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March 2020

Food, News

Adobo Connection Share a home-cooked meal with our frontline heroes

Another good deeds in time of the COVID pandemic for our frontliners – healthcare workers, grocery staff, police and soldiers, and sanitation engineers – dug in the trenches, with little rest and provisions. Healthcare workers have been most appreciative of the generosity heaped on them as they shared their insights on the crisis.  Beyond cheering them on, they could bring their battle-weary frontliners added comfort by serving them a home-cooked meal. And what other Filipino meal could bring back happy memories than the iconic adobo?

If you want to bring our frontline heroes a taste of home-cooked meals, you can now do so by making a donation through Adobo Connection. For every Php1,000 donation, Adobo Connection will deliver meals to 10 front liners at the hospital of your choice and 2 additional complimentary meals matched by Adobo.

Frontliners at Different Hospitals

So far, Adobo Connection has provided over 3,000 health workers and frontliners at different hospitals, with donations coming from concerned Filipinos everywhere. Among the hospitals, it has delivered meals to Philippine General Hospital, Makati Medical Center, St. Luke’s Medical Center Global City, Philippine Heart Center, Rizal Memorial Hospital, University of the East Medical Center,  Tondo Medical Center, Jose Rodriguez Memorial Hospital, San Juan de Dios Hospital, San Lazaro Hospital, Lung Center of the Philippines, and East Avenue Medical Center.

“This is really a challenging time for everyone. But we just have to always think about our fellowmen and how to protect them. Hopefully, this will be an eye-opener on how we can improve on things that are really needed for this country. Home-cooked meals given to us means a lot. Most of us do not eat on time and are having a hard time acquiring food due to enhanced community quarantine.” said Dr. Ryan Urgel of East Avenue Medical Center.

Dr. Ruiz, a Medical Resident at San Juan De Dios Hospital, said “The Covid pandemic is by far the biggest challenge we healthcare workers have faced. It has claimed and affected many lives, but it also brought us closer as a team and tempered our dedication to our profession. Thankfully, there are organizations that support us in times like these. We are thankful for all private companies and organizations like Adobo Connection for providing us with food and lifting our spirits in such a depressing time.”

You can support our frontliners by providing for their meal with the help of Adobo Connection. Donations can be made through BDO online banking. Rest assured, all Adobo Connection meals are prepared by staff who strictly follow safety protocols. Moreover, our employees have been provided the needed housing and transportation support by Adobo Connection to ensure their safety and well-being in these times. As the nation faces its biggest healthcare challenge, you can do your part by supporting our heroes on the frontlines with a comforting, filling home-cooked meal.

For more information, check Adobo Connection’s  Official Facebook Page. Donations can be made through BDO. Culinactive Recipes Inc. BDO SA#00644-015-3764  Please message us on Facebook a copy of your proof of donation/deposit.




Quan Bay Releases New Single “Miss Saigon”

Toronto-based indie dream pop / R&B duo Quan Bay have released their debut album’s lead single, Miss Saigon, via Singapore based indie label Umami Records on Friday, 27 March 2020.

Miss Saigon tells the story of an immigrant mother and her child in the new world they have taken refuge in, a world that is at once both beautiful and scary. “My parents were refugees of the Vietnam War. It’s hard to settle into a new country where you don’t speak the language, don’t have any friends, and barely a penny to your name.”, shares Tamara, “for Miss Saigon, while the skies are clear and her child’s dreams are lovely, there are also real things to deal with like struggling with money and never seeing your kid because you’re working all the time.”

Miss Saigon starts off with cheery melodies, accompanied by playful percussion on the dholak, a traditional Indian folk instrument often used in wedding festivities for children to sing and dance to, and culminating in an uplifting, (unexpected) dream pop chorus. This may at first seem at odds with the song’s theme of struggle and loneliness but you soon realise the song is really about optimism, hopes and dreams despite life’s hardships. Aniruddha shares: “The experiences, sacrifices, and learnings passed on from our parents helped bring this song together. As you listen, we hope that you sympathize that all around the world, people are changing constantly in search of a better life which is both beautiful and super scary at the same time.”

Quan Bay comprises Aniruddha Borah, a singer-songwriter/producer from Assam, India, and singer-songwriter Tamara, a Toronto native. They write and produce their own music, delivering a unique blend of dream pop and alternative R&B, often combined with classical elements from their Indian and Vietnamese roots. They are also composers for film and recently won Best Music Director at the SailadharBaruah Memorial Film Awards 2019 for their work on the acclaimed Assamese film Aamis directed by Bhaskar Hazarika.

