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A Melody of Hope: SPU Manila's Concert for a Cause

By Belinda Grace Bautista | The Paulinian

A Melody of Hope: SPU Manila's Concert for a Cause

Photo cover by Ann Moira Fadri | The Paulinian


University Week 2024's first day concluded with "Concert for a Cause" taking the spotlight, featuring a lineup of bands and artists that left the audience eager for more.


Organized by the Student Affairs Office and the Paulinian Student Government, the event was animated by hosts, Ms. Franchesca Faylona and Mr. Earl David Ong, with support from sponsors, Triosocean Corporation and the Asian Network for Public Opinion Research (ANPOR).


Starting the musical journey was the five-man band, If We Never Did. Their setlist included renditions of “Miss Miss” by Rob Deniel, “Raining in Manila" by Lola Amour, their own composition “Memorya,” and Halik” by Kamikazee, setting the stage for an electrifying evening.


Following them was The Playmates, another five-man band from the Paulinian community. Their performance included covers of "It's Not Living (If It's Not with You)" by The 1975, "Runaway Baby" by Bruno Mars, “Huling Sayaw” by Kamikazee, and a memorable finale, “Decode” by Paramore.


Colinas emerged as an instant crowd favorite, opening with “Pasilyo” by Sunkissed Lola and captivating the audience with their rendition of “I Don't Wanna Be Okay Without You” by Charlie Burg. The band concluded their performance with “Jopay” by Mayonnaise.


The stage then belonged to Why July, a band from De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde, presenting their original compositions “Take It Easy” and “Swipe Me Right.” Their setlist also featured a rendition of “Seven” by Jungkook of BTS, before concluding with “Mirrors” by Justin Timberlake.


DJ Sayff closed the festive first night of Paulinian University Week with his remix of “Titanium” by David Guetta and “Clarity” by Zedd, adding a pulsating rhythm and leaving attendees buzzing with excitement for the week ahead.