Hotdog tribute concert to help promote Manila heritage sites

Published November 29, 2020, 10:42 AM

by Gabriela Baron

An upcoming virtual concert will be staged to promote domestic tourism showcasing Manila’s heritage sites.

(Photo from the National Parks Development Committee)

Manila City Hall, Luneta, Paco Park, Intramuros, Museo Pambata, National Planetarium, and Jones Bridge are among the historic venues that will be featured in the Hinahanap-hanap Kita Manila: The Manila Heritage Concert.

“This concert is a tribute to front liners battling COVID-19. It also aims to inspire Filipinos through our own music and artistry; to reinvigorate the live events industry; and to promote domestic tourism by showcasing Manila’s heritage sites,” the National Parks Development Committee wrote on Facebook.

“It is a timely, relevant, and innovative way to showcase the multiple facets of the beautiful city of Manila where we will be reminded how rich the city truly is as a tourism and arts and culture destination,” Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat said. 

“We will be taking a walk down memory lane through some of Manila’s premier destinations and hidden gems, such as Paco Park, Museo Pambata, the National Planetarium, the newly restored Jones Bridge, historic Luneta and Roxas Boulevard, Manila City Hall and, of course, the place which has just been hailed as the world’s top tourist attraction–the Walled City of Intramuros,” she added. 

The show will also pay homage to the popular 70s disco-rock band, Hotdog.

Artists performing for the concert will be headlined by former Eraserheads drummer Raymund Marasigan, Up Dharma Down’s Armi Millare, IV of Spades’ Blaster Salonga, Ebe Dancel, Yeng Constantino, Gary Valenciano, Bras Pas Pas Pas, Nicole Laurel Asensio, Bing Austria, Bea Lorenzo, and Rubber Inc.

The National Parks Development Committee, Intramuros Administration, and Nayong Pilipino Foundation are the concerts organizers.

Hinahanap-hanap Kita Manila: The Manila Heritage Concert will be streamed on Facebook Live on December 13 at 8 p.m. (With a report from Hanah Tabios)