Fundraising Event for Typhoon Haiyan Victims | November 21 | Tattoo Bar DC

Join us fundraise for a good cause.

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Hi FYP-DC & Friends,

As Filipino-Americans, we need to take action in the disaster relief efforts taking place around the world to assist our brothers and sisters struggling in the Philippines. This is strictly a fundraising event asking the young professional community to donate. Please provide assistance and join in the relief effort.

Tattoo Bar
Thursday November 21st from 5:30-9pm
1413 K ST NW, Washington DC 20005

metro: McPherson Square (Orange Line)
parking: Street parking

We greatly appreciate your attendance and your compassion as we all have family or friends in the Philippines. This is devastation that goes beyond words or pictures. So, let's step up as a community and do as much as we possibly can together.

RSVP’s are requested – but not required.


If you are unable to come but would like to donate, please go to

9 Ways to Help Victims of Typhoon Haiyan

Source: Huffington Post

Source: Huffington Post

  • The United Nations World Food Programme: The WFP has set up an online donation page that will help rush food and resources to the regions affected.

  • The Philippine Red Cross: Donations will help mobilize teams on the ground with rescue and relief efforts.

  • UNICEF: Donations will help children gain access to medical supplies and clean drinking water. "Safe drinking water can be impossible to find after such a massive natural disaster. And without it, a child will drink whatever water she can find, no matter how dirty or diseased. That drink can quickly lead to diarrhea, disease and death," UNICEF president Caryl M. Stern said.

  • World Vision: World Vision is working to get food and resources to those in evacuation shelters.

  • Catholic Relief Services: CRS is helping with the storm's aftermath by getting supplies and staff into the area.

  • Salvation Army: Donate online for the Salvation Army's relief efforts, or text TYPHOON to 80888 to immediately donate $10.

  • Save the Children: Donations will help children and families in the Philippines, Laos and Vietnam. Ten percent of every donation will go toward preparing for any future disasters in the area.

  • Habitat for Humanity: Donations will help create shelter-repair kits for families rebuilding their homes.

  • GlobalMedic: The Canadian organization is working to get clean water to victims.


  • Jeepney Hub Meet & Greet in DC | Oct 11

    Happy Filipino American History Month! On behalf of the founders of Jeepney Hub, we would like to invite you to our DC Happy Hour on

    Friday, October 11 from 6:00-9:00PM

    at Tsunami Sushi and Lounge [14th St NW near McPherson Sq Metro ]

    Created by a group of young Filipino American leaders, Jeepney Hub aims to help fellow Filipino American youth and young professionals succeed in their chosen careers, using a three-tiered approach: (1) career coaching, (2) resources to help them create and follow through with their goals, and (3) interviews with successful Filipino American professionals for advice and inspiration.

      During the Happy Hour, we'll mix and mingle with fellow young professionals and community leaders, showcase the website, and present opportunities for involvement. 

      Please "like" our Facebook page and share the event invitation with your friends. We look forward to seeing you there!  Maraming salamat po!

      The Jeepney Hub Dispatchers: Kate Blanco, Jason Tengco, JC De Vera, and Joanne Danganan

      [  RSVP to their event ] [ Like their Facebook Page ] [ Visit their website ]

    Fall Networking Happy Hour

    WASHINGTON D.C., September 20th, 2013 --

    The Filipino Young Professionals of DC and the The Esperanza Education Fund, Inc. gathered for a Fall Networking Happy Hour on Thursday, September 19th at the Cities Restaurant & Lounge in Washington, DC.  FYP-DC has been doing its part on the charitable front, forming partnerships and taking up causes on behalf of various nonprofit groups. It was a lively event  full of discussion with participants from business, charities, academia and government. Everyone enjoyed great happy hour specials at Cities' beautiful outdoor patio dining.  This latest campaign involved a partnership with The Esperanza Education Fund to connect people giving back to the community and teach how young professionals can be instruments for social change.

    The Esperanza Education Fund, Inc. is a community-financed college scholarship and mentorship program founded and operated by a diverse, all-volunteer group of young professionals in the capital region. Since their founding in early 2009, The Esperanza Education Fund has awarded $450,000 in college scholarships to immigrant students in the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia. Unlike most scholarships of its kind, the Esperanza scholarship is open to all immigrant students regardless of ethnicity, national origin, or immigration status. 

    So what next?

    Whether you're a college student, just starting your professional life, or climbing the corporate ladder, Filipino Young Professionals has something for you. No matter if you are an intern, a teacher, or an investment banker you will meet others like you at our events. Maybe you are exploring your options, contemplating a career change, or even a young professional looking to share your knowledge with others? Filipino Young Professionals can always use another member. This group is a great way to meet interesting new people, advance your career, and give back to the community and your peers. We work to connect our members in a myriad of ways that will enhance their professional careers and social life.           

    HoverCraft Coming to DC for Demos and Sales via American River Taxi Inc

    Filipino-American entrepreneur, Shaun Guevarra, is the owner of American River Taxi in Washington, DC. American River Taxi is the DC Water Taxi that provides true transportation solutions for you on the rivers of Washington. The company is now launching the first Personal Hovercraft in the area for sale and will be launching the first US Commerical Small Passenger Hovercraft shortly after.