Miss Saigon is the lead single of Quan Bay’s debut album Stay Like This Forever which will be released over 2020. It is a fusion of the music both Aniruddha and Tamara grew up listening to, and an expression of navigating the years of one’s mid-20s.

Miss Saigon by Quan Bay is available everywhere at this link:



Food, Health and Wellness

Nestlé NANKID helps parents get medical consultation online for free

In today’s situation and the battle against COVID-19 is a difficult one, but parents trying to keep their household together and that Nestlé NANKID is with them in ensuring that they keep nourishing their child’s every possible. Nestlé NANKID pooled together a team of Pediatricians that can help answer frequently asked questions of moms and dads who would like to seek consultation and medical assistance for their children during this challenging time. They understand the difficult to visit your doctor, so their looking for ways to continue nourishing your child’s every possible.

To answer frequently asked medical questions for your children, they will be hosting a team of pediatricians online.

  • Available times are MONDAY to FRIDAY:
    10:00am to 12:00nn
    1:00pm to   7:00pm

Best to share your queries during this time so the doctors can easily respond. Otherwise, expect responses during times the doctors are available. See photos below for the mechanics:

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Food, News


McDo Kindness Kitchen with healthcare staff of Vicente Sotto Memorial Medical Center

McDo Kindness Kitchen with law enforcers in Las Pinas

Another good deeds through the project of Ronald McDonald House Charities, individuals and organizations may now help provide more meals for those in need. The charity of choice of McDonald’s Philippines opens the McDo Kindness Kitchen. For this program, McDonald’s Philippines pledges 50,000 meals to be served for medical health workers, police, LGU volunteers, government agencies and local communities. Since the announcement of the enhanced community quarantine, McDonald’s Philippines and RMHC have started supporting healthcare workers and other frontliners. Since March 15, more than 30,000 meals have been distributed to 40 hospitals and beneficiaries of local government offices within Metro Manila and Mindanao. Continuous support is being provided through the efforts of the company and its charity of choice as the distribution of meals is also extended to various communities that lack access to food.

Through McDo Kindness Kitchen, select restaurants of the QSR giant, dedicate the operations of their kitchens to prepare the meals of beneficiaries. Each McDo Kindness Kitchen produces 1,500 meals a day, prepared by restaurant crew and managers, and employee volunteers. Partner companies and institutions support the charity program in the mobilization and distribution of meals.

According to Ms Marie Angeles, RMHC Executive Director, “We continue to reinforce our commitment to make a difference in the lives of Filipinos by providing aid to Filipinos in need during this very challenging time. We also want to thank our partner companies, such as the ABS-CBN Foundation, Coca- Cola, and Angkas for providing transportation to distribute the meals.”

RMHC now accepts cash donations from individual and corporate donors who wish to support McDo Kindness Kitchen. By donating, one can cover costs for a meal worth 50 pesos per person; these meals are offered at cost. McDonald’s ABS-CBN was activated as the first McDo Kindness Kitchen last March 20 for ABS-CBN Foundation’ Pantawid ng Pag-ibig program. Together, over 17,000 meals have already been served to different communities. There are three other McDo Kindness Kitchen operating in Las Pinas, Cebu Escario and Makati.

McDo Kindness Kitchen ABS-CBN Team

Help provide meals for more frontliners and families in need. Donate now via online or bank deposit. Details at

News, Tech


We should not only concentrate in cleaning our hands. But make it habit to sanitize the one thing you always have on hand and that is our smartphone. Especially now that we have a Corona Virus and according to a study published in February 2020 under the Journal of Hospital Infection, viruses such as the COVID-19 are capable of surviving up to nine days on smooth surfaces, and that includes a smartphone screen.

Now we should be extra careful in keeping our smartphone clean, especially since this is our everyday driver that we can rely on that ends up getting a lot of exposure. Make sure to do your part in staying safe!

OPPO Philippines’ VP of National Sales, Zen Han says, “We touch our smartphones more than anything especially now that we try to stay connected to our loved ones who are away from us and keep updated on the latest news. But it can pose a health risk especially that dirt gets easily transferred into our phones. So, in light of the current COVID-19 situation, we strongly encourage our consumers to practice proper smartphone sanitation in order to protect themselves from contracting the virus.”

