Three months after Typhoon Haiyan, a whole nation wants to show its gratitude to the whole world. This is the Philippines. And this is our way of saying thank you to every one who is helping us rebuild after the storm. #PHthankyou
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– 24 February 2014
Meet Our Filipina Women’s Network in Denmark
Would you like to strengthen your network in Denmark and in Europe? Have you considered volunteering and trying out your ideas? Do you want to network with other women’s organizations?
Join Babaylan Denmark’s 17th Annual General Meeting (AGM) on February 23, 2014 at the Beboerlokal in Dagøgade 10, 2300 Copehagen S. to meet Babaylan Denmark’s active members and learn about our work. Come and get an insight into what it’s like to volunteer in an organization. We would love to meet and get to know more enterprising women. You are welcome to join us at our AGM even if you do not aspire to become an active member.
Babaylan organizes cultural events, sportsfests, and capacity building orientations both for au pairs and residents. We are also active members of local and international organizations such as FILCOM DK, PICUM, KULU, EMKR and ENFID. Our mission is to help improve the living conditions of Filipinas in Denmark and address specific issues affecting both residents and au pairs by means of counselling, conducting seminars and lobbying locally, in the Philippines, and abroad.
In addition to learning about the network and what it’s like to volunteer with Babaylan Denmark, we will look back at the activities and achievements of the past year and discuss upcoming events in 2014.
Come and join us. It’s a great opportunity to get together. We will provide food and drinks.
We are accepting new members: residents, students and au pairs.
Program for this event:
12.00- 14.00 Registration, light lunch & networking
14.00-16.00 Annual General Meeting
16.00-18.00 Light dinner
- Opening of the Annual General Meeting
- Introduction of Babaylan Denmark and its chapters
- Chairperson’s Report
- Treasurer’s Report
- New Iniatives and Activities for 2014
- Ammendment of the Constitution and By-laws
- Other Business Announcements
- Questions and Announcements
If you are interested, you can send your message by filling out inquiry form below:
Babaylan DK Contact Form
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– 11 February 2014
Dear kababayans in Denmark,
In the aftermath of the typhoon HAIYAN/YOLANDA, the strongest ever in recent world history which has rendered hundreds of thousands of our countrymen homeless, with over 5000 casualties even as rescue operations continue, it is affirming and heartwarming to see. the whole world reacting positively! We have felt the empathy, the solidarity and sympathy of the Danish people. We saw how Denmark excelled as one of the first nations in the globe to respond with a monetary assistance of DKK 42 Million which is equivalent to roughly around Php_336 Million plus NGO’s that are based in Denmark are leading the relief effort and still doing their best to fundraise for the the typhoon victims.
Then, on a cold December day 4 weeks ago at Rådhuspladsen/Copenhagen City Hall Square, we have seen strong Danish goodwill towards the Philippines manifest itself into significant donations of money and goods! As well all the other Fundrasing from several Filipino Organizations, Churches as well as group of 2nd generation Filipinos and individuals who gave their time to support the our poor kababayan who were devastated by the typhoon Haiyan/Yoland. You can eventually inform us your fundariaising activities so we can include it to the ENFID register as well as the Commission on Filipinos Overseas. Gratitude Day is an ENFID initiative and now Filipinos all over the world followed simultenous event will have a greater impact to the world to show our appreciation to our respective host country. This event is endorsed by Secretary Imelda Nicolas of Commission on Filipino Oversear (CFO).
So it is time to give back! ENFID, the European Network for Filipinos in Diaspora DK invites everyone to
A DAY of GRATITUDE where we can all come together to collectively say THANK YOU to the Danish people. We have chosen December 18 which is also International Migrants Day, to Our permit allows distribute small tasty morsels from our Philippine merienda table. Or flowers like roses. But hugs and kisses – kys og kram- will also be a new way of showing gratitude and costs nothing, so this will be our optimal weapon on that day. You can also bring cakes, pastries and placards with your name /group /organization plus your message such as thank you Denmark, tak for støtten danmark, god bless denmark the philippines etc. We will show gratitude to Europe’s outpouring of massive support, both moral and financial, to our country in its time of need! For your information this event is not a Fundaraisng event. We will not collect donation, just a plain show of appreciation. We hope you can invite your members, family and friends
Please dress warmly and Be there!
To those who cannot join Rådhuspladsen you can still join by taking a picture and your message and use it on you FB profile on the dayor make a video and post it Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, youtube or blog about and use #gratitudeph2dk or gratitudeph so it will be searchable in the social media.
I know its very short notice but nevertheless Thank you very much and God bless you all.
ANA LINDENHANN Babaylan Denmark Chairperson Mobil: 53 50 05 74 Email: email@example.com
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– 17 December 2013
ÅBENT BREV FRA DET FILIPPINSKE FOLK I Danmark
Grundet Megatyfonen Haiyan/Yolanda, som er den stærkeste nogensinde registreret i mands’ minde, kom hele verden til Filippinernes undsætning, især til den del af landet der var mest ødelagt, dvs. i den central del af øriget, Visayas regionen. Og dette skete straks efter at landet blev ramt af et jordskælv der ramte næsten den samme område i provinserne Cebu og Bohol. Den massiv udtryk af sympati der mundede ud i form af katastrofehjælp fra det internationale samfund: regeringer, NGOerne, internationale og lokale lgørenheds organisationer, erhvervs sektoren samt almindelige borgere i de forskellige lande, kan ikke går upåskønnet.. Derfor vil vi Filippinere verden over gerne afholde en Taknemmeligheds Uge (Week of Gratitude) fra den 15 til 22. december 2013. Initiativet kommer fra ENFID (European Network of Filipino Diaspora), netværket I Europa for filippinere der har forladt hjemlandet af forskellige grunde, og meningen er at begivenheden skal få alle filippinere til at stå sammen, være synlig i offentlighedens lys mens vi uddeler KYS, KNUS og KRAM, vise vore paroler der siger Mange Tak, og påberåber vor TAKNEMMELIGHED til Hele Verden Ligesom i andre europaeiske lande har vi filippinere i Danmark valgt at holde denne special begivenhed samme dag som International Migrants Day (De internationale indvandringsdag) den 18 December 2013.
