As of 12 P.M. of June 15, you amazing people have helped us raised enough money to pay for:
Our deepest thanks and gratitude goes out to these individuals and organizations who are helping raise the Pride flag in Luneta. None of this would be possible without all of you. Here are the donations that came in as of June 15 (Wednesday) at 12PM:
Karnepunan – PhP 5,000 cash and PhP 3,000-5,000 food donation for volunteers’ lunch (In kind donation not yet reflected in total amount raised)
Rainbow Rights Project, Inc. – PhP 16,500
Anonymous BPI Donation (June 13) – PhP 6,000
Anonymous BPI Donation (June 13) – PhP 3,000
“Paolo” – PhP 4,765 (Less PhP 235 PayPal transfer fee)
Din Lee – PhP 1,000
Anonymous BPI Donation (June 3) – PhP 1,000
“Cec and Tata” – PhP 1,500
Anonymous BDO Donation (June 7) – PhP 1,000
“Ming” – PhP 1,000
Liah Nase – PhP 1,000
“Jefe” – PhP 1,000
Anonymous BPI Donation (June 13) – PhP 2,000
Chris Velasco – PhP 2,000
Nadine Umali – PhP 1,000
Lanz Paningbatan – PhP 1,426.50 (Less PhP 73.50 PayPal transfer fee)
Maggie Cortez – PhP 1,426.50 (Less PhP 73.50 PayPal transfer fee)
Gia Santiago – PhP 1,000
Anonymous BPI Donation (June 14) – PhP 1,000
Anonymous PayPal Donation (June 15) – PhP 2,317.75 (Converted from USD 50)
Anonymous PayPal Donation (June 15) – PhP 1,000
Chris De Vera – PhP 200
“Hanna” – PhP 500
Anonymous BDO Donation (June 2) – PhP 600
Anonymous BPI Donation (June 2) – PhP 200
Anonymous BPI Donation (June 2) – PhP 500
Anonymous BPI Donation (June 2) – PhP 500
Anonymous BPI Donation (June 3) – PhP 250
Anonymous PayPal Donation (June 3) – PhP 650 (Converted from 10 GBP)
Anonymous PayPal Donation (June 3) – PhP 200
“LJ Alexis” – PhP 600
“Emma Watson” – PhP 177.20 (Less PhP 22.8 PayPal transfer fee)
Anonymous BPI Donation (June 6) – PhP 200
Anonymous BPI Donation (June 6) – PhP 300
“Dennis” – PhP 500
Jamie Flores – PhP 300
Ics Aquino – PhP 500
Anonymous BPI Donation (June 13) – PhP 200
Drei Castillo – PhP 500
Gail Monzon – PhP 706.94 (Converted from CAD 20)
Ethan and Mark Chua – PhP 500
Anonymous BPI Donation (June 14) – PhP 500
Anonymous PayPal Donation (June 15) – PhP 177.20 (Less PhP 22.8 PayPal transfer fee)
Please note that we were given written consent to publish the above names and aliases. We will never publish the names of those who do not give their consent.
Those marked anonymous include donors who asked not to be named and did not provide an alias, have not responded to our email asking for their consent to publish their names or alias, or did not get in touch with us after making their donation. If you made a donation and would like your name or alias published or if you do not see your name above, please send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We still need this to be able to pay for:
We still need to bridge the gap and raise PhP 112, 004.91 to be able to successfully and safely hold this year’s Metro Manila Pride March and Festival. Here’s how you can help us do this:
Please send us a photo of your bank deposit slip or online transfer to email@example.com including whether or not you want your name published. You can also opt to just give us an alias!
There are two benefit shows going on for Metro Manila Pride this weekend. Part of the proceeds of both these shows will be donated to Pride!
The first is the “IpagLOVEan: Let Love In” show from Words Anonymous, the country’s premier spoken word group. It will be on June 17 (Friday), 7PM at Splice Resto Bar, Greenfields District, Mandaluyong City. Performers include Words Anonymous poets such as Abby Orbeta, Louise Meets, Michelle Manase, Henri Igna, Jihad Mambuay and Juan Miguel Severo. Guest poets include Trisha O’Bannon, Mark Ghosn, Jerome Cleofas, Tolits Tanaka, and more. Tickets go for PhP 250 and can be reserved via this link: http://tinyurl.com/ipaglovean.
The second is Ampalaya Monologues “#LoveWins” on June 19 (Sunday), 4PM at O Bar, Home Depot, Ortigas. Performers include [NAMES] with guest poets Abby Orbeta and Louise Meets of Words Anonymous, Mark Dimaisip of Loudmouth Collective, and Alfonso Manalastas.. Tickets go for PhP 300 and can be reserved via this link: http://goo.gl/forms/OlLoliQ5VL28sdb12.
We know that not everyone is able to contribute monetarily and that’s okay! But, if you can, please spread the word about the Metro Manila Pride fundraising campaign to your friends, family, or even to your company. We need all the help we can get.
As we mentioned before, we will push through.
In the past, we’ve borrowed money to help Pride happen. We will do the same this year and maybe even take out loans. But with your help, hopefully we won’t have to resort to these options.
The recent Orlando Shooting not only has our community in tears, it has also amplified fears about our own security. While, historically, the Pride March has never been subject to any form of violence, we want you to know that this is a fear that we share and we’re committed to making sure it is an unfounded one.
As such, we have been in touch with various organizations and individuals who can help us beef up security on the day itself. Here’s what we’ve been able to do so far:
All that said, we know that even with these connections, we might still be asked to pay a fee to get this kind of security. This is something we know we cannot afford.
So, if you have connections to or have your own security companies, have contacts to high officials in police agencies, or anything that you think might be able to help, please get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org so that we can see how we can work together to make Pride the fun and safe space we deserve to have.
That’s it from us for now, mahal. As always, thank you so much.
With much gratitude,
Nicky H. Castillo and Loreen Ordoño
Co-Coordinators, Metro Manila Pride
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