By Minerva Newman
TAGBILARAN CITY— A local group of folk singers here has started posting a series of Facebook live watch parties from their homes, rendering songs of hope and comfort to raise funds for the frontliners of Bohol who have been risking their in the fight against the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
According to the Philippine Information Agency (PIA)-Bohol Provincial Head Rey Anthony Chiu, folk and country singers Jun M Pusta, Noel Uy, and Cris Tongco of the Cris and Noel Acoustic Duo; and Josue Hinay have belted out their kind of music on Facebook live to offer comfort to people during the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) and strict stay-at-home policy of the government.
Chiu said the artists have pooled their talents and resources via social media, first coming out with an FB watch party which was livestreamed in the evening of April 1.
It was just the beginning of a regular weekly FB live watch parties from 6 to 10 p.m.
Chiu said that the artists’ goal was to motivate people to just sit from their homes and jam with them to ease the boredom of being stuck at home quarantined and raising funds as well.
“We wish to also enthuse the volunteers or anybody working against COVID-19 during their break times or when they have nothing to do, we offer them music to make them forget the day’s ordeal and strengthen them for another day of struggle against the disease,” Tongco said.