Sanitation is key in keeping clean and safe, making it particularly relevant for Filipinos who are very active smartphone users. Aside from constantly washing your hands with soap and water as advised by the World Health Organization, make sure to practice these tips on properly and safely cleaning your phone, highly recommended by OPPO Philippines:

  1. Wash or sanitize your hands. To avoid transferring any harmful bacteria, make sure to sanitize your hands before and after you clean your phone.
  2. Ready a soft, lint-free or microfiber cloth. Avoid abrasive cloths such as towels and paper towels. Using such may damage the surface of your screen.
  3. Use 70% Isopropyl Alcohol. Isopropyl Alcohol is a highly effective disinfectant against viruses particularly the ones with 70% concentration. Anything beyond it may evaporate too quickly. When cleaning your phone with alcohol, make sure to use cotton balls or felt-tips swabs when cleaning harder to reach areas like ports and mics and to avoid liquid spilling on such parts that may cause damage to internal components.
  4. Use liquid hand soaps with alcohol content. If Isopropyl Alcohol is not readily available, you may use hand soaps with alcohol content. Add a few drops on the screen and gently wipe the whole phone with a microfiber cloth. Make sure to avoid getting moisture in any openings. Wipe off the soap with a damp microfiber cloth afterwards, and then dry your phone off with a clean, dry microfiber cloth.
  5. Avoid using harsh home cleaning products. Window and household cleaners with strong chemical components like ammonia or hydrogen peroxide may damage your smartphone screen.
  6. Use UV light sanitation. UV-C light in particular, also used in hospital-grade disinfecting procedures serve as a potent solution that targets certain bacteria.UV devices can be used as well to sanitize your smartphone.

These simple ways have been proven to significantly cut down the number of bacteria found on a smartphone’s surface, as demonstrated by Dr. Lena Ciric, a microbiologist from University College London in this study.

Stay smart in making sure you’re doing your part in keeping safe, and always make it a habit to sanitize your phones!




WeGot latest song, “Lihim Na Pagtingin” is produced by Raymund Marasigan


WeGot is an eight-piece pop/reggae band comprised of Mack Dela Cruz on vocals and guitars, MakoyQuebralon rhythm guitars and backup vocals, Nam Reputon bass, CJ Bernardo on percussions, ThoperLaroco on drums, Melvin Bernardo on saxophone, Anthony “Tonton” Otoc on trumphet, John Rafael Morales on trombone. WeGot brings some island-loving vibe in the time of social distancing with its debut single, “Lihim Na Pagtingin.” Listen to the band’s first official release under Sony Music Philippines, record label of The Eraserheads, 6cyclemind, Ben&Ben, SB19, sydhartha, Alex Bruce, Nathan & Mercury, Zelijah, the vowels they orbit, and many more exciting and dynamic acts.

Raymund Marasigan, a veteran musician, multi-instrumentalist and overall record producer, who is part of several other bands and projects, including The Eraserheads, Sandwich, Pedicab, Cambio, Assembly Generals, Ultra Combo, Basement Lung, and Squid9.

Vocalist and guitarist Mack de la Cruz said in a statement. “Love wins. Finally, courage took over and they finally let their feelings out. Sir Raymund Marasigan is a legendary icon of our generation. Working with him is even beyond our imagination. He’s very professional, patient, cool, innovative and has a very wild and crazy mind! His ideas are simply out of this world (in a very good way). He never looked down on us. He never failed to boost our confidence, taught so many things which we surely value so much. Marasigan returned the favor by praising the band’s work ethic.  WeGot is a family. Working with them is like going to a family excursion at the beach especially when they bring delicious home cooked meals to pre-production and recording. And we worked on capturing that vibe.”


“Lihim Na Pagtingin” was mixed and mastered at Sunny Sound Studios in Cubao. Now available on Spotify and other music streaming/download platforms worldwide.



Health and Wellness, Lifestyle

Svelti’s Introduces Lavieen, Latest B.B. Laser the high-tech version and New non-intrusive treatments

SVELT’I QC LAUNCHES LAVIEEN. The SvelT’i Aesthetic Centre in Timog Avenue, Quezon City launches Lavieen, a laser state-of-the-art technology that removes blemishes and gives skin its fresh sheen without any downtime. Lavieen’s laser lights remove the external effects of the pollutants. They also release the skin’s nutrients to combat any toxins that enter the body. After one treatment, the face can glow and becomes healthier and more resistant to disease and the breakout of pimples, whiteheads, blackheads, and other blemishes. From left: DJ Migs Santillan of Magic 89.9; Jorge Aquino, President of SvelT’i; Dr. Owen Aguilar-Joven, Medical Director; Marga Vargas, News Anchor of TV5; and JM Matias, SvelT’i Operations Manager.

