La Salle, Ateneo alumni raise 10.5 million support to Bayanihan Musikahan for health workers, urban poor

De La Salle Ateneo Bayanihan Musikahan
Alumni of De La Salle University and Ateneo De Manila University were able to raise 10.5 million pesos together to support Bayanihan Musikahan. Photo courtesy of Bayanihan Musikahan.

De La Salle University (DLSU) and Ateneo De Manila University (ADMU) alumni have joined together to raise 10.5 million pesos to support the Bayanihan Musikahan fundraiser for the urban poor affected by the community quarantine to stop the spread of COVID-19.

The La Salle and Ateneo graduates overcame their traditional rivalry to help provide food and health protection packs for urban poor communities. reached by Samahan ng Nagkakaisang Pamilyang Pangtawid.

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“Through the camaraderie displayed by the alumni of Ateneo De Manila University and De La Salle University, they were able to raise P10,500,000 in support of the #BayanihanMusikahan cause,” Bayanihan Musikahan announced on its Facebook page on April 6, 2020.

“We would also like to thank the Jesuits of the Philippine Province and De La Salle Brothers for making this possible!” the post added.

The Bayanihan Musikahan Facebook Live Concert Series features Filipino musicians live-streaming their performance on their Facebook pages as they ask for donations for the concert’s beneficiaries.

Bayanihan Musikahan Facebook Page explains its mission:

“Donations will be used to purchase “Manna Packs” containing rice, munggo, and other nutritious stuff; and ‘Ligtas Covid Kits’ for medical and health supplies. These are already tried and tested by Caritas Manila. We only have to upscale the numbers quickly. We need tens of thousands every day for many weeks.

“We will also aid local government units in creating barangay quarantine spaces to stave off contagion and to augment the medical services infrastructure of Metro Manila—if necessary provided by volunteer medical professionals from the same or nearby barangays.”

Netizens praised the joint efforts, among them, Martin Gomez who shared some of St. Jean Baptiste De La Salle’s words:

“Lord, the work is yours”
“GOD’S compassion for you is greater than all the difficulties you have”
“Live JESUS In Our Hearts, Forever!”
“GOD of Love set me aflame for Love of You and my neighbor”
“Live by the Spirit of FAITH Serve with the Spirit of ZEAL”
“I will continue O my GOD to do all my actions for Love of You”

“Proud to be both a Blue Eagle and a Green Archer,” Alf Marasigan-Moreno said.

Ateneo and the University of the Philippines had earlier initiated donation drives for medical supplies for both patients and healthcare workers battling the coronavirus disease while La Salle Schools had organized prayer circles.

Ateneo De Manila University (ADMU) has also announced it is giving all students Pass (P) marks and will refund lab and dorm fees as the Loyola school’s act of compassion at this time of suspended classes during the community quarantine.

Bayanihan Musikahan had earlier featured Lea Salonga who raised 2 million pesos overnight.

SEND CHEERS in the comments below to the alumni of La Salle and Ateneo for overcoming their rivalry to join hands in helping the urban poor affected by the COVID-19 community quarantine!

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