Malacañang hails military, hosts concert for soldiers, families
MANILA, Philippines — President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. on Saturday hosted a concert for members of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and their families to express the government’s gratitude to the military force for maintaining the country’s sovereignty, peace, and security.
The Presidential Communications Office (PCO), in a statement on Saturday said that “Konsyerto sa Palasyo: Awit ng Magiting” acknowledges the sacrifices of soldiers in safeguarding the country’s sovereignty.
“The concert featured the Samiweng Singers from Ilocos Norte, Musical Director Jeddi Cris Celeste from Iloilo City and harpists Benedicto Costaños Sr. and Benedicto Costaños Jr. from Cebu,” the PCO said.
Poppert Bernadas from Davao, Princess Vire from Quezon City; Limuel Llanes from Quezon province, rappers Marco Paolo Revidiso from Parañaque City, A.K. Fella, Glnn, MC Julyo from Cavite and spoken word artist Kenli Marc Sibayan from Ilocos Norte also performed during the event.
Aside from Marcos, First Lady Liza Araneta-Marcos, Vice President Sara Duterte, and former president Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, Senators Cynthia Villar, Jinggoy Estrada, and Francis Tolentino, among others, were also present in the palace concert.