Before the lockdown in Metro Manila due to Corona Virus, I was able to attend the launching of Svelti’s Lavieen. I am the type of person who love to try new things especially taking good care of my skin and discover new services that makes my skin youthful glow despite the gloomy weather and a depressive atmosphere. Who doesn’t want to walk through life with a renewed confidence in their own beauty? I’m very happy that Svelti got this very latest laser technology, Lavieen that makes you look lush, luscious and lovely flawless skin.

Lets talk about Lavieen, the state-of-the-art laser technology that has elevated the standards of skin care to new heights. Also known as B.B. Laser, Lavieen uses thulium laser to emit pulses of searing, soft light into your skin, penetrating deep into its epidermis and dermis layers. That  means both layers of your skin are being treated with rigorous medical precision: the surface, which is regularly exposed to skin, dirt, and other risk factors; and the inner parts which actually produce the collagen and other substances that are responsible for healing and rejuvenating your skin. This makes the treatment of Lavieen more effective and long-lasting. The laser lights do not just remove the external effects of the pollutants (which is important, by the way)—but they release the nutrients that are already in your skin to combat any toxins that enter your body, weeding them out and their effects. After one treatment, your skin does not just glow — it also becomes healthier and more resistant to disease and the breakout of pimples, white heads, blackheads, and other blemishes.

You can see the positive changes after just one session, so better keep your camera and instagram account right beside you in your treatment room. Watch my full YouTube that I took during the media launch of Svelti’s Lavieen:

One session only takes 30-40 minutes. You can easily go back to the office, home, or your shopping spree, looking fresh-faced than the people around you. There are no side effects, and no surgery is needed. The treatment takes place in a very private comfortable room. The nurse in charge will go through your medical history and give you personalized advice as to how Lavieen can be maximized to bring about your desired results. The procedure is very relaxing because you will spend it lying on n medical bed as it is being administered. You can even sleep while the nurse does her work!

The nurse will cleanse your face first before activating the Lavieen laser tech on it. Once the laser pulses are emitted into the blemishes you want removed, you will feel a trickle of heat that resembles a soothing electrical touch. The nurse can adjust the intensity of the laser, depending on your level of comfort. You will notice thal no other equipment is needed: no tweezers or other surgical tools to pry those pimples out. What you will also see immediately after the treatment is done is a glowing face that looks bright and attractive, sans make-up!

There are a few simple easy rules to follow after the session:

  • Use sun protection (SPF 50+) daily at all times. Continue applying it at least 6 months after the completion of the treatment.
  • Do not use any make-up for 24 to 48 hours after the treatment.
  • Avoid exposure to natural or artificial light and sources of dired heat up to 72 hours.
  • Washing of treated areas is not allowed 24-48 hours after the treatment

One way to know more about Lavieen and/or B.B. Laser is to visit SvelTi. One visit can lead to a better, more beautiful you!

The Other Services of SvelTi’s new non-intrusive: remove back pains, bulging body parts, and aging effects on the skin

The SveITi Aesthetic Centre, the premiere health, wellness, and beauty center in MetroManila, has recently launched three cutting-edge treatments that can address stress-related medical conditions. Lumbago treats back pains caused by a high-pressure lifestyle. Cellushape reduces bulging body parts, such as arms and legs, which have been caused by an accumulation of cellulite. Hollywood Vita Facial removes wrinkles and other blemishes from the face, while infusing it with nutrients that can make its skin even healthier. All of these treatments are non-intrusive, require very little downtime, and show their results very quickly.

The pressures of work, family‚ the management of their own businesses, and the traffic gridlock combined have resulted in high levels of stress for working professionals, executives, and entrepreneurs. Young adults who are coping with peer pressure, school demands, and a sense of alienation brought by too much time on social media are also prone to depression. All these unresolved emotional and mental issues can manifest in a lot of ways throughout their bodies, damaging their health.

