Friday, April 8, 2011


On Feb 12, 2011, something amazing happened! People from all over (some from as far as England) came together to support a cause, to help those in need, and to party! The brilliant and wonderful people of ICONS Fil-Am Society of America really made it happen for us at Pusong Pinoy and we're so very grateful to everyone involved, especially iCONS members RHYAN DELES, CHERRY ORDONEZ, MICHELLE LARSON, LIL LACSON, APRIL VELASCO, MARICRIS BAUTISTA, TERRY VEGA,  HEIDI SANTOS, GRACE FIGUES, and RICHARD LEBRON. 

Without you, the event wouldn't have happened at all. Not only did you make it happen for us, but you made it a fantastic success, raising a great SIX THOUSAND DOLLARS for Pusong Pinoy. To be able to help so many children as a result of your generosity is a blessing beyond words. Thank you so much!

Photo by Ding Carreon
We also want to give a special thank you to the man who was the driving force behind the whole event from start to finish, without whom none of this would be possible, the fabulous RHYAN DELES, founder and leader of ICONS. Maraming maraming salamat po!

To those who missed the event, ICONS threw a huge party fundraiser for Pusong Pinoy at the Quiet Cannon Country Club in Montebello, California.  It was packed with happy beautiful people all night long. Great music, drinks and company were all around from start to reluctant finish. Seldom has a happier, more generous, more beautiful, and more fun group of people been gathered anywhere this side of paradise. Pusong Pinoy is all about helping those less fortunate and remembering that it doesn't have to be a chore or a difficult and unpleasant thing, and every person who attended helped us prove that. You're all heroes, every last one of you!

We at Pusong Pinoy also want to thank the truly wonderful and amazing sponsors of the event who helped make it all happen. A huge thank you to Valerio's Bakery, Benny Bautista, Cherry's Beauty Salon, Cristina Callanta, Wilfredo Gadia, Jake Martin, Ruby Paredes and Son, Planet Pansit of West Covina, and the fabulous Lou Razon of Glendale. We appreciate your help so much, and want you to know we will remember your help and support. Maraming salamat po!

It sounds easy to say 'you're all heroes', doesn't sound like it means anything or carries weight. But it does. By helping us, even in the smallest way, you help a child in desperate need. And if that's not the act of a hero, then nothing is. All of us at Pusong Pinoy believe in the work we do, the children we help, and the people who help us, because of the actions of people like you. You keep us going, and through us you help those children - small, helpless and vulnerable, who need it more than most of us could ever imagine. From the bottom of our hearts, we thank you all! You're heroes in a time when you're needed most. Salamat po, maraming salamat po!