Ryan Cayabyab-led virtual concert raises P1M for new-normal education


Posted at Jul 16 2020 09:15 PM

National Artist for Music Ryan Cabyabyab led a fundraising concert, dubbed 'At Home with PLDT: No Learner Left Behind,' to help provide digital tools to students for distance learning. PLDT Home

MANILA — A virtual concert led by National Artist for Music Ryan Cayabyab has raised over P1 million to aid in the transition of schools to distance learning amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Cayabyab headlined the concert, dubbed "At Home with PLDT: No Learner Left Behind," alongside music veterans Regine Velasquez, Ogie Alcasid, Martin Nievera, and Pops Fernandez.

The free online concert was held last Tuesday, and also featured performances from theater artists Gian Magdangal, Gab Pangilinan, Lara Maigue, and Sheila Valderama, among others.

The funds raised from the concert will be used to provide internet and digital tools to students in need, as the country implements distance learning starting August 24.

Under the new program, students are to stay home and will learn through television-based instruction, printed or digital modules, and online resources.