Regine Velasquez 
In Speak Your Mind Special
( the second article after this one)


For Celebrities, Global Learning

The key ingredients of a recent United Nations two-day summit
in New York City was the 43 celebrity messengers of Peace and
Goodwill Ambassadors from around the globe received a crash
course in world issues from poverty eradication to peacekeeping
to politics. Among the attendees : Geri Halliwell (Spice Girl), 
Danny Glover (Lethal Weapon movies), Angelina Jolie and 
Roger Moore -each has a specific area of focus. 

Whether it was fighting AIDS, saving the environment, improving
diets for children with iodine pills or helping refugees, "They are
very earnest," says Kevin Kennedy, a member of U.N. Secretary
General Kofi Annan's staff. " They eager to be taken seriously in
the issues they address."

We're not talking Hollywood fact time either. "Peter Ustinov has
been doing this since 1968, Harry Belafonte since 1987," says
Kennedy. "Many have put in 10 years or more on the beat." 
The benefit? "If Roger Moore does an appearance, the word
gets out about iodine supplements. It becomes a public service

-UN Press release

A related article follows ..

Regine Velasquez 
In Speak Your Mind Special

Filipino chanteuse Regine Velasquez has joined the 
Speak Your Mind cause in Philippines.

Velasquez took time off her busy schedule to examine the issues 
surrounding "children in need of special protection," a term used by 
UNICEF to describe children in difficult circumstances. They are the 
abandoned children who need love and shelter. They are the abused 
children in need of protection from abuse and violence at home. They 
are the street children -- living and/or working on the streets. They 
are the working little ones who risk life and limb in hazardous work 
environments. To explore the issues in depth, Regine visited the 
community in Payatas, one of the biggest garbage dumps in Manila, and 
joined street educators on the streets of Manila.

The Speak Your Mind Special: Regine Velasquez in the Philippines will 
premiere this weekend on MTV Asia. Show times as follows:

Southeast Asia Schedule 

Premiere Saturday, July 13, 5:30 p.m.
Repeat Sunday, July 14, 8:00 p.m.
Repeat Wednesday, July 17, 8:30 p.m.
Repeat Monday, July 22, 3:00 p.m.

Premiere Saturday, July 13, 4:30 p.m.
Repeat Sunday, July 14, 7:00 p.m.
Repeat Wednesday, July 17, 7:30 p.m.
Repeat Monday, July 22, 2:00 p.m.

MTV Philippines
Premiere Saturday, July 13, 7:30 p.m.
Repeat Wednesday, July 17, 6:00 p.m.
Repeat Sunday, July 21, 5:30 p.m.
Repeat Wednesday, July 24, 2:00 p.m.


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