Charity show “Chile helps Chile” raises twice what organizers expected
Chile’s population had a day of excitement and expectations with television networks broadcasting live the charity show “Chile helps Chile” which ended at midnight. The show far exceeded the 15 billion pesos that organizers were expecting and reached 30,212,775,555.
Don Francisco, Mario Kreutzberger, the popular host of “Sabado Gigante” on the U.S. Hispanic television, with his tireless presence was leading the event.
President Michelle Bachelet announced at the beginning of the show “Let’s do it together, government and telethon with Chilean people support and international artists. We hope to raise 15 billion pesos to build 30 thousand homes.
UN general secretary Ban Ki Moon visited Concepcion town, the area hardest hit by the earthquake and he went to a 15-story building that collapsed and killed at least nine people.
Ban said in Concepcion “Remember that we are with you.”
In Santiago, the official said “the country will field hospitals, temporary bridges and other elements of international assistance required by the government.”
Bio Bio authorities announced the curfew reduction in Concepcion to 13 hours from the 18 that it had days ago, in order to restore the order disturbed by looting and arson.
Police patrols were circulating in the streets announcing the new schedule through loudspeakers.
In Concepción and Arauco provinces, Biobio region, curfew will be from 9 pm Saturday until 10 am on Sunday.
In Biobio and Ñuble provinces curfew will run from 9 pm to 6 am.