I’m a proud Filipino, AND an even prouder Mindanaoan. The bad taste that the recent Maguindanao tragedy left in our mouths won’t go away soon, some much longer than others. We’ve lost hundreds or even thousands to senseless events that dull our joy, erase our smiles, and break our hearts. But it’s these happenings that allow us the opportunity to shine bright, to be heroes and heroines, to show unmatched acts of kindness, compassion, and ultimately LOVE. AS the New People, Born-Again, Catholic, Islam, whatever, as NEW PEOPLE it is our responsibility to paint the lighter shades of tomorrow, to breed hope, and most importantly of all: to continue living. We CAN change the world, WE CAN MAKE IT A BETTER PLACE. Prayer, faith, and unity will be our peaceful weapon against the bullets, bombs, and bastards. Every time you download one of my songs, WE donate 1 PESO to awareness efforts in memory of the recent tragedy in Maguindanao, make no mistake, this is but the beginning. Let the love of heaven fill our hearts with the courage to stand. To download, RIGHT-CLICK the word DOWNLOAD FILE and save it to a folder on your desktop.
Its MYX Mo 2009 tonight, Nov. 26 (Thursday), starting 5 p.m. at the SM Mall of Asia concert grounds. Entitled Bangon Republic of MYX, the concert this year features over 50 artists from different music genres and aims to encourage Filipinos to stand up after each tragedy. I will be opening the main show at 7pm with a special number, a collaboration with some of your favorite vocalists from different bands, headed by the awesome raimund marasigan of sandwich/pedicab/cambio. Be there!
January at A-Venue (date not confirmed yet, either the 29th or 30th). Tickets will be PhP 1000, and will also serve as general admission tickets for Trivium in February (the details of which I will also confirm once I have them).
We’ll keep you posted on the nitty gritty for both these gigs as they develop.