Amid the extended community quarantine, the Champion Community Centers have banded together to send a message of hope and love to the entire Philippines. After a week of reflection and mindfulness, it’s the perfect time to lift our spirits up and Rise as One on April 12, 2020 5PM, live on Facebook.

The online concert features stunning performances by Filipino Drag Artists such as Turing Quinto, Lady Gagita, Deedee Marie Holliday, J Course, Christian Vinas, Aries Knight, Victoria Salt and many more! Vocals from Katrina Velarde, 3rd Avenue, Anna Fegi, and Jimi Marquez are also set to inspire us to continue being a positive influence to the people around us. While Boys Can Trance of O Bar Philippines are ready to keep spirits up with their music.

Lastly, special guests will be sharing their messages of hope, love, and encouragement including Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach, Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray, Miss Universe Philippines 2019 Gazini Ganados, and Mga Batang Poz star Paolo Gumabao. Truly, it’s time for a change of pace. The fire in our hearts may have struggled to shine ever since the community quarantine started, but hopefully we can find the strength to keep the fire burning and strive to be a light for others.

Physical distancing won’t keep us down, we can altogether, Rise as One. Together we can gain a better understanding of what we can amid the community quarantine. As we learn more about ourselves, we can take a more holistic approach to empowered protection.

Don’t miss out on this FREE online concert by following Champion Community Centers on Facebook to catch the livestream at 5PM April 12, 2020 (Sunday). This event was made possible with partnerships from Sustatainability of HIV Services for Key Populations in AsiaAustralian Federation of AIDS OrganizationsAIDS Healthcare FoundationPhilippine Educational Theater Association, PhilHealth, Pilipinas Shell FoundationAccelerating Community Engagement and Response on HIV/AIDS PreventionCHEMBIO Diagnostic Systems Inc., and the Join United Nations Program on HIV/AIDS.

Text by Ben Quiaot & Carlos Diego A. Rozul