PLDT Home launches a free virtual concert on July 14, 2020 themed “At Home with PLDT: No Learner Left Behind” for the benefit of students, teachers, and schools in partnership with PLDT-Smart Foundation. Top billed by the country’s music icons and artists, the initiative aims to raise funds to address the needs and challenges of Filipinos as they face the new normal in digital learning.
The virtual concert gathers Filipino musical artists led by National Artist for Music Maestro Ryan Cayabyab together with OPM icons 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. Also joining the initiative are musical theater artists including 8 Taal Ensemble, Sheila Valderama, Yanah Laurel, Lara Maigue, Gabriela Pangilinan, Gian Magdangal, Arman Ferrer, Flord Tena, and David Ezra.
Surely, music unites people as PLDT Home’s free online concert brings Filipinos together in helping students, teachers, and schools overcome the challenges they are facing in digital learning.
The partnership aids schools and communities in providing education for all, adapting to learning and teaching in the “new normal.” In support of the PLDT-Smart Foundation, PLDT Home banners the “No Learner Left Behind” movement, which has also been enacted as a “No Filipino Child Left Behind Act of 2010,” will make education accessible to more students and teachers nationwide by making digital technology available and integrated in their learning activities.
For over 12 years, PLDT-Smart Foundation has been helping “build the nation, one teacher at a time” through its GabayGuro education program that is anchored on the following core pillars: scholarship grants, teachers’ training, livelihood projects, teachers’ tribute, housing, broadbanding, computerization, and innovation.
Watch the free livestream benefit concert on PLDT Home’s Facebook and YouTube pages on July 14, 2020, Tuesday, at 6 p.m. 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.