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Universal Records is the NUMBER ONE independent record label in the Philippines. Bringing you quality music for the past 30 years, we are home to artists like: Jose Mari Chan, Gary Valenciano, Ogie Alcasid, Regine Velasquez, Lani Misalucha, Jed Madela, Christian Bautista, Jay R, Billy Crawford, Kris Aquino, Edu Manzano, Marian Rivera, Mark Herras, Nina, Ronnie Liang, Gail Blanco, Sam Concepcion. Our band roster includes: Parokya Ni Edgar, Kamikazee, Sponge Cola, Imago, Silent Sanctuary, Kenyo, Paraluman. We are equally committed to bring you exciting international releases covering various genres like pop, jazz, new age, classical, alternative, indie pop, rock, electronica, dance, r&b, and hip-hop. Name it, we definitely have it!

November 25, 2009

PEP.ph | OPM artists aim to uplift the spirit of typhoon victims

by: Jocelyn Dimaculangan
Friday, Nov. 20, 2009, 4:11 pm 

The onslaught of Typhoon Ondoy in Metro Manila and Typhoon Pepeng in Northern Luzon brought about immense devastation to our country but these calamities also brought out the best in the Filipino people.

The media featured many stories of courageous acts by ordinary people putting themselves at risk to help family members and strangers alike. Relief operations were conducted almost immediately. The floods that have destroyed have also released amongst us an outpouring of love for our nation and our people.

It is this unique Filipino trait--the ability to rise above adversity--that inspired Ogie Alcasid to write the song, "Kaya Natin Ito." It carries a message of hope that seeks to uplift the spirit of typhoon victims by encouraging them through the unique power of music. And in a powerful expression of this love of our country and our countrymen, some of our country's greatest talents through the Organisasyon ng Pilipinong Mang-aawit (OPM) have come together to inspire and rouse the entire nation to rebuild. Over 80 Filipino singers from competing labels and network bound by a common desire to help those in need have united in one common goal to rise above all the challenges we face ahead of us.

The song will be released as a CD single next week by Universal Records for OPM Artists United headed by project chairman Ogie Alcasid with the cooperation of Sony Music, MCA-Universal, Warner, Star Records, Polyeast, Viva, and GMA Records...

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