Artists and Boxing Champ Join Forces to Raise Money for Disaster Victims

For Immediate Release
November 17, 2013

Aloha For Philippines

Hawaii-born, Filipino boxer Brian Viloria is used to winning championships, having won the WBO and WBA Flyweight, WBC Light Flyweight, and IBF Junior Flyweight titles. Now he’s championing a new cause – saving the lives of Philippine disaster victims in the aftermath of Super Typhoon Haiyan.

Viloria has teamed up with HiLife Clothing, Butigroove, In4mation, Barefoot League, and Lanai Tabura’s Aloha Plate to raise money for relief efforts by marketing the newly-launched Aloha For Philippines shirts and apparel.

This is the same group of artists and designers who created the iconic Aloha For Japan t-shirts following the 2011 Japanese earthquake and tsunami. They raised more than $80,000 in t-shirt sales during that campaign.

“Many people are in desperate need for water, food, and medical supplies,” said Viloria. “They need our help. We need to do what we can to help save lives.”

Proceeds will be donated to the Filipino Community Center (“FilCom Center”) to go towards relief efforts in the Philippines. “We are deeply saddened by the tragic events in the Philippines,” said Lanai Tabura, local celebrity and co-owner of Aloha Plate. “Let’s all do what we can to help our community, our friends, our ohana.”

Aloha For Philippines shirts and hats can be purchased at Butigroove/HiLife, IN4MATION, or the FilCom Center. To order Aloha For Philippines apparel online, visit or

For more information, please contact Lanai Tabura, Aloha Plate, (808) 721-5077 or, or A.J. Halagao, Aloha For Philippines Coordinator, at (808) 543-5889 or