I posted a video of a folk punk band based in Davao City called EMPATHY at Bisikleta Productions Facebook page a couple months ago. I was so impressed by their brand of music that I got in touch with one of the guys of that band asking how can I get a hold of their album called We Want A Better World. Upon further talks I found out that this band really is a punk with a purpose. In this soulless and spiritless age they are a rare breed. One of their purpose is helping the displaced people of Marawi City. Right now They are doing a donation drive to help those people over there.
Wanting to heIp Empathy's cause, I asked them if we can be of any assistance to them here in Manila by doing a benefit gig for the said city and to further promote their music and to get in touch with an NGO over there to consolidate the plan.
I got in touch with one of Empathy's contacts in Marawi City and as of writing a total of more than a thousand families are already in Saguiran's evacuation centers as well as home based evacuation centers. Most of them can no longer travel by foot towards Iligan City and needed immediate assistance.
There are reports that some internally displaced people that are in Saguiran right now are so desperate they resort on knocking on people's doors begging for food. What we can do to help out is to attend this donation drive for them.
On June 30th Friday we are doing a fund raiser for those people who are in dire need of assistance. I urge you to please take part of this meaningful event. The NGO's namely Nisa Ul Haqq Fi Bangsamoro, United Youth of the Philippines - Women and Al Mujadilah Development Foundation is asking for Medicines and Hygiene Kits that will be given mostly to the women and children in the evacuation centers of Saguiran which is 5 kilometers away from Marawi City.
In order for us to contribute to their cause EMPATHY is selling their WE WANT A BETTER WORLD CD at KALAWAKAN SPACE TIME as well as KNF and SINGKOPADO SOUND SYSTEM CDs the profit as well as a percentage of the gate admission will be coursed directly to the Women's NGO group that I just mentioned.
Please do come and support this cause. Band's participating will be: SINGKOPADO SOUND SYSTEM, PROLETS, KNF, MAZEFITS, NO BRAKEFAST KID, COBRA KIDS, SKANK REPUBLIC and DEAD BRAINS plus in between DJ sets by X FATAL SOUND X.
A little bit of your help can alleviate their life over there. Kalawakan Spacetime is located at 1046, 2nd floor Quezon Avenue, corner Roces Avenue in front of Fisher Mall.
IF YOU WANT TO HELP NOW PLEASE CONTACT THE FOLLOWING PERSONS:
FATIMA SHALOM ALLIAN OF UNSA UI HAQQ - 0917 631 2060
ZAHRIA MAPANDI OF AL MUJADILAH DEVELOPMENT FOUNDATION - 0917 705 5628
NORAIDA ABO OF UNYPHIL WOMEN - 0917 623 5310
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