Network Spotlight: Power ng Pinoy

More than Just A TV Show

pnp1Since our inception in 2011 as a humble TV documentary program , we had the privilege of being able to speak, up close and personal, with some of the most inspiring Filipinos, not just in the US and Canada, but in many parts of the world. There are a few themes that always come up as advice, common to these amazing Filipinos – that they never gave up and they never stopped dreaming. That’s why they were able to achieve their goals. But there’s one thing that these people also did – they gave back to the community. They shared. Either their time, resources, or talents.pnp4

Giving back. This is what Power ng Pinoy has stood for and will continue to pursue. We believe that true success is hollow without the element of giving back to society.

Typhoon Haiyan has claimed the lives of thousands of our fellow kababayans back home. As part of the Filipino global community, we have the responsibility to help despite our physical remoteness. And so here we all are . pnp2Power ng Pinoy is proud to be part of the Philippine Aid Network whose vision is to provide a consolidated effort towards providing relief assistance to our kababayans in times of need. It is about time that Filipinos abroad work in unison and give back. The establishment of the Philippine Aid Network is truly a great start towards this unification effort. So thanks to the Philippine Aid Network, Power ng Pinoy gives its full support!

As a quick update to our recent efforts on raising funds for the Typhoon Haiyan victims, Power ng Pinoy organized a Bay Area-wide relief drive from Nov 16 to Nov 23 and a Benefit Dance on Dec 15th. The relief drive was in partnership with Island Pacific Supermarket, LBC Cargo, and Philippine Red Cross. A total of 165 donation boxes were collected from San Jose, Union City, and Vallejo locations, with around 50 volunteers donating their time and effort for the cause. The boxes are shipped directly to Philippine Red Cross for free by LBC. The benefit dance, dubbed “Handog Pamasko” is in partnership with the Cheryl Burke Dance company, Philippine American Press Club (PAPC). Other participating organizations include Project PEARLS, International Society of Filipinos in Finance in Accounting (ISFFA), and many others. 969418_786793058013086_231447460_n

I believe we should view the super typhoon as a wake-up call for us, especially Filipinos abroad. The incident has shown our country’s inadequacies in trying to live up to the expectations of taking care of its own people. So those of us who have the resources must now act. Filipinos globally have the responsibility to help the country – in however they can. It will be an enormous effort to change the way things are now, but even small steps will get us a long way. So we must start now!

Best Regards,

Arnold Pedrigal
Power ng Pinoy


  • Good job Arnold and to the staff of Power ng Pinoy and its volunteers for a successful fund raising events for Typhoon Haiyan. Again, thank you for inviting me and Joel to be part of it.

    Mabuhay ang mga Filipino! Proud to be one.

    God Bless!

    Joann de LeonNovember 27, 2013

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