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L.A. Filipinos mobilize to assist typhoon victims
L.A. Filipinos mobilize to assist typhoon victims

As the death toll continues to rise in the aftermath of the powerful typhoon that swept through the Philippines last week, Southern California’s local Filipino community has been mobilizing to assist in relief efforts. A 5K Charity Walk was held in Van Nuys early Sunday to help raise funds for victims of Typhoon Haiyan, officials said. The walk was originally planned to help victims of a 7.1 earthquake that rocked the region last month, said Jovena “Bing” De La Vega, a chief organizer of the event. The walk was sponsored by the Philippine Disaster Relief Organization and the Romah Foundation. Other organizations, including the American Red Cross, UNICEF USA and World...