A concert for peace – ‘Musikalinaw’ was held last March 6, 2015 at the Matina Town Square to culminate the National Day towards Healing for Peace and Unity on the 40th day since the Mamasapano incident.
An audio-visual presentation titled “Tingog Mamasapano” – interview with the Oxfam International was also showed to let the audience hear Mamasapano people’s voice saying, “What we’re striving, that this [Mamasapano incident] will not happen again.”
Kalumon Ensemble, Strawberry Jam, Dark Neon Band, Cure to Heal, Smile Band, Stinky Foot, Gecko Band and Popong Landero were the artists who performed ethnic and OPM music about peace.
“Ang lupang uhaw sa pag-ibig ay walang kapayapaan,” Popong Landero said before he sang ‘Himig ng Pag-ibig’ by the band, Asin.
In an interview with Atenews, Randy Ponteras of the Mindanao People’s Caucus said that the activity’s success was overwhelming with the Ateneo community’s support.
He said, “Very overwhelming that it is not just Ateneo students, but the whole Ateneo community from faculty to the different office – I can see exactly that the idea of peace is not just a concept among Atenistas but part of their values, wants in life that they want to have a peaceful Mindanao also.”
Before the concert ended, another 68 rings from the gong were dedicated to the people affected by the Mamasapano incident.
The concert was organized by the ‘All-Out Peace’ movement which calls for peace in Mindanao.