The Diocese of Caloocan, together with the Ninoy and Cory Aquino Foundation and Tanging Yaman Foundation, hold the Huwag Kang Mangamba Fundraising Concert: Mga awit ng Pag-asa at Katatagan


On July 22, 2018, the Diocese of Caloocan, in partnership with the Tanging Yaman Foundation (TYF) and the Ninoy and Cory Aquino Foundation (NCAF) held the Huwag Kang Mangamba Fundraising Concert: Mga awit ng Pag-asa at Katatagan at the St. James Academy Auditorium in Malabon City. Proceeds of the show will fund the Children’s Scholarship Program of the diocese, an initiative of Bishop Pablo “Ambo” David.


Various talented artists came together to serenade and inspire a packed auditorium comprised of families from the Diocese of Caloocan, the concert-beneficiaries, and the donors and partners of TYF and NCAF. The Bukas Palad Music Ministry began the show, together with the Tala Youth Ensemble, a group of young, aspiring musicians from Brgy. Kaingin, and the Musician Friends of the Jesuits, with their rendition of the song, “Huwag Kang Mangamba.”




The Ninoy and Cory Aquino Foundation Music Ministry (NCAF-MM) followed this up with a medley of nationalistic songs, such as Ryan Cayabyab’s “Sabihin Mo Ikaw ay Pilipino” and Jim Paredes’ “Handog ng Pilipino sa Mundo”.


Afterwards, the Bukas Palad Music Ministry rendered a few more inspirational songs composed by their founder Fr. Manoling Francisco, SJ.


Catholic, inspirational-duo Where’s The Sheep? led the audience into prayer with their renditions of popular christian songs like “Who Am I?,” and Hillsong United’s “Oceans.”



Next was prolific singer, songwriter Noel Cabangon who sang his popular song, “Kanlungan” and led the audience in the singing of “Ako’y Isang Mabuting Pilipino.”



Power-singer Erik Santos, also known as the Prince of Pop, started out his set with his version of Fr. Manoling Francisco’s song, “Sa ‘Yo Lamang.”


He then surprised the audience by calling out guest performer, Angeline Quinto on stage. Together, they sang Martin Nievera’s, “Forever” and “Don’t Stop Believing.”



Diocese of Caloocan Vicar General, Msgr. Jerome Cruz also shared his reflections regarding the many issues that Caloocan is facing in between artists’ sets.

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Bishop Ambo David capped off the show by thanking all those who made the concert possible, as well as an invitation to everyone present to open their eyes to the sufferings of others and allow God to use them as instruments of grace to those in need.


The concert ended with Bishop Ambo and all the artists on stage singing “Pananagutan” and “I Will Sing Forever.”