Kids of world-renowned choir sing their hearts out for stricken hometown
ALMOST a month after the earthquake that shook their province, their families and town mates back home are struggling to put the broken pieces of their lives together. A group of Boholanons, some of them as young as 10 years old, has stepped up to do their share—and they do it in places far from home and the familiar, alongside not their parents but their equally young co-singers.
The Loboc Children’s Choir (LCC) has been staging fundraising concerts around the country in the wake of the October 15 earthquake that also destroyed their hometown’s centuries-old Loboc Church.
The world-renowned LCC will perform at the North Court of Power Plant Mall on November 9 and 10, 5:30 p.m.
The Rebuild Bohol concert is presented by Rockwell Land and ABS-CBN. While the concert itself is free, donations will be accepted and greatly appreciated, with all proceeds going to operations for rebuilding Bohol.
The magnitude-7.2 temblor that rattled Central Visayas, including Cebu, was the deadliest earthquake to hit the country since the magnitude-7.7 Luzon earthquake in 1990. The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) in its latest report dated November 3 stated that the temblor claimed 222 lives, 209 of which were reported in Bohol. The total number of injured reached 976, while eight individuals, all of them from Bohol, remain missing.
The NDRRMC also said the damage to infrastructure, particularly in Cebu, Bohol, Negros Oriental and Siquijor, has breached the P2-billion mark.