Monday, July 13, 2020

National Artist Maestro Ryan Cayabyab leads top OPM artists in FREE virtual benefit concert with PLDT Home

National Artist for Music Maestro Ryan Cayabyab top bills the FREE virtual benefit concert of PLDT Home
themed “At Home with PLDT: No Learner Left Behind,” in partnership with PLDT-Smart Foundation on July 14, 2020.

With the aim to raise funds to address the needs of students, teachers, and schools nationwide as they
face the new normal in online distance learning, PLDT Home hosts the livestream concert that will gather Filipino musical artists and OPM icons such as, Regine Velasquez-Alcasid alongside husband,Ogie, Martin Nievera, and Pops Fernandez. The concert will be hosted by comedian and theater actor Jon Santos and directed by the award-winning concert director, Paolo Valenciano. Viewers will likewise be serenaded with OPM favorites and timeless music by musical theater artists including 8 Taal Ensemble, Sheila Valderama, Yanah Laurel, Lara Maigue, Gabriela Pangilinan, Gian Magdangal, Arman Ferrer, Flord Tena, and David Ezra.

“Music unites us. This concert brings us together in the spirit of ‘bayanihan’ to help the underprivileged
communities – especially the students, teachers, and schools – who are now facing a lot of challenges in
online distance learning,” shares National Artist for Music Maestro Ryan Cayabyab.

With the theme “At Home with PLDT: No Learner Left Behind,” PLDT Home aims to aid schools and
communities in providing “education for ALL” through quality and adequate opportunities for Filipino
students and teachers as they adapt to learning and teaching in the “new normal.” In support of the
PLDT-Smart Foundation, PLDT Home leads the “No Learner Left Behind” movement that aims to make
education accessible to more students and teachers nationwide by championing the availability and
integration of digital technology in their school activities.

Cayabyab concludes, “We hope that through this online concert, we’re able to unite as one country and
contribute for the future of these children,” says National Artist for Music Maestro Ryan Cayabyab.

You can watch the FREE livestream benefit concert on PLDT Home’s Facebook and YouTube pages on
July 14, Tuesday, at 6:00 PM.

For those who would like to contribute to the cause can donate through the PLDT-Smart Foundation,
Inc.’s Paymaya and bank accounts, or Text DONATE<Space><Amount> and send to 3456.

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