Hi! My name is Benjie Tech! I am a member of a community of working musicians based in Laguna Philippines. There are 3000+ people in our community that works as music performers for a living. They rely on daily, weekly and monthly gigs through bars, hotels, restaurants and events to be able to survive their families and themselves. Due to the COVID-19 outbreak that caused almost every establishment to temporarily close down, these musicians have also temporarily lost their means of income and a lot of them are already struggling.
I understand that the government has plans to help almost everyone BUT unfortunately a lot of them may be at the bottom of the list of priorities to get financial aid. I also understand that there are other professions out there that are also greatly affected by this Pandemic but i'm hoping that those that are capable of helping and holds music very close to their hearts will be able to send any amount of help.
The proceeds will be carefully organized and distributed to those that have a greater need amongst everyone. This will be decided on not just by myself but also with the help of a few governing bodies that will be assigned. I personally am doing OK financially which excludes me from any benefit of this fundraising. As a matter of fact, i will be the very first one to put in a donation to this cause and hopefully triggers more.
I am not famous nor do i have any significant relevance in the greater music industry in the Philippines and i don't have a huge circle of influence but I am hoping that this can get enough attention to drive donations. I really want to help my fellow musicians and i can only do so much on my own.
Laguna Musicians Community