CITY OF TAGUM, DAVAO DEL NORTE—Thousands of Tagumeño fans trooped to this city’s iconic new city hall atrium to witness the one-night concert-for-a-cause of Grammy Award-winning International Artist and Composer Dan Hill last July 6, 2012 which benefited the Local Government of Tagum’s “Care for School Chairs” (CFSC) Program.
Saying that he was humbled and inspired the 58-year old Canadian singer expressed admiration of the program initiated by Mayor Rey T. Uy whom he paid a courtesy call at the Fabrication Section of the Tagum City Motorpool in the morning of the day of his concert.
“The future for all of us around the world is the children’s generation and their education and anything that we can do to facilitate their education helps all of us,” stressed Hill in an exclusive interview with the Tagum City Information Office.
“The biggest message is love, connection and to always think of other people, that your greatest happiness, as the mayor has so brilliantly demonstrated, your greatest sense of fulfillment and happiness is in helping other people.”
During the courtesy call, the singer joined Mayor Uy and the volunteers in painting chairs which he described as “incredibly fun.”
During the concert, the singer elicited cheers and applause from the audience when he sang his hit songs “Sometimes When We Touch,” “In Your Eyes,” “Why Do We Always Hurt the Ones We Love,” “Never Thought” and “I Do.”
The said concert was organized by the City Government of Tagum and the Rotary Club of Tagum Golden L.A.C.E.S.
The CFSC is a brainchild of Mayor Uy that makes use of confiscated logs by fabricating it into school chairs which are later distributed to schools not only in Tagum but also to schools in Davao Region and other areas in Luzon and in Visayas.
As of June 30, 2012, the CFSC was able to distribute 51,893 pieces of school furniture since August 2011. Louie Lapat of CIO Tagum