Thank you and happy holidays!

Tagsibol was an uplifting experience for all of us at Damayan. Last Friday, November 22 at the Christ Church United Methodist, with over 150 of our members and allies, we dedicated the evening to Typhoon Yolanda victims, sharing in a prayer and moment of silence. So much support and solidarity in one room was powerful beyond words.

We watched a brilliant performance by our cultural collective Sining Pandayan - a theater piece featuring our members dramatizing migration, trafficking and rising up. We head-bopped to progressive rock by our new Sining Pandayan band, and danced through the afterparty to live bossanova by the Austria family.

Amidst the busyness of typhoon relief, day-to-day organizing, fundraising and the upcoming holiday, Tagsibol gave us the opportunity to pause and honor three of our allies: the Anti-Trafficking Program of Safe Horizon; the Community Development Project of the Urban Justice Center; and Karen Prudente of United Methodist Women. We were so happy to honor them, and look forward to our continuing work together.

If you missed the event and still wish to donate to Damayan or to the Sagip-Tulong sa Pilipinas (STP) Relief Campaign, you can still do so.

Stay updated on our Facebook and Flickr for photos from Tagsibol, to be uploaded soon. And have a wonderful holiday with your families, loved ones and community.


We are most grateful to the Tagsibol sponsors for supporting Damayan's work. Your partnership sustains our ability to meet the daily challenges our members face. Thank you sincerely.

Gabriela Silang Sponsors

Marlyn Bantoc

Community Development Project-Urban Justice Center

Nimfa Despabiladeras

Theresa M. Gillis

Cecilia Lim & Edward Hong

Terri Nilliasca & Jeff Meyer

Parish Conference Society of St. Vincent de Paul St. Gregory The Great

Karen Prudente

Rudy Prudente & Marilou Corpuz

Lorena Barros Sponsors

Rose Alovera

Carmelita Fajardo

Heimbinder Family Foundation

Imelda Moises

Stanley Silberstein

National Domestic Workers Alliance

Ramon & Erlinda Obias

El Puente

Liza Balando Sponsors

Iris G. Boncodi

Sandra Kovan

The Ross Family

Christy Sauvigne

Maria Zaldarriaga