BALIKBAYAN Benefit Concert, Featuring Paolo Montalban Held 12/3 At The Philippine Center

Broadway Barkada presents "Balikbayan", a special benefit concert for the victims of Typhoons "Ondoy and Pepeng" at The Philippine Center's Kalayaan Hall on Thursday, December 3rd @ 7:00PM. The Philippine Center is located at 556 Fifth Avenue (between 45th and 46th Street) New York.

The Philippines is reeling from the aftermath of Typhoons Ondoy and Pepeng that has around P22 billion pesos (around $450 million) in property damage which included thousands of homes, schools and livelihoods.

New York Filipino artists felt compelled to take action and help their countrymen back home through a benefit concert. Full casting has been announced. Slated to perform are Broadway's Paolo Montalban, Enrico Rodriguez, Alan Ariano, Joanne Javien, Marc Delacruz, Olivia Oguma and cast members from Off-Broadway's recent Imelda: A New Musical .

The evening will feature direction by Billy Bustamante and music direction by Devin Iilaw.

This concert will focus on providing relief and rehabilitation to various victims of the typhoon including families, students and small businesses. All proceeds are coursed through Ayala Foundation-USA.


Tickets available at
$25 General Admission
$75 VIP Admission/Donation which includes a 6PM pre-show cocktail reception

Ayala Foundation-USA is a 501c3 organization. As such, all donations coursed through AF-USA are tax deductible in the US.

If you cannot attend the event or are able to donate more, we urge you to do so. The Philippines needs your help.

For ONLINE donations: Go to Under "Donation For", select "Broadway Barkada" in the box.

For CHECK donations: Make check to payable to "Ayala Foundation USA" at 255 Shoreline Drive, Suite 428, Redwood City, CA 94065. Please put "NY Artists for Relief" on the memo portion of your check. For questions, please contact Ronna Reyes Sieh at

About Broadway Barkada

Broadway Barkada is a collective of Filipino theater artists using their talents to affect change in the lives of those in need.

About Ayala Foundation USA

Ayala Foundation USA ( is a public charity registered as a 501© 3 tax-exempt organization. As the bridge between US-based Filipino individuals and communities, and Philippine-based social development institutions, AF-USA becomes a mechanism by which donations and other forms of support can reach intended beneficiaries in the Philippines.

Donations to Ayala Foundation through this event will be distributed to the following:

PinoyME ( helps the poorest microentrepreneurs affected by the typhoons by providing rehabilitation funds to resuscitate their business. Its mission is "Lifting lives through microfinance".

League of Corporate Foundations and the National Bookstore Foundation (NBSF) which helps students displaced by the typhoons to return to school by providing a "re-starter kit" with the necessary supplies they need to begin attending classes again.

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