PLDT Home’s live fundraising concert titled “At Home with PLDT: No Learner Left Behind” successfully raised over P1 million worth of funds to help address the challenges of many students, teachers, and schools nationwide as they adapt to the new normal in education and online distance learning.
Led by the National Artist for Music Maestro Ryan Cayabyab, the online concert gathered some of the country’s most talented and respected OPM legends Regine Velasquez-Alcasid alongside husband singer-songwriter Ogie, Martin Nievera, and Pops Fernandez. They were joined by musical theater artists 8 Taal Ensemble, Sheila Valderama, Yanah Laurel, Lara Maigue, Gabriela Pangilinan, Gian Magdangal, Arman Ferrer, Flord Tena, and David Ezra who sang songs full of hope and inspiration for the future.
As many families face difficult situations due to the pandemic, the benefit concert has become a venue for Filipinos to show support for each other as they rediscover what really matters to them – their loved ones at home. With PLDT Home’s long-time commitment to make education and online learning accessible to more Filipinos, the country’s fastest home broadband continues to deliver the strongest and most reliable connections so that families can enjoy meaningful relationships and create an effective learning environment for children at home.”
During the free online concert, viewers enjoyed iconic songs and OPM hits such as “Sa Piling Mo” and “Hanggang Ngayon” sang by Ogie and Regine, and “Pagdating ng Panahon” by Martin and Pops. They also enjoyed covers of “We are Family,” “You’ve Got a Friend,” and “Home” – all of which are songs that evoke encouragement and hope to help everyone in these tough times. The concert will be uploaded for replay streaming on the PLDT Home’s official Facebook page and YouTube channel.
The movement “No Learner Left Behind” is a joint initiative by PLDT Home and PLDT-Smart Foundation which aims to make education accessible for all as the country promotes distance learning in the new normal. All funds raised from the concert will be donated for the benefit of students and teachers in far-flung communities.
Interested donors can continue to show support to the cause and donate through the PLDT-Smart Foundation, Inc.’s Paymaya and bank accounts, or Text DONATE<Space><Amount> and send to 3456.