IT WAS probably one of the most fun and engaging free livestream benefit concerts that showcased diverse talents from social events hosts, singers, dancers, performers, mommy bloggers, digital influencers, life coach, stand-up comedian, DJ's, and media personality. The event was dubbed as "One Love One Mindanao" by JCI Duwaling through the efforts of JCI Duwaling President Hannah Cano.
For the past four years, JCI Duwaling has conducted a fundraising project called One Love One Mindanao, in partnership with Mindanao Peace Council. It aims to tap into the local community and promote the spirit of "Bayanihan" and generosity. It aims to gather the Filipinos as one, and pool resources to provide the needs of any identified community. In the past, JCI Duwaling has raised funds for the Marawi community in Sitio Tapayanon and other tribal communities.
In the hope to reach out to the events tourism industry that's been greatly affected by Covid-19 crisis, JCI celebrated Independence Day by choosing to give talents, time and resources, as we continue to fight this pandemic and heal as one.
The line-up for the five-hour livestream, which took place on June 12, 2020, featured at-home performances from Songspell Philippines, Monica Flores Balibay, Julia and Jetz of Zalia, Julz Bahala of Pinopela, Darwin Gevero, Archie Udaundo, Gleetery, Psquare, Andrea Taylor, Rovic Cuasito, Cherry Maning, Dotty Ibanez, Marlon Palma Gil, Derf Maiz, Lady Bam Petilos, DJ Gabee of Magic 89.1 (Abby Fuentes), DJ Inday Salad (Lucky Mae Braza-Pajarillaga), DJ Rod Rodriguez, Rex del Rosario, Boy Isog, Chabz Barrios Corteza, Mrs. Wang, ER Olivar, Lady Morgana, Ara Casas-Tumuran, 10th Signal Batallion and 10th ID Agila Combo.
Facebook followers were encouraged to donate any amount of money while watching the virtual fest, which raised over P11,000. Aside from the outstanding performances, prizes include mobile load, sanitary and beauty products, and speed jump ropes among others. It also highlighted chat features on mommy tips, online selling and Youtube's Taylor Family Vlogs by Andrea Taylor.
The stream-at-home show is the first event in the city to gather star power to, not only help stop the spread of the disease, but to also help those financially affected.
National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) Executive Director Al Ryan Alejandre, JCI Duwaling Past President LTC Ging Manuel, and Mindanao Peace Council Secretary General Vince Enzo Meljon, meantime gave remarkable messages on how to stay positive amid the pandemic situation in the coronavirus world. Kenneth Howell Tuazon Nazareno of Ken Howell Multimedia Services lends his technical support to make the event successful.
Being a part of the event made me realize how unity can do wonders and was so amazing to share a moment of true togetherness, even in this time of total isolation. JCI Duwaling's One Love One Mindanao is meant to tell the stories of those affected by the pandemic as well as to celebrate the front line communities, and their acts of kindness.
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