Daniel Padilla to hold free concert in Tacloban

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jun 23 2014 12:52 PM | Updated as of Jun 23 2014 08:52 PM

Daniel Padilla. Photos by Michael Bagtas for ABS-CBNnews.com

MANILA – Teen star Daniel Padilla is set to hold a free concert in Tacloban for the survivors of super typhoon “Yolanda,” which battered the province in November last year.

According to Padilla’s mother, actress Karla Estrada, they thought of mounting the concert to bring happiness to those who were affected by the super typhoon.

“Plinano naming mag-ina 'yung concert na ito para mapasaya namin ang mga kababayan namin and ito lahat galing sa aming dalawa lang talaga. Siyempre merong mga tumulong sa atin but this is a free concert para sa mga victims ng Yolanda all over Region 8 na gaganapin natin sa grandstand sa Tacloban City,” she said.

Estrada said they want to entertain the people in Tacloban City so they could somehow forget the hardships they are going through.

“Ang aim namin ay mapasaya sila, makalimutan nila sandali 'yung kalungkutan na mawalan at maubusan ng pamilya,” she said.

Padilla, for his part, said he really made sure to clear his hectic schedule just for this concert.

“Scheduled na ito dati pa and may oras naman sa ganitong mga events so napasok naman natin,” he said.

Padilla said this will be his first time to visit Tacloban since the typhoon hit the province.

“First time kong makakarating ng Tacloban after ng bagyo. Siyempre nandun naman para magpasaya ng mga tao doon alam naman natin ang nangyari talagang nakakalungkot so doon tayo magbigay ng saya tsaka ng pag-asa para sa kanila,” he said.

Estrada said everyone is invited to attend the free concert this Saturday, 6 p.m., at the Leyte Sports Development Center in Tacloban City.

Padilla’s leading lady Kathryn Bernardo will also perform at the concert.