February 5, 2017
Lepanto spearheads benefit concert for fire victims
Lepanto Consolidated Mining Company spearheaded a benefit concert last January 28, 2017 at the CPJ Theater to help the victims of the fire that destroyed 12 buildings and affected 18 families along Aurora St. in Poblacion, Mankayan, Benguet on the evening of December 22, 2016.
Dubbed as “A Song for Mankayan,” the event featured Lepanto and Mankayan born musicians including the “Songbird of the Cordillera,” Lourdes Gomeyac Fangki. Other performers were Ceasar Salcedo and The Brews Bothers, Powerpuffcorn, Laura, Unlirice, Arianne Kitong, SS Crew and Stitches.
Ceasar Salcedo, the font man of Brews Bothers and an alumnus of Lepanto Elementary School and Lepanto National High School, thanked the mining company for sponsoring the concert. According to him, the artists immediately signified interest to help their kakailyans. And with the help of Lepanto, that goal was successfully achieved. Ms. Lourdes Gomeyac Fangki said she instantly confirmed involvement in the concert because she grew up in Aurora St. and the affected establishments were mostly her friends and relatives. She also acknowledged the other artists for sharing their talents for a worthy cause.
An amount of about P 100,000.00 was raised from the event and will turned-over to the affected families.
Other event sponsors include, Lepanto High School/Lepanto National High School Alumni Assoc., Inc., Lepanto Women’s Association, Continental Café, Eagle Matrix Security Agency, Carlo MAximux Security Agency, Warrior’s Security Agency, Basic Ventures Vulcanizing and Services and General Merchandize, Samantha’s Gown Rental and Services, Abatan Supermart & General Merchandize, Abatan Supermart and Gavino Marketing, The Generics Pharmacy, Wow Digital Studio, Mother’s Way Restaurant, Golden Pines Pharmacy, AWL Bakeshop, Neburhood Buguias-Petron, Jumapa’s Store, Manna Bread and Hon. Apolinario Camsol and family.
By: Joann A. Gatchalian