From their home to yours, our favorite stars held a digital concert in order to raise funds for every Filipino whose income was adversely affected by the pandemic.
Since majority of the livelihoods are stagnant whilst the enhanced community quarantine is in effect, some have no choice but to wait until when all this will be over. In the meantime, wages and savings are taking a big hit over the uncertainty of the times, which is a concern across the board. Fortunately, our favorite stars are not just sitting still and watching their fellow countrymen endure the agony. Aside from replaying old TV shows, entertainment has taken a more magnanimous turn as it does so with a giving spirit. Doing what they can with their talent and network, a fundraiser movement was enacted for all Filipinos whose jobs are currently at rest.
While we are still in the midst of this storm, nothing can stop a good heart from finding a way to help and eventually, flattening the curve. During the weekend, over a hundred stars came together to be a part of the ABS-CBN campaign Pantawid ng Pag-ibig: At-Home Together Concert, which lasted for six hours. From power couples KathNiel and LizQuen, singing icons Sharon Cuneta, Regine Velasquez-Alcasid, and Sarah Geronimo-Guidicelli (who sang for the first time with husband, Matteo), all our favorite celebrities performed their pieces and carried out heartfelt messages to all who are watching the live stream.
Ending on a good note with Michael Jackson’s Heal The World, each of them took turns to sing a line for the digital concert. The Pantawid ng Pag-ibig: At-Home Together Concert was able to accumulate Php236,997,391 as of press time—all to be given to greatly affected Filipinos from all parts of the country. Also, these celebrities made sure to express their thoughts to everyone in the midst of the crisis—Maricel Soriano, Jodi Sta. Maria, Enchong Dee, Kim Atienza, Kadenang Ginto lead casts, Angel Aquino, Robi Domingo, Julia Barretto, Gerald Anderson, Judy Ann Santos, Melai Cantiveros-Francisco, couple John Prats and Isabel Oli, Cherry Pie Picache, Nadine Lustre, Luis Manzano, Ruffa Gutierrez, Eula Valdez, Ria Atayde and family, Maja Salvador, Pokwang, and Pia Wurtzbach. Celebrity vloggers Alex Gonzaga and Ivana Alawi poked a little fun and inserted a vlog during the digital concert. Another highlight in the online concert is It’s Showtime hosts’ sing and dance performance while in different parts of the world.
Meanwhile, GMA also sent light to everyone are celebrities Julie Anne San Jose who shared an acapella performance of Ben E. King’s Stand By Me and Gabbi Garcia who covered an inspiring rendition of Hillsong’s Good Grace. It was an all-out serenading with musicians Ryan Cayabyab, Ebe Dancel, and Kristoffer Martin who have taken part in this free online concert. Rising singer Anthony Rosaldo has gone live for his #OnlineHarana to our front-liners. Even though this crisis is making living twice as hard, concerted efforts can heal the world and make it a better place.
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When I first heard this song, I instantly fell in love with it. Here’s a little reminder that despite of everything, God is always present and He will forever love us. Let us all unite in prayer in this time of crisis. Let us pray for our Front liners, our country and for the whole world ♥️🙏🏼🌏 . 🎶 Good Grace by Hillsong