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EOC exec: No pre-Valentine concert held

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III

There was no pre-Valentine concert that happened near the Bacolod Government Center, Dr. Chris Sorongon, deputy for medical and data analysis of the Emergency Operations Center, said yesterday.

Sorongon said that members of Police Station 4 and the Business Processing and Licensing Office already conducted an investigation, and the result showed that “there was no selling of tickets, which means there was no concert and it was simply a free performance.”

Early this week, a video showing several individuals watching what appeared to be a live musical performance at the Market Place behind the BGC on Saturday made the rounds on social media.

Sorongon, who saw the video himself, called for an investigation to check whether or not a pre-Valentine “concert” was held in the complex.

The probe showed that the entertainer was the husband of a tenant, who had been playing acoustic songs in the area since Jan. 31.

The singing performance was part of the gimmick of the organizers to draw customers and entertain people, Sorongon also said.

He added that the husband also performed on Saturday, and people thought there was a mini-concert. He said the EOC appreciated the effort of the management of the market place to gather their tenants and meet with the EOC to discuss improvements in their health protocols.*

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