Concert for a Cause in Davao organized by Smart

Benefit concert to feature Rico, Barbie jamming for Yolanda survivors

Smart Communications, Inc., (Smart) through its subsidiary Smart Broadband, Inc. (Smart Bro), will be mounting a free benefit concert for the benefit of the families affected by Haiyan in Davao.

With the help of Alagang Kapatid Foundation of TV5, he Smart Bro Live and Loud concert will be featuring rock icons Rico Blalco and Barbie Almalbis on November 23 and will act as a collection point for cash donations and also in kind.

Donations can be brought to Matina Town Square Pavilion and enjoy Barbie and Rico perfoming starting ar 6pm Saturday night.

An auction will also be helo with 100% of its profits going to Alagang Kapatid Foundation, items on auction and bidding are Smart Bro devices and exclusive rockstar memorabilia owned by the Smart Bro endorsers, including an acoustic guitar and a dress worn by Barbie in one of Barbie’s Cradle’s music videos, a premium wristwatch owned by Rico, and a classy jacket from Raimund Marasigan

“All of us need to do our part to help in whatever way we can. Instead of the usual concert fanfare, we are inviting all Davaoeños to come together for our brothers and sisters in need and contribute to the ongoing relief efforts for those affected by Typhoon Yolanda,” said Michele Curran, Data and International Services Head at Smart.

Want to help but cant go? GO to  HelpPH ( logo

Smart will be putting up digital posters in its Facebook page where users can click “Like” to pledge a donation, which they can fulfill by texting HELPPH<space>AMOUNT to 5353 using their Smart, Talk ‘N Text and Sun Cellular phones. Donations can be in amounts of 5, 10, 25, 100, 300, 500 or 1000 pesos.

HelpPH is a global donation campaign for Typhoon Yolanda aid and relief organized by the Philippine Disaster Recovery Foundation (PDRF) in cooperation with multi-sector stakeholders like Smart, which provided the donation capability through its mobile money service BayadLoad.

Smart and Digitel Mobile Philippines, Inc. (DMPI), through its mobile brand Sun Cellular, have also set over 30 Libreng Tawag stations in Antique, Capiz, Cebu, Eastern Samar, Iloilo, Leyte, Palawan and Romblon to provide free call and text services in areas most affected by the recent calamity.

For more information on post-Yolanda network restoration activities, public service advisories, and other ways to donate, please visit

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