- Recently, Irish rock band U2 has performed for the first time ever in the Philippines
- During their performance, the band dedicated their song “Ultra Violet” to some notable women in the Philippines
- U2 paid tribute to women like Cory Aquino, Maria Ressa, Lea Salonga, Pia Cayetano, and more
- U2 frontman Bono lauded these women for rewriting history as “herstory”
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One of the world’s biggest rock band, U2, has dedicated a song to some notable women in the Philippines during their first-ever concert in the country on Wednesday.
KAMI learned that U2 dedicated their song “Ultra Violet” to women who “rewrite history as herstory.”
After the band’s performance of “Beautiful Day,” U2 frontman Bono opened up the discussion about human rights and women empowerment.
"Human rights churn out human wrongs, that’s a beautiful day. When sisters around the world go to school with their brothers, that’s a beautiful day. When journalists don't have to worry about what they write, that’s a beautiful day. When women of the world unite to rewrite history as herstory, that is a beautiful day,” he said, as reported by Rappler.
In a report by the GMA News Online (authored by Margaret Claire Layug), U2 frontman Bono has repeatedly mentioned Rappler CEO Maria Ressa during their performance.
"Women who light up history, your own Maria Ressa is an incredible woman,” Bono said
“But...even Maria will say it's not about individuals. It's about collective action. It's about social movement, so that all of you will grow up to be the President or Maria Ressa,” he added.
In a previous report by KAMI, Bono has aired his thoughts about the human rights situation in the country and gave his “soft message” for President Rodrigo Duterte.
U2 is an Irish rock band that was formed in 1976. Their hit songs include With or Without You and I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For.
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