MANILA, Philippines – The next benefit concert for the members of the AFP and of the PNP is now being conceptualized by the UNTV – Your Public Service Channel, together with its event partners. According to UNTV News program Ito Ang Balita (IBA), the said part two of the Songs For Heroes is set to be on stage this coming June 2015 and will showcase a new and different themes that will touch the heart of everyone.
It is the fulfillment of the promise made by Bro. Eli Soriano of the Members Church of God International (MCGI) and BMPI-UNTV CEO Kuya Daniel Razon following the successful “Songs For Heroes” charity concert last March 19, 2015 at the SM Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City. They really keep their words and turn them to reality.
“I will invite you already as early as this. Nangako na po sa akin si General Catapang. Nangako na sa akin si General Quinsay. We will have a repeat of this (concert) God willing…. So we will be looking for that, God willing, na magkaroon tayo ng isang concert ng mga singing soldiers at mga singing police para po sa kapakanan pa rin ng atin pong mga kababayan,” promised by Kuya Daniel on the night of the Songs For Heroes concert.
“Kaya as a way of helping the President maintain peace and order naisip ko na mag launch ng isang concert for these heroes, they are heroes! Kung makikita natin ang kanilang designation ay Special Action force, so they are chosen man of the PNP, matatapang, gallant..
Hihirit pa po kami ulit para naman duon sa mga injured..” expressed by Bro. Eli
Meanwhile, the PNP and the AFP also expressed their full support and excitement for the said up-coming noble event.
PSSUPT. MA. ASUNCION PLACINO (Deputy Director, PNP-PCRG): ” The PNP is in full support of UNTV’s noble project. We are very grateful that the “Songs For Heroes” concert will have a second par. We will be able to feature the singers and performers who focus on patriotism.”
LT. COL. MARTIN DIAS (ODCS Civil-Military Operations, J7, AFP): “We are very excited. The concept of the “Songs For Heroes Part 2″ is brilliant. We will try to be as active as last time, or we could even surpass that.”
The production of the Songs For Heroes part 2 will be more different from the first Songs For Heroes as explained by Mr. Alex Cortez, Artistic Director of Dulaang U.P. and Doctor Musiko Mon Del Rosario, Manager of the BMPI recording Studio.
ALEX CORTEZ (Artistic Director, Dulaang U.P.): “We discussed all production concerns including the participation of the two agencies, AFP and PNP. Yung mga ibang aspeto ng ginagawa nila, yung normally hindi nila ginagawa marahil. We have a lot of musicians in the PNP and AFP so we will tap them – singers, dancers and performers. Maaring modern, maari ring tradisyunal at saka ibat ibang representasyon para yung palabas natin complete. ”
DOC MON DEL ROSARIO (Musical Consultant) : “I will oversee the music side particularly musical arrangements.
Our first concert was more thematic so for this one, we will make sure the storyline will be more clear to our audience.”
On the other hand the P6 Million proceeds (dedicated for the families of the brave SAF 44)from the first Songs For Heroes was personally received by the PNP leadership from UNTV-BMPI Vice President Mr. Gerry Panghulan.
“More than this (check) and above this is the continues support that your outfit, your station provides for my men. When things like this happens everyday, everyone will know that we are not alone. I must admit, this is a big help to us.” PDDG. Leonardo Espina (PNP OIC) expressed his gratitude as he received the P6 Million check from UNTV.
“That concert was conceptualized by Bro. Eli Soriano and implemented by Kuya Daniel Razon of UNTV. We just gave the P6M check for the families of the SAF44. And those who were injured during the action. Aside for the concert proceed the PNP will also coordinate with LVCC for the free education for the SAF 44 dependants.” explained by Mr. Gerry Panghulan (VP For Administration, UNTV-BMPI)
“We have also offered free college education (La Verdad Christian College) to the children of those slain police. It’s not only the SAF44 who perished. Everyday, in their efforts to fight for our country. Members of the PNP and the AFP die. And I think Bro. Eli and Kuya Daniel have plans for them.” He added
Bro. Eli Soriano and Kuya Daniel Razon together with the MCGI is indeed a blessing to the Filipino. No wonder their deeds is very fittingly captured by their famous tagline “Ang paggawa ng mabuti ay hindi magbubunga ng masama (Good deeds will bear no evil fruit).” The world needs more people like them.