Pacquiao, Quirino tell Filipinos not to lose hope during pandemic

Published June 17, 2021, 9:24 PM

by Robert Requintina

Senator Manny Pacquiao urged Filipinos affected by the pandemic not to lose hope as celebrities mount a benefit concert to  help fight COVID-19.

“Huwag tayong sumuko sa buhay. Habang tao ay buhay, andyan ang Panginoon na laging gagabay sa atin. Huwag tayong mawawalan ng pag-asa kasi nawalan ako ng pag-asa noon, pero hindi ako sumuko at nagawa ko ang mga accomplishments sa buhay ko. We are doing this event to help our fellowmen and give inspiration. Most of all, our Lord will give us happiness. Make sure your faith in God is strong enough so that you will have peace of mind,” said Pacquiao during a Zoom press conference for the launch of “Isang Tinig, Isang Lahi” – One Voice, One People” concert.

Multi-media personality and civic leader Cory Quirino, who is project chairman and event organizer for this dream concert, sends out an earnest plea to all Filipinos here and abroad. “Let us join hearts and hands to help our kababayans in this time of crisis.”

A historic musical concert “Isang Tinig, Isang Lahi” – One Voice, One People” will bring together renowned Filipino musical artists and international advocates as they come together in songs for a purpose to “Save Lives from Covid-19” on June 26 (Philippines/Asia) and June 27 (USA, Europe and Middle East.)

The star-studded Event top-bills Filipino musical greats Lea Salonga, Regine Velasquez, Apl De Ap, Gary Valenciano, Martin Nievera, Joe Mari Chan, Ogie Alcasid, Bamboo, Maymay Entrata, Ian Veneracion, Pilita Corrales, Moira Dela Torre and many more surprise guest artists. American musical great David Pomeranz is a special guest, lending a strong call to action.

Pacquaio, major supporter of the event, will render some musical numbers. Celebrity musician and composer Ogie Alcasid is the overall head of production of this concert.

ABS-CBN official media partner will present the concert live via KTX simulcast on iWant TFC with delayed telecast on Kapamilya Online. The humanitarian project unites a significant number of Filipino American Associations upon the initiative and invitation of Filipino American Voice United (FAVU). Juanita Nimfa Yamsuan Gamez,

Chairman of FAVU promises that “This is only the beginning of a continuous advocacy that will embrace other urgent causes to address the needs of our fellow Filipinos.” Jerry Perez de Tagle, Vice Chairman and President of FAVU expressed his highest hopes in this milestone event: “The dream is to see a strong sense of solidarity among 5 million Filipinos in the US and 20 million-strong Filipinos worldwide.”

Multi-media personality and civic leader Cory Quirino is Project Chairman and event organizer for this dream concert. Cory sends out an earnest plea to all Filipinos here and abroad: “Let us join hearts and hands to help our kababayans in this time of crisis.”

The Concert, co-presented by CBCP Caritas Filipinas Foundation, Inc. is free to all who wish to watch. It will have a simultaneous donation-drive for the benefit of Caritas Philippines projects for the impoverished communities, the Caring Hearts Foundation, Inc. in the US, PGH Medical Foundation, Inc., Tuloy Foundation, Inc., ABS-CBN Foundation, Inc., Philippine Relief and Development Services, Inc. and Volunteers Against Crime and Corruption (VACC.) In addition, Shopee joins in the fund-raising efforts through its Special Edition Bayani, Kabalikat and Kaibigan Donor Cards.

The availability of Isang Tinig, Isang Lahi Broadcast is made possible through the 60- million reach of ABS-CBN’s digital platforms: iWant TFC, Kapamilya Online, IPTV. Broadcast Schedule as follows:

June 26, 8PM Manila

June 26, 8AM North America-East Coast

June 26, 5AM North America-West Coast

June 27, 10AM Manila

June 26, 10PM North America-East Coast

June 26, 7PM North America-West Coast


June 27, 2PM USA/Canada

1PM, Europe, Middle East, Africa

2PM, Asia

4PM, Guam, Australia

Kapamilya Channel / Kapamilya Online Live / iWanTTFC Philippines

June 27, 9:45PM – 11:45PM

For more information, visit or contact FAVU secretariat at [email protected]