Globaltronics and The PARC Foundation Holds Charity Online Concert for Calamity Victims and PARCaralan Scholars at DigiPARC
“Spirit of Giving 2020”, a charity online concert organized by technology innovator Globaltronics and its corporate social responsibility affiliate at the Guido Group of Companies (GGC), The Performing Arts and Recreation Center (PARC) Foundation, streamed live from DigiPARC last Saturday, December 19, 2020, via Facebook and YouTube.
Proceeds from this charity event will benefit calamity-stricken families in Cagayan Valley, Marikina, Rizal, and Bicol and the PARCaralan scholars whose activities were disrupted by COVID-19.
DigiPARC, the first “Truly Digital Events Place” in the country, was supposed to be inaugurated by San Juan City Mayor Francis Zamora last November 14, 2020. However, supertyphoon Ulysses struck several parts of Luzon on November 12, 2020. In sympathy with families devastated by Ulysses and other recent calamities, Globaltronics and PARC cancelled the inauguration and instead organized “Spirit of Giving 2020”.
“We knew we had to do something to help. So today, instead of a grand inauguration of DigiPARC, we are giving you “Spirit of Giving 2020”, a charity online concert for the benefit of calamity victims and of PARCaralan scholars,” Rea Manalili, Globaltronics COO, said during her opening remarks.
‘We are knocking on your kind hearts to share your blessings. Please donate and donate generously with love. All your generous donations will help rebuild the lives and communities of those deeply affected by the recent supertyphoons in Cagayan Valley, Marikina, Rizal, and Bicol and, at the same time, support the many PARCaralan scholars and other struggling artists whose activities were halted by COVID-19,” Ms. Manalili further said.
The online concert kicked off with a very inspiring song from a very good friend of GGC, Philippine Rock Icon, Ramon “RJ” Jacinto. He performed his own composition, “Philippines, My Philippines”, which talked about love of country and love of countrymen and countrywomen.
The PARCaralan Scholars came next with their wonderful performance of Christmas songs, highlighted by Samantha Louise Torzar’s soulful rendition of “Oh, Holy Night”.
During the concert, celebrity supporters congratulated Globaltronics for putting up DigiPARC. They said that with DigiPARC, artists, celebrities, showbiz people, and businesses disrupted by COVID-19 can stay productive and relevant under the new normal. They also appealed to the viewers to help the concert beneficiaries through donations. These celebrities included Mr. and Miss Chinatown Philippines 2020 winners and runners-up, Feng Shui Master Hanz Cua, Philippines’ “King of Talk” Boy Abunda, and “RJ” Jacinto.
Next came 3rd Avenue, the country’s premiere wedding band. The band started with a very chilling cover of Smokey Mountain’s “Paraiso”. They followed it up with a James Ingram medley, an OPM medley, and the band’s original songs. Their songs soothed the hearts and souls of the viewers. Beautiful memories came rushing back.
Timothy Lee, Globaltronics VP for sales and business development, joined 3rd Avenue and performed James Ingram and Patty Austin’s “How Do You Keep the Music Playing” and “A Million Dreams” from “The Greatest Showman”. Mr. Lee and 3rd Avenue did justice to the songs. Many commented that their covers were even better than the originals.
Other highlights of the show were the separate interviews with Globaltronics / DigPARC partners 3rd Avenue and Mayad Creatives. They talked about their wonderful experience in their partnership with Globaltronics and in their use of DigiPARC studios.
DigiPARC came about when Globaltronics repurposed several spaces inside The PARC Foundation into digital studios using state-of-the-art LED screens, Philips commercial displays, digital iPosters, and audio-visual and lighting equipment. The physical activities of the young PARCaralan scholars at The PARC Foundation had to be temporarily stopped in March 2020 in compliance with the IATF health and safety guidelines related to COVID-19.
DigiPARC studios (Black Box, Creativity Hall, Gallery, and Wilmer Ong Guido Hall) are ideal for corporate and private online events. Part of the proceeds from rentals of the studios goes to a fund supporting the PARCaralan scholars’ online classes and other activities.
The concert ended with a Christmas carol medley by The PARCaralan Scholars, 3rd Avenue, and Timothy Lee.
“Spirit of Giving 2020” was truly a wonderful online concert. It was a showcase of kindness, love, peace, and hope.
Viewers from the Philippines and other parts of the world donated generously before, during, and even after the concert was over.
Donations will still be accepted until December 31, 2020. They can be sent through the following channels
- For cash, send through GCASH Express Send MACY G. 0917 526 2762.
- For check deposits or wire transfers:
Bank: Bank of The Philippine Islands
Account No.: 4931-0062-96
Swift Code: BOPHIPHMM
Account Name: Performing Arts and Recreation Center Foundation, Inc.
- For in-kind donations, contact BAYANI at 0905 430 4372 or visit The PARC Foundation, 494 Lt. Artiaga Street, Brgy. Corazon De Jesus, San Juan City, Metro Manila, Philippines 1500.
For more details about renting of studios at DigiPARC, please visit www.globaltronics.net. A 24/7 chatbot will be activitated to attend to your concerns. You may also call (02) 8721-2878 from Monday to Friday. A Globaltronics’ sales representative will assist you.
You may also visit www.theparcfoundation.ph and facebook.com/PARCph or contact (02) 8350 6356.
Contact persons for press inquiries:
For Globaltronics, Inc.
Landline: +63 2 87212878, Mobile +63 961 356 9284
For The PARC Foundation
The PARC Foundation
Landline: 8350-6356 Mobile: +63 905 430 4372
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About The PARC Foundation
The Performing Arts and Recreation Center (PARC) Foundation is a private, non-stock, non-profit organization established in December 2015. It was founded by the late Wilmer Guido, a passionate 25-year old visionary, whose dream was to put up a performing arts center to help people, especially the underprivileged youth and struggling local artists, pursue their artistic passion and fulfill their dreams.
PARC’s mission is to create a sustainable ecosystem for the performing arts, with PARC functioning as an open hub where artists can congregate, hone their skills, and equip themselves to become relevant contributors to society.
True to its vision, PARC is spearheading the development of the performing arts in the country by enabling young Filipino artists to succeed.
For more information, please visit www.theparcfoundation.ph, follow PARC’s social media accounts at @PARCPH, or call (02) 8301-6356.