In honor of Filipino frontliners on Labor Day
VP Leni’s office, partners gather PH musicians, artists in online concert for healthcare workers leading fight vs COVID-19
In a bid to offer a breather for our healthcare workers leading the fight against COVID-19, the Office of Vice President Leni Robredo and its partners gathered some of the country’s musicians and artists for an online concert this May 1.
Dubbed Harana: Musical Tribute to Filipino Frontliners, the online concert, under the OVP’s Istorya ng Pag-asa program, will feature artists who volunteered to participate in the musical in support for frontliners.
The list of performers include The Company, Noel Cabangon, Cooky Chua, Nonoy Zuñiga, Agot Isidro, Buboy Garrovillo, Jim Paredes, Joana Ampil, Renato Lucas, Skarlet Brown, Ivy Violan, Joey Ayala, Noli Aurillo, Bayang Barrios, Amp Big Band, Nona Galan and Arman Ferrer.
Hosting the virtual concert are lead vocalist and founder of True Faith Medwin Marfil and Binibining Pilipinas 2020 Top 16 Finalist Caroline Veronilla. It will be aired live on the Istorya ng Pag-asa Facebook page 7 p.m. on Saturday.
To allow on-duty frontliners, as well as patients, to enjoy the musical, viewing stations in participating hospitals, such as the National Kidney Transplant Institute and the Quirino Memorial Medical Center, and other provincial hospitals will be set up.
Aside from the artists, highlighting the concert are performances from doctors, nurses and staff from the Philippine General Hospital. Messages of inspiration and hope from frontliners, their families and patients who recovered from COVID-19 will also be featured in the program.
Some of the OVP's staunch Angat Buhay partners took part in organizing the concert, including Architect Peach Buencamino, who was among those who initiated the Oasis Project for frontliners.
“Sana kahit papano, kahit sandali at kahit sa maliit na paraan ay magawa nating ipakita ang ating paghanga at pagmamahal para malaman nilang hindi sila nag-iisa sa labang ito. Lahat tayo may magagawa, maliit man o malaki, malalampasan natin kahit ano, kung tulong tulong tayo,” said Arch. Buencamino.