Our thoughts go out to the victims of Typhoon Sendong in Cagayan de Oro (CDO). Here are different ways to help and provide assistance to our countrymen affected by this tragedy:

Xavier University has set up An emergency fund and relief goods collection site. Please check here for more info:

http://www.xu.edu.ph/index.php/other-news/642-bagyong-sendong-relief-operations-in-xavier-university

The Definitely Filipino Blog has compiled the following:

Red Cross via SMS

Red Cross: Text REDAMOUNT to 2899 (Globe) or 4143 (Smart)

G-Cash: Text DONATEAMOUNT4-digit M-PINREDCROSS to 2882

You can donate the following denominations:

Globe: 5, 25, 100, 300, 500 or 1000

Smart: 10, 25, 50, 100, 300, 500 or 1000

Red Cross via Bank Deposits

Banco De Oro (Swift Code: BNORPHMM)

Peso: 00-453-0018647

Dollar: 10-453-0039482

Bank of the Philippine Islands (Swift Code: BOPIPHMM)

Peso: 4991-0036-52

Dollar: 004994-0103-15

Metrobank (Swift Code: MBTCPHMM)

Peso: 151-3-041631228

Dollar: 151-2-15100218-2

Philippine National Bank (Swift Code: PNBMPHMM)

Peso: 3752 8350 0034

Dollar: 3752-8350-0042

Unionbank of the Philippines (Swift Code: UNPHPHMM)

Peso: 1015 4000 0201

Dollar: 1315-4000-0090

SAGIP Kapamilya

ABS-CBN Cagayan De Oro: Brgy. Bulua, Cagayan De Oro City

ABS-CBN Davao: Shrine Hills, Matina, Davao City

BDO Peso Account

Account name: ABS-CBN Foundation Inc.-Sagip Kapamilya

Account Number: 39301-14199

Swift Code: BNORPHMM

BDO Dollar Account

Account name: ABS-CBN Foundation Inc.-Sagip Kapamilya

Account Number: 39300-81622

Swift Code: BNORPHMM

PNB Peso Account

Account name: ABS-CBN Foundation Inc.-Sagip Kapamilya

Account Number: 419-539-5000-13

Swift Code: PNBMPHMM

BPI Peso Account

Account name: ABS-CBN Foundation Inc.-Sagip Kapamilya

Account Number: 3051-1127-75

Branch: West Triangle, Quezon City

Swift Code: BOPIPHMM

BPI Dollar Account

Account name: ABS-CBN Foundation Inc.-Sagip Kapamilya

Account Number: 3054-0270-35

Branch: West Triangle, Quezon City

Swift Code: BOPIPHMM

GMA Kapuso Foundation

You may personally bring your donation to the GMA Kapuso Foundation at 2/F Kapuso Center, GMA-7, EDSA Diliman, Quezon City or Call 928-4299 or 928-9351.

TV5 Kapatid Foundation Inc.

BDO Savings Account No. 005310-410164

Bank of the Philippine Islands Savings Account No. 1443-05333-2

Donations in kind like food, clothing, utensils, blankets, mats, water containers, and medicines may be sent to News5 Aksyon Center, TV5 office in San Bartlolome, Novaliches, Quezon City.

Bigby’s Café & Restaurant

Bigby’s will start to accept donations in cash or kind at all Bigby’s branches in Megamall, Ayala Cebu, SM City Cebu Northwing, Abreeza Davao, SM City Davao, SM City Bacolod, Limketkai Center, SM City Cagayan de Oro, Robinson’s Place General Santos.

http://definitelyfilipino.com/blog/2011/12/18/typhoon-sendongs-victims-need-you/

We will update this as we get more information.

Hope y’all had a great holiday!

This week the Giant Jeepney will be making stops in Pasadena, Covina, Cerritos, DTLA ArtWalk, El Segundo, and of course, at FPAC for the weekend!

Tuesday 9/6

Lunch at 3100 New York in Pasadena from 11am – 2pm

Dinner at Charter Oak High School in Covina from 5:30pm – 9pm

Wednesday 9/7

Dinner at 11540 South Street, Cerritos from 5pm – 9pm.

Thursday 9/8

It’s ARTWALK every 2nd Thursdays!

We’ll be at 232 S. Spring St., Los Angeles from 6pm – Midnight in #DTLA with the rest of your favorite GFT’s for DTLA Artwalk!

Friday 9/9

Lunch at ADM Eat Fleet on 610 Lairport Street El Segundo, CA 90245 from 11am – 2pm.

Saturday 9/10 & Sunday 9/11

FPAC!!!

The Giant Jeepney is headed to the Festival of Philippine Arts and Culture at Point Fermin Park in San Pedro.  Stop by, say hi and get your tapsilog on!


We’re looking foward to seeing y’all jeepney-side!

Follow:

DTLA Artwalk Trucklot
Filamarts

This week the Giant Jeepney will be making stops in Norwalk, Highland Park, Irvine, Pasadena, La Mirada, and The Pacific Festival in the OC!

