For those of you in California, Saturday October 10th is going to be Barkadas of Santa Clara University’s 13th annual Barrio Fiesta. The event will showcase great food and great performances with the friends and members of Barkada while raising money for the survivors and members of the Filipino community after Tyhpoon Ondoy.
From BARKADA OF SCU:
Barrio Fiesta 2009
Date: Saturday, October 10, 2009
Time: 11:00am – 6:00pm
Location: SCU’s Graham Lawn
Street: The Lawn next to Graham adjacent to the Alameda
City/Town: Santa Clara, CA
This is Barkada’s first event of the year! It is a great way to just enjoy great food and great performances with the friends and members of Barkada while raising money for the survivors and members of the Filipino community after Tyhpoon Ketsana (Ondoy).
About a week ago, Typhoon Ketsana (known in the Phillippines as “Ondoy”) made landfall, and according to the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA), Ketsana dropped 455 mm (17.9 in) of rain on Metro Manila in a span of 24 hours on Saturday – the most in 42 years. A month’s worth of rainfall in a single day washed away homes and flooded large areas, stranding thousands on rooftops in the city and elsewhere. Ketsana later crossed over to Vietnam and Cambodia, where it is still active. Over 360 people are known to have been killed, and damage estimates are reaching $100 million. Unfortunately, another tropical storm may be headed toward the southern Philippines on Wednesday but is still 1,000 km (600 mi) off the coast.
This is our chance as a community to make a difference and show our support back home. Hope to see you there!
–Parangal Dance Company
–Hiyas of San Jose
–Steps, Styles, & Spotlights
–Sleepless Knights (SCU’s Best Dance Crew Winners!)
–FutureShock San Jose
–Kawayan Folk Arts
Check back for updates! More info will be available as Barrio Fiesta approaches!
Also, keep an eye out for Christian Cabuay who posted this event on his page and will offer free Baybayin name translations, consultations and learning materials.