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Ai-ai Delas Alas to lead church fundraising concert

Ai-ai Delas Alas to lead church fundraising concert

By Minnie Agdeppa

June 18, 2019

Manila, Philippines

Celebrity Ai-ai Delas Alas and the clergy of the Novaliches diocese will stage a concert benefiting the construction of a new parish church.

The concert is their farewell thank-you gift to Bishop Antonio Tobias in appreciation of his 16 years service to the diocese.

Pope Francis has earlier accepted the retirement of Bishop Tobias and appointed Fr. Roberto Gaa as his successor.

Dubbed as “Ai HEART RCBN”, the concert will be held at the Smart Araneta Coliseum on June 24.

The event will also highlight the 30th anniversary in the showbiz industry of Delas Alas.

In 2016, the seasoned comedian and actress was awarded the Pro Eccelesia et Pontifice after Pope Francis acknowledged her “distinguished service to the church”.

Fr. Aristeo De Leon, the event’s lead organizer, said proceeds will go to the ongoing construction of the Kristong Hari Parish Church.

Located along Commonwealth Avenue in Quezon City, the parish is envisioned as the diocese’s “future shrine of the youth”.

Organizers said the concert will feature performances from some religious and lay organizations.

Some celebrities such as Alden Richards are also expected to grace the occasion.