City to hold vigil for Typhoon Haiyan victims

Published On: Nov 20 2013 05:45:20 PM HST   Updated On: Nov 20 2013 05:47:23 PM HST

Mayor Kirk Caldwell announced Wednesday that the City & County of Honolulu will hold a candlelight vigil for the victims of Typhoon Haiyan this Friday, Nov. 22, beginning at 5:45 p.m. on the civic center grounds of Honolulu Hale.

The event is open to the public.

Mayor Caldwell will be joined by Julius D. Torres, Consul General of the Philippines; Rose Churma, President & COO of the FilCom Center; and community members in honoring the victims of this recent tragedy.

Participants will hold a candlelight vigil following a moment of silence for the victims. The vigil is part of the "Aloha for Philippines" campaign supporting relief efforts underway in the Philippines.

"Typhoon Haiyan brought unimaginable devastation to the people of the Philippines," Mayor Caldwell said. "The City & County of Honolulu is coming together to show our aloha for our friends in the Philippines in this time of great need."

Nicole Velasco, Executive Secretary of the Neighborhood Commission Office, will serve as the emcee for the event, which will feature the Royal Hawaiian Band playing a selection of mele from the Philippines.

Super Typhoon  Haiyan survivors in Tacloban, Philippines

Typhoon Haiyan devastates the Philippines

Click here to see pictures of the devastation of Typhoon Haiyan.


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