Katy Perry live in Manila postponed to November 14 for a cause
Rosalinda L. Orosa (The Philippine Star) - October 7, 2009 - 12:00am

MANILA, Philippines - Due to the unfortunate circumstances brought about by Typhoon Ondoy to our neighboring cities, the event on Saturday, October 3 is postponed to November 14, 2009 at the Mall of Asia Concert Grounds. The concert is said to be the biggest fund raiser concert for the typhoon victims as foreign and local artists will be supporting the cause in Katy Perry’s lead.

Typhoon Ondoy (international name Ketsana) hit Philippine soil in the morning of Sept 26, 2009. Many underestimated its strength. Unexpectedly, downpour was reported to be the heaviest rain in more than 40 years on Metro Manila and neighboring areas. The nine-hour deluge left some areas of Metro Manila under 20 feet of water. The situation got thousands of people stranded on the streets, families loosing their homes and lively-hoods, relatives left unaccounted for and people struggling for survival. Three days after the typhoon, the National Disaster Coordinating Council (NDCC) said it has accounted for 1.87 million affected people, 250 dead, 37 missing, 374,890 of which were sheltered in 607 makeshift evacuation camps and schools around Metro Manila, Rizal and other areas in Luzon, an image truly heartbreaking.

Seven days after the typhoon Ondoy, the Philippines is threatened again by 2 typhoons, one of which is confirmed to be a super typhoon named “Pepeng.” According to reports, Pepeng is anticipated to hit yet again northern Luzon later this afternoon until early Saturday morning (October 3). With this strike, no one knows how this will affect the country but it’s best to prepare for the worse.

It is for this reason that Music Management International (MMI) and All Youth Channels Inc (AYC) postponed the Katy Perry, Live in Manila concert happening supposedly this October 3. Set to make the concert much bigger, better and more relevant, the two companies will be transforming Katy Perry’s concert into a fund raising gig scheduled on November 14, 2009 still at the Mall of Asia Concert Grounds. According to Ronald Esguerra, AYC’s Marketing and Communications Director, “we are currently working on foreign and local artists to join the cause. We feel that through the universal language of music, we will be able to unite and move everyone to help out.” The fund raiser’s net proceeds will be awarded to an agency that has actively and efficiently been deploying donations and aid to the typhoon victims. Name of agency is yet to be announced at a later date.

The concert would also be an avenue for people to drop off their donations as it houses booths specifically intended for it. Donations in kind like food, water, clothes, blankets and medicines are welcome. We highly encourage everyone bring at least one item to donate. These items will be deployed to victims of the tropical storm.

This event is presented by Smart Buddy, me na me talaga! and co-presented by McDonald’s, SM Mall of Asia and U92. Special thanks to the official hotel residences: Makati Shangri-La Hotel and Edsa Shangri-La Hotel;  participating sponsors: 7 Pecados, Armvet Printing Company, Music Management International, Pioneer Insurance, Polyeast Records – EMI and Penshoppe; official TV partner ABS-CBN; other media partners: Business Mirror, Business World, Manila Bulletin, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Philstar.Com, Pinoy Exchange and Web.com.ph; and official radio partners: RX 93.1, Mellow 94.7, 96.3 WROCK, Yes FM 101.1 and Y101 Cebu.

ALL YOUTH CHANNELS INC ARMVET PRINTING COMPANY BUSINESS MIRROR BUSINESS WORLD CONCERT KATY PERRY LUZON MALL OF ASIA CONCERT GROUNDS METRO MANILA MUSIC MANAGEMENT INTERNATIONAL TYPHOON ONDOY
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