Hundreds died, thousands were injured and infrastructure worth millions crumbled down when Bohol was jolted by a 7.2 magnitude earthquake last October 13, 2014.
More than the loss of lives and properties, it was the destruction and the damage wrought on our centuries- old churches that really broke the hearts of Boholanos.
They were more than just symbols of our faith. They were part of our lives and until now, a sense of collective loss is still being felt by many
This is where Congressman Aris Aumentado, the youthful and dynamic 2nd District Representative of Bohol, came into the rescue.
Through a benefit concert series that he initiated & supported, he has been able to successfully raise donations to help rebuild some of the damaged churches from the Diocese of Talibon.
|Cong. Aris Aumentado thanks concertgoers for their support|
|Cong. Aris Aumentado & wife Vanessa draws raffle winners|
|Vanessa & Angel pose for our camera while |
Cong. Aumentado & Councilor Jojo Bompat enjoy the show
Dubbed Rock & Rebuild, the concert series was launched last May 23 with Spongecola, topbilling the event that was staged in Talibon, Bohol with K & N Productions of LJ Lumayag handling the event.
It was a memorable gig mainly because it was my first time to handle a concert’s directorial job
|Your Blogger as Concert Director with technical crew|
Here are some of the highlights of the Spongecola Concert as captured by the lenses of Ghen Lumayag and Hon. Joseph Bompat, Tagbilaran City Councilor:
THE CONCERT: ROCK & REBUILD with Spongecola. The first of a benefit concert series of Cong. Aris Aumentado to help rebuild the damaged churches of the Diocese of Talibon.
BIG thanks to all those who came, to Cong. Aris Aumentado and all his staff, and of course, to all sponsors who made this event a succes!
Liaison Officer: Carolyne Maniwang
Event coordination by: K&N Productions
Head Eventologist: Lj Maria Lumayag
Lights & Sounds : DRC Sounds.lights.staging
Emcee: Grace Marie Revita-Amora
Concert Director and Voice over: Raul Phillip Orimaco Gatal
Technical & Stage Manager: Sonny Lagorra Azcuna
Event Staff: Greff Torregosa
Artist Management: Ghen Lumayag & Edgardo Reformina
Photography: Ghen Lumayag Photography
DJ: Alexis Somontan
|LJ Lumayag's K & N Productions handled the event|
Photo: Ryan Macalandag