Why Attend the #PHthankyou Event

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Why Attend the #PHthankyou Event

A couple of not so long months ago, I had a post about the Philippine’s typhoon Haiyan and a call for action plea post. It was a small gesture but the overwhelming response from all over everywhere was so great. I couldn’t imagine that this is still possible even at this day and age. Thankful that despite all the pressing issues hounding the Philippines, the support and help from everyone else (were) are still unwavering. And so with this, I’d like to invite everyone to join the rest of the Filipino community from all over the globe, to celebrate the “Thank You” campaign. This #PHthankyou event is a free event and everyone is invited to be part of this one of a kind occasion. 

Hope to see you! 

BTW, a BIG shoutout to the Rice Communications team for personally reaching out to me about this one. Thank you for doing a great job in keeping everyone connected. You're making all the difference! 


07 February 2014 (Singapore) – In a show of appreciation, on February 8, the Philippines will launch a global “Thank You” campaign around the world to express its gratitude for the outpouring of support following the devastating effects of Typhoon Haiyan which hit three months ago. Using eye-catching images like this, and through social media, the Philippines encourages everyone to use the hashtag #PHthankyou to continue sharing their support and appreciation.


February 7, 2014, Singapore -- On 8 February 2014 at 4:40am Manila time, exactly three months after Typhoon Haiyan hit the Philippines, the country will launch a global campaign expressing its gratitude to the world, having received an outpouring of support following the devastating effects of the typhoon.

Triggered by an overwhelming sense of appreciation, which has been strongly expressed in social media – for example, #PHthankyou, this groundswell of gratitude is captured in a Thank You campaign created by Filipinos from all over the world. Depicting different ways of expressing their heartfelt appreciation, various messages and images in social media showed the world that foreign support and encouragement has made, and continues to make, all the difference in the country’s ongoing rehabilitation and rebuilding efforts.

Hoping to ensure this gratitude is received by everyone, the Philippine Department of Tourism has crafted a thank you message displayed through print ads and billboards in iconic places across the world, specifically:

- Times Square, New York, US

- Piccadilly Circus, London, UK

- Potsdamer Platz cor. Leipziger Platz, Berlin, Germany

- Lafayette Mogador, Paris, France

- Shibuya Crossing, Tokyo, Japan

- ION Orchard, Singapore

- Yonge-Dundas Square, Toronto, Canada

- Darlinghurst, Sydney, Australia

- Paiknam Building, Jung-gu, Seoul, Korea

All the people across the globe who have expressed sympathies and who have extended support, financial or otherwise, are invited to witness this message of appreciation from the Philippines and help share the country’s profound gratitude to the rest of the world. Using the hashtag #PHthankyou, people around the world can continue to share their support and appreciation.


About the Philippine Department of Tourism: The Philippine Department of Tourism is the primary government agency charged with the responsibility to encourage, promote, and develop tourism as a major socio-economic activity to generate foreign currency and employment and to spread the benefits of tourism to both the private and public sector.

Bowdy is an amateur adventurer, a coffee sleepyhead, and a start-up rooter, with a penchant for classic-looking photos. At last count, he has visited some 60 countries, and is now living in Singapore. He's always in search of fascinating routines to exploit, within the edges of after-office hours and (un)limited holidays.

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