Our Mission

The Philippine Humanitarian Coalition's (PHC) mission is to assist in rebuilding lives and building the future of Philippine communities affected by Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda. PHC is a volunteer organization working with trusted partners who have people in the Philippines making a difference at the local level to bring hope to the survivors of Typhoon Yolanda.


The need to come together despite regional and unique differences to help fellow Filipinos get back on their feet led to the creation of the Philippine Humanitarian Coalition. There is an urgency in this advocacy as lives and communities continue to struggle to survive.

While the individual efforts of every Filipino American organization is truly appreciated, the amount of work that is necessary to sustain the viability of each of those devastated communities requires a collective effort among all organizations.

The Philippine Humanitarian Coalition is united and committed to a sustained comprehensive effort to help these communities become functional and productive once again.
— Abraham (Jun) Rasul, M.D., Co-Chair (2014-June 2015), Philippine Humanitarian Coalition

What We've Achieved

  • Awarded $100,000 in grants to typhoon rebuilding and recovery programs
  • Integral part in raising funds to aide in disaster relief through the After the Storm benefit concert for the Philippines
  • Mobilized the Washington, DC, Maryland, and Northern Virginia Filipino-American communities (30+ organizations) to form a united response
  • Collaborated with the Philippine American Chamber of Comemrce of Metro DC (PACC-DC), the Filipino Young Professionals (FYP-DC), and Washington Artworks on a fundraiser (PHC was the beneficiary)