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“Selfless Love” Concert at FCF Life Centre Minchinbury This Sunday 28 March

BY VIOLI CALVERT – The pandemic cannot stop the music, especially if it is for a good cause!!  Radio Tagumpay and FCF Life Centre are collaborating to present Selfless Love Concert  at 2:30 p.m.  Sunday, March 28, 2021 at FCF Life Centre in Minchinbury, NSW.

Flyer of “Selfless Love” Concert on 28 March 2021 at FCF Life Centre Minchinbury

The concert will help raise funds for Myrna Punay, a Filipina visiting Sydney on a Tourist Visa and who went blind on both eyes.  She does not have Medicare and did not have travel insurance.   Her right eye has been operated on by a surgeon in Westmead Hospital on compassionate basis.  Part of the raised funds will be given to Mryna to cover whatever amount is needed to pay for the operation of the remaining blind left eye and for after operation expenses, as well as earmark funds for  struggling Filipino international students.

Artists and Crews

The concert is made possible with the generosity of artists and crew members donating their talents, time and resources.   They are listed below, with brief information about them.

Samantha & Sean Aguala

Sister and brother team, Samantha and Sean Aguala were born with musical talents.  They began singing at a very young age, as self trained singers. Samantha occasionally performs live on stage, solo for school events and has devoted service to her school with her musical talents. Sean, on the other hand is currently studying music and performance arts at Academy of Music and Performing Arts (AMPA)

Prody & Shirley Bartolome

Husband and wife team, Prody and Shirley have been church member of FCF Life Centre for more than 15 years. Shirley shares that Prody wrote their wedding song and that he comes from a family of musicians. He studied music in UP and was a member of the UPCC and San Miguel Master Chorale by Ryan Cayabyab.  Most of their children sing too.

Christopher Booth

Christopher Booth is a Worship Pastor, versatile singer, entertainer and multi-instrumentalist. Former musician of HillSong Church; Judge on “All Together Now” in 2018.   Chris has a heart for Missions and for Worship, and has travelled to do Missions Concerts in South America, Europe, and the Philippines. He was also honoured to be able to play and sing at the closing Ceremony of PMCC4W convention in Marikina, Philippines in Oct 2019 to 20,000 people and to sing live streaming worship songs every workday morning on Facebook and YouTube. He has just finished training in 2020 as a Chaplain for the Arts Community

Juliana Carvajal

Juliana is an 11 year old, year 6 student at Waitara Public School.

She is part of the school choir group: Waitara Voices and has been awarded with numerous school distinctions, merit and achievement awards. 

Juliana has shown musical aptitude at a young age by composing her own songs and playing musical instruments like the guitar, piano and ukelele.

Juliana has already performed in various occasions from school events and birthdays to Filipino community events and live in Radio Tagumpay program in which she was a junior media contributor. She has a YouTube channel titled JC’s Journey.

Micah Gabriel,

Micah studied and completed Bachelor of Music at Excelsia (formally known as Wesley institute) in 2013. 

In 2011 she travelled around Europe with The Wesley Institute Choir and came 2nd place in the Summa Cum Laude International Youth Music Festival held in Vienna, Austria.   In her teens, she fronted shows of Filipino music artists such as MYMP, Rico J Puno, Gary V, and Rey Valera. She is mow married and a mum who loves to sing ‘Cocomelon’ nursery rhymes with her two year old son.  She is a rostered song leader at her church FCF Life Centre she grew up. She usually performs accompanied by guitar by her musician husband Michael.

Criz Guce

Despite having hearing impairment  and speech disability, Criz Guce has been performing in concerts and events in  the last 36 years. She is a very experienced and versatile artist who has  sang duet with OPM Icons such Joey Albert, Jim Paredes, Jose Mari Chan  and MiG Ayesa.  She has also performed with artists from HongKong in numerous concerts.

Criz has been awarded Ambassador for Culture and the Arts – Entertainment in 2017 by NARRA.

She has lent her talent and spearheaded numerous fundraising concerts. She has been the vocalist of Vonix Connex Band and a co-broadcaster in Radio Tagumpay, Triple H 100.1 in the last four years.

Jhoanna Marie Guines

Jhoanna Aguila sang as a contestant on The Voice AU 2014 – making it to’s top 14 and Kylie Minogue’s top 9. She released her first original song ‘Got The Whole World’ with regular air plays on Australian community radio stations nation-wide and at the time of release reached the #1 Inspirational Song on iTunes! She was singer in Dubai for ‘Waldorf Astoria Palm Jumeirah Hotel’ (Part of Hilton worldwide hotels) and one of Dubai’s most iconic hotels ‘Jumeirah Beach Hotel’.  She will sing accompanied in guitar by husband Sidney Guines.

Jhoanna social media accounts are : @JhoannaAguila (Instagram + Twitter); (YouTube); (Facebook)

Porsha Pepic

Porsha is currently an E-Talent Musikademy student doing contemporary lessons. She will be appearing in Wish USA homeschool edition on 28 March 2021.

She started acting at the age of 3yo.  She  studied theatrical with LA Talent & modelling with New Faces Academy.  She is very active in  participating in the community events and  concerts with other artists from the Philippines.

She’s a singer, dancer, model, pageant winner, currently Miss Teen Glam Sydney 2020 competing this Dec 2021 in Bangkok Thailand.

Hosts and production

Dolly Asuncion

Dolly Asuncion is a mother of five and grandmother of two little handsome boys. She is the mother of Micah Gabriel, one of the performers.  She is the former Head of Sales of ABS-CBN/TFC Australia and currently working with Mission Australia as Employment Advisor-helping people with Disability find employment.

She is a Servant of God- FCF intercessor/Prayer Warrior; leader of one of the Life Groups of FCF Life Centre and Leader of FCF Hope Ministry giving away of food/groceries to the less fortunate members of Doonside Community and Western Sydney.

Violi Calvert

Violi Calvert is the recipient of 2015 Multicultural Media and Indigenous Media Award – Coverage of Community Affairs (with series of articles published in The Filipino Australian).  She is a Freelance Writer; Producer and Co-Broadcaster of Radio Tagumpay, Triple H 100.1FM for five years and prior to that was in another radio show for more than five years.

She was also awarded as Ambassador for the Culture and the Arts – Media & Community Service in 2016.

Her career was in the area of Corporate Governance, Fraud Prevention and Fraud Investigation in the State Government and the Local Government   She and her husband John are proud parents of two sons, and grandparents of a three year old grandson and two months granddaughter. 

Jojo Sebastian who is a popular entertainer and host of many events.  He was crowned as the Best Beauty Pageant host having emceed 18 beauty pageants over two years.  He is Mr Diamond International 2021 Finalist, to be decided in mid April 2021.

Ronell Amper  is based in Central Coast but does not deter him in lending a hand to community events held here in Sydney.   He is a performer and emcee, and also helps in being part of production team in community organisation events.

Photographer is  Nicky Galbis Anacin.

COORDINATING COMMITTE Pastor Rudy and Marion Tan; Mrs Beng Perdon; Violi Calvet

Violi Calvert, Criz Guce, Andrew Russell, Christopher

FCF Production Team
In charge: Bernabe Agcanas, Jnr.
Sound: Patrick Guines, Sidney Guines
Video: Neil Deyto, RJ ALmero, Reggie Gargania,

The concert is supported by the following generous sponsors:
QFirst, Mate Burger, Len Realty; Nuricraft; Dorie’s Beauty; Chromacake; Mortgage House; Megaworld; Teresa’s Siopao; Mama Lor; Bay Predo’s,  Kreative Travel and Invocare.—-