Marlo Mortel holds benefit concert for ailing mother

Marlo Mortel holds benefit concert for ailing mother

  • Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 13) — On the eve of his first ever major concert, TV actor and singer Marlo Mortel admits he has conflicting emotions.
  • The singer says his mom may not be able to watch his concert because she is still recovering from an open heart surgery.
  • “Kailangan talaga ng help dahil ang dami na nagagastos sa hospital super dami pero hindi siya makanood kasi hindi siya okay,” the actor adds.
  • The benefit concert was promoted early this month to raise more funds for the treatment of Mortel’s mother.
  • The actor also says that despite the tiring preparations he needs to go through in making his concert possible, it will be all worth it because he will be singing songs to that one person he loves most.

Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 13) — On the eve of his first ever major concert, TV actor and singer Marlo Mortel admits he has conflicting emotions. He cannot say whether it’s excitement, fear or a combination of both. His concert is dedicated to his mom who is currently battling Stage 4 Breast Cancer.

Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 13) — On the eve of his first ever major concert, TV actor and singer Marlo Mortel admits he has conflicting emotions. He cannot say whether it’s excitement, fear or a combination of both. His concert is dedicated to his mom who is currently battling Stage 4 Breast Cancer.

“Siguro kung concert ko for myself siguro talagang ma-eexcite ako, pero this is for a cause and talagang maraming nagre-rely sa amin. Kaya hindi rin siya ganoon kadali,” Mortel explains.

(Translation: If this is my concert, I will be very much excited, but this one is for a cause, my family is relying on this, so for me this is not easy.)

Mortel’s mom was diagnosed with cancer in 2014. The 24-year old actor constantly updates his fans through his social media accounts. The singer says his mom may not be able to watch his concert because she is still recovering from an open heart surgery.

“Kailangan talaga ng help dahil ang dami na nagagastos sa hospital super dami pero hindi siya makanood kasi hindi siya okay,” the actor adds.

(Translation: We really need help, our hospital expense is getting bigger and I feel sad because she may not be able to watch.)

The benefit concert was promoted early this month to raise more funds for the treatment of Mortel’s mother. The idea to hold a concert for a cause was…

Marlo Mortel holds benefit concert for ailing mother