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Nov
2009

Holiday Hints & Helping the World at Large

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It's November and I'm sure you'll already seeing Christmas decorations and hearing Christmas music. I know we are!

We knew it was the perfect subject matter for our November East Oahu Sun exclusive~

Also, if you're interested in seeing the whole lengthy process from inking to coloring, check out the recorded stream at ustream.tv~!

Note: It's at normal speed, so expect it to run about 2 hours. ^^;

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And although it's the beginning of the holiday season, it's also the tail end of the hurricane season here in the middle of the Pacific.

It's been a rough year for many countries across the South Pacific -- thankfully, Hawaii has been relatively spared. So I just wanted to shed some light to the plights in the Philippines, American Samoa, Samoa, and more recently, Indonesia.

Relief efforts are still taking part locally and a lot of work is still being done. Media coverage over the past month and a half has really waned, but many problems still exist. From what I understand, the Philippines were just hit for the 4th time this year in a few months time.

So how can you help? Read on!

International Donations

Direct your donations to Red Cross Philippines:
Choose "Typhoon Ondoy"

Donate via UNICEF USA - To donate to the ongoing emergency relief efforts in the Philippines, please visit or call 1.800.4UNICEF.

Donate via - World Food Program
Help the Philippines Weather the Storm - Typhoon Ondoy Victims
Help the Asia-Pacific Disaster Recovery - Philippines, Sumatra, and Samoa Islands


You can also donate thru Ayala Foundation:
https://www.myayala.com/ayalafoundation/ayalafoundation.asp


USA / Canada
Friends in the US and Canada who wish to help in the Rescue/Relief Operations may donate through the American Red Cross. Call 1-800-435-7669, visit the website donation page or direct donation through bank deposit.

You may also deposit your donations directly to ABS-CBN Foundation's Banco de Oro account:
Branch Name: BDO Mother Ignacia
Account Name: ABS-CBN Foundation, Inc.
Account #: 5630060113

In-Kind Donation
Donors may call the following numbers for more details:

* Disaster Relief Operations, Monitoring and Information Center (DROMIC)-Central Office, 488-3199 (24 hours)
* DROMIC-National Capital Region, 931-8101 to 05 local 506, 951-7119 (24 hours)
* Crisis Intervention Unit (CIU)-National Capital Region- 734-8635 (24 hours)

Every little bit helps! Help make someone's holiday season something to cheer about~!

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