$25K given to FilCom Center for typhoon relief

Published On: Dec 24 2013 11:47:58 AM HST
Updated On: Nov 18 2013 03:57:51 PM HST

Left to right: Rosemarie Locquiao, Macrina Ponce, Rupert Visoria, Cristina Bulda, Emely Cabico, Lori Butay, Colbert Matsumoto – Island Insurance Chairman & CEO, A.J. Halagao – FilCom Board of Directors, Edmund Aczon - FilCom Center Board Chairman, Tyler Tokioka – President of the Island Insurance Foundation, Roland Eugenio, Nova Kim, Wayne Hikida, Norma Ulep, Lorna Kidd

HONOLULU -

The Island Insurance Foundation is donating $25,000 to the Filipino Community Center for the disaster victims of Super Typhoon Haiyan and the Aloha for Philippines relief effort.

The FilCom Center has also partnered with the Consuelo Foundation, which will match donations to the FilCom Center dollar for dollar, up to $2 million.

"Our hearts go out to the staggering number of people affected by this devastating natural disaster," said Tyler Tokioka, President of the Island Insurance Foundation. "We have so many employees and local families with friends, relatives and loved ones in the Philippines, that supporting this relief effort was a priority for our organization."

The FilCom Center is only one of two non-profit organizations in the state designated to accept donations for the Aloha for Philippines relief effort, in addition to the 11 banks that make up the Hawaii Bankers Association.

Inaugurated by the Filipino Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii in 1991, the FilCom Center is the largest Filipino community center outside the Philippines. A 501 (3) (c) non-profit organization, its mission is to provide social, economic and educational services as well as to promote and perpetuate the Filipino culture and customs in Hawaii.

The Island Insurance Foundation was established as the charitable arm of Island Insurance, Hawaii’s largest locally owned and managed Property and Casualty insurance carrier.  

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