As quoted from her facebook page:
"MUSIKARAMAY para sa mga KATUTUBO"
The Philippines… a culturally diverse country with an estimated 14-17 million Indigenous Peoples belonging to 110 ethno-linguistic groups. These peoples live in a lush homeland, with fertile soil where nearly anything can grow and waters filled with even more treasures. But despite all the gifts of nature given to them, the fact is that indigenous peoples still remain one of the most underprivileged Filipinos. Their ancestral lands have been claimed by outsiders, their traditional livelihood has been taken away and with this, financial security and the ability to remain healthy is practically non-existent.
To get rid of these problems, I have decided to embrace one of our nation’s strength and passion… MUSIC. I collaborated with Filipino band CLIMAX and their social responsibility arm, MUSIKARAMAY that started as a busking activity wherein the band would play music at various venues in order to raise funds and awareness for various causes (Blind Musicians, Kids with Cancer, Yolanda Victims). And as the pilot project of my journey with CLIMAX, we are currently raising funds and awareness for Indigenous Peoples, specifically the Aeta Community in Barangay Libayen, Mayantoc, Tarlac who are considered among the earliest inhabitants of the Philippines.(https://www.facebook.com/musikaramay)
This is just the beginning because our nation has over 110 indigenous ethno-linguistic groups in dire need of help and understanding. And as soon as we have settled problems in Tarlac, my next goal is to help an indigenous community in my home province of Albay, Bicol Region.
This is our music. Soon, it will be yours too.
Mabuhay ang Pilipinas."
|Valerie Weigmann in Almodal Creation.|
Valerie Weigmann pledged that whatever will be the result of Miss World Philippines 2014, whether she will win or lose, she would still continue on with her advocacy and will do her utmost best to help the underprivileged, marginalized 'katutubo' in the Philippines.
God Bless your heart Valerie and Kudos to all the kind-hearted souls who made this self-less act possible:)