Pia, Gazini and Catriona headline PH’s first online ‘Aids Candlelight Memorial’

From left: Gazini Ganados (foto / angelopedia), Catriona Gray (foto /, Pia Wurtzbach (foto / imdb)

ADVOCACY queens Pia Wurtzbach and Catriona Gray will be leading the first-ever online concert ceremony of the Philippine International Aids Candlelight Memorial (IACM) on May 17, Sunday, 4 p.m. Dubbed “Light Up,” the online concert ceremony has two parts: Commemoration and Celebration.

UNAIDS Goodwill Ambassador for Asia and the Pacific and Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach will head the “Light Up” commemoration alongside community movers, government officials and private institutions. One of the highlights of the commemorative event is a ceremonial candle lighting to be led by Miss Universe - Philippines 2019 Gazini Ganados.

Staunch HIV advocate, Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray, will lead the “Light Up” celebration, showcasing a free online concert. Performing at the show are exceptional Filipino artists: Katrina Velarde, Nina, 4th Impact, Jed Madela, The Company, Ice Seguerra, Zeus Collins, Anna Ramsey, Phi Palmos, Adrian Lindayag, Addlib Divas, Nicole Asensio, Arman Ferrer, Globe Voices@Work, and drag queen performers, and with special participation from Lea Salonga, Morissette Amon, Jed Madela, Radha and many more.

Hosted by Tim Yap and Patrixia Santos, the Philippine IACM online concert ceremony will be live on Facebook at

The country’s 2020 IACM shift to an online concert ceremony was in response to the government’s imposition of social distancing protocols as the nation grapples with the Covid-19 pandemic. (PR)


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