American singer and songwriter, Rockwell Ryan Ripperger, of the famous band – Stephen Speaks - performed at a resto in Bacolod City Saturday, as part of his Philippine concert tour “Alive to Fight”, to benefit the wounded soldiers in Marawi.
His next concert is on February 10 for his “Playback Music Festival” in Manila, February 11 in Iloilo City, Feb. 14 in Boracay, and Feb. 17 at Fort Bonifacio.
Filipinos helped him when he was still new in his music career and he wanted to give back their support through the benefit concert, said Ripperger, who is known for his hit songs “Passenger Seat”, and “Out of my League”, among others.
He hopes that his songs will give comfort and joy to those wounded soldiers, who fought for peace in Marawi, the press release said.
He also thanked his Filipino fans for their continued support to his songs and career.
Couple Michael and Jojane Morcilla, of SpoonMugnet, and Gene Jackson of Gunny's American Burger, were grateful that an international music icon performed at their resto.
After his short performance, he went inside SpoonMugnet Music Lounge where he signed shirts, guitars, and others. His fans also had the chance to take photos with him and had a short talk, the press release added.*
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Negros dog project workshop held
The Escalante City K9 Hikers Club officers and the Escalante Belgian Malinois Group and their families attended the Negros Dog Project workshop and seminar Saturday in Brgy. Balintawak, Escalante City, Negros Occidental, its press release said.
The project aims to spread awareness on the dangers of rabies, promote responsible dog ownership, physical fitness for both dog and owner, and to provide alternative livelihood as dog trainers and handlers, through dog training and sports.
It was conducted by Robert Cabalfin, Negros Pawductions manager, in support of the “Rabies Free in 2020” campaign of the Department of Agriculture, Bureau of Animal Industries, Department of Health, and the Provincial Veterinary Office of Negros, along with the aim of increasing awareness on dog sports and promoting sportsmanship, the press release added.*
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