ABS-CBN’s ‘All-Star Benefit Concert’
ABS-CBN staged a star-studded benefit concert on Saturday at the Smart-Araneta Coliseum to raise funds for the survivors of all calamity-stricken areas in the country, including Cebu and Bohol that were hit by magnitude 7.2 earthquake in October and the Visayan region that was severely devastated by Super Typhoon Yolanda.
Titled ABS-CBN Presents: Tulong Na, Tabang Na, Tayo Na! An All-Star Benefit Concert, the fundraising event donated all ticket sales pro-ceeds to the calamity fund of Sagip Kapa-milya, the emergency humanitarian assis-tance program of ABS-CBN Foundation.
The show gathered some of the country’s biggest names in the TV, movie, and music industries who will all perform for free including Gary Valenciano, Lea Salonga, Judy Ann Santos, Piolo Pascual, John Lloyd Cruz, Toni Gonzaga, Angelica Panganiban, Maja Salvador, Sam Milby, Shaina Magdayao, Enchong Dee, Xian Lim, Charice, and other Kapamilya stars.
All who watched were given free-sized #TulongPH T-shirts distributed in the venue during the concert.
Take part in fundraising event and continue sharing the worldwide call for donation on Twitter using the hashtag #TulongPH, or visit visit ABS-CBNnews.com/TulongPH.
* * *
TV5’s ‘Tulong Kapatid’ Telethon raises over P30M
More than P30 million was raised by TV5 on November 10 during its live airing of the “Tulong Kapatid, Sulong Kapatid” telethon for the victims of Yolanda, the super typhoon that ravaged the Visayas and rendered thousands of Filipinos homeless and in dire need of food and medical assistance.
Telecast live from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m., the telethon aired via The Mega and The Songwriter: Kanta at Biyaya with Megastar Sharon Cuneta and Ogie Alcasid hosting for the whole duration of the five-hour show, which also aired live in TV5’s international channels worldwide. The telethon’s live airing resumed the next day from 5:30 a.m. to 8 a.m. during the Good Morning Club timeslot.
Over 60 TV5 stars, OPM artists and the Philippine national basketball team Gilas players devoted time to support the cause by manning the phone lines and accepting pledges and donations from callers from all across the country, as well as in other parts of the world. Some of those who comprised the first few batches of volunteers were Lucy Torres-Gomez, Aga Muhlach, Gelli De Belen, Derek Ramsay, Alice Dixson, Ritz Azul, Eula Caballero, Martin Escudero, Empoy, Mr. Fu, Regine Angeles, Raymond Gutierrez, the Artista Academy finalists, the boys of Juan Direction, Lia Cruz, Shawn Yao, Manu Sandejas, Jason Webb, Chris Tiu, Kiefer Ravena, Larry Fonacier, Gary David, Jimmy Alapag, among others.
TV5 Chairman Manny Pangilinan was present to encourage everyone to support the telethon and help raise funds for the Alagang Kapatid Foundation’s relief and rehabilitation efforts in typhoon-stricken areas. Also present at the telethon were TV5 President and CEO Noel Lorenzana, Sports5 head Coach Chot Reyes, PLDT President and CEO Napoleon Nazareno, and Meralco HR and Corporate Services SVP and PBA Chairman Mon Segismundo.
TV5’s Tulong Kapatid hotline 689-3355 and email address email@example.com are still open to accept pledges and donations.
* * *
“Isang bayan. Tayo’y aahon. Walang maiiwan sa pagbangon.”
This is the heartfelt message of GMA Network’s “Pagbangon,” performed by Kapuso artist Julie Anne San Jose, dedicated to provide hope amidst the devastation brought by super typhoon Yolanda.
For only P25, the song can now be downloaded on OPM2GO through the following link (https://opm2go.com/albums/julie-anne-san-jose-pagbangon—a-project-for-the-survivors-of-typhoon-yolanda). All proceeds will go to the survivors through GMA Kapuso Foundation.
The heartrending official video of Pagbangon can also be viewed on YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Pd6IsH-k1Q). Each “view” corresponds to a certain amount that will also be donated to help all Kapuso in Eastern Visayas.
Composed by Edward Mitra with lyrics by Joseph Saguid, Pagbangon will also be available on iTunes and can be used as a ringback tone very soon.