MANILA, Philippines – The much-awaited charity event dedicated for the families of the gallant 44 Special Action Force ( SAF) members, dubbed as “Songs For Heroes”, is set to be staged at the SM Mall of Asia Arena on Thursday, March 19, 2015 at 7PM.
It all started with just a simple and sincere tweet. It can be recalled that Bro. Eli Soriano, of the popular religious program Ang Dating Daan (The Old Path), revealed his plan of having a charity concert to help the orphaned of the 44 PNP SAF members who were killed in Mamasapano, Maguindanao. It happened during their #NoynoyPaRin campaign on Twitter (February 19, 2015), which have earned all-out-support from thousands of netizens who believe in his sincerity and advocacy.
Immediately weeks after Soriano had announced his plan of a charity event, numerous preparations were set as seen on UNTV‘s infomercials about the event and the announcement of the said upcoming historical night. And amazingly, it will be realized through a concert titled “Songs For Heroes.”
“Songs For Heroes” will be made possible through the help and by the production of UNTV Your Public Service Channel, the Members Church of God International (MCGI), and in cooperation with the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and of the Philippine National Police (PNP).
The benefit concert will feature a lot of well-known personalities in the music industry. Among the firsts to confirm their participation in the concert were Noel Cabangon, Jonalyn Viray, Faith Cuneta, and Beverly Caimen.
Other artists who will perform include:
- Gerald Santos
- Bo Cerudo
- Jay Durias
- Mcoy Fundales
- Miro Valera
- Jason Fernadez
- Jek Manuel
- Shanne Velasco
- 5th Gen
- The Voysing
- Bueno Sisters
- Bembe and Triposa Erese
with special participation of the PNP and AFP Chorale/Combo
Soriano’s #NoynoyPaRin campaign is the way to express his support to President Benigno S. Aquino III (Pnoy) after news that other religious group leaders wanted him to resign as President. He urged them that it is better to help the President in helping the relatives of the 44 SAF members.
“#Noynoyparin instead of blaming PNoy of an incident beyond his mental & physical control lets help him help our fallen heroes! to help; ..” – said Soriano.