The preparation for the Songs for Heroes, A Benefit Concert for the Gallant 44 is in top form as the artist gathers together for one last time for their rehearsals. Expect your favorite songs to be sung at the big event at SM Mall of Asia on the 19th of March.
The participation of The Philipiine National Police and Air Forces of the Philippines Choir would mean a lot especially to the families left behind by saluting their fellow comrades through music to this one of a kind charity for a cause concert.
The men and women in uniform and artists has this to say:
” We are all excited for this big event because it is through concert, pwede naming ipakita ang magandang mensahe ng pagkakaisa.”
— PSSupt. Ma. Asuncion Placino, Deputy Director, PNP-PCGG
“Armed Forces of the Philippines ay proud na kumanta kasama yung mga national artists natin – very popular artists natin at hindi lang po iyon, kaisa ang Armed Forces sa pinaka tema po ng adbokasiya na ito, which is True and Lasting Peace for Filipino People.”
— Capt. Edgar Posadas, AFP Chorale
“Aside from the fact that we are singing at par with the professionals, we will be doing this for our Gallant 44 and because this is with a purpose, with a goal and with a reason, very excited po ang buong kapulisan at ang PNP Chorale to be part of this. ”
—Leo Peter Gonzales, Musical Director, PNP Chorale
“Sa pamamagitan ng singing, I can treasure the memories of the fallen 44 at tulungan yung mga naiwanan nilang mga mahal sa buhay.”
— Mcoy Fundales
“Malaking bagay ito sa akin – ang partisipasyon ko sa pagpapakita ng simpatiya at pakikiramay sa kanila.”
— Jek Manuel
This concert-for-a-cause is spearheaded by Bro. Eli Soriano, Presiding Minister of the Members Church of God International (MCGI). He already gave out an initial amount of P1 million pesos to the charity event. The proceeds will benefit the families left by the soldiers in the Mamasapano clash.
UNTV, the only public service station had previously supported a benefit concert for the families of the mediamen killed at Maguindanao massacre. Money raised for the Songs for Heroes would go directly to the families.