Ogie Alcasid and Sharon Cuneta in TV5ís telethon

(MANILA STANDARD) MORE than P30 million was raised by TV5 in its live broadcast of ďTulong Kapatid, Sulong KapatidĒ telethon for the victims of Yolanda, the super typhoon that ravaged the Visayas and rendered thousands of Filipinos homeless and in dire need of food and medical assistance.

Telecast live from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. the following day via The Mega and The Songwriter: Kanta at Biyaya, Sharon Cuneta and Ogie Alcasid were there for the whole duration of the five-hour show, which also aired live on TV5ís international channels worldwide. The telethonís live airing resumed at 5:30 to 8 a.m. in the Good Morning Club timeslot.

Ogie Alcasid and Sharon Cuneta in TV5ís telethon Over 60 TV5 stars, OPM artists and the team Gilas players devoted time to support the cause by manning the phone lines and accepting pledges and donations from callers from all across the country as well as in other parts of the world.

Some of those who comprised the first few batches of volunteers were Lucy Torres-Gomez, Aga Muhlach, Gelli De Belen, Derek Ramsay, Alice Dixson, Ritz Azul, Eula Caballero, Martin Escudero, Empoy, Mr. Fu, Regine Angeles, Raymond Gutierrez, the Artista Academy finalists, the boys of Juan Direction, Lia Cruz, Shawn Yao, Manu Sandejas, Jason Webb, Chris Tiu, Kiefer Ravena, Larry Fonacier, Gary David, Jimmy Alapag, among others.

TV5 Chairman Manny V. Pangilinan was present to encourage everyone to support the telethon and help raise funds for the Alagang Kapatid Foundationís relief and rehabilitation efforts in typhoon-stricken areas.

Also present at the telethon were TV5 President and Chief Executive Noel Lorenzana, Sports5 Head Coach Chot Reyes, PLDT President and Chief Executive Napoleon Nazareno, and Meralco Human Resources and Corporate Services Senior Vice President and PBA Chairman Mon Segismundo.

Sharing their musical talents and making the telethon more entertaining and engaging for the viewers were OPM artists Jim Paredes, Noel Cabangon, Cooky Chua, Bayang Barrios, Aia De Leon, Luke Mijares, Jeffrey Hidalgo, Isabelle De Leon, Lara Maigue, with Abby Asistio, RJ Dela Fuente, Daryl Shy, AKA Jam, 5 Az 1, Claire Ruiz, Quest, Chadleen, Gabe Piolo, and Arthur Manuntag.

Chris Tiu, Chot Reyes and Noel Lorenzana take calls to help raise funds for Yolanda victims

TV5ís Tulong Kapatid hotline 689-3355 and email address are still open to accept pledges and donations. Cash and check donations may also be sent to Alagang Kapatid Foundation, Inc through the following accounts:

Bank of the Philippine Islands-Ayala Avenue, SGV Branch Account Name: Alagang Kapatid Foundation, Inc., Peso Account No: 1443-0533-32 and Dollar Account No: 1444-0214-85.

Also in Banco De Oro-Makati Avenue, Ayala Branch; Account Name: Alagang Kapatid Foundation, Inc. Peso Account No.: 00- 5310-41016-4; Dollar Account No.: 10-5310-46264-4; and Citibank Peso Account No: 0757138018; USD (3rd CCY Remittance) Account No.: 0757138026.

Furthermore in Metrobank-Fort Burgos Circle Branch; Account Name: Alagang Kapatid Foundation, Inc.; Peso Account No: 264-3-264821763.

And in Cebuana Lhuiller Pawnshop; Partnerís Name: Alagang Kapatid Foundation, Inc.

You can also donate using your Paypal. Username / beneficiary: alagang

Chief News Editor: Sol Jose Vanzi

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