Author: Mikoy Fernandez
In an effort to help the struggling families affected by the devastation brought upon by Super Typhoon Odette, ABS-CBN has launched “Tulong-Tulong sa Pag-ahon: Isang Daan sa Pagtutulungan” which is a series of fundraising activities by different groups within ABS-CBN in a span of 100 days. “By Request: A Benefit Concert” is a concert series under the said program which aims to raise funds through the help of Kapamilya performers. Hosted by Darla Sauler, the performances were streamed on FYE’s Kumu channel, ABS-CBN Entertainment’s Facebook and Youtube channel, and iWantTFC.
The 10-night concert series began on January 9 and ended on January 18 with at least one performer gracing the screen every night. Of all the performers, 5 are Cornerstone Entertainment artists, namely: Moira Dela Torre, Jason Marvin & I Belong to the Zoo (who were both guests in Moira’s time slot), Erik Santos, and Kyle Echarri.
Known for being a certified hugot queen, Moira serenaded the audience with love songs from a variety of styles and periods, ranging from OPM classics, American classics, to her very own heart-wrenching tunes such as “Tagpuan” and “Paubaya”. Moira was accompanied by Jason Marvin on the guitar and I Belong to the Zoo’s Argee Guerrero on vocals. Their set took place on the night of January 15.
Having personally seen the destruction caused by the typhoon, Moira (along with Jason and Argee) has shown a deep appreciation for all the donations that will help the families who lost their homes. In an ABS-CBN report about her fundraising performance, she mentions how they personally saw the dire situation in Roxas, Palawan where many homes were left without a roof and families were jam-packed in gyms.
Meanwhile, Kyle Echarri’s performance took place on January 10 while Erik Santos’s performance took place on January 17. Both artists thanked their fans for the support and generous donations on their personal social media accounts.
Since the whole ABS-CBN fundraising program for the victims of Typhoon Odette will last until April, everyone is encouraged to continue sharing their love and support for those still in need of assistance. For more information and updates regarding future fundraising events and how one can donate, follow ABS-CBN Foundation and ABS-CBN PR’s Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram accounts.
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