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LOOK: Ice Seguerra helps out Mindanao earthquake victims through music

/ 02:30 PM November 17, 2019
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Ice Seguerra with the victims of the earthquakes that hit North Cotabato. Image: Facebook.com/lizadino

Amid financial support and donations, multi-awarded artist Ice Seguerra helped the victims of the strong earthquakes that hit Mindanao last month in his own way, through music.

Liza Diño-Seguerra, his wife, spoke about Seguerra’s journey last week, when he performed in the many evacuation centers where the displaced victims of the earthquakes are currently located, as per her Facebook post last Friday, Nov. 15.

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“My husband at his HAPPIEST AGAIN,” Diño-Seguerra, CEO and chairperson of the Film Development Council of the Philippines, said. “Ice has spent the last two days traveling all over North Cotabato para magreach out sa mga kababayan nating nabiktima ng lindol (to reach out to our countrymen affected by the earthquake).”

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Seguerra visited at least 10 evacuation centers, including those in Kidapawan, Cotabato and Davao del Sur, according to Diño-Seguerra.

She said that despite not being able to help out financially, Seguerra’s music is at least able to help the victims by lifting up their spirits.

“Buhay na buhay sya pag nakakatulong sya sa mga kababayan nating displaced or nabiktima ng sakuna (He is very alive whenever he is able to help our countrymen who are displaced or victimized by calamities),” she said.

“We may not have monetary funds to give to them but through his sharing of his music and being ‘present’ — showing them that they are not alone sa mga pinagdadaanan nila at merong mga taong handang dumamay sa kanila, it relieves them somehow sa kung anumang ang pagsubok na kinakaharap nila sa kasalukuyan,” she added.

(We may not have monetary funds to give them but through his sharing of his music and being “present”, showing them that they are not alone in what they are going through and that someone is ready to empathize with them, it relieves them somehow, despite whatever challenges they are facing.)

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On October, North Cotabato and other parts of Mindanao suffered three strong earthquakes with magnitudes 6.3 (Oct. 16), 6.6 (Oct. 29) and 6.5 (Oct. 31), along with hundreds of aftershocks, according to the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council. JB

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