Martin Nievera asks: "Is my donation gonna go to where it’s supposed to go?"

Martin Nievera sends his message to Filipinos: "I think, now, more than ever, we Filipinos… there is no north, there is no south, there is no east or west. We’re just one big people now. We’re one big island searching for answers, searching for ways to start over again."


Ikinatutuwa ng Concert King na si Martin Nievera na muling nakikilala ang pagiging matatag ng mga Pilipino sa mga ganitong trahedya.

Ngunit ang Super Typhoon Yolanda ang isa sa pinakamahirap na pagsubok sa katatagan ng mga Pilipino.

Saad ni Martin, “Everyone talks about the resiliency of Filipinos. That’s great.

“We can really survive anything that you throw at us. We’ll survive.

“But this is way above our expectations, I think, as a Filipino, as a people.

“I mean, even if I was God, I would really be wondering how am I gonna fix things.”

Gaya ng nakararami, hindi rin maiwasan malungkot ni Martin sa sinapit ng mga biktima ng kalamidad na ito.

“I really feel badly.

"I can say whatever sounds good, you know, to make myself look like I’m interested, and passionate, and sad, like the rest of the world.

“But I wish I had a magic wand and take Yolanda and blow her somewhere else… like the ocean or something.

“The fact that it hit us, I don’t think it was meant to be.

"I don’t think we are chosen, I don’t think any of that.”

Nanawagan din si Martin na ito ang panahon na dapat ay magkaisa ang mga Pilipino upang muling makabangon sa delubyong ito.

“I think, now, more than ever, we Filipinos… there is no north, there is no south, there is no east or west.

“We’re just one big people now.

"We’re one big island searching for answers, searching for ways to start over again.

“Answers like when do we ever get some food.

"And even I, whose eating well, and drink water whenever I want, even I am asking that question.”

Nakausap ng PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) si Martin sa MYX Mo 2013, kagabi, November 12, sa MOA Concert Grounds, Pasay City.

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WHERE DOES IT GO? Kaliwa’t kanan ngayon ang fundraising drive ng celebrities para makatulong sa mga biktima ng super typhoon Yolanda.

Kaugnay nito, isang tanong din ang nais sana ni Martin na mabigyang linaw: Kung saan napupunta ang mga donasyon para sa mga nasalanta ng bagyong Yolanda.

Tanong ni Martin: “Why? Where? Is my donation gonna go to where it’s supposed to go?

“All the money that’s coming from all over the world, from equally passionate and sympathetic people, where is it going?

“Who’s in charge of that?”

Kaliwa’t kanan din kasi ngayon ang isyu ng korapsyon sa bansa, kaya naman mas nanaisin ni Martin na siya mismo ang mamahala sa kanyang donasyon upang matiyak na maiaabot ito sa dapat nitong puntahan.

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Saad niya, “I wanna be in-charge of that.

"I know myself. I know I’m gonna send that money to the right places and buy whatever that I can to help the situation, and have all these questions, you know."

Dagdag pa ng singer, “We all have the same concerns, the same doubts, the same fears.

“Our doubts are more fears, more than anything else—it’s fears."

Kaya naman, sa Sagip Kapamilya mismo ipinaabot ni Martin ang kanyang tulong sa mga biktima ng bagyo.

Paliwanag ni Martin, "We all have to do what we do."

"I can’t see you going to Tacloban and lifting up all the debris... that’s not what you do.

"That’s not what I do, too, but I wanna help."


ACTS OF KINDNESS. Bilang tulong, ang talent fee ni Martin para sa benefit concerts para sa biktima ni Yolanda ay kanya na ring ido-donate.

“Every show that I’m gonna do now, my talent fee is not gonna be for me anymore.

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“It’s gonna be for the victims.

"But that’s so small compared to what I can generate through my shows.”

Bukod dito, ang kanyang concert sa Las Vegas ay gagawin na ring fundraising event para sa mga biktima ng bagyo.

Gaganapin ang kanyang Christmas concert sa Sun Coast Hotel and Casino sa December 14 and 15.

Ani Martin, “Whatever it is, I’m here now not performing in my usual Christmas shows all over America.

“Now, I’m gonna do it for a cause, for the Yolanda victims.

“I’m planning to join Apl.d.Ap in Los Angeles to do exactly the same thing.”

Nagpahayag din ng mensahe si Martin na patuloy sanang tumulong ang mga tao sa mga nasalanta ng bagyo, hanggang sa makabangon silang muli.

“We have to keep doing this until Tacloban... until Cebu, Bohol, all the affected areas are on their way to recovery.”


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