    Guevarra explains, "This is also our gateway to opening a maritime workforce development center that will provide vocational education and employment to DC while creating a new maritime industry in DC." American River Taxi invites everyone to see the static display and the in-water demonstrations at the Washington Harbour in Georgetown from 2pm-6pm on Sept 14-15.

    Please support local Filipino-American entrepreneurs as we work to uplift the profile of our community in the Washington, DC area.

    Read the Press Release

    Watch American River Taxi on Balitang America


    10th Asian Festival DC | Sept 28-29

    The "Asian Festival" is 2 Day FREE cultural event to promote a greater understanding of Asian countries and cultures to the general public.
    The Asian Festival has grown into a huge success over the years by attracting attendees from all over the D.C. Metro area and beyond.

    Each participating Asian country has an opportunity to share its’ unique music, cultural performances, food, fashion, handicrafts, and other products.

    Asian festival has blended together trade opportunities, product marketing, cultural displays, tennis and other sporting events.

    This festival has something for each and every attendee. This largest Asian Festival in the Mid-Atlantic area features at least 35 authentic Asian food vendors, traditional Asian performances on stages, and more than 200 multicultural retail stores.

    For more information visit

    Perspectives on Today's Philippines


    The young generation of Filipino Americans are the emerging leaders in our community, and armed with their values and aspirations will no doubt change the landscape wherever they go.

    So, what's on their minds?

    Join us in an engaging discussion as they share their experiences and their thoughts about the Philippines they knew only from the stories of their families. Now that they have been there themselves, let's listen to their own stories about TODAY'S PHILIPPINES. 

    This is a crucial conversation you don't want to miss!


    Register Now!

    Thursday September 5, 2013
    from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM EDT

    Romulo Hall
    Philippine Embassy
    1600 Massachusetts Ave., NW
    Washington, DC 20036

    Come and join the discussion with:

    Arlene Fetizanan

    Filipino Young Professionals

    Justin Garrido

    Social Project

    Melissa Medina

    2013 Filipino American Youth Leadership Program

    Melissa Romero



    July Networking Happy Hour at Sushi Rock


    Filipino Young Professionals had 80 people, including members of the Fil-Am Meetup Group of Washington D.C. attend the monthly networking event and membership drive at Sushi Rock, in Arlington, VA on July 17th, 2013.  Many signed up for FYP membership because of the support from people like you. Thank you! The great response is a continuation of FYP-DC's growing membership base.

    FYP-DC is focusing on growing membership in order to establish itself as the central hub, or in other words the social broker of our community.  It's a role the organization plays in the bigger picture of community. There is tremendous value in connecting people.

    In the following, we would like to highlight several individuals and organizations who are deeply involved in the Filipino-American community.

    • Francine Gorres. Francine came to represent the AA LEAD. This is a non-profit organization that supports Asian American Youth Developement. For this happy hour, FYP helped raise awareness about their Youth Summit fundraising effort

    • Eric Espejo & Aaron Goodmiller. Eric Espejo is a Fil-Am filmmaker in the DC area; Aaron is co-producer of their project. FYP would like to help promote a crowdfunding effort (Indigogo campaign) for a film they're trying to produce with Dante Basco (The Debut).  Read more about their campaign.
    • Joseph Mansilla. Joseph is a member of the communications team of the Global Youth Anti-Corruption Network, and also writes for the Philippine Star (Lifestyle Section). Visit his blog

    • Megan Frook. Megan is the Project Manager at Washington Language Center. FYP has been in touch with Megan for a possible collaboration to offer Tagalog classes.
    • KAYA or NAPAWF.  FYP has collaborated on past events with both of these great organizations! Check out their websites for more information: KAYA and NAPAWF

    Missed the membership drive this past month? Sign up online now. It's easy!

    Never been to one of our networking events? Here are the Top 10 Reasons why you should attend our Business Networking Events!  

    Questions, comments, suggestions? Contact us at 


    Talakayan Sa Embahada | Aug 16

    ...topics include worker’s rights under US laws, employer-employee relations, discrimination, wages and hours of work, and occupational safety and health

    Dear Kababayan,

    In commemoration of Labor Rights Week, the Philippine Overseas Labor Office and the Consular Section of the Philippine Embassy in Washington D.C. have invited resource speakers from United States government agencies for its third Talakayan sa Embahada forum.

    Officials from the Wage and Hour Division (WHD), Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) will speak about the important topic of worker’s rights under US laws, including employer-employee relations, discrimination, wages and hours of work, and occupational safety and health.

    The forum will take place at the Embassy’s Romulo Hall on 16 August 2013 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

    Take advantage of this valuable opportunity to listen and engage with experts in this field. All members of the Filipino American community are welcome to attend, particularly the younger generation as new or future entrants in the workforce. Lunch will be served and participation is free-of-charge.

    As seating is limited, please RSVP by sending an email to by 15 August 2013.

    With support from
    Migrant Heritage Commission, Inc.