1) Lumbago for a limber back

The first medical condition to be addressed is back pain, which can be a result of constant stress that is no being given relief or addressed. The muscles around their lower back and spine tighten to the point of rigidity, Even the person who regularly exercises is not immune to this condition. However, the ones who are probably most at risk are those who agonize over deadlines and sit at their desks more than six hours a day. The person with back pain finds it hard to move around. Sometimes, certain sitting or standing positions can add to their discomfort. The accumulation of inconvenience and pain then dampens his or her mood, and triggers more sadness, irritation, or anger — which further adds to the stress he is already experiencing. The added stress increases the back pain, and the cycle goes on.

Lumbago relieves the patience of the stress-induced pain in a mere 40-minute relaxing therapeutic session. The patient lies on a very comfortable bed as the machine stimulates his nervous system with short, steady bursts of electricity. The electricity sends signals to the patient’s brain prompting the nervous system and the surrounding muscles to relax. The warmth and beat generated by the process also crushes the cold particles in the body that have caused the patient’s back to stiffen.

2) Cellushape: a more flattering look replaces the plumpness

Cellushape is designed mostly for women patients who are the ones who tend to suffer the build-up of cellulite. It manifests in fatty, loose skin that bloats up arms, legs, thighs, buttocks. Though it is harmless from a medical perspective, cellulite does make the skin look lumpy, uneven, and ultimately unflattering, It is attributed to the growth of fat cells which inevitably push up against the epidermis. The affected body parts become plump and acquire a rotund shape.

Cellushape is an ultrasound-like treatment that focuses on the bulging body parts, and send sound waves to penetrate the skin and break down the fatty substances. The treatment is done in a very relaxing environment, with the patient lying down comfortably on the bed as the nurse administers the treatment. For less than an hour, Cellushape concentrates on the fatty tissues, slowly melting them from within. After the treatment, it activates a massage-like procedure that flushes out the now pulverized fats from the body.

Cellushape can take more than one session if the cellulites on the affected body parts prove stubborn, especially if they had been prevalent for a long time. Interestingly, some thin people can use Cellushape, not to trim own fat, but to shape their legs into a more fleshy appealing appearance.

Patients is advice to drink a lot of water after undergoing Cellushape.

3) Hollywood Vita Facial: Fresh, smooth, and shining

Unlike most other facial treatments, the Hollywood Vita Facial makes its effects last longer. Blemishes, wrinkles, and other anti-aging effects are removed quickly, to be replaced by fresh, smooth skin that is attractive because of its purity and sheen. The ’new Iook’ can last days and highlight the patient’s best facial features even with just minimal make-up.

The secret to Hollywood Vita Facial lies in its nutrients. The treatment essentially places anti-aging, natural elements on the patient’s face while it is being cleansed. Its combination of vitamins and minerals is then embedded under the skin where their substances bring about the needed changes. Collagen, for example, rejuvenates the face and provides it stronger protection against pollutants, dirt, and anti-oxidants. Omega-3, which is usually found in seafood and walnuts, prevents the onset of acne, irritation, itchiness, and inflammatlon. Vitamin E is responsible for making the cells on the face regenerate.

One Hollywood Vita Facial treatment removes fine lines, reduces the pores, and tightens the skin. Oftentimes, the skin glows with an eye-catching radiance, making the patient look younger and even happier.

To know more about these treatments, visit SvelTi: the Aesthetics Centre Quezon City branch 5/F, South Insula Condominium, 61 Timog Avenue, Quezon City, phone nos. +63918-878-3584 or (02)83327546; and in the Ortigas branch at the Ground Floor, Millennium Place, Meralco Ave., Ortigas Center, Pasig City, phone nos. +63917-578-3584 or (02)8281-922.








Mayor ISKO “Yorme” MORENO

I am not a resident of Manila but I saw a lot of improvements and good works of Mayor Isko Moreno, more popularly known to Filipinos as Yorme. Everybody are familiar  how Mayor ISKO MORENO threaded an impoverished area in Manila while growing up and as the elected City Mayor of Manila, he never wavered amidst adversities hurled at him for taking several steps in making a better version of the city he fondly calls his home and crowning glory. Yorme puts his heart and mind in anything he does – “Believe in yourself! You’ve got nothing to lose.”

Yorme recently signed Ordinance 8607 declaring the permanence of Arroceros Forest Park dubbed as the “Last lung of the City”, home to 61 tree varieties and 8,000 ornamental plants. The new ordinance forbids the cutting of trees and dumping of waste within the park. Part of his plan is to allocate P1 million solely for its preservation and maintenance away from urbanization and all these efforts stem from his greater plan to make Manila a “Green City”.

