U2 Frontman Bono Praises Filipinas During 2019 Philippine Concert
BONO PRAISES FILIPINAS – Bono, the frontman of the legendary Irish rock band U2 gave tribute to women that played an important role in history during their concert in the Philippines.
On their Philippine leg of their “The Joshua Tree Tour”, the band praised women who “re-write history”. The band played their song, “Ultraviolet”.
As they were playing their song, a video played in the background that showed the world’s most iconic feminist. These included inspirational and powerful Filipina women.
Among those given the spotlight were Melchora Aquino, Lea Salonga, Pia Cayetano, and Cory Aquino. Their tribute got the Filipino crowd cheering in appreciation.
The band also included Artemisa Xakriaba, Sinead Burke, Joan Carling, Greta Thunberg, and Ellen DeGeneres in their tribute video. Adding to this, during the band’s performance, Bono made this statement: “When women of the world unite to re-write history as ‘her story,’ that is a beautiful day“
The band also gave a salute to journalists, activists, and volunteers during their concert.“Red Cross is in the house tonight, volunteers. Let’s keep them in our prayers, the ones who keep us safe from physical harm…”
“Also in our prayers, let’s keep the journalist, the truth-tellers, the activists who keep this country spiritually safe. We salute you. Truth tellers, everyday heroes. Let’s see our lights, let’s see out starts in the middle of the sky,” he added.
Bono has always used his fame to promote his advocacies. He collaborated with the Philippine Red Cross and the logistics company, Zipline, to deliver blood via drones in isolated places.
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