Top local music artists to offer songs for peace in Zamboanga




MANILA–A stellar cast of Filipino musicians, such as Peace Ambassadors, Noel Cabangon, Ebe Dancel and Gloc-9, will offer songs of hope and peace on Saturday, Sept. 21, as they join the rest of the nation in calling for a peaceful resolution of the conflict in Zamboanga and other affected areas in the country.

The artists are set to hold a vigil with performances from 5:30 p.m. until 12 midnight at the Liwasang Aurora, Quezon City Memorial Circle. However, there will be songs and performances from as early as 3 p.m.

Among those joining the peace ambassadors at this event are Joey Ayala, Lolita Carbon, Bayang Barrios, Slapshock, Brownman Revival, Jim Paredes, and many more.

“This is to show our support to our fellow Filipinos whose lives have been disrupted by the ongoing armed conflicts, especially in Zamboanga City,” said Noel Cabangon, one of the concert organizers, in a statement.


Since Sept. 9, Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) forces under Nur Misuari have staged attacks in Zamboanga City, killing more than 80 people, wounding more than 160, and displacing more than 80,000.

“We recognize that we have a responsibility to help create positive changes one way or the other. And for us artists, our music is our instrument,” said Cabangon who expressed hopes that the incident in Zamboanga City will be resolved soon.

The concert will be part of the event dubbed “A Nation Praying for Peace.” Spearheaded by civil society organizations Urban Poor Associates, Women Engaged in Action, Community of Sant’Egidio, the vigil aims to gather various sectors – ranging from the entertainment industry to the government – to call for an end to violence and its peaceful resolution.

It will be held in celebration of the International Day of Peace that is observed annually in different parts of the world.


First posted September 20, 2013 | 6:00 pm

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  • basilionisisa

    mabuti pa itong mga artists na ito ALAM ang mas importanteng rallyhan at tulungan kesa sa mga Bishops (from Hell) na puro pananamantala lang ang pagsakay sa popular na isyu, hindi taospusong pagtulong sa ikabubuti ng naghihirap na bayan.
    Good on you, all participating local musicians! I will keep buying your records in return!

  • chuggy

    Peace with terrorists??? Mga epal na artista. Kaya nga ang daming terrorista sa Mindanao! Laging sumusuko ang gobyerno under the guise of ceasefire or peace! No peace without justice, exterminate all terrorists and restore order for the sake of our kababayan in Zamboanga!

  • socali

    No more peace. Wipe them all out.

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