Darren Espanto's successful birthday concert last Sunday officially raised over Php526,000 for chosen charity 'Pantawid ng Pag-ibig.'
'Pantawid ng Pag-ibig' is the on-going donation drive of ABS-CBN Foundation for those who have been hardly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic in the Philippines.
The concert, dubbed as 'D Birthday Concert From Home,' was held at the comfort of his home in Calgary, Canada. Virtually, he was joined by Gary Valenciano and Moira dela Torre, as well as his younger sister, Lynelle.
"Nakaka-miss mag-live shows pero sana matapos na po itong pandemyang ito so we can go back to doing those things kasi na-mi-miss ko na rin makita kayong lahat," he noted during the concert, which was streamed live via his official Facebook page.
"That’s something that I always think about, kung paano at kailan kaya tayo makakabalik sa normal na yun at I’d say malungkot at nakaka-worry din po ang mga directly hit by this pandemic, ang mga nawalan ng mga mahal sa buhay at pati ang mga nawalan ng trabaho of course. Wala pa ring mass testing and padami ng padami na ang bilang ng nagkakasakit especially COVID, yan talaga ang nag-drive sa amin para gawin ito tonight sa paraan na kaya nating magawa," shared Darren.