Saturday, August 9, 2008

Benefit Gig for Tara Santelices and her family

Word spreads around fast and almost everyone has already heard about what happened to our dear friend, Tara Santelices (Assumption Antipolo’s Batch 2003 and Ateneo de Manila University’s Class of 2007, AB Political Science).

On the eve of her 23rd birthday, Tara was shot in the head during a hold-up while riding a jeepney along Imelda Avenue, Cainta, Rizal. Joee Mejias, who was with her at that time, rushed her to Amang Rodriguez Memorial Hospital in Marikina City. The parents of Tara and Joee arrived at the hospital shortly thereafter. When morning came, Tara’s parents finally decided to transfer her to the Medical City, Ortigas Avenue, Pasig City. Since 8:00am of August 6, Tara has been in the ICU fighting for her dear life. Her parents have decided not to push through with the operation.

Although it might seem that there is nothing else that we can do but wait for Tara to wake up from this horrific nightmare, we, the friends of Tara, have decided to raise funds for Tara’s hospital bills. This is the least we can do to ease the unbearable pain her family is going through. We have been given the go-signal from Tara’s dad, Tito Larry, and here are the details:

The temporary bank account is under Anne Marie F. Santelices, Banco de Oro, SA 2140-062201. For direct cash donations, please proceed to the ICU Waiting Room of the Medical City (Ortigas Avenue, Pasig City). Please look for Joee Mejias or Lila Santelices.

Any amount will be gratefully accepted. Anonymous donations are also welcome. Please spread the word. Forward this to your family, friends and even to everyone else you know. Please post this on Friendster, Multiply, Facebook and wherever else you can think of. Please send group messages on Yahoo Messenger. This will mean so much to us, her friends.

Please continue praying for Tara, for Joee and for both of their families. If you want to come see Tara, visiting hours at the ICU are at 9:00 am to 11:00 am and 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm.

Thank you so much for your time and kind consideration.

For inquiries, please contact Laura Mejias (0906-4679632)


We, Tara's friends and family are trying to raise funds for Tara's
medical bills. It is also to uplift the morale of Tara and her Family.

Thank you for your support.

August 9 (Saturday)
Bela Bar - Skies of Ember, Rubber Inc., Elemento, Carnival Park,
Archaster, and more. (more details on dotternus.multiply. com) 9pm onwards
70s Bistro - Coffeebreak Island, Lady I, Chongkeys, Unitiima. 9pm onwards

August 11 (Monday)
Mag:net Bonifacio Highstreet - "Para Kay TARA" RockEd. Feat: Pedicab,
Imago, Rivermaya, Gasulina, Unitiima 6-9pm only
Ten02 - Skies of ember, Scarlet Tears, Names are for Tombstones, The
Bernadettes, The Late Isabel, Nocturnal We, Aurora Borealis, Dayuhan,
Fuseboxx, La Luna. 8pm onwards

August 12 (Tuesday)
Mag:net Katipunan - Gang Badoy's Birthday (Open to everyone and will
also be a fundraising event for Tara)

August 13 (Wednesday)
Freedom Bar - Nyctinasty, Kidzpool, Dayuhan, Sters, Chubibo, Top Junk
and more. 9pm
Souk Cafe, Dasma Cavite - "I EXIST for TARA" EXIST and SABAW artists. 8pm onwards

August 14 (Thursday)
Bela Bar - Electronica and Experimental Artists
Route196 - Chillitees, Cambio, Gasulina, Project 2, Hija, and more.

August 15 (Friday)
Route196 - Terno Inferno for Tara. All Terno Bands. 9pm.

August 16 (Saturday)
Route196 - Open Mic (acoustic) and Open art exhibit for women.
Organized by Lunduyan ng Sining and F.A.M.E.
Mogwai Cubao X - "Ingat Avenue" Organized by RockEd. Feat: Radioactive
Sago, Juan Pablo Dream, Cambio, Gasulina, Shift, Chillitees
Nine Mile - 420 Party.

August 19 (Tuesday)
Cafe Saguijo - "An ELysium"

August 25 (Monday)
Route196 - slots open

September 4 (Thursday)
Cafe Saguijo - Organized by RockEd

Other venues without final dates yet:
Big Sky Mind
Club Dredd
Gweilos Makati

Other events/groups:
Jam 88.3
Magic 89.9
Terno Recordings
Lunduyan ng Sining

If you are a musician, or you think you can help by either performing or just simply going to these events, please do so.