Dagupan City – 7 January 2010. The Archdiocese of Lingayen-Dagupan is sponsoring a drive to raise the necessary funds for the different pastoral programs of the Archdiocese. A concert entitled “Aming Handog” will be presented on 15 January 2010 at the Jimmy Fernandez Stadia in Dagupan City.
The benefit concert came about from the generosity of Mr. Jomari Yllana who offered to produce the whole show. Mr. Yllana is a close family friend of Msgr. Socrates B. Villegas, DD, the Archbishop of Lingayen-Dagupan.
For the pastoral programs
In his letter to prospective donors, Msgr. Socrates B. Villegas was asking for help to “initiate and sustain some very important pastoral programs for the youth and the poor in the Archdiocese of Lingayen-Dagupan.” He further said that “we need to upgrade the formation programs of our catechists teaching religion in our public schools, We need to sustain our charitable and developmental programs for the economically poor brothers and sisters. We want to bring the bible to every Christian home. We need to sponsor more students to pursue their college education and contribute to nation building”.
The benefit concert will feature singers Kuh Ledesma, Janno Gibbs, Dingdong Dantes, as well as the brothers Yllana, Jomari, Anjo and Ryan, comedian Joey Marquez, Keith Martin, Radha, the SOP Artists of GMA7 “Kapuso” network, and many other surprise guests.
Tickets are pegged at P5,000.00, P2,000.00, P1,000.00, P500.00 and P200.00. The P5000.00 ticket includes a dinner with the artists and stars of the show.
Show time is at 7 o’clock in the evening.
Msgr. Villegas in his appeal to people said that ‘in contributing to the project, you will share in pursuing our vision for a more pastorally attuned Church in Central Pangasinan.”
Tickets are available in all the parishes of the Archdiocese, the Chancery and The Mouse House.