UC Hastings Pilipino American Law Society (PALS)


PALS Typhoon Haiyan Relief Update – Thank You! by uchastingspals
January 30, 2014, 6:21 am
Filed under: Community Outreach, PALS Updates
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Selling lumpia on The Beach for typhoon relief!

After tragedy struck the Philippines early last November, PALS quickly organized to raise money to contribute to Typhoon Haiyan relief. With your help, we were able to make a small difference.

Together, we were able to raise over $1,000, all of which helped the West Bay Pilipino Multi-Service Center bring food and supplies directly to victims of the typhoon. We were really blown away by the response: those who flocked to buy our lumpia on The Beach (some even donating way more than we asked for),  those who contributed food and clothes to send abroad, and those who donated to our campaign online.

Even though it was around finals time, we’re proud that the Hastings and PALS community still contributed time and money to the relief efforts. Thank you so much to anyone who donated or merely supported our cause.

For more information on our relief efforts or if you’d like to help even more, contact us at pals@uchastings.edu.



PALS Typhoon Relief – Donate Now by uchastingspals
November 13, 2013, 8:44 am
Filed under: Community Outreach, Fundraising | Tags: , ,

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Click here to donate now. 

As you all know, Central Philippines is in need of much help after last weekend’s devastating typhoon. First of all, the PALS Board sincerely hope your families and friends abroad are safe. Currently, in conjunction with FBANC and West Bay Pilipino Multi-Service Center, we are organizing a few relief efforts that enables Hastings students to help without leaving campus:
(1) Fundraiser and Food Drive – Thursday (11/14), 10am-2pm @ The Beach
To help the victims of the typhoon, PALS will raise money by selling lumpia and chicken adobo Thursday (11/14) from 10am-2pm on The Beach.
PALS will also be collecting canned foods, medicine and other non-perishable items such as rice, bottled water, clothes and toiletries to deliver to the West Bay Pilipino Multi-Service Center in the coming weeks. West Bay is located at 175 7th Street in San Francisco. We will also be accepting monetary donations both big and small. Donations will be used to purchase non-perishable food and medicine to deliver directly to the victims. Every contribution helps.
(2) Online Donations – http://tinyurl.com/PALSrelief
If you can, you can also donate to the PALS relief website, which will be a very valuable contribution to West Bay Pilipino’s relief efforts. Please feel free to forward this link along.
Click here to donate now. 

For further information, contact Nelson Lam, the President of PALS at nelsonlam015@gmail.com.



Marching in the 2013 Pistahan Parade with Assemblymember Rob Bonta! by uchastingspals
August 12, 2013, 7:19 am
Filed under: Community Outreach, Cultural Activities

Last weekend, some PALS Board members were invited to march with Assemblymember Rob Bonta, the first Filipino American elected to the California State Legislature, in the 20th Annual Pistahan Parade. The Pistahan Parade and Filipino Cultural Festival is the largest Filipino-related celebration in the country, and it sure felt like it! PALS members were able to enjoy the festival by feasting on some pancit while watching some traditional Filipino dances. We even got the chance to meet MMA fighter Mark “The Filipino Wrecking Machine” Muñoz.

Assemblymember Bonta was very kind in inviting PALS Board members to accompany his motorcade in the parade. Before being elected to the California Assembly, he was a practicing attorney in the Bay Area after graduating from Yale Law School. He remains very active in the local Fil-Am community and is an inspiring figure for PALS members today.



“All of the Lights” Fundraiser Party (update) by uchastingspals
August 16, 2011, 10:46 pm
Filed under: Community Outreach, Fundraising, News

“Drink, Dance, and Party for the Kids.”  La Raza presents the “All of the Lights” Fundraiser Party.  All proceeds go to the 8th annual “A Day at Law School,” an event run by U.C. Hastings students in which kids, K-12 and usually from underrepresented or disadvantaged backgrounds, attend law school for a day and get encouraged to finish school, go to college, and maybe be a lawyer! Yay!

When:  Thursday, August 18, 2011

Where: Mr. Smith’s (34 7th Street)

Tickets: $5 presale, $10 at the door

  • La Raza will be selling $5 presale tickets at the Beach till Thursday and at Disorientation!
  • UPDATE: Where and when to buy your presale tickets
    • The Beach: Wednesday or Thursday, 10 am to 5pm
    • Disorientation @ LBM Lounge:  Thursday, 4 – 5:30 pm

Drink Specials:

  • $3 Domestic Beers
  • $4 Imported Beers
  • $4 Champagne
  • $5 Fresh Fruit Champagne Cocktails

Contact La Raza Political Chairs William Castillo (castilw@uchastings.edu) or Henry Castillo (castilh@uchastings.edu) for more information.

Check out La Raza’s facebook page, too:  http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=261108663917660



Upcoming Symposium – Frontiers in Women’s Health: The Role of Hormones in Aging and Disease by uchastingspals
February 25, 2011, 4:41 am
Filed under: Community Outreach, News

The UCSF/UCHASTINGS Consortium on Law, Science and Health Policy and the Hastings Women’s Law Journal are pleased to announce an upcoming symposium entitled “Frontiers in Women’s Health: The Role of Hormones in Aging and Disease.” The symposium will take place on Friday, February 25, 2011, at the University of California, Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco. Admission is FREE and 7 hours MCLE credit is available to attendees

This unique event will draw together speakers and attendees from the medical, legal and policy communities, and will present opportunities for members of each community to interact with and understand the perspectives of the others. The morning will begin with an overview of the now-familiar topic of hormone therapy in peri-menopausal and menopausal women, with an in-depth discussion of the Women’s Health Initiative hormone trial data and the controversies the data have engendered since the trials were halted. This will be the “jumping-off point” for a wide-ranging and multi-disciplinary set of panels, including discussions about health policy decision making, informed consent, litigation over hormone use, and gendered medicine.



Partnership for Pre-Professional Pilipinos 2nd Annual Charity Golf Tournament by uchastingspals
February 9, 2011, 6:18 am
Filed under: Community Outreach, News

On Saturday, April 23, 2011, UC Berkeley’s P4 (Partnership for Pre-Professional Pilipinos) will host its 2nd Annual Charity Golf Tournament at Chuck Corica Golf Course in Alameda, CA where proceeds will be donated to Filipino Advocates for Justice (FAJ), an organization that provides services for Youth Development, Newcomer Support, Worker Support and Voter Registration for Filipinos in the Bay Area. Last year for example, P4 was able to donate $3000 to Pinay Aspirations, a foundation that provides scholarships to high school graduating Filipino women in the Bay Area. The $3000 resulted in three out of the five scholarships Pinay Aspirations was able provide in 2010.

If you are interested in sponsoring or playing, please email p4external.philanthropy@gmail.com with the subject “2nd Annual Golf Tournament,” where the coordinators, Jesi Marquez and Dana Cruz will respond to your inquiry as soon as possible.



Spring 2011 Culture Night Recap by uchastingspals
February 9, 2011, 6:13 am
Filed under: Community Outreach, Cultural Activities, News, PALS Updates

Awesome job on Culture Night 2011 PALS!  It was great to see all the PALS come together to make the night a success.  Huge thanks to our amazing performers, our wonderful table volunteers, and especially to Carol Ho for putting together an awesome evening!