P1-M raised in concert for students, teachers

Lara Maigue and Gian Magdangal

The live fundraising concert “At Home with PLDT: No Learner Left Behind” raised over million-peso worth of funds to help address the challenges of many students, teachers, and schools nationwide as they adapt to the new normal in education and online distance learning.

Regine Velasquez Alcasid

Led by National Artist for Music Maestro Ryan Cayabyab, the online event gathered Regine Velasquez-Alcasid and her husband singer-songwriter Ogie, Martin Nievera, and Pops Fernandez.

They were joined by musical   theater artists 8 Taal Ensemble, Sheila Valderama, Yanah Laurel, Lara Maigue, Gabriela Pangilinan, Gian Magdangal,  Arman Ferrer, Flord Tena, and David Ezra.

During the free online concert, viewers enjoyed iconic and uplifting songs as “Sa Piling Mo” and “Hanggang Ngayon” sung by Ogie and Regine, and “Pagdating ng Panahon” by Martin and Pops. They also did “We are Family,” “You’ve Got A Friend” and “Home.”

The concert will be uploaded for replay streaming on the PLDT Home’s official Facebook page and YouTube channel.

“No Learner Left Behind” is a joint initiative by PLDT Home and PLDT-Smart Foundation which aims to make education accessible for all as the country promotes distance learning in the new normal.  All funds raised from the concert will be donated for the benefit of students and teachers in far-flung communities, enabling them through broadband connectivity and maximize the use of technology as they continue their school activities from home.