Saturday, December 22, 2012

Benefit Concert: UNA Productions and ONE HEART Philippines @AMOS Cafe


In collaboration with the UNA Productions and One Heart Philippines for the benefit of the Ulingan children, the proceeds will be going to the Ulingan Medical Funds. I appreciate the Indie Music and Acoustic genre the bands performed that night. 



The famous bands Art of Dona, Dito Camo, Admiral Preppery, Lei Miserable, Relentless Marauder, Join the Club and the Satellites performed the center stage. If you are into OPM (Original Pinoy Music) and Indie Pinoy Rock, I’m sure you know these bands and you’ll appreciate their music a lot. I would like to commend these bands that in behalf of their busy schedules, they still gave their time to help our fellow Ulingan people that are in need. 




The concert was held in AMOS CafĂ© located in Quezon City. Beers were given to the audience while the bands rock-on at the same time. Thank you to our kind-hearted friends who bought the tickets, to my colleagues although you guys weren’t able to come and I understand that ‘coz it’s a working day, still, the amount you had given when you purchased the tickets will be highly appreciated and will contribute a lot to the program. A big Thank You coming from ONE HEART and the Ulingan Kids. Looking forward for the next uplifting activity to our fellows.





Ulingan is a Charcoal Company where people and even minor children make charcoals for a living. It’s a small slum community in TondoManila that sits on a dumpsite and garbages. Members of One Heart Philippines used to visit the slum area to share a little happiness especially to the kids working at a very young age just to survive.  We know how difficult it is working with dust,garbage, rubbish, sea, water, dirt, smelly surroundings, the tropical heat and other pointed objects that can be very dangerous to the health of these people especially the young kids. The whole community only relies on what they can earn from the charcoal factory. This small impoverished squatter community is toxicated with smoke and almost all living in the area suffers from asthma and other lung disease. But despite of their status, I really admire how they show their deep gratitude and appreciation in the beauty of life. Kids are unbelievably well mannered and respect is something that they can generously offer.


You can check the Music Videos of the Bands mentioned here in YOUTUBE, just type their band names and the word official. Also like their facebook pages! Thank you :)