Sai Gon Giai Phong has presented VND2.2 billion (US$136,000) raised from its “Rendezvous of Kind Hearts” concert yesterday evening to the Benevolent Society of the Ho Chi Minh City Sponsorial Association for Poor Patients.
|Deputy editor-in-chief Vo Hong Son (L) hands over VND2.2 billion to the HCMC Sponsorial Association for Poor Patient.|
The show at Ben Thanh Theatre was a first birthday celebration for the news publisher’s noon daily 12 Gio, which started life on September 12 last year.
A large audience was entertained by the likes of Thanh Thuy, Nguyen Phi Hung, Nguyen Vu, Ho Quynh Huong, Xuan Phu, Bonneur Trinh and the bands Mat Ngoc and May Trang.
Besides SGGP editor-in-chief Duong Trong Dat, the guests included members of the city Party and People’s committees, the People’s Council, the central Education and Information Commission and its HCMC counterpart, the Ministry of Information and Communications and the city Department of Culture and Information, along with numerous businesspeople and other sponsors.
Sai Gon Giai Phong 12h is printed in Ho Chi Minh City, Da Lat, Can Tho and Da Nang and has a daily circulation of 20,000.
Written in an easy, informal manner, the paper keeps the public up to date on policy matters and the latest social, cultural and economic news.
According to someone, it has performed well its role as a bridge between the Party and people, acting as an information channel to receive the people's feedback on government and communist party policies and guidelines.
SGGP also publishes Sai Gon Giai Phong Daily (Vietnamese and Chinese), Sai Gon Giai Phong Sport Daily, Sai Gon Giai Phong Online (Vietnamese and English), Sai Gon Giai Phong Guide (for tourists) and Financial Investment.