Julia Barretto, Gerald Anderson Part of ‘Alternative’ SONA 2020
JULIA BARRETTO – Actors Julia Barretto and Gerald Anderson were part of ‘alternative’ SONA 2020.
Following a previous article, actors and Original Pilipino Music (OPM) artists gathered for an online concert called “Tinig ng Bayan: SONAgKAISA Concert.” The show was streamed live at the same time as that of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte’s 5th State of the Nation Address (SONA) yesterday.
The organizers of the virtual concert said the event has been “brought together for the love of country and the greater good.” The online concert was touted as one of the biggest celebrity events this year.
“Tinig ng Bayan: SONAgKAISA Concert” was live-streamed on Radyo Katipunan 87.9’s Facebook page. Among the ABS-CBN celebrities who joined the “alternative” SONA were Julia Barretto, Gerald Anderson, and Maja Salvador.
Barretto expressed support for her home network as she hopes for a better Philippines. She said, “I’m part of the community where tragedy struck. Part of the community where people lost their job, their dreams and most importantly their homes. And I myself, I’m a witness of sadness, heartaches, the pain, the frustration that it brought to many people from my country.”
“And I’m one with the people in looking for solutions for a better Philippines. I’m one with the people hoping for better tomorrow, a brighter tomorrow. I’m one with the people in hoping for a better Philippines tomorrow,” she added.
Gerald Anderson, for his part, he called out his fellow countrymen to fight as one against the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
“Meron po tayong hinaharap na sitwasyon, na pandemic na napakahirap. Napakadelikado para sa sa bawat isa, para sa pamilya natin, para sa sarili natin. Yes, medyo maraming nangyayari sa bansa natin pwera sa pandemic, pero ano po ‘yung pinakaimportante, ano po ‘yung pinakadelikado?”
“It means na kailangan nating magsama-sama, iwan po muna natin ang ibang issues, ‘wag po na muna nating dagdagan ‘yung mga naghihirap ngayon dahil po sa lockdown, sa quarantine, dahil sa sitwasyon ng bansa natin dahil hindi lang ang bansa natin ang dumadaan sa ganito kundi ang buong mundo. But we need to come together. Pilipinas, kailangan nating magsama-sama, kailangan nating lumaban as a family. Iisang pamilya. Laban, Kapamilya,” he added.
See the 4:25:41 mark of the video below
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