February 24, 2007

CyberPress sets benefit concert

The Information Technology Journalists Association of the Philippines (ITJAP), popularly known as “CyberPress,” comes to the aid of an ailing former member via a benefit concert on November 10 at the Merk’s Bar Bistro, Greenbelt 2, Makati City.

The concert, entitled “The Perfect Pair,” is a series of exciting shows that kicked off last October 27 and marks the comeback of vocalist Anna Fegi and musical director Toti Fuentes to the local concert scene. The series will culminate on November 22 via an exciting finale at the Captain’s Bar of the Mandarin Oriental Hotel.

CyberPress, an organization of journalists covering the local information technology (IT) beat, is co-sponsoring the November 10 schedule of “The Perfect Pair” together with Next Mobile, one of the telecommunication service providers in the country, in order to raise funds for the surgery and medication expenses of Betty Daguio-Jose, a former journalist herself and one of the founding members of CyberPress.

Betty was diagnosed with lupus nephritis, a debilitating kidney disease, and doctors have already ordered an immediate kidney transplant. This project of CyberPress also serves as a fitting recognition for Betty’s invaluable help in making IT journalism part of the mainstream media today.

Back in the country after a long hiatus, curly-haired Cebu-bred singing wonder Anna Fegi made the country proud when she was cast as Nala at the Hong Kong Disneyland presentation of “The Lion King,” where she wowed audiences with her wide vocal range. Toti Fuentes, on the other hand, is also making a comeback of sorts after staying in the US where he sought treatment for stomach cancer.

“The Perfect Pair” will also feature former beauty queen Rachel Anne Wolfe, who has already made the rounds of the local show business scene via the movies and television before. Rachel is back in the country and will showcase her musical prowess through her brand-new CD released under Manna Records and distributed locally by Sony BMG.

The three top-notch entertainers will certainly electrify the Merk’s Bar Bistro stage, featuring Anna and Toti’s undeniable musical chemistry, having collaborated on several projects in the past. Their collective genius shall be complemented by Rachel’s indubitable musical artistry, from R&B, jazz, and even dance music.

Their captivating performances thus serve as a perfect highlight to the show as they showcase their diverse musicality and world-class entertainment qualities.

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