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Freddie Aguilar Sings for Bicol - BM

Freddie Aguilar is set to storm Bicolandia on September 17 at the Villa Caceres Hotel in Naga City. The high-end dinner concert, called Concierto Pakarahay Ning Caramoan, will be the first of a series. Ka Freddie, with his band Watawat, pairs up with DJ Alvaro, the singer that popularized “Ang Tipo kong Lalaki ay Maginoo, Ngunit Medyo Bastos”.

The undertaking is a fundraising campaign of Caresma (Caramoanons with Residences in Metro Manila), headed by Annabelle Arcilla. Its priority project of restoring historical churches in Caramoan, Camarines Sur, is only the first of many. Arcilla, the concert producer, is assisting and complementing Camarines Sur Gov. L-ray Villafuerte in his goal to put the once sleepy town of Caramoan on the world tourism map.

Pakarahay means renewal or restoration. Caresma, aside from its focus on history and heritage, aims to uplift the culture and values of Caramoanons and prepare them for the upcoming tourism development growth in the area.

For a start, Arcilla has also boldly taken the challenge to set up and operate the first-ever banking facility in Caramoan through an independent automated teller machine in partnership with Encash at the Caramoan Pawnshop. Teachers, Government Service Insurance System retirees and even tourists hail this as a big blessing that saves them from expensive and tiring half-day trips to the mainland just to encash their salaries or obtain cash.

Governor Villafuerte, with his new ally in Arcilla, will surely succeed in catapulting Caramoan to world fame, especially after the TV program Survivor, where several of its foreign film producers, i.e., France, Israel and Serbia, viewed Caramoan’s pristine beaches as even better than Boracay. The Survivor travel documentaries aired abroad have placed Caramoan in the consciousness of millions of nature lovers not only in the Philippines but worldwide.

The concert is timely, coinciding with the world-renowned Peñafrancia fluvial fiesta, when Bicolandia will again be in the world limelight. Caresma is also set to induct its first set of officers earlier on the day of the concert day itself at the same venue. Tickets are available at Villa Caceres Hotel in Naga City.

For inquiries and ticket reservation or purchase: Jinkee, 0908-3308680 or 687-6322.

Source: Written by Bernardo V. Lopez
Wednesday, 09 September 2009 19:02
Business Mirror

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