PLDT Home launches a FREE virtual concert on July 14, 2020 themed At Home with PLDT: No Learner Left Behind for the benefit of students, teachers, and schools in partnership with PLDT-Smart Foundation. Top-billed by the country’s music icons and artists, the initiative aims to raise funds to address the needs and challenges of Filipinos as they face the new normal in digital learning.
With the unifying force of music, PLDT Home’s free online concert brings Filipinos together to help students, teachers, and schools overcome the challenges of digital learning. This is in support of the No Learner Left Behind movement—which has also been enacted in the No Filipino Child Left Behind Act of 2010—making education accessible to more students and teachers nationwide by making digital technology available and integrated in their learning activities.
For over 12 years, PLDT-Smart Foundation has been helping “build the nation, one teacher at a time” through its Gabay Guroeducation program that is anchored on the core pillars of scholarship grants, teachers’ training, livelihood projects, teachers’ tribute, housing, broadbanding, computerization, and innovation.
The virtual concert gathers Filipino musical artists led by National Artist for Music Maestro Ryan Cayabyab together with OPM icons Regine Velasquez-Alcasid alongside husband, Ogie, Martin Nievera, and Pops Fernandez. The concert will be hosted by comedian and theater actor Jon Santos, and directed by the award-winning concert director Paolo Valenciano. Also joining the initiative are musical theater artists including 8 Taal Ensemble, Sheila Valderama, Yanah Laurel, Lara Maigue, Gabriela Pangilinan, Gian Magdangal, Arman Ferrer, Flord Tena, and David Ezra.
Watch the FREE livestream benefit concert on PLDT Home’s Facebook and YouTube pages on July 14, 2020, Tuesday, at 6:00 PM. Those who would like to contribute to the cause can donate through the PLDT-Smart Foundation, Inc.’s Paymaya and bank accounts, or Text DONATE<Space><Amount> and send to 3456.