More 'Yolanda' fundraisers from students, photogs


Posted at Dec 11 2013 06:42 PM | Updated as of Dec 12 2013 02:42 AM

MANILA – More fundraising activities from different groups continue to be held for the survivors of super typhoon “Yolanda” (international name Haiyan).

Last November 28, for instance, some wedding suppliers gathered at Fernbrook Gardens in Las Piñas for a couple’s day shoot, where all proceeds went to typhoon survivors.

The event, dubbed “Heart to Heart,” became a one-stop shop for engaged couples as they were able to work with top photographers, videographers, hair and makeup artists and caterers for their special day.

This month, two other groups are making the most of their strengths to raise money to help “Yolanda” survivors rebuild their lives after the disaster.

One group is set to hold a musical comedy variety show, while the other is mounting a photo exhibit and auction.

Live AIDS 29

The University of the Philippines’ Samahan ng Mga Mag-aaral sa Komunikasyon (UP Samaskom) is bringing back its “Live AIDS (Ang Istoryang Dinebelop ng Samaskom)" on December 19 (8 p.m.), 20 (3 p.m. and 8 p.m.) and 21 (3 p.m. and 8 p.m.) at the Abelardo Hall of the UP College of Music.

Part of the proceeds from the upcoming show, titled “Live AIDS 29: #instafun #nofilter #angtawanan,” will be donated to “Yolanda” survivors.

“Live AIDS 29” is the newest installment of the school production that launched the careers of comedy stars Giselle Sanchez, Ate Glow, Michelle O’ Bombshell and Tuesday Vargas.

Some of the celebrities who have been watching “Live AIDS” shows include Ricky Lee, Quark Henares, Bianca Gonzalez and Vice Ganda.

For more information about the event, follow @UPSAMASKOM on Twitter and Instagram.

Photo exhibit, auction

A number of photographers are set to hold a photo exhibit and auction to raise funds for “Yolanda” survivors in the Visayas.

The event will be held at 1335 Mabini Gallery in Malate on December 14, will all proceeds to go to a selection of charities that are covering typhoon-hit areas.

The auction will start at 7 p.m. and will be hosted by Carlos Celdran and Jun Sabayton.

Some of the photographers who have joined the fundraising event include Pulitzer prize winner Marissa Roth, and Agence France-Presse’s Philippe Lopez, whose image of Leyte has been recently included in Time Magazine’s 10 best images of 2013.

Other photographers who are part of the event are Alex Baluyat, Francisco Guerrero, Manny Librodo, Luis Liwanag, Peter O’Driscoll, Carsten Stormer, Jake Versoza, Michael Aw, Minda Monica Ponce-Rodriguez, Rick Rocamora, Veejay Villafranca, Thomas Tham, John Javellana, Carlo Gabuco, Iver Aldas, Tsi Wang, Steve De Neef, Pierre Wayser, Andri Tamunan, Andy Maluche, Dennis Rito, Arthur Jumagdao, Herwig Tysmans, Edwin Tuyay and Ateneo Sta. Ines.

For more information about the event, visit