Volunteers’ group invites public to watch concert for a cause

MEMBERS of the All-terrain Medical Relief Organization or Amro during one of their medical missions at the height of the Covid-19 pandemic. /Contributed
MEMBERS of the All-terrain Medical Relief Organization or Amro during one of their medical missions at the height of the Covid-19 pandemic. /Contributed

A GROUP of volunteers is inviting everyone to watch its fundraising concert on Sunday, Nov. 26, 2023, at the IEC Convention Center in Cebu City.

The concert, dubbed “Sukli sa Gugma (Return of Love),” is organized by the All-terrain Medical Relief Organization (Amro).

Dr. Wyben Briones, a neurosurgeon from Cebu City and founder of Amro, told SunStar Cebu the event will feature local talents.

Ticket prices range from P200 to P500.

Briones said the concert’s goal is to gather funds for the acquisition of more relief supplies, medical equipment, and other relief goods for their future relief operations.

The Pagasa weather bureau has anticipated two typhoons to enter the country before the end of the year, and Briones said Amro will reach out to individuals who might be affected.

But because of the group’s limited resources, the concert was organized to address its concerns.

The group is expecting to raise at least P1 million from the event.

Amro was established in 2010.

It is a non-stock, non-profit organization that is registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Bureau of Internal Revenue.

Amro is the result of the union of the Cebu Medical Society’s Medical Mission Group with the off-road enthusiasts.

The Cebu City-based group has 170 members composed of medical doctors, students, professionals and private individuals.

During natural disasters and calamities, the group drives to remote areas in their all-terrain vehicles to deliver medical supplies and other relief goods to the affected individuals.

During the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020, a shortage of medical supplies, such as personal protective equipment (PPE), was felt.

Amro addressed this problem by distributing these essential supplies to the frontline workers.

The group provided thousands of PPE to health workers in various hospitals, not only in the Visayas region but also in Luzon and Mindanao.

The volunteers’ group also conducted vaccination missions in the towns of Bantavan and Madridejos on Bantayan Island in northern Cebu and in remote areas in Metro Cebu.

Amro also conducted relief operations during the Negros earthquake in 2012, the Bohol earthquake in 2013, and the Mindanao earthquake in 2019, specifically in the remote communities of Kidapawan City and Makilala town in North Cotabato, and in Magsaysay town, Davao del Sur.

Individuals interested in buying tickets for the concert can send a message to the organization through its official Facebook page, (AMRO) All-Terrain Medical Relief Organization, or through this cell number: 09915340868.


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