Writers from Rhymes of PEG and new members of the Concerned Artists of the Philippines, Bicol Chapter, will be conducting an online fundraising event for the affected barangays of Sorsogon caused by the eruption of the Bulusan Volcano. The said event will be held through Facebook Live on June 19, 2022 (Sunday) at 9 PM.

The Facebook live with the theme: “Live Poetry Reading: An Entertainment for a Cause” will be hosted by Bon Ramniel Morales and Danna Espocia Garbida together with Judy Lomerio Azul, Jerraine Ruth Jocutan, and Jhannah Paguyo.

Last June 5, 2022, Bulusan Volcano erupted wherein the entire town of Bulusan was affected and nearby municipalities including Irosin, Casiguran, and Magallanes. Following its June 5 phreatic eruption, Mount Bulusan continues to release steam, indicating persistent hydrothermal activity in the volcano.

“Kami po ng aking mga kaibigang manunulat ay nagkasundo na magkaroon ng fundraising sa pagnanais na makatulong sa mga residente na apektado ng Bulkan Bulusan. Yadi tabi kami niyan para magayo san danun. Maski diyot lang po na halaga dakulang bagay na po idto. Dios mabalos po!,”said Danna Garbida in mixed Tagalog and Sorsoganon. (I, together with writer-friends agreed to have a fund-raising as we wish to help the reidents affected by the eruption of the Bulusan Volcano…)

“Makakasiguro po kayo na ang makokolekta namin sa fundraising na ito ay makakarating sa mga nangangailangan ng tulong. Kahit sa simpleng paraan ay may magawa man lang kami upang maiparamdam na buhay pa rin ang pagtutulungan ng bawat isa kahit hindi personal na magkakilala,” added Jerraine Ruth Jocutan. (You can be sure that what we collect in this fundraising will reach those who are in need of help. We hope that. even through simple means, we can do something in order to let others feel that the spirit of helping one another even if we don’t know each other personally is stll alive.)

“Sa gaganapin pong online event, ang hangad po namin ay makapagbahagi ng aming talento at makatulong. Sana po ay masiyahan kayo, mainspire at may matutunan sa bawat piyesang aming babasahin. Ngayon pa lang po ay nagpapasalamat na kami sa mga tutulong at nauna ng nagbigay ng kanilang tulong.” ended Jhannah Paguyo. (During the online event whhich we will hold, we hope to share our talents and to help. We hope you will be happy, be inspired and learn something with every piece we read. Eve just now, we thank those who are helping and who have been first to give help.)

Facebook Live will stream here:

Danna Espocia Garbida Facebook Account

Full details of the posted event:

Live Poetry Reading: An Entertainment for a Cause

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For more information, contact:

Judy Azul

capsorbicol@gmail.com

The Rhymes of PEG (Poetic Expression Group) is a group of a supportive community of like-minded writers who come together to pursue the art and craft of writing.

The Concerned Artists of the Philippines Bicol Chapter (CAP-Bicol) is one of CAP’s newest chapters formed in October 2020, which is composed of artists, musicians, writers, filmmakers and cultural workers from various disciplines that work toward a nationalist, people-oriented art and culture. One of CAP’s founders is Lino Brocka, a national artist for Film who was born in Sorsogon.