Giving back.

Local Filipino culture magazine and event promoters to host benefit.


On September 26, 2009, the Philippines was hit hard by Typhoon Ketsana (or Ondoy).

According to CNN, it has left at least 240 people dead and has affected nearly 2 million people and forced the evacuation of 567,000. At one point, 80 percent of the capital Manila was under water after experiencing the heaviest rainfall in 40 years.

On October 3, 2009, Typhoon Parma (or Pepeng) slammed into the northern Philippines, triggering floods and landslides and destroying nearly P800 million ($16.8 million) in crops and infrastructure in the country, according to officials and radio reports. More than 300,000 people were affected and a third of those were in temporary shelters. Power and communications have yet to be restored in some areas.

To raise money for typhoon relief efforts in the Philippines through the Canadian Red Cross, FOKAL MAGAZINE and BUNDOWN SOUND SYSTEM will be joining forces for the “I ♥ PH” Typhoon Ondoy benefit on October 22, 2009 at Republic Nightclub.

Show your support for the survivors of Typhoon Ketsana and Typhoon Parma by joining us at this special event.

Bundown Sound System
Res One

Marissa Mapatac

Ticket info:
$10 advance tickets
$12 door
$30 VIP tickets (includes special edition “I ♥ PH” t-shirt)

“I ♥ PH” t-shirts will also be sold at the event for $25 each. $10 from each sale will be donated to the Canadian Red Cross. You could also pre-order the “I ♥ PH” shirt by emailing us at T-shirts are limited.

CFC (Canadian Fighting Championship)
Lindenwood Stylists
Unorthodox Clothing
Green Apple
Republic Nightclub

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On a side note, we’d like to thank Broose Tulloch and the 2009 Brewno Awards for informing us of our nomination in the Club Thang – Urban/Electronic Act category. The Brewnos are dedicated to honouring local radio shows and personalities and music acts. The ceremony is tonight at The Academy. Speaking of awards, bigup DJ Fin-S, Tha Coach, D-Lo & Miss M for being nominated @ this year’s Stylus Awards. Props due also to the homies: P-Plus, Mensa, Big Jacks, Grouch, Agile, Serious & Fase!!! As for all you upcoming artists, you need to get down with this!



Bigup to the winners of the In The Zone 3 Breakdance Competition, Paranormal Pandas Crew and the Freestyle Competition, Shamik Harris!!! Props to Romeo Suban & Un1te Dance for a bumpy but successful first battle. Looking forward to next year already. Still have three big b-boy events coming up: Break The Floor in May and the weekend-long b-boy celebration in June for the Dangerous Goods‘ seven-year anniversary & Break 4 Bread‘s ten-year anniversary!!!