Filipino-American Student Association to hold anniversary vigil for victims of Typhoon Haiyan Sunday night

By Rylee Warner | November 6, 2016 9:29am


Debris line the streets of the city of Tacloban in the Philippines following the storm. Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.  

Typhoon Haiyan rocked the Philippines three years ago. Nov. 7 marks the anniversary of the Category-5 super-typhoon that devastated the nation.

The country is still recovering from the disaster years later.

To commemorate the event, the Filipino American Student Association (FASA) will be hosting a candlelight vigil on Sun. Nov. 6 at 7 p.m. at the Bell Tower.

FASA will be working with Portland State University’s Filipino-American student group, Kaibigan, to hold the event.

The vigil is part of the Kapit Bisig Kabataan Network (KBKN) National Week of Action. KBKN is a campaign led by the organization Anakbayan, where students and youth work to provide relief to the Philippines.

Donations will be accepted at the vigil. All donations will go to the National Alliance of Filipino Concerns.