Historic musical concert Isang Tinig, Isang Lahi – One Voice, One People brought together renowned Filipino musical artists and international advocates as they come together in songs for a purpose to “Save Lives from COVID-19” on June 26.
The star-studded event top-billed Filipino musical greats Lea Salonga, Regine Velasquez, Apl De Ap, Gary Valenciano, Martin Nievera, Joe Mari Chan, Ogie Alcasid, Bamboo, Maymay Entrata, Ian Veneracion, Pilita Corrales, and Moira Dela Torre, to name a few. US singer David Pomeranz was a special guest while Sen. Manny Pacquaio, major supporter of the event, rendered some musical numbers. Celebrity musician and composer Ogie Alcasid was the overall head of production.
ABS-CBN, as the official media partner, presented the concert live via KTX simulcast on iWant TFC with delayed telecast on Kapamilya Online. The humanitarian project united a significant number of Filipino American Associations upon the initiative and invitation of Filipino American Voice United (FAVU).
Juanita Nimfa Yamsuan Gamez, chairman of FAVU promised that “This is only the beginning of a continuous advocacy that will embrace other urgent causes to address the needs of our fellow Filipinos.”
Jerry Perez de Tagle, Vice Chairman and President of FAVU expressed his highest hopes in this milestone event: “The dream is to see a strong sense of solidarity among 5 million Filipinos in the US and 20 million-strong Filipinos worldwide.”
Multi-media personality and civic leader Cory Quirino was the event organizer and project chairman.
The concert, co-presented by CBCP Caritas Filipinas Foundation, Inc. was for free. It had 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 joins 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.