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Monday, May 3, 2021

Cecile Azarcon and Maestro Rob Shroder headline “Alay Kay Inay” – A Virtual Concert

After a successful Valentine’s virtual concert, UPAAA, Inc. together with two other UPAA chapters in East and West coasts, joined forces to stage yet another online event to give tribute to the special women in our lives, our mothers. 

The virtual concert will be held on Friday, May 7, 2021 at 7:30 PM Eastern Time.  The concert proper begins at 8:00 PM.  


Headlining the invited performers are famed Cecile Azarcon-Inocentes, Philippines’ legendary and highly- acclaimed songwriter and singer, whose music has been recorded and sang by Filipino and international artists; and Maestro Robert Shroder, resident conductor of the Filipino American Symphony Orchestra in California committed to the enrichment of Filipino culture through orchestra music.   

Another notable performer at this concert is US-based Pinoy band Sounds of Manila, a successful nine-member band who has successfully carved a niche in the US with their music.   The concert organizer carefully vetted the artists who will share their musical talents for the listening pleasure of the audience. 

This is a fundraising event to benefit the scholarship programs of UPAAA, UPAA Arizona and UPAA New Jersey. We would like to thank our supporters and sponsors for their generous contributions. 

If you want to dedicate one of the songs to be performed during the concert to honor the mothers in your life (Lola, Tita, Inay, Nanay, Mama, Moms) please e-mail us at  The link to the titles and lyrics of the featured songs is on the event page in Eventbrite. 


We would like to thank our generous supporters and sponsors: 

Gold Sponsors:

Handang Tumulong Foundation, Inc.

Daisy Magalit Rodriguez 

Tau Alpha Foundation, Inc.

Ria Money Transfer

The Filipino Channel (TFC USA)

Silver Sponsors:

Carolina E. Colborn, author of "Cruising Past Seventy: It's not only about outer journeys. It's also about inner Ones" (Available on Amazon)

Winston C. Umali, MD, PC, Jersey City, NJ. Specializing in Pediatrics

Kumon of Gilbert-Lindsay & Warner, Gilbert, Arizona, email

Nelsie T. Parrado & Family

Daisy Briones Macadaeg & Family

Minnie Corpuz-Castillo & Family

Bede Torralba & Family

Tau Alpha Foundation, Inc., UP College of Engineering

The Filipino Press

One Philippines, Texas Edition

Elizabeth Cueva, Esq. & Family

Erlinda Garduno, MD

Grace Gatchalian

Old Bridge Veterinary Clinic, New Jersey

Christine Claveria

Elizabeth Reyes

Nina Waters

Oscar Cajipe

Dennis Filoteo

UPAA San Diego County

Dr. Zosimo & Luzviminda Sapin Micabalo

Jojie Rago-Adia

Ador & Cristy Family Trust

Samahan Filipino American Performing Arts & Education Center, San Diego

Melicor Homecare, LLC, San Francisco, CA,

J & Z Ply Family Partnership 

One Philippines Texas edition.

Dedicate 30-sec or 60-second video clips honoring one’s mother which will be featured during the concert. 


Register in Eventbrite for tickets: $15.00


Song dedication $25.00

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Dedicate one of the songs to be performed during the concert to your Inay and your dedication will be acknowledged with the song you choose. Please email with your name, Mother's name, and dedication.

Video dedication $50.00

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Submit one to two high-resolution photos to Include your name, Mother's name and a dedication of not more than 75 characters. Videos, with background instrumental music, will be created from groups of slides. Each video will loop intermittently during the concert.


Please extend this invitation to your families, relatives, and friends so that they may share this special day with loved ones. 

For more information, please check out the Eventbrite event page for available sponsorships or e-mail  

Part of the proceeds will go towards stipend scholarships in UP. 

Donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. UPAAA’s Tax-ID: 80-0816109. Thank you for your support. 


Make check payable to UPAAA, Inc. and mail to 2825 Oro Blanco Circle, Escondido, CA 92027. 

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