80's stars hold fundraiser for PH flood victims

by Steve Angeles, ABS-CBN North America Bureau

Posted at Dec 05 2012 05:44 PM | Updated as of Dec 06 2012 01:44 AM

GLENDALE, California -  Filipino singers Joey Albert, Gino Padilla and Raymond Lauchengco were scheduled to have a joint concert in Glendale. But after news hit of typhoon Bhopha ravaging the southern Philippines, they decided to make the show into a fundraiser.

"If we have a chance pwede kami mag-produce so we could help the typhoon victims sa Philippines. More help, the more people na tutulungan natin," Marissa Luces of ABC Entertainment said.

These stars of the 80s are scheduled to go back to the Philippines thsi week and are asking their flood-ravaged kababayans not to lose hope.

"Walang tigil dito ang mga Pilipino sa North America sa pag-iisip sa inyo and nagawa ang paraan ma tulungan kayo, so wag na wag kayo mawalan ng pag-asa," Albert said.

"Keep on supporting them... I'm going to go back to Manila. It's really a  chance for us to share sa mga flood victims," Padilla said.

Members of the Filipino community are now rushing to find ways to help after relief goods took three months to deliver during last year's typhoon Sendong.

The local Mindanao association says they are hesitant in sending balikbayan boxes again.

With the holidays approaching and many scheduled shows in the area, community members are now arranging for many of the shows to also serve as fundraisers for typhoon victims.