The recently concluded #PantawidNgPagibig virtual concert was able to achieve its initial goal: to launch the fundraising campaign that aims to raise funds for our kababayans who are greatly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Celebrities, quarantined in their homes, made an effort to take part in this virtual concert by serenading us with songs, while others touched us with their inspirational messages.
We picked a few heartfelt messages which made us teary-eyed while watching them:
The Chinita Princess started her message by encouraging the public to look after their health.
She said, “Sana magpalakas lahat tayo ng resistensya dahil walang pinipiling tao ‘yung virus na ito. Lahat tayo pwedeng tamaan.”
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Kim Chiu aso gave honor to the noble frontliners who are risking their own lives just to save ours.
“Sa mga frontliners, gusto po naming magpasalamat. Saludo po kaming lahat sa inyo. Kasali po kayo sa mga dasal namin araw-araw.”
She also emphasized the importance of helping one another so that we will all be able to surpass this crisis hand-in-hand.
“Kahit anong halaga, 'pag nagsama-sama, ilang milyon ang mabubuo noon, ilang milyon ang mapapakain na mga kababayan nating Pilipino, kaya sana po magtulungan tayo.”
Cherry Pie Picache
The sincerity of Cherry Pie’s message really warmed hearts. She first tackled the burden this COVID-19 pandemic brought us.
“Sa mga panahong ito, humaharap ang buong mundo sa isang napakatinding pagsubok at apektado po ang lahat ng tao.”
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Cherry Pie also talked about our kababayans currently in need of dire help because they cannot work due to quarantine.
“Alam po namin na marami sa inyo ang mas nahihirapan kaya naman po ginagawa namin ang lahat ng aming makakaya para makapagpatuloy sa pagbibigay saya at inspirasyon sa bawat isa.”
She is also hopeful that this concert will somehow uplift the spirit of those who are worried.
“Sana marami ang mas gumaan ang loob. Mas magkaroon ng lakas para sabay-sabay nating suungin ang mga panibago pang bukas.”
Judy Ann Santos-Agoncillo
Judy Ann Santos-Agoncillo explained that in this battle, we should not be socially divided.
“Kaisa tayo sa mga nangyayari ngayon. Wala na ito sa estado, lahat tayo ay apektado dito sa isang kontrabida na hindi natin nakikita.”
Photo from Instagram (officialjuday)
Now that everyone is in need, Juday expressed that this is the time to share and open our hearts.
“Sa pagkakataong ito, magtulungan tayo, magdasal tayo, manalig tayo na malalampasan natin ito.”
Amidst all these, Judy Ann Santos chose to see the silver lining in this war against #COVID-19. She is also looking forward to the day we all get through this. “Malalagpasan natin ito ng may mga ngiti sa mga mukha natin dahil ganoon tayong mga Pilipino."
The Ang Probinsyano Actress Angel Aquino is thrilled to be part of this fundraising event. She also gave honor to the people who tirelessly made efforts to put food on their Kapamilyas' tables during these trying times.
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“Para ito sa mga ina, mga breadwinner na natatakot para sa mga pamilya nila, how much longer they can hold on kasi 'yun din ang nararamdaman ko, eh. Single mother, breadwinner din ako, so alam ko po ang nararamdaman ninyo pero manalig lang po kayo.”
She added, “Para sa ating mga providers, just hang in there, God provides, at marami pong tao who are willing to help kaya magpasalamat tayo sa kanila at magpasalamat tayo sa Diyos.”
The King of Talk Boy Abundanever fails to touch our hearts with his words. He shared how grateful he is that he was given the chance to be part of the entire #PantawidNgPagibig campaign.
Tito Boy highlighted the importance of appreciating the blessings we are receiving. He said:
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“Marami tayong blessed. We’ve been blessed with a good life, good careers pero naalala ko ang nanay ko, tuwing sinasabi niya na para magkaroon ng ibig sabihin itong blessing na 'to, itong mga tagumpay, itong mga acheivement na ito, you have to live this with service in mind, you have to share this for it to have meaning.”
He also shared his realizations during this quarantine.
“We cannot ignore each other. We have to be kind to each other. We have to look after another and we have to pray together. We have a compassionate, giving, generous, healing God.”
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The King of Talk concluded his touching message with an appeal for everyone. “Now more than ever we should be kinder to each other.”