MANILA, Philippines – CNN‘s Anderson Cooper meets Journey’s Lead Singer, Arnel Pineda in Manila to talk about Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda.) The singer expressed his desire to buy 2 million meals for Typhoon Haiyan Victims. Meanwhile, Arnel Pineda’s rock band, Journey, will donate $350,000 for food in the relief efforts for the Philippines.
Arnel Pineda’s Foundation, APFI, has also responded to the call for help, with its “Operation: Tabang, Leyte.” Dedicated volunteers are en-route to Leyte , as of this writing.
‘Journey made the donation along with Live Nation Entertainment, Creative Artists Agency and their manager, John Baruck.’
The donation would go to the United Nations World Food Programme.
Arnel Pineda was born and raised in the Philippines and his positive outlook in life in spite of negative events around him has inspired people from all over the world. His Cinderella story is an incredible rock documentary, “Don’t Stop Believin’: Everyman’s Journey” that Anderson Cooper could not help but refer to it in his interview. Incidentally, this film is up for voting in the Gotham’s Awards.
From his official Twitter account, Arnel Pineda has this to say:
“Light @ d end of a dark tunnel. Let’s all focus on that. dwelling on others shortcomings will only hamper others good deeds. God is watching.”
Anderson Cooper has been praised by Filipinos – except for those who would like to sugar-coat the truth – because of his undaunted reporting of the actual happenings in the typhoon-ravaged areas. Even Arnel Pineda was quick to point out how brave Cooper was in visiting Tacloban.
To know more about Arnel Pineda’s Updates, you can visit his website: http://arnelpinedarocks.com/ or follow him on Twitter. @arnelpineda