Eat, play, love: Geeky ways to contribute to #ReliefPH

Yolanda #ReliefPH efforts are in full swing all over the metro, and I’m sure we’re all doing our part. But when you want to take a break from soliciting aid and repacking goods in favor of more leisurely pursuits, here are some ways to keep helping while having a bit of fun. (Pro-tip: You may want to mark November 13 on your calendars).

Pub quiz proceeds–Pop quiz, hotshots. Which quiz nights will be donating admission proceeds to Yolanda relief efforts? On November 13, not one but TWO quiz nights will be doing their part to help the typhoons victims. Northerners can check out Geekfight November 2013: Alam Na!, a special Pinoy pop quiz edition, at the PETA Theater Center in New Manila. The 200 PhP/person admission fee will be turned over to the Philippine Red Cross and other aid organizations, along with any material goods donated during the event.

GeekFight Trivia Night at PETA

Meanwhile, Southrons can check out Capricciosa Greenbelt 3’s quiz night, also on November 13. One of the adopters of the pub quiz format, the Capricciosa Quiz Night will be winding down after a successful run. It’s their penultimate quiz night, and they’ll be marking this milestone by donating to Yolanda relief efforts.

Pub quiz regulars can head back North on November 21, for a special charity edition of the Amici Greenhills Quiz Night. This is usually held every first Thursday of the month and free of charge, but next week’s edition will have a Php 100/person cover charge, to be donated to the Philippine Red Cross.

Costumed heroes for charity–Every year, the costumed heroes of Black Pearl Philippines and the Philippine Outpost of the 501st Legion of Stormtroopers (and since 2012,  Justice League PH) band together as the Jolly Roger Rogers to raise funds for the Philippine General Hospital’s Silahis ng Kalusugan educational program for  seriously ill children and youth. While plans are still underway for SnK kids’ Christmas party and school necessities,the Jolly Roger Rogers will also be donating to Yolanda relief efforts on their behalf. Their first beneficiary is the Dona Remedios Trinidad Romualdez Medical Foundation. For more information on their programs and fundraisers, visit or email

#instafood is #instagood— For foodies, Yabu House of Katsu has declared a Dine for a Cause event on November 13, in all of their branches. 100% of restaurant proceeds will be donated to typhoon victims. See their public service announcement below:

Yabu Dine for a Cause

ETA: Other establishments with Dine for a Cause events include: Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf, SM Jazz Makati (November 11-17); Sarsa Kitchen + Bar, BGC (November 12); Truck Bun, Capitol Hills Food Truck Park (November 12-14); GoNuts Donuts, all branches (November 18) .

ETA, part 2: Also donating their proceeds for November 13 (what is it with this date, seriously) are Pino Resto Bar and Pipino Vegetarian, Bel-air Makati and Teachers Village; BRGR The Burger Project, Bel-Air, Vito Cruz, and Teachers Village; Pi: Breakfast and Pies, Teachers Village; and Brgy Bagnet, SM Megamall Foodcourt. Check out their respective Facebook pages for opening hours and directions.

ETA, TARDIS vs. typhoons: Whovians down South head to Magnum Opus Fine Coffee Gallery (115 Aguirre Ave., BF Homes Pque) for a cuppa because they’ve got a frikkin’ TARDIS! (And they serve good coffee, too!). Owner Jonathan Choi recently celebrated his birthday and will be partying with the neighborhood on November 17. Pay-what-you-want for your coffee, and proceeds will be donated to the Philippine Red Cross. In-kind donations are also accepted.


Aid acrobatics–If fitness is your fandom, and you’ve been raring to try out the aerial arts, aka as pole dancing, November 13 is a good day to start. And yes, you guessed it, Polecats Manila will be donating the day proceeds to typhoon victims.