THE Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra (PPO), the resident symphony orchestra of the Cultural Center of the Philippines, will play for free at the Bonifacio Shrine tonight at 6 p.m.
Manila Mayor Isko Moreno invited everyone to watch the free show, saying the 70-member orchestra will perform for about two hours at the Kartilya ng Katipunan side of the now clean and orderly Bonifacio Shrine beside the City Hall.
“Once again, I thank the Philippine Philharmonic for agreeing to perform free of charge and treating the citizens of Manila to an experience of a lifetime,” Moreno said.
Moreno said the orchestra usually charges around P700,000 to P1.3 million as talent fee of its members when they perform either in Metro Manila or outside the metro.
“The city government is bent on showcasing home-grown talents, because the young generation nowadays was hooked on foreign entertainers. We should love our own,”Moreno said.
Manila Tourism and Cultural Affairs Bureau (MTCAB) chief Charlie Dungo said similar activities featuring Filipino talented artists are being lined up to perform at the Bonifacio Shrine.
“The holding of the PPO concert is the second entertainment event to be held at the Bonifacio Shrine and is Mayor Moreno’s gift to the people of Manila”, Dungo said.
Last month, a free public showing of the movie “Bonifacio: Ang Unang Pangulo” was held where more than 500 watched, along with Director Enzo Williams, Vice Mayor Honey Lacuna and Mayor Moreno, who played the role of Fr. Jose Burgos.