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"Sing For Me" stages final Davao concert

Davao City (7 December) -- More than ten choral groups from Davao and Panabo cities have committed to sing for free on Sunday, December 9 as the "Sing For Me Project" culminates with its last and fourth concert at SM Entertainment Plaza.

Simultaneously serenading the public with Pasko na Naman, Noche Buena, Ang Pasko ay Sumapit and the Sing For Me theme song, participating choral groups include the Davao Boys Choir, Dihog Chorale of Foursquare Gospel Church, Matina Central Children's Choir, UIC High School Chorale, F. Bangoy National High School Choir, St. Joseph the Worker Parish Choir, Koro Choir of Our Lady of Fatima Parish, Symphony Singers, St. Francis of Assisi Parish Choir, Davao Baptist Choir, Children's Joy Foundation Choir, DAR XI Chorale, Himig Singers, Senior Citizens Choir of Talomo District, Voice of Hope Children's Choir, San Pedro College Chorale, UM Choir, City Planning Office and DSWD Choir.

Organized by DSWD in partnership with SM Supermalls, "Sing for Me" involves simultaneous nationwide serenades of Christmas carols featuring choral groups of national government agencies, local government units, non-government organizations, church-based organizations, business groups, schools, and the community.

"DSWD offices nationwide have invited singing groups to come together and sing for free as their expression of support to the plight of disadvantaged children," Director Ester Acebedo-Versoza of DSWD said.

Sing For Me project serves as venue to converge the efforts of all sectors of society in generating resources for disadvantaged children like the abused, neglected, abandoned, exploited, orphaned, and children in contact with the law.

DSWD resource partners from all sectors have been tapped to donate resources such as talent, facilities, financial and manpower services for the benefit of these children.

Acebedo-Versoza said, as of November 30, 2007, several institutions have committed their resources for the cause of the disadvantaged children. "At the national level, we have McDonalds Philippines, SM Group of Companies, SSS, PLDT Smart, Chevron Phils., Nestle Phils., and Food Terminal, Inc. while in the region, we have EMCOR, NCCC Cares, DIMDI, Coca Cola Bottlers Phils., Davao Light and Power Company, SM City Davao, Davao City Government and Del Monte Fresh."

"Sing for Me" was launched in the region last October 20, 2007 at SM Entertainment Plaza. Everyone is enjoined to support the disadvantaged children and watch the free concert which starts at 7 in the evening. (DSWD-degsduron/PIA XI) [top]

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