“EDUCATE, link, and inspire” – that is the vision of UST Tomasian Cable Television (TOMCAT).
The organization kicked off their first event “Rock for A Dream: The Tomcat Benefit Concert” last August 22 at the UST Medicine Auditorium.
Performers were: Banda ni Kleggy, 6Cyclemind, Gracenote, Cygnet, and UST Soundcheck 2011 champion Watching the Wheels, rocking and rolling on stage in front of a very enthusiastic crowd. “Everybody enjoyed the event, including the performers themselves. They said the crowd was exceptional, full of energy and game na game!” said Janine R. Yao, the event organizer and Special Projects head of TOMCAT. What got the crowd more excited were the prizes from the sponsors, namely, DC, Roxy, Kickers, Quicksaver, and Moonleaf.
The benefit concert was part of the “Rock Back to School” series of Suzuki Philippines. TOMCAT, together with Redlines Entertainment Productions and Soupstar Entertainment, held the event and partnered with the Student Organizations Coordinating Council (SOCC) in promoting the event, while Fotomasino served as the official photographer. Junior Communication Arts students were involved as well.
Instead of paying for tickets, admission was obtained by donating a set of school supplies consisting of at least two writing notebooks and two pencils. The donations are to be given to Manuel L. Quezon Elementary School, the beneficiary suggested by UST Simbahayan. “Moreover, UST has been very supportive to TOMCAT. Thus, we would like to return such unending support to the University through offering this event to one of its partner communities,” Yao stated.
Thousands of notebooks and pencils were accumulated, marking the success of “Rock for A Dream.” The donations are set to be distributed to Manuel L. Quezon Elementary School by the third week of September.
By Mia Rosienna P. Mallari
Photo taken by James Benedick Malabanan