Yorme firmly believes in the power of nature. It’s no secret that he advocates on using natural products. No wonder, early this year Yorme became the newest brand ambassador of NOVUHAIR, Nature’s Answer to Hair Loss. Watch the full video:

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OCD ARISE donation

The Office of Civil Defense (OCD) led by the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDDRMC) Undersecretary Ricardo Jalad, activated the pre-agreement with United Nations Office of Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) ARISE Philippines network and partner Nature Spring, with the 1st batch delivery of 43,000 SM Bottled Water to various frontliners in Metro Manila, dealing with the COVID-19 health emergency.

ARISE is the Private Sector Alliance for Disaster Resilient Societies, the DRR network of private sector entities in the Philippines. SM Prime is the UNDRR ARISE secretariat, headed by Hans T. Sy, Chairman of the Executive Committee, and its lead partner is the National Resilience Council (NRC). ARISE network pre-agreements are signed MOUs between members of the public and private sectors for immediate assistance with goods and services during times of calamity or crisis.






Ryan Cayabyab

BayanihanMusikahan, featuring Ryan Cayabyab, EbeDancel, Karylle, Sponge Cola, Top Suzara, Noel Cabangon, Bayang Barrios and Mike Villegas, Jazz Nicholas, Davey Langit, Keiko Necessario, Bullet Dumas, Gloc-9, Morisette, Chito Miranda, and more to perform, the concert series continues for another round of online performances this week and raise funds for COVID-19 relief. The marathon online concert is the biggest citizen-action juggernaut to raise funds and immediately address the food and personal protection needs of the most vulnerable Filipinos in the National Capital Region.

The star-studded fundraiser, expected torun for at least two weeks with three to five concerts a day, heightens momentum with individual showcases from a wide range of genre. The initiative, started by Ryan Cayabyab, Trina Belamide, Dan Songco, Jay Adlao Block, and Marian PastorRoces, is partnered with Philippine Business for Social Progress (PBSB). The NGO’s Likhaan, SamahangNagkakaisaPantawidPamilya, Caritas Manila, and Oxfam Pilipinas are undertaking targeting survival kits delivery.

March 23, 2020 – Monday:

5:00 PM – Nyoy Volante

6:30 PM – Bullet Dumas

8:00 PM – Nino Alejandro

9:00 PM – Ito Rapadas and Jimmy Antiporda of Neocolours


March 24, 2020 – Tuesday:

4:00 PM – Jim Paredes

7:00 PM – Lara Maigue

8:00 PM – Gloc-9

9:00 PM – Ice Seguerra


March 25, 2020 – Wednesday    

TBD – Morissette

TBD – Martin Nievera


March 26, 2020 – Thursday

7:00 PM – Tim Pavino

8:00 PM – Jett and Rafi Pangan

9:00 PM – Juris

10:00 PM – Chito Miranda


March 27, 2020 – Friday (Visayas / Mindanao artists)      

7:00 PM – Jewel Villaflores

8:00 PM – Jacky Chang

9:00 PM – EamarieGilayo


March 28, 2020 – Saturday

7:00 PM  – Joseph Gara

8:00 PM – JohnoyDanao

9:00 PM – ChudFestejo

10:00 PM – Kent Charcos


March 29, 2020 – Sunday

8:00 PM – Sitti Navarro

9:00 PM – HopiaTinambacan

As the pandemic threatens to affect the most vulnerable Filipinos, the digital concert, streamed live on Facebook, represents quick citizen response to catastrophe. The project creates an opportunity for ordinary Filipinos to be at the forefront of efforts to help their kapwa-taumbayan find the strength to survive, and hopefully best, the lethal impact of the pandemic.

“We call on our citizenry to heed the call of the times, to stay at home and to prevent at all costs the spread of this virus that has wreaked havoc all over the world,” National Artist for Music and lead organizer Ryan Cayabyab shares in a statement. “And while doing so, be reminded that there are many, many of our brothers who are in dire need of assistance in the form of food and medical supplies. This is a call for citizen action. All of us are in this together. We the artists are there to throw a lifeline to the most vulnerable among us: Bayanihannatayo! Any amount you can donate will all help our kababayans who are in dire need. Tulungannatinsilasaabot ng atingmakakaya.”

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