May 22, 2009
SM Mall of Asia, Concert Grounds ( behind One Ecom Center)
2:00pm - rally march starting at Heritage Hotel area going to SM Mall of Asia.
6:00pm - Concert event start
Lots of bands and artist are supporting this event, and they will be there to help fight the rapid cases of human trafficking in the Philippines and have an awareness and prevention from happening to our young people. Save the date - May 22, 2009 at the SM Mall of Asia Concert Grounds at 6:00pm
Moy Moy Palaboy
and Parokya ni Edgar
all of them will be there to channel a big shout to our youth audience about human trafficking and exploitation prevention. This is a big kick off concert event that will be followed by a nationwide campaign, that will happen in most regions and islands of the Philippines.
MTV Exit stands for (End Exploitation and Trafficking) is produced by the MTV Europe Foundation in partnership with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).
The event will be hosted by MTV VJ Kat Alano and actor, Epi Quizon. Baustista narrated the anti-trafficking documentary “TRAFFIC: An MTV EXIT Special” and is the MTV EXIT campaign’s ambassador in the Philippines.
To support the concert and the campaign, a group of anti-trafficking organizations headed by the Visayan Forum Foundation will march from Roxas Boulevard to the concert grounds. The march will begin at 2 p.m. and reach the Mall of Asia shortly before the 6 p.m. concert begins. Approximately 5,000 people are expected to take part. These groups will disseminate important information about human trafficking and its prevention to concert
The UN estimates that at any one time there are 2.5 million trafficking victims in the world, with the majority of these in the Asia/Pacific. Human trafficking is the second-largest illegal trade after drugs, with criminal traffickers earning over US$10 billion every year through the buying and selling of human beings. Victims are often young men and women — MTV’s demographic — who are guilty only of wanting a better life.
“I am incredibly proud to perform at this important concert,” Christian Bautista said. “I hope that through my music and involvement in this event and the MTV EXIT campaign that millions of people learn about this tragic form of slavery.”
“The power and influence of music is a great force for change — by holding this concert tour across the Philippines we are harnessing this power; using it to inform and mobilize young people in the fight against trafficking,” said Simon Goff, MTV EXIT’s Director.
The concert will be broadcast on MTV Philippines and will include live footage as well as key information about human trafficking. All MTV EXIT television programming is produced rights-free and free of charge for all broadcasters and organizations.
For free tickets to this concert-for-a-cause event:
-- visit www.mtvphil.com to win tickets; or
-- visit any MTV EXIT Redemption Booth at the SM Mall of Asia starting May 16 – May 22 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; or
-- VFF / MTV EXIT Redemption Booth – May 22, 2009 MOA Concert Grounds
[VFF Office - No.18 12th Avenue, Barangay Socorro, 1109 Cubao, Quezon City from May 16 to May 22, 2009]
-- call MTV on 706-1580 for additional ticket outlet details
Also I heard that you can get the free tickets whenever you purchase a Green Bag in SM Mall of Asia. Tickets will be available onsite and at the gate, they suggest that you come early in order to claim tickets at the gate.
MTV EXIT is PRESENTED BY: Mtvexit.org, USAID and VISAYAN FORUM FOUNDATION; CO-PRESENTED BY: GMA 7, QTV and SM MALL OF ASIA; SPECIAL THANKS TO: ARMVET PRINTING COMPANY, PADI’s POINT and FISH & CO.; OFFICIAL RESIDENCE:MANILA HOTEL; OFFICIAL MEDIA PARTNERS: FRIENDSTER, Business Mirror, Business World and THE PHILIPPINE STAR; OFFICIAL RADIO PARTNERS: 90.7 Love Radio, 96.3 WROCK, YES FM 101.1, MELLOW 94.7, UR 105.9, NU 107 and Y101 Cebu
IF YOU WANT TO HELP AND POST THIS ADVOCACY AND CAMPAIGN TO YOUR BLOGSRead more below to see my commentary and photos from the press con
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MTV Exit - press conference at Fish n Co., SM MOA ( with performance by Kitchie Nadal and Moymoy Palaboy)
Kitchie Nadal @ MTV Exit press con @ SM MOA
Moy Moy Palaboy @ MTV Exit presscon @ SM MOA
below are some photos from the press con, we should really be supporting this advocacy, for a personal point of view, human trafficking should be stopped, I'm hearing lots of bad news of this illegal activity that is happening mostly in our provinces, and I don't want this to happen to my family or to my friends. Let's end this and show these traffickers that we are now on the move to fight them.