With most of the country still suffering from the devastating effects of the ongoing pandemic, numerous efforts have been done in order to help. Among these is Caritas Filipinas Foundation’s free virtual concert Isang Tinig, Isang Lahi - One Voice, One People which brings together a star-studded list of local and international performers like Lea Salonga, Regine Velasquez, apl.de.ap, Gary Valenciano, Martin Nievera, Joe Mari Chan, Ogie Alcasid, Bamboo, Maymay Entrata, Ian Veneracion, Pilita Corrales, Moira Dela Torre, American singer David Pomeranz, and senator Manny Pacquiao. Serving as the overall head of production is OPM head Ogie Alcasid.
During the Isang Tinig, Isang Lahi - One Voice, One People presscon held last June 17, Manny Pacquiao shared why the event was a much-needed help in these trying times.
He said, “The COVID-19 pandemic has led to a traumatic loss of human life. Most of the casualties are either our loved ones, friends, and people we know. We saw in our very own eyes the unprecedented challenges. This pandemic affected each and every one of us. The economic and social destruction brought by the pandemic is devastating. Millions of people fell into extreme poverty, joblessness, and hopelessness.
“Since March last year or 15 months ago, I went to places to extend whatever help we can. The Manny Pacquiao foundation in partnership with the Jack Ma foundation and some friends were able to raise around one billion pesos. These funds were used to buy PPEs, medical equipment, donated to private and public hospitals, relief and financial assistance were distributed to around 100,000 families affected by the pandemic and calamities.
“I personally saw the impact of the pandemic and series of disasters int he lives of our countrymen in different places. What really inspired me is the indomitable and bayanihan spirit of the Filipinos. Rich and poor, giving whatever they have to help.”
Aside from looking forward to performing his own songs “Lalaban Ako” and “Para Sa ‘Yo,” Manny hopes the event can provide inspiration and happiness to Pinoys worldwide.
“Ang participation ko dito is isa lang ako sa nagbibigay ng inspirasyon sa ating mga kababyan at ang intention natin is para makatulong tayo. Hindi naman lahat matulungan pero at least malaking tulong itong online concert na ito at part of the proceeds or income ay itutulong din sa mga affected by the pandemic na nangangailangan,” he said.
ABS-CBN as the official media partner will present the concert live via KTX simulcast on iWant TFC with delayed telecast on Kapamilya Online.
Presented by the CBCP Caritas Filipinas Foundation, Inc. the Isang tinig Isang Lahi concert is free to all who wish to watch. It will have a simultaneous donation-drive for the benefit of Caritas Philippines projects for the impoverished communities, the Caring Hearts Foundation, Inc. in the US, PGH Medical Foundation, Inc., Tuloy Foundation, Inc., ABS-CBN Foundation, Inc., Philippine Relief and Development Services, Inc. and Volunteers Against Crime and Corruption (VACC.) In addition, Shopee will be joining in the fund-raising efforts through its Special Edition Bayani, Kabalikat and Kaibigan Donor Cards.
The availability of Isang Tinig, Isang Lahi Broadcast is made possible through the 60- million reach of ABS-CBN’s digital platforms: iWant TFC, Kapamilya Online, IPTV. Broadcast Schedule as follows:
June 26, 8PM Manila
June 26, 8AM North America-East Coast
June 26, 5AM North America-West Coast
June 27, 10AM Manila
June 26, 10PM North America-East Coast
June 26, 7PM North America-West Coast
TFC Linear / TFC IPTV
June 27, 2PM USA/Canada
1PM, Europe, Middle East, Africa
4PM, Guam, Australia
Kapamilya Channel / Kapamilya Online Live / iWanTTFC Philippines
June 27, 9:45 pm to 11:45 pm