The concert is set on Monday, June 12, at Rizal Park, Manila starting 6 p.m. “We will be playing good music, music that will remind us of our freedom and our love of country, music calling for unity in Mindanao, music that will remind us that we are Filipinos, we are brothers and sisters regardless of our religious tribes and beliefs,” the organizers said in a statement.
Tawag ng Tanghalan finalist Jeramie Sanico, Jaz Up Dance Crew, Java Jive Artists, and the 10th Infantry Division Agila Band are expected to perform in the concert.
The concert was organized by JCI, Humanitarian Organization for Peace Engagement (Hope), Hope Fernandez in partnership with the Civil Military Office of the 10th ID.
Based on a press release from the site of Prim Communications Events Co., among the organizers of the event, the One Love, One Mindanao: Help Marawi 119th Independence Day Concert for a cause was organized to provide food, clothing, and medical assistance to the victims and evacuees of the ongoing siege in Marawi.
The concert will be for free, however, the attendees are encouraged to bring donations in a form of food (rice, canned and Halal certified food is preferred), blankets/malongs/sleeping mats (banig), bottled water, pail and dipper, toiletries.
Cash donations are not encouraged but it will be accepted at the venue. Help Marawi refrigerator magnets will also be among the items for sale in the concert where 80 percent of its proceeds will go to Marawi City evacuees.
The concert is a follow-up activity of the One Love, One Mindanao Campaign, which had delivered their first batch of relief goods to Marawi last June 3, 2017.
The One Love, One Mindanao campaign is a collaboration of the Philippine Halal Trade and Tourism Expo President Marilou Ampuan, 10th CMO Battalion, Southern Philippines Medical Center, ISMO, JCI Davao, Prim Communications, and Hope “Mamu” Fernandez. (KVC)http://www.sunstar.com.ph/davao/local-news/2017/06/11/concert-marawi-highlight-freedom-love-country-546956