The University of the Philippines will sponsor a benefit concert on 21 June, 6 p.m. at the GT-Toyoya Asian Cultural Center, UP Diliman for the victims of violent situation still obtaining in the Islamic City of Marawi. It will be hosted by the Asian Center, UP’s more than 60 year old unit for Asian and Philippine graduate studies.
As hundreds of unarmed civilians have been killed, precious cultural heritage destroyed, lives left in limbo, hopes for survival still waiting for succor, UP has embarked on this project to raise funds for the immediate, no matter how limited, relief of the most wanting among the residents of Marawi City.
Volunteer musician artists from the UP community (Asian Center, Institute of Islamic Studies, College of Music, College of Arts and Letters, College of Mass Communication, Muslim Students, among others) have volunteered to perform timely pieces not for entertainment but for showcasing and affirming solidarity with the innocent victims now in dire need of food, water, medicines, clothing and the like.
Tickets are available at the Asian Center, Institute of Islamic Studies and members of the UP Muslim Students Association and Wahdat Al-Asabiyyah. Asian Center contact telefax (63 2) 920 3535 or 981 8500 local 3580. Email: tabangkatawhan@gmail.