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Saturday, October 22, 2011

Free Concert: MTV EXIT in Manila (October 29)

MTV EXIT Returns to the Philippines to fight human trafficking

JAY PARK, EVALINE, PAROKYA NI EDGAR, PUPIL, EBE DANCEL, AND ITCHYWORMS TO PERFORM AT MTV EXIT FREE CONCERT ON OCTOBER 29 AT SM MALL OF ASIA CONCERT GROUNDS
SPECIAL APPEARANCE BY NEW MTV EXIT CELEBRITY AMBASSADOR, DINGDONG DANTES


18 OCTOBER 2011, MANILA: MTV EXIT (End Exploitation and Trafficking), in partnership with the Philippines Government, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Australian Government’s Agency for International Development (AusAID) today announced the return of the MTV EXIT campaign to the Philippines with a free Live concert in Manila on October 29.

MTV EXIT Live in Manila will bring together international and local artists to raise awareness and help prevent human trafficking and exploitation. The free outdoor concert will be headlined by Korean pop sensation, Jay Park, and held at SM Mall of Asia concert grounds. Joining the line-up will be Californian alternative rock band, Evaline and top local artists Parokya Ni Edgar, Pupil, Ebe Dancel, Itchyworms, and will be hosted by MTV VJ Holly, including a special appearance by popular Filipino celebrity, Dingdong Dantes, who is the new MTV EXIT Celebrity Ambassador in the Philippines. Free tickets are available through the following websites:

MTV EXIT Campaign Director, Matt Love said, “We are excited to return to the Philippines to inspire youth to take action against this critical issue. MTV EXIT Live in Manila harnesses the power and influence of music to bring together international and local artists in solidarity with youth across the Philippines to fight against this problem affecting millions of people worldwide.”

MTV EXIT and Visayan Forum Foundation (VF) will also be hosting the first-ever National Youth Summit for the Movement of Anti-Trafficking Advocates (MATA) from 24 October to 28 October to empower youth leaders from across the Philippines to spread key anti-trafficking messages. The Summit will bring together 110 youth leaders, ages 16 to 26 years old, for a series of workshops conducted by media professionals from the film, theatre, and music industries.

In addition, MTV EXIT announced the release of its new half-hour Filipino documentary film, Enslaved: An MTV EXIT Special, hosted by Dingdong Dantes. The documentary will give audiences a real and rare glimpse into human trafficking and exploitation in the Philippines, telling stories of human trafficking survivors and highlighting what everyone can do to help end this horrific crime. Enslaved: An MTV EXIT Special will premiere on GMA NEWS TV Chanel 11 on November 27 at 9:55 PM.

About the Campaign
MTV EXIT is a campaign about freedom — about our rights as human beings to choose where we live, where we work, who our friends are, and who we love. Most of us take these freedoms for granted, but hundreds of thousands of people throughout the world have had these basic human rights taken away.
They are victims of trafficking – modern-day slaves — and criminals have forced, defrauded, or coerced them into various forms of labor, or prostitution.
MTV EXIT aims to increase awareness and prevention of human trafficking through television programs, online content, live events, and partnerships with anti-trafficking organizations.
The UN’s International Labor Organization estimates that worldwide about 2.5 million people are victims of trafficking (ILO) Over half of these people are in Asia and the Pacific (ILO)
Criminals earn an estimated US$10 billion every year through buying and selling human beings (UN)
Check out this site to learn more about trafficking and how you can get involved in the fight against trafficking. Watch or download our celebrity-presented documentaries as well as the short films and promos, plus get information on live events we are producing.
To find out more about trafficking please go to the trafficking section and for facts of individual countries please see our map.

For more details, visit www.mtvexit.org or follow MTV EXIT on the following social media platforms: Twitter @mtvexit and www.facebook.com/mtvexit