Wesleyan raises funds for Mindanao earthquake victims

November 28, 2019

Wesleyan University-Philippines raised funds for the earthquake victims of Mindanao through a benefit concert tagged as “Pagtugon at Malasakit”.

More than three hundred people from the community, employees, students and other stakeholders of Wesleyan responded by way of voluntary donations to the invitation for the concert. Several local officials, including Nueva Ecija Governor Aurelio M. Umali, gave their pledge to this fund-raising activity.

The Provincial Governor, represented by Atty. Jose Ma. Ceasar San Pedro, was the Guest of Honor. In his address, the Governor sent his greetings and appreciation to Wesleyan University-Philippines through the leadership of President Benjamin D. Turgano, for the genuine pagtugon and malasakit  to the victims of the calamity.

The concert featured the Wesleyan Chamber Singers, Teatrong Laan para sa Obra Ngayon (TELON), Dance Troupe, College of Education Rondalla, Wesley Divinity School All-Male Choir, Elementary and High School Department Singers. Wesleyan’s Support for the Handicapped and Rehabilitation through Education (SHARE) students, college students and employees performed songs, dances, musical instrument renditions and spoken poetry that inspirited the audience.

A theme song titled “Pagtugon at Malasakit” was made purposely for the concert. Composed by Dr. Clarafe A. Gonzales and Mr. Rafael R. Ramirez three days before the concert date, it was sung at the finale of the program as the audience stood from their seats and walked towards the stage to give their donations.

The Wesleyan concert for a cause was a gesture proving that empathy and caring for others are what make us uniquely humans.

Wesleyan Chamber Singers sing “Walang Natira” and “I Believe” during the benefit concert “Pagtugon at Malasakit”.

Teatrong Laan Para Sa Obra Ngayon depicts life with much hope, in its presentation entitled “Rise Up”.

Wesleyan Elementary Pupils dance to the tune of “One Day”, during the concert for a cause.

Wesleyan Chamber Singers perform a song composition entitled “Pagtugon at Malasakit” by IMPACT Director Dr. Clarafe Gonzales and Choirmaster Rafael Ramirez.

Wesley Divinity School All-Male Choir performs “The Love of God” during the concert dedicated to the earthquake victims of Mindanao.

The song composers of the concert’s theme, “Pagtugon at Malasakit”, Dr. Clarafe A. Gonzales and Maestro Rafael R. Ramirez.

Spoken Poetry is a recitation of an on-the-spot poetry composition using Filipino. This was performed with a duet and an accompaniment of an instrumental music, a showcase of Wesleyan college students’ talents by Jacqkilyn Javate, Marvin Bulanadi and Princess Licup.

The Challenge from Wesleyan President, Judge Benjamin D. Turgano: “There is no duty or requirement for Wesleyan University-Philippines to put up a concert, but we believe this is what defines us as a university.”

Students of Support for the Handicapped and Rehabilitation through Education (SHARE) share their time and talent in the concert for a cause for the Mindanao earthquake victims.