“We found out may mga kakulangan po ang ating mga public schools, some schools, sa kanilang mga kagamitan lalo na for online classes, our module platforms. So, naisip ng A Teacher Party-list na gumawa ng benefit concert, makapag-handog tayo ng pasasalamat sa mga sacrifices ng ating mga parents and teachers na alam natin na nahihirapan ngayon with the lack of face to face classes,” Ryan Taclan, VP for Luzon and first nominee of A Teacher Party-list.
Asia’s Nightingale Lani Misalucha and ace balladeer Ice Seguerra headline “HANDOG AT PASASALAMAT: Benefit E-Concert presented by A Teacher Party-list, slated on December 11, Saturday at 6pm.
It will be streaming on A TEACHER Party-List Facebook and Youtube Channel, Sessionslive, and Kumu.
Coming together in this benefit e-concert with Misalucha and Seguerra are Pinopela, a group of young musicians brought together by their shared love and talent for a cappella music who are now recognized in the international a cappella stage as a powerhouse group representative of pure Filipino talent; Tawag ng Tanghalang Season 2 grand finalist Sofronio Vazquez III; alternative band Love Commercial and the youth chorale group Saint Vincent Ferrer Parish Church Angelico Voce Chorale with Ms. Mary Elaine as conductor.
What makes “HANDOG AT PASASALAMAT: Benefit E-Concert a unique pre-Christmas concert offering, says A Teacher Party List VP for Luzon Ryan Taclan: “Naiiba itong concert na ito because we took careful thought of the songs we have curated and the artists who will perform them. From gratefulness, hopefulness, to empowering people to get back up, and become the change they desire to see in the world, each song in the concert has meaning and conveys different messages we want to send across. It’s both a night of entertainment and empowerment.”
Aside from the inspirational songs, special videos that show the activities, accomplishments, and beneficiaries of the A Teacher Party-List will also be presented.
“I chose to be part of the E-Concert because I know that ang mga proceeds nito ay ma pupunta sa mga nangangailangan na Kabataan, estudyante at teachers,” says Lani Misalucha. “Sana rin po ay maka panuod kayo dahil matutulugan po natin ang napakaraming bata na nangangailangan ng mga kagamitan para po sa eskwela. Kaya naririto po ako ngayon para mag reach out po sainyo na tulungan po ang A Teacher Partylist.”
“Para sa mga guro na gumagabay sa mga kabataan, siempre full support at kasali talaga ako,”declares Ice Seguerra. “Ang sarap mag-perform in this concert because I know kung gaano ka-dedicated ang A Teacher Party-List sa kanilang mission para sa buhay ng mga guro. They do their jobs and they do it well.”
And from Love Commercial, “We’ll gladly jam for A Teacher Party-List because teachers are the coolest.”
A-TEACHER PARTY LIST the voice of education in Congress is founded by Honorable Juliet R. Cortuna who also happens to the Chairperson and its former Representative, with Coach Ryan Taclan, a 3-termer Chief-Of-Staff and Vice-President of the Luzon chapter, are the main spokespersons in a Zoom Conference where they highlighted the achievements of the party-list, with select members of media.
The party-list represents the sectors of teachers, students, and other non-teaching personnel, on issues affecting their professional and personal welfare & growth. Likewise, A TEACHER underscores the role of transformative education as a vehicle for national development and progress.
Some of its most important legislative accomplishments, to enumerate a few are: RA 10647 Ladderized Education Act of 2014, RA10533 Enhanced Basic Education Act K-12 and RA 10687 Unified Student Financial Assistance System For Tertiary Education Act.
“The concert has many beneficiaries,” says VP Taclan. “Naisip naming ang concert na ito dahil sobrang hirap ng sacrifices ng mga teachers at parents, including the students as well, upang makapagturo’t makapag-aral sa panibagong E-Learning or Blended Learning set-up ngayong panahon ng pandemya. Konting tulong ito sa kanila para mabigyan sila ng mga basic na technological needs and supply nila lalo na sa mga public schools.”
“HANDOG AT PASASALAMAT: Benefit E-Concert” is streaming for free.
Accomplishments in fifteen years
“In fifteen years in congress, we didn’t just concentrated on our legisaltive works dahil alam naman natin ang nakikita ng ating mga mamamayan, hindi sila mapapakain ng mga laws na nagawa namin. That’s why we strengthen also our linkages to the national government. Like for instance, building classrooms in far flung areas, roads and bridges in order to have access. Ito po ‘yung maipagmamalaki namin na nakagawa kami, nakapag-link kami sa national government na ang mga barangay, specifically mga indigenous people natin na nag-aaral sa malalayong lugar, sa mga kabundukan, nagawan namin sila ng eskwelahan, nagawan namin sila ng tulay na ang ating mga magsasaka na may anak na estudyante at hindi na namamangka for them to bring their produce at matustusan nila ang pagaaral ng kanilang mga anak. We’re very happy that in fifteen years, masasabi na fulfilled kami sa aming accomplishment not just in terms of legislation but of course, ‘yung strong linkages namin with the national government,” honorable Juliet Cortuna, founder, chairwoman and former representative of A Teacher party-list.
For more information about the concert and the A-Teacher Party List, please visit www.facebook.com/ateacherpartylist,https://youtube.com/c/ATeacherPartylistPH and https://instagram.com/ateacherpartylistph