Top U.S. tourist destination lights up for the Philippines

By Don Tagala ,ABS-CBN North America Bureau

Nov. 13, 2013

NEW YORK CITY – Last Friday and Saturday, New York’s iconic Empire State Building was lit with the colors of the Philippine flag.

The 103-story skyscrapers’ LED lights were lit with the red, white, blue and yellow — to raise awareness and support for the Philippines, as it recovers from Typhoon Yolanda.

“I feel proud and happy, knowing everyone’s supporting us as we go through this tragedy,” Anne Gumato, a New York resident, said.

Flor Santos, a resident of Jersey City, New Jersey said, “This is definitely a big deal, for a building like this to represent the colors of the Filipino flag.”

You may contact Don Tagala at don_tagala@abs-cbn.com for more information.

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