For the benefit of Kada Uno Project
With countless families ravaged by the coronavirus in what has officially been declared as an economic recession in the country—the worst since the ‘80s—communities have banded together to lend a helping hand. Look for the helpers, they said, and we focus our sight on those who give slivers of light in such unprecedented darkness.
For La Salle Week 2020, De La Salle University-Manila commemorates National Heroes Day by highlighting one of the La Sallian core values, zeal for service, amid the pandemic. Culminating their weeklong university-wide event from August 2 to 8, PINTIG: Pusong Lasalyano Para sa Pilipino, Animusika 2020 is the very first student-led online benefit concert.
The initiative is part of Kada Uno Project of De La Salle Philippines in collaboration with DSWD, which provides shelter and food for the homeless in over seven La Salle campuses all over the Philippines. Efforts call attention to what it means to be a “Lasallian Achiever for God and Country,” to inspire even more emerging servant-leaders.
Animusika 2020 happened last August 8, Saturday, and started with performances by student-led university organizations LSDC-Street and De La Salle-Innersoul followed by independent acts Sang Jang Lee, Sophia Gallardo and That Band Astra. The full event was hosted by UAAP courtside reporters Aiyana Perlas and Baileys Acot.
Main acts included Paradise Rising’s very own Kiana V, all-around creative Reese Lansangan, duo Leanne & Naara, wonder girl Bea Lorenzo and many more. Occasional live Q&A portions supplemented their performances for the eager audience.
Completing a night of riveting productions from home, OPM bands Mayonnaise and the legendary Itchyworms performed some of their most iconic singles like Jopay and Akin Ka Na Lang—complete with protective face shields and masks plus borders for social distancing.
For those who want to donate to Kada Uno to provide supplies to families all around the country, online banking through BDO, BPI, Security Bank and RCBC is available; you may also scan to donate via PayPal.
Art Matthew Ian Fetalver