The Phillipine Star: Debbie Campaigns for Children


(The Philippine Star) Updated October 18, 2010

MANILA, Philippines – Debbie Gibson visits Manila, not to stage a concert but to campaign for greater support for the improvement of health and education of children. The stage of her visit is not the Araneta Coliseum of her 1991 concert. She journeys in impoverished communities and shelters in shanty homes where poor children live.

She is here as a spokesperson in a film project of Children International dubbed A Child is Waiting. The story follows the real day-to-day lives of children in need. Children International is a non-government organization helping more than 78,000 children and youth in Metro Manila and the Bicol Region. It aims to rally more people to support health and education programs benefiting children not only the Philippines but in other countries where the organization operates.

Gibson’s campaign for the welfare of children can be traced back to as early as 1991, when at the peak of her career, she donated to Children International’s social welfare services for more than 22,000 children and youth in 31 communities in Metro Manila.

But she stages a concert. On her final day, she regales children and their parents waiting to receive medical and dental care in a field office of Children International in Barangay Kaligayahan, Quezon City, with an energetic rendition of her hit songs. Poor children and youth share her stage. It is a rare treat for the small crowd to listen to her upclose.

It is rarer still that they have a sustained advocate in her.

 

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  • THIS IS WHY WE ALL LOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE THIS WOMAN SO VERY MUCH. SHE’S CARING, GENEROUS,KIND, UNDERSTANDING AND LOVING,TOO. YOU GO DEB!!!!!!!!!

  • I agree- Deborah does indeed deserve more credit for both her volunteer work and her music.

  • JOSIP MIKHAIL B. FEROLIN on

    THE AMERICAN MUSIC AWARD NOMINEE AND ASCAP AWARD WINNER MS. DEBORAH ANN GIBSON IS VERY DOWN – TO -EARTH AND THE MOST WONDERFUL ROLE MODEL FOR ALL OF US AT ALL AGES!

    DEBORAH ANN, GOD BLESS YOU ALWAYS!

  • She”s so wonderful person,that”s why i love her so much!!!!

  • JOSIP MIKHAIL B. FEROLIN on

    KUMUSTA!!! ALL THE FILIPINO FANS OF DEBBIE GIBSON’s FROM LUZON, VISAYAS, MINDANAO,AND WORLDWIDE.
    PLEASE LOG ON TO HER OFFICIAL WEBSITE http://www.debbiegibsonofficial.com AND SEND YOUR MESSAGE TO HER BLOG TO
    INCLUDE MANILA,PHILIPPINES ON HER” MS. VOCALIST TOUR 2010 ” IN ASIA. POST YOU PLEAS!!!
    THANKS AND MABUHAY!!!

  • I’m one of her million fans. Finally, I’ve got this opportunity to send her a message. I’m so greatful and proud of you Debbie, after all these long years. your generosity and kindness speaks out load. Thank you so much for partaking your time to fly over in our country Philippines. I’m here in Paris, i just hope that one day I’ll see you in person; Who knows? Goodluck and good health always. Love you so much! Bisou!

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