Vi håber at se så mange danskere som muligt i Rådhuspladsen på onsdag, den 18e., fra kl. 17:00 til 19:30 for at kunne udveksle et par orde med os, modtage vores taknemmelighed og varme. Tusinde Tak til hele befolkning i vores værtslande..
”Hvor end der er et menneske, eksisterer der en mulighed for venlighed.” - Seneca. The European Network of Filipino Diaspora www.enfid.org For yderligere info/ Pls. Contact: Ana Lindenhann, mobil: 53500574
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– 16 December 2013
Lolita Valderrama Savage: when Art and Beauty unite
BY FILOMENITA MONGAYA HØGSHOLM, WORLDSCAN
December 3, 2013- January 2, 2014 Palazzo Medici-Riccardi , Via Cavour 1 Florence, Italy
Lolita Valderrama Savage is probably the most international Philippine-born artist. She has exhibited in many prestigious places the world over. Herself a lover of Nature, she paints to express manifestations of Nature’s wonders: its seasons, its pace, its reality. Lolita’s faith in Nature includes believing that there is an order in it which is simple. And where the human being has his/her humble place indeed, in this order dictated by nature. Yes, the individual has his/her own unique spot in this awesome place we call The Universe.
A multi-lingual artist, she was formally trained to speak English, Italian, Spanish, Swedish, Norwegian, French and German aside from her native tongue Tagalog, Manila-born Lolita’s own place in the art universe was secured when, after receiving her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree at the Royal Pontifical University of Santo Tomas, the oldest Catholic university in Asia (est. 1611, ed.) she was granted a scholarship in 1973 by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs to study at the Accademia di Belle Arti in Florence Lolita attributes her artistic learning and discipline to Professor Silvio Loffredo of the Accademia.. Here, she received her Licenza in Pittura (a licenciate in fine arts). It was also in Florence -at the Palazzo Strozzi that Lolita exhibited her first paintings,as part of an international group in 1975. This was followed by many one- woman and group art shows many places in Europe, for example outside of Italy, such as Sweden where she lived -and studied under her beloved mentor,Prof. Staffan Hallström until her formal move to the USA in 1980 where she married Frank Savage with whom she has three children: Fredrik Antoine, Grace Erlinda, and Frank Alexander.
Early on. Lolita’s commitment to art was always combined with her passion for the aforementioned languages, diverse cultures, and a dedication to humanitarian causes. She worked at the United Nations after moving to the US in 1979, and has always actively involved herself in local as well as international organizations. While residing in Stamford Connecticut, she was member of the Board of Directors of Stamford Art , where she chaired the First Scholarship Benefit Art Auction in l987, and again in 1989, to provide scholarships to young talented artists in Stamford and neighboring community schools in Fairfield County. Lolita also chaired the First International Cultural Festival for the Westover Magnet School in Stamford in 1991: a week long celebration of cultural heritages, the aim of which was to stimulate awareness, sensitivity, better understanding and tolerance of all cultures present in the community. She served as judge for Black History Celebrations under the Stamford Schools’ Art competition, at the Stamford Center for the Arts; she supported other community organizations like The Forum for World Afffairs, the Stamford Historical Society, Alliance Francaise, the YWCA of Greenwich, The Urban League of Southwestern Connecticut, and served on the boards of The Friends of the Ferguson Library and the Stamford Cultural Development Corporation.
After 38 years abroad, Lolita finally exhibited in her native Philippines in 2011 at two major art museums, the AYALA Museum and the University of Santo Tomas Museum of Science and Art. In 2012, she received the Totus Tuus Award and the The Outstanding Thomasian Alumni Award in Visual Arts from her alma mater, the University of Santo Tomas in Manila, Philippines.
Presently, Lolita serves as Honorary Chairperson for The Foundation for Filipino Artists Inc., and sits as Board Member of the MA-YI Theater Company, two non-profit organizations, which promote Asian-American art and artists in New York City. . In Connecticut, she serves on the Board of the Namaskaar Foundation, promoting Indian and I.nternational dance and music. The Thumbelina Fund for Children of the Fairfield County Community Foundation. .Further, Lolita is a member of the American International League, L’ Associazione Culturale Giovanni Papini di Firenze and the Societa delle Belle Arti Circolo degli ArtistiL’ Casa di Dante in Florence, Italy.
Her newest major exhibit scheduled from December 2013 to January 2013 will be at the Palazzo Medici Museum, the former residence of the Medici Family, the great patron of Renaissance Arts. A selection of some 30 of her most significant paintings until now, will be on display at this prestigious venue.
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– 19 November 2013