MTV EXIT Holds Concert To Raise Awareness Against Exploitation and Human Trafficking!

When in Manila or anywhere in the world,  let it be known to each  individual how important it is to be free and live the life which we choose to lead!

MTV Exit Ambassador to the Philippines Dingdong Dantes with  MTV EXIT Campaign Director Matt Love

A call for freedom, a call for equality – this is really what MTV Exit is all about! We were very fortunate to be invited to witness this very important music event held last Oct 29 at the Mall of Asia Concert Grounds. The event was organized to mainly spread awareness and gain more support in the fight to end human trafficking. It was a very successful event due to its powerhouse line-up of world class acts and its success in sending the message of awareness to the thousands who attended the event!

 

Approximately 25 thousand people attended the event!

 

 

MTV EXIT (End Exploitation and trafficking) in partnership with USAID and AusAID are currently working hand in hand with our government, non-profit organizations, artists and the media to educate people about this very serious issue on human trafficking and exploitation. About 2.5 Million are being trafficked worldwide at the moment so we better join this campaign to save lives and end slavery.

It can happen to anyone…it can happen to YOU so it’s a must to always keep our eyes open and be sure to report any acts of exploitation  to the proper authorities!

You may call their hotline at…

Aside from spectacular performances by a roster of international and local acts such as the Korean pop sensation Jay Park, US rock band EVALINEItchyworms, Ebe Dancel (former frontman of Sugarfree) Pupil and Parokya ni Edgar, various videos about exploitation and human trafficking were also  featured in between performances. Moreover,  notable speakers from both the public and private sector went on stage to educate the people more about the gravity of this issue.

Here are the highlights of the event….

hosted by Ramon Bautista, VJ Holly and Tado

 

 

The Itchyworms opened the show with their catchy hits….

 

 

 

 

Ebe Dancel performed some Sugarfree hits as well as new songs from his solo album….

 

 

 

 

 

Evaline wowed the crowd with their dynamic set!

 

 

They sure know how to rock the  house!

International singer-songwriter Jason Mraz even made a special  appearance and delivered a heart felt speech which I’m sure inspired the crowd….

 

he sure has got a lot of charisma!

 

 

the people adored  him!

 

 

I was most impressed by Pupil‘s performance that night! I’m not really a big fan of Ely Buendia but I noticed that his music indeed matured a lot! His bandmates are lucky I believe!

 

 

a legend

 

 

 

Parokya Ni Edgar never fails to entertain the masses…

 

 

 

 

 Notable people such as Philippine Vice President Jejomar Binay also expressed   support….

 

 

 

And then the much awaited Jay Park entered the stage…….

 

 

the crowd went gaga!

 

 

 

 

One great thing I love about music events is that it always has been a powerful tool in bringing people together whenever there is an urgent issue which needs to be dealt with. I also admire artists who share their talents and influence for a good cause. Music is indeed a universal language which transcends all boundaries.

That night I may say was indeed a night full of great music, love and hope!

There is truly an urgency for peace and equality……..

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

…..and  it’s time for us to respond and take action!!

We were very much entertained but most important of all, we were educated!

 

 

writing down our manifesto

 

 

When In Manila says NO to Human Trafficking!

 

Thank you so much MTV Exit in leading the  fight against this very timely issue! Rest assured that you can always count on  When In Manila to support  this worthy cause!

MTV EXIT (End Exploitation and trafficking)

www.mtvexit.org

follow them on Twitter @mtvexit

 

Special thanks to Frank Ruaya  for these kick-ass  iconic shots!

Congratulations to the guys from Perceptions Inc. for doing a great job in organizing this event!

MTV EXIT Holds Concert To Raise Awareness Against Exploitation and Human Trafficking!






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