Monday 8/8

Join us for Dinner at the grand Launch of Norwalk Dine n Dash at Golf n Stuff from 5:30pm to 9pm. Golf n Stuff is located at 10555 Firestone Blvd Norwalk CA 90650.

Tuesday 8/9

Dinner is at  Highland Park Dinner-On-The-Go from 5:30pm to 9pm in the Figueroa Produce parking lot at 6312 North Figueroa Street Los Angeles!

Wednesday 8/10

Catch our debut at the Street Chef Stops! We’re slangin’ tapsilog in Irvine for lunch at Street Chef Stop 2, 14600 Myford Road Irvine, CA 92606.

Then we’re off to hang with the homies at OC Din-Din-A-Go-Go for dinner at Irvine Lanes at 3415 Michelson Dr, Irvine, CA from 5:30pm – 9pm.

Thursday 8/11

It’s ARTWALK every 2nd Thursdays!

We’ll be at 340 S. Spring St. from 6pm – Midnight in #DTLA with the rest of your favorite GFT’s for DTLA Artwalk!

Friday 8/12

Lunch will be served steaming hot in Pasadena! Catch us at 45 Eureka Street, Pasadena, CA 91103 from 11am – 2pm!

Then we’re off to La Mirada because we’re crazy like that.  La Mirada Dine n’ Dash is at 14873 Carmenita Rd., La Mirada, CA from 5:30pm – 9:00pm.

Saturday 8/13

Can we convince Snoop Dogg to try tapsilog?  We’re sure gonna try!

The Giant Jeepney is headed to Pacific Festival!

We’re looking foward to seeing y’all jeepney-side!

Follow:

Norwalk Dine n Dash
Highland Park Dinner-on-the-Go
The Street Chef Stops
OC Din-Din-A-Go-Go
DTLA Artwalk Trucklot
La Mirada Dine n Dash
Pacific Festival

To our fellow Filipino Foodtruckers at the Pogi Boy Truck:

First off, congratulations on your successful launch at the IE Foodtruck Fest.  It looked like everybody had a good time and y’all sold out.  That’s great!  I’d like to extend a friendly welcome to the crazy world of foodtrucks.  Just one tip: If you ever do out of town events, don’t share a hotel room with the guys from Lomo Arigato.   We won’t elaborate…but consider yourself warned.

Anyway, on to the reason for this open letter.

Today marks the 2nd time that our beloved customers have mistaken your truck for ours.   At first, while we couldn’t help but notice the the similarities between our names and logos, we were willing to chalk it up to the whole imitation and flattery thang.  But unfortunately, we are starting to realize that this similarity won’t be good for either of us.  We occupy a very niche market and small space in the industry, and confusing our respective customers can’t possibly end well.  I mean, don’t larger corporations sue each other for things like this?

To illustrate:

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Your shirt designs are similar as well:

So, yeah, that’s basically it.  We thought we’d give you guys a chance to rectify this unfortunate situation, being the new guys on the block and all.  Filipinos pride themselves on their originality and ability to set themselves apart, and this would be a great way for you to showcase that talent.  We’re not one to make demands so we’re phrasing this as a request.  We’re all entrepreneurs and business people and the last thing we need is another obstacle to us all achieving the American Dream, especially one this easy to fix.

You have all the right to refuse, of course.  In which case we’d just be forced to do all we can to protect this little space we’ve worked so hard to carve for ourselves.

Salamat at mabuhay!

The Tapa Boy Crew

Update 6-25-11:

We’ve had a casual meeting with the Pogi Boy Truck’s owners and pending further developments, foresee an amicable solution to this issue, please stay tuned!

Join Tapa Boy, Waffles de Liege, Frysmith and Temaki Truck on Easter Sunday and bring the kids to hunt for Easter itlogs (eggs) at SpeedZone.  You even get a chance to win an Xbox 360 Kinect and much more!

Check the deets below:

FREE Easter Egg Hunt – Sunday, April 24th, 2011
Easter Egg Hunt – 11:30am (gates open at 10:00am).
Arrive early…Easter Hunt open to first 500 kids (10 and under) – Bring your own basket! Meet and Greet with the Easter Bunny!!! Gourmet Food Trucks, booths, live music, radio stations W690AM and Hot 92 will be here for your enjoyment.

Easter Raffle – 2:30pm

• Every person attending the egg hunt will receive a raffle ticket for our Easter Raffle.
• Egg hunt and raffle is free to the community. Some of the eggs will contain play passes and other minor prizes.
• Raffle will be held at 2:30pm, you must be present to win.
• Items in the giant basket include a Xbox 360 Kinect and much more!

Easter Play Pass Special
3 hour Unlimited Play Pass* for ONLY $24.99 (Reg. $49.99 Save $25)
Includes all racing (One Top Eliminator Ride), video games and Miniature Golf.
Excluding: Certain redemption/merchandiser games and StrikeZone bowling. Can not be combined with any other offer, discount or promotion. Coupon guidelines and other restrictions apply. Must mention offer to cashier to receive offer prior to end of transaction. Limit two offers, per person.

See you guys there!