda (international name: Haiyan), 16 November 2013

No bibs, medals, lootbags, or hydration.  It’s about helping out the typhoon victims.

Been wanting to do my share after watching the plight of the typhoon survivors on TV. I have run “I Shall Return 50K” in Tacloban last August.  As the images unfolded before my eyes, what I saw is no longer the Tacloban I once knew and have run.  Don’t know how some of my friends, especially the runners who ran and paced with me, fared after the typhoon.  Seeing the recent blog post of fellow “Happy Feet” runner blogger Jaymie a.k.a. The Bull Runner, I knew then that NOW is the time to help in any way we can. As of writing, I have prepared some of the stuff I’m giving away. It’s the least I can do.  See you there!