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Saturday, November 23, 2019

TAGA-ALOG 2019 stages the culminating concert ASUL

11/22/2019 11:04:53 PM

Photo by Stephanie Ocampo
As part of their biggest projects this season, TAGA-ALOG recently staged their grand concert ASUL earlier this month at Rizal High School in Pasig City.

ASUL served as its big culmination concert that featured their brand ambassadors as well as other passionate acts that supported this cause. Over 4,000 people gathered to support the event and witness live performances from TAGA-ALOG's top supporters Noel Cabangon, Aicelle Santos, and Ben&Ben, as well as featured acts Gloc-9, KE, Talahib People’s Band, Pasig City Band, and singers and dancers from PETA.

ASUL: The Taga-Alog 2019 Grand Concert also seen some of the top winners for this year's series of art-driven competitions as part of the campaign's advocacy.

The Wisik Short Film Making Workshop awarded the first place to “Kung Hindi Ikaw” by Royce Divine Oficial, Jessie Stephen Guevara, and Misty Shane Eneria for Public Service Announcement Category. Coming in on second place was “Hatol” by Kristel Joyce Micael and Marjorie Marciano, and in third place was “Eco Basura” by Jhon Rheymel Lunes, Queenie Valdoz, Sandra Aguzar, Joseph Aquino, and Shiela Marie Salas.

“Himlayan” by Godwin Emmanuel and Benj L. Solania tops the competition’s Creative Category. “Obra” by Mary Franz D.R. Salazar, Emman Olasiman, Janaya Danielle Parungao, Ervin Miranda, and Sofia Chantal Perez wind up 2nd place while Geoffrey Jules N. Solidum and Christine Jane B. Almira’s “Tinig Ni Pasig” placed third. Meanwhile, Gian Lorenz M. Violago’s “Pinta” won the Audience Choice Award.

TampisAwit PhilPop Song Writing Competition 1st placer Suzanne Q. Samson performed her musical masterpiece “Ilog Pasig Laban” live on stage with a powerful performance arranged by veteran songwriter Jungee Marcelo. 

Aside from Samson, “Bangon, Ilog” written by Gaerard Allen de Leon and Rica Jane U. Francisco and “Kayang Kaya” by Randy Quisora Pusing were also winners by taking home the 2nd and 3rd places, respectively. On the other hand, “Patuloy” by Paul Arcega was hailed Maynilad Audience Choice Winner.

For the literary arts, Khamille Anne Linsag of Davao City bagged the first place for Lagaslas Children Story Writing Workshop Competition with her story “Budi.”

The winners received special Ipo trophies from Maynilad.

TAGA-ALOG 2019's grand concert also saw the presence of Pasig City Mayor Vico Sotto. 

“Hindi lang ito tungkol sa kasiyahan, kung hindi sa pag-raise ng awareness sa Ilog Pasig,” Mayor Sotto said in his opening remarks.

Meanwhile, Taga-Alog’s Project Director Mr. Raul Alfonso led the oath-taking of the River Warriors; banking on the 6Rs of caring for the environment (refuse, reuse, reduce, recycle, respect the environment, and rehabilitation through the arts) as its primary approach on serving the purpose.

Some of the brand ambassadors also cited ways on helping the rehabilitation of Pasig River, such as minimizing the consumption of single-use plastics by bringing one’s own utensils and tumblers especially when going out; as well as speaking up and stepping forward in times of activities that are potentially harming the environment.

“Dapat lahat tayo, maging ambassador. Lahat tayo magpamulat sa bawat isa at magtulung-tulong para sa rehabilitasyon ng Pasig River at kapaligiran natin sa kabuuan,” Taga-Alog’s ambassadress Aicelle Santos said.

Taga-Alog believes that the Pasig River is very alive, and with the 6Rs, it will someday be that same old beautiful river across the metro where children can swim and fish can live in. 

“May ningning na, mayroon nang sigla, may mga parte na na malinis, at tuluy-tuloy naman ang rehabilitasyon. Bilang isang ambassador, nais ko pong ipamahagi sa mga tao na mayroon po talagang pag-asa ang Ilog Pasig,” Noel Cabangon assures everyone.

With timeless platforms such as arts, Taga-Alog’s advocacy not only breathes life to the revival of the Pasig River but also inspires many Filipinos to stand as one in conserving the beauty of our natural resources.

Author: slickmaster | © 2019 The SlickMaster's Files

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