[NEWS] OPM ARTISTS RECORD “THE PRAYER” FOR YOLANDA VICTIMS

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[SOURCE: Universal Records Philippines] On October 15, 2013, an earthquake with the energy equivalent to “32 Hiroshima bombs” devastated the Visayas, and parts of Mindanao and southern Luzon.

Two days later, the Loboc Children’s Choir sang, “The Prayer,” with the rubble of the hundred year old Loboc Church as their backdrop.

Their performance moved so many people here and abroad. Then, tragedy struck again.

On November 8, Typhoon Yolanda, the most powerful tropical cyclone of the year hit East Samar, Samar and Leyte.

Thousands died. Millions were left hungry, desperate and homeless.

Relief efforts from the Philippines and the rest of the world are currently helping the victims survive and find temporary homes.

But the bigger challenge is how to help all these people get back to their normal lives.

This is where we took inspiration from the Loboc Children’s Choir’s performance.

These children maybe from Bohol, but their innocent voices represent not just their home province but also earthquake-damaged Cebu, war-stricken Zamboanga, and typhoon-devastated Leyte, Samar and Iloilo — all of whom are praying for a miracle to allow them to rebuild their lives.

And so we asking the help of various Filipino artists, to lend their voices, to represent our country and show the world that the Philippines has one voice, one prayer — that we work together to help our countrymen rebuild their lives brick by brick.

The resulting song will be used to raise funds through downloads. The proceeds will go to the helpPH campaign, a project by the Philippine Disaster Relief Fund (PDRF). It is a non-profit organization made up of major companies from the private sector and leading NGOs. PDRF, organized in October 2009 after Typhoons Ondoy, Pepeng, and Frank to tap resources for reconstruction efforts during emergencies brought about by calamities, is one of the three identified institutional conduits approved by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas to facilitate cooperation and coordination between the Philippine government and the private sector in formulating and implementing reconstruction strategies.

It’s goal for Cebu, Bohol, Zamboanga and now the areas affected by Typhoon Yolanda is long-term solutions and programs that will bring businesses and jobs back to these areas. They are also planning to look into better designs for houses more suited for a country that gets hit by typhoons and earthquakes. And they are focusing on rebuilding the communities which includes: immediate help, provide housing, education by rebuilding school houses, providing economic incentives and livelihood opportunities.

As a way of giving thanks to all the countries that helped us, we offer to them “The “Prayer”. Check out the newly released music video below:

To download “The Prayer” visit www.spinnr.ph.

Participating Artists:

• GARY VALENCIANO
• MARTIN NIEVERA
• KUH LEDESMA
• OGIE ALCASID
• REGINE VELASQUEZ-ALCASID
• ZSA ZSA PADILLA
• LANI MISALUCHA
• NOEL CABANGON
• CHRISTIAN BAUTISTA
• BILLY CRAWFORD
• ANNE CURTIS
• RACHELLE ANN GO
• ERIK SANTOS
• RICHARD POON
• YENG CONSTANTINO
• ANGELINE QUINTO
• KARYLLE
• JAYR
• NIKKI GIL
• KRIS LAWRENCE
• IYA VILLANIA
• NYOY VOLANTE
• SABRINA
• SHIRLEY VY (TACLOBAN SURVIVOR)
AND THE LOBOC CHILDREN’S CHOIR OF BOHOL

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UPCOMING CONCERTS IN MANILA (List As of Aug 1, 2013)

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MR. FU’S ALL HITS COLLECTION: WOW, I LAHVEET!

Mr. FU, the star DJ of 103.5 WOW FM releases his new “WOW I LAHVEET!” album under Sony Music Philippines.
“This is definitely a bigger and better collection,” Mr. Fu admits, “and my original song entitled “Wow Megano’n?!” sounds really current and hi-tech.”

This new collection boasts of a rare assembly of stars and hits like Lea Salonga’s “If You’re Not Here By My Side,” Sharon Cuneta & Ogie Alcasid’s new version of “Nandito Ako,” the rare recordings of Judy Ann Santos and Ryan Agoncillo’s “I’ll Have To Say I Love You In A Song” and KC Concepcion and Richard Gutierrez’s “When I Met You” with Joey de Leon’s “Itaktak Mo” and Francis M‘s “Kaleidoscope World.” It also carries Mr. Fu’s favorites “The Last Time I Felt Like This” by Ariel Rivera and Joanna Ampil, Agot Isidro’s “How Can I Be Sure,” and of course, Aljur Abrenica’s “Beauty and Madness.” Also part of this special collection are Sony’s new band hits “Gusto Ko Lang Ng Girlfriend” by Eevee and “Baliw” by Kiss Jane.

“Sulit talaga…all hits para sa mga WOWits!” exclaimed Mr. Fu, “I thank God for all these blessings that came my way this 2010.  Undeniably, aside from this album, Mr. Fu has been blessed with very good television exposure this year —which includes hosting stints in “Wow, Megano’n?! with Joey de Leon,” “Party On 5” and very recently, he was launched as a segment host of the trailblaizing showbiz talkshow “Paparazzi” on TV5 and is very bankable in events and corporate hostings.

“This album is a good memento of a good year: full of struggles yet full of happiness and triumphs. I dedicate this to my dad who is guiding me now from above,” punctuated Mr. Fu — to which we say, “Megano’n?!” Well deserved successes, Mr. Fu!