In times wrought with worry and uncertainty, we make it through each day because of a hope – however tiny – that the sun will shine brighter tomorrow. Puhon! is a Cebuano word that means “hopefully.” In the time of COVID-19, we can only hope that something good will come at the end. This hope burns stronger every time we feel that we are not alone, and when we hear and share inspiring stories that fuel our passion to support those in need.
Puhon! is an initiative that brings people together to combat COVID-19 in the Philippines by providing a timely and coordinated response to affected communities, and by building a network of courage and inspiration through stories and music.
Help raise funds for our frontliners and daily wage earners!
Scan to donate via GCash:
Step 1: Open and log-in to your GCash App.
Step 2: Swipe left or go to “Pay QR” then tap ‘Scan QR Code’.
Step 3: Align your phone’s camera over the GCash QR code to scan it. Wait for the next page to load.
Step 4: Enter the exact amount of your donation and tap ‘Next’.
Step 5: Select Pay and wait for the SMS confirmation to validate your donation.
Where Your Donations Will Go
Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) and Nutrition Support for Front Line Healthcare Workers
COVID-19 Testing Kits
Relief Goods for Daily Wage Workers
The UP Manila National Institutes of Health (NIH) is the institutional home for a network of various research and extension units specializing in health and socio-biomedical concerns. The NIH is involved in tests and validation of the locally-developed COVID-19 test kits.
Cebu City, Philippines
Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
PantawidCovid Project is a local youth-led initiative that provides food packs to families of street vendors in Manila throughout the enhanced community quarantine period.
Inspiring Hope and Courage
Empower. Uplift. Heal. These are only a few of the influence music has to people. Music is the universal language everyone can understand and express. In challenging times like the COVID-19 outbreak, music can move people to carry hope in their hearts and pass it to others. Puhon is set on inspiring hope and courage in Filipinos through this universal language. Where words fail, music speaks.
Stories of Hope and Bayanihan
These challenging times will surely be remembered by many of us in the next few years. But apart from our challenges encountered, we will definitely remember as well the stories that proved how resilient Filipinos are and how our bayanihan spirit prevails in times of need.
Puhon!Stories of Hope and Bayanihan in the time of COVID-19Submitted by Gino"Now, I finally understand. She switched careers from HR to being a nurse at St. Luke's Hospital in BGC. Despite the lockdown, she is currently in the frontline helping patients who are...
Puhon!Stories of Hope and Bayanihan in the time of COVID-19Submitted by Neneng"Sino pang magtutulungan, kundi tayo rin. Kudos sa mga pulis, tanod, doctors, nurses and for those na naging sandata ng bansang Pinas laban sa COVID-19."This is a story of my mom, who is a...
Puhon!Stories of Hope and Bayanihan in the time of COVID-19Submitted by Mark"Iniiwan natin saglit ang kinagisnang entablado, ngunit pwede nating magamit ang social media bilang isang entablado para makapagbahagi. Gamitin natin ang kapangyarihan ng sining para...
Messages and Support from Fellow Artists
Our friends from the music industry, specifically from Sony Music Philippines, express their messages and show their support for our frontliners