Top OPM Artists Collaborate to Defend MVP Group’s GABAY Advocacy – Manila Bulletin
Metro Pacific Investments Corporation (MPIC), through its operating companies and with the support of various companies led by Manuel V. Pangilinan, launched its GABAY Advocacies which aimed to defend sustainable Philippines through a digital concert of two hours featuring the country’s top OPM artists. July 14th.
The concert, broadcast via GabayGuro’s Facebook and YouTube channels, featured songs and medleys from renowned singers such as National Artist Music Ryan Cayabyab, Regine Velasquez-Alcasid, Basil Valdez, Hajji Alejandro, Pops Fernandez, the Company, Lani Misalucha, Zsa Zsa Padilla, Kuh Ledesma, Lea Salonga, Martin Nievera, Gary Valenciano and many more.
The virtual concert was hosted by Ogie Alcasid, Iza Calzado alongside Augie Palisoc Jr., president of Metro Pacific Hospitals Holdings Inc., and Bong Sta. Maria, President and CEO of the Pilipinas Global Network.
“I want to thank everyone who made this concert a reality. This day wouldn’t be complete without thanking you all. I really had a long list of people to thank – too long. I wish that when the pandemic sets in we would be able to put on a live concert and we would invite all the artists because I think we really need a break from the pandemic and our Filipino artists are really awesome Said Manny V. Pangilinan, President of MPIC and PLDT.
But beyond the exceptional performances, the heart of GABAY’s message remains: the Philippines deserve the best future. The concert also served as a stage to showcase Gabay’s six pleas and the various initiatives and milestones he has accomplished and how the advocacy-driven MVP group remains committed to its mission of serving as trusted partners in building the nation and rise of Filipinos. Lives.
“The Gabay Advocacies were born from our President MVP’s passion to make a difference. With his guidance and leadership, we are committed to helping shape a healthy and hopeful future for our country. We will continue to leverage the strengths of our group to be part of the solution to our country’s challenges, ”said Jose Ma. K. Lim, President of Metro Pacific Investments Corporation.
Each Gabay Advocacy was created to respond to the call of individuals and organizations to contribute to the country’s achievement of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). They were featured by advocacy presenters: celebrity couple Sarah Geronimo and Matteo Guidicelli for GabayKabuhayan, actor Ian Veneracion for Gabay Kabataan, actor Derek Ramsay for GabayKalikasan, host and presenter Korina Sanchez-Roxas for GabayKomunidad , actress Mikee Cojuangco-Jaworski for GabayKalusugan, singer / actress Pops Fernandez for GabayKarunungan.
The presentations of the pleas and its milestones were highlighted by medleys sung by seasoned and up-and-coming Filipino artists – Bugoy Drilon joined Quest, Mark Bautista and Erik Santos to sing a medley of “Nais Ko”, “Sige Lang”, and “Simulan Mo” for GabayKabuhayan focused on improving the lives of Filipino entrepreneurs through livelihood programs, trainings and other initiatives; Aicelle Santos and Morisette alongside Christian Bautista and Sam Concepcion sang “Both Sides Now”, “Here Comes the Sun”, “A Million Dreams” and “Firework” for Gabay Kabataan aimed at providing tools for young people to imagine and pursue the greatest vision of their future.
Aicelle Santos, OgieAlcasid, Darren Espanto and the Company sang “What a Wonderful World”, “Going Back to the Earth”, “Earth Song” and “Mercy, Mercy Me” for GabayKalikasan, a plea where the organization aims to become catalysts for a cleaner, greener and more resilient planet for every Filipino by protecting and maintaining vital ecosystems and habitats, including Laguna de Bay and the Caimpugan peatlands in Agusan Marsh.
Morisette, Vivaree, Klarisse de Guzman and BituinEscalante performed a powerful mix of “Fight Song”, “Hero”, “Rewrite the Stars” and “Rise Up” for GabayKomunidad and GabayKalusugan. Both pleas were aimed at not remaining silent during crises and providing every Filipino with access to healthcare and well-being through the introduction of mWell, an integrated healthcare platform that provides access to healthcare. healthcare needed with just a few clicks. He also highlighted the group’s efforts to become a reliable government partner throughout the pandemic.
Meanwhile, mother-child tandems Regine Velasquez-Alcasid and Nate, ZsaZsa Padilla and Karylle, Lea Salonga and Nicole, and Pops Fernandez and Robin, performed a heartwarming rendition of “Never Enough”, “Thank you”, ” Believe in Me, ”and“ You Raise Me Up ”to honor the teachers and students at the heart of GabayKarunungan, who embodies the belief across the organization that a good education contributes to national development and improves the lives of Filipinos. At its flagship GabayGuro program, the organization created initiatives that paved the way for the digitization of schools and universities and provided facilities and tools for teachers and students.
Throughout the night, viewers were also treated to performances by OPM greats Nonoy Zuniga, Kuh Ledesma, Basil Valdes, Geneva Cruz and Ryan Cayabyab who sang OPM classics “Kailan”, ” Araw-Gabi “,” Magbalik Ka na Mahal “and” Kay Ganda ng AtingMusika. Talented singers including Angeline Quinto, Lara Maige, Jona, Lani Misalucha and Poppert Bernadas took to the same stage to sing a medley of hits from Barbra Streisand and Barry Manilow, including “Somewhere”, “Finally Found Someone”, “Dream a Little Dream of Me” and “I won’t be the one to let go”.
Perhaps the most heartfelt segment of the concert is the tribute paid to the MVP by those whose lives he changed for the better. For GabayKalikasan, marine scientist and zoologist Dr Jurgenne Primavera explained how MPIC created the Mangrove Propagation and Information Center in 2018 for coastal and fisheries protection. Metro Pacific Tollways is currently building the 8.5-kilometer Cebu Cordova Link Expressway in the same area and made sure to minimize the impact on the mangrove ecosystem, even if that meant they had to lengthen the bridge. For GabayKabuhayan, we heard from fishermen whose livelihoods have been preserved through easier access to areas rich in marine life. In support of GabayKomunidad and GabayKabuhayan, remote communities have been supplied by Meralco’s electrification program; less privileged areas had access to drinking water via SamahangTubig Maynilad; and smart retailers have been able to have stable sources of income. Olympic weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz spoke of the tremendous support she received from the MVP Sports Foundation while Elly Jan Nituda of the Philippine team Sepak Takraw recalled how MVP himself was instrumental in her successful journey. . PLDT Home also sponsored the Sepak Takraw national team uniforms. For GabayKarunungan, we heard the inspirational story of Carolyn Bongato, a GabayGuro scholar, who had the opportunity to make her dreams come true and is now doing her part to shape the future through her students. These beautiful stories were accompanied by moving interpretations of Gary Valenciano, Martin Nievera, Lea Salonga and Regine Velasquez of the songs “You”, “I’ll Be There (For You)”, “Ikaw” and “How Did You Know”, proving why they are among the best singers in the country.
The uplifting and heartwarming evening ended with a powerful performance of “Bayan Ko”, “Impossible Dream”, “O Bayan Ko” and “LupangHinirang”. Chaye Cabal-Revilla, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Sustainability Officer of MPIC, said: “Our final issue showcased MVP’s journey through the years, making what once thought impossible a reality for our country. It is a humble Filipino’s dream to make his country a better place. And he invites us all to be part of this collective effort to continue to strengthen this effort through the 6 Gabay pleas for sustainable Philippines.
To date, the concert has around 200,000 views on Facebook and YouTube. Gabay’s pleas through Youtube, Facebook, and Instagram canals.
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