MANILA -- "Music heals. That's for sure."
This was what Kean Cipriano wrote on Twitter this Friday, after he confirmed plans for an online concert featuring musicians from his record label, O/C Records.
The Callalily frontman shared a teaser for the performances, and said that their cancelled gigs due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) made them decide to push through with this longtime project.
He wrote: "The main goal is to spread love and optimism in this challenging time. We're musicians and we won't let anything stop us from playing music for people who love our music."
Cipriano added that he and his record label, which counts young star Unique Salonga among its artists, are trying to schedule it for when the COVID-19 situation in the country improves.
He also promised to apply safety measures against the virus for his artists during the planned concert.
Beginning Sunday, Metro Manila will be placed under "community quarantine" as the government attempts to curb COVID-19.
This means travel restrictions, ban on mass gatherings, and an advise to practice social distancing, to name a few measures.
As of Friday, the country had 64 confirmed cases.