MTV and Dingdong Dantes for MTV EXIT: End Exploitation and Trafficking Free Concert

When In Manila and looking for a worthy cause, join MTV EXIT’s fight to end exploitation and human trafficking. 

 

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MTV EXIT (End Exploitation and trafficking) is a multi media campaign which aims to raise awareness to the issue of human trafficking. This campaign started in Europe of 2004 and have enlisted help of celebrities such as Lucy Liu, Angelina Jolie, and musicians like Radiohead, The Killlers, Muse and Click Five.

 

To date, this campaign has expanded throughout Asia and continues to spread the message through free concerts, documentaries, music videos, PSA’s, and youth forums. 

 

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MTV EXIT, in partnership with USAID and AusAID, has announced it’s return to the Philippines for it’s fight against exploitation. On October 29, a free Live concert will be held at SM Mall of Asia Concert Grounds for the benefit and awareness of the human trafficking issue. 

 

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During the MTV EXIT Media Conference held yesterday, notable people in the campaign explained to us the gravity of this issue. This issue alone affects 2.5 million people worldwide, majority of which are either from Asia or in Asia. 

 

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Opening remarks by Matt Love.

“We are excited to return to the Philippines to inspire youth to take action against this critical issue. MTV EXIT Live in Manila harnesses the power and influence of music to bring together international and local artists in solidarity with youth across the Philippines to fight against this problem affecting millions of people worldwide”

 Following Matt Love was a list of influential and prominent speakers all ready to give their time, effort and support for this MTV EXIT cause: 

 

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Justice Secretary Leila De Lima, Chair of the Inter-Agency Council Against Trafficking (IACAT) spoke next.

 

 

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Reed Aeschliman Acting Mission Director for the U.S. Embassy Philippines.

 

 

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Elaine Ward, AusAID Counsellor representing the Australian Embassy Philippines

 

 

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Jerome Alcantara, Head of Policy Center from the Visayan Forum Foundation Philippines, an MTV EXIT NGO Partner.

 

After the speakers, there was an exclusive screening of the new documentary Enslaved: An MTV EXIT Special (Hosted by Dingdong Dantes). This is the third in a 12 part documentary series. This will be aired on November 27, 9:55 pm on the GMA News TV Channel 11.

 

 

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As part of their awareness campaign, all these documentaries are made royalty free. People are encouraged to watch and distribute copies to reach more people.

 

The last speaker was Dingdong Dantes, MTV EXIT Ambassador to the Philippines.

 

 

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After MTV EXIT celebrity endorser Dingdong Dantes spoke, they played a screening of the MTV EXIT Live in Manila Concert Promo.

Performances by Jay Park, Evaline, Parokya ni Edgar, Pupil, Ebe Dancel, and Itchyworms

October 29

SM Mall of Asia Concert Grounds

Free tickets are available online through www.facebook.com/astroplus1

   

  

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When In Manila, it’s time to get involved with these issues that happen right before our very eyes. One key point was highlighted in this whole conference: that a  single person, can still make a difference.

 

MTV EXIT shows that awareness is the first step. Now it’s up to all of us to spread the word. 

 

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With Matt Love, Campaign Director of MTV EXIT and Vince Golangco, Editor-in-Chief of WhenInManila.com

 

MTV EXIT (End Exploitation and trafficking)

www.facebook.com/mtvexit

www.mtvexit.org

Twitter @mtvexit

 

MTV EXIT Free Concert

Performances by Jay Park, Evaline, Parokya ni Edgar, Pupil, Ebe Dancel, and Itchyworms

October 29

SM Mall of Asia Concert Grounds

Free tickets are available online through www.facebook.com/astroplus1

 

MTV and Dingdong Dantes for MTV EXIT: End Exploitation and Trafficking Free Concert 

 

 






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