Asia’s Got Talent Grand Finalists Gerphil Flores is set to headline the upcoming Songs for Heroes 2, a UNTV production to pay tribute to the country’s fallen 44 SAF heroes.
Touted to be bigger and even more significant than the first Songs for Heroes, this benefit concert will also have OPM artists Kuh Ledesma and Jed Madela performing live.
Other musical artists invited to perform include Wency Cornejo, Jenine Desiderio, Shane Velasco, Jeffrey Hidalgo, Asia’s Got Talent kid finalist Gwyneth Dorado, The Voice Kids 1 Finalist Sam Shoaf, and 5th Gen, among other invited guests.
Moreover, some Philippine National Police (PNP) and the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) officers will perform during the big night on June 30 at the SM Mall of Asia Arena.
Also joining are the AFP Chorale and PNP Combo.
Looking Back at the First Songs For Heroes
The first Songs for Heroes concert aimed at raising funds for the gallant 44 families. And just before the concert ended, UNTV raised more than six million pesos, which it then turned over to the respective police and military agencies in behalf of the families.
The concert emerged out of a Twitter call of International Televangelist Bro. Eli to support and not blame the Philippine President who was then reeling from massive criticims for his handling of the fallen 44 crisis. So Bro. Eli offered to hold a benefit concert instead of resorting to means to unseat the presidency.
Songs for Heroes 2: Ang Mamatay Nang Dahil Sa Iyo
Unlike the first musical concert, the beneficiaries of the Songs for Heroes 2 will be a charitable institution that will be selected by the AFP and PNP.
Theater and film director and writer Floy Quintos was tapped to write the concept of the concert while indie filmmaker Pedring Lopez directs. The musical director for the upcoming musical event is Alex Cortez, a University of the Philippines associate professor and current creative director of Dulaang UP.