by JOJO P. PANALIGAN
June 19, 2010 | 6:53pm
“ASAP XV” mainstay Gary Valenciano will share the stage with GMA-7 talents at the inauguration of President-elect Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III on June 30.
Valenciano and singers from GMA-7’s Sunday variety show, “Party Pilipinas,” will be singing the inauguration song “Bagong Pilipinas,” said an abs-cbnNEWS.com report.
"I think it's great that there will be artists from everywhere coming together for that one moment. Over and above everything, we will all be under one president. We are all part of this country; we have our own things to do. But the fact that we are getting together for that one momentous event will say a lot about who the artists are as artists of their own respective stations, but at the same time who we really are.
"If it's good for the nation, if it's good for other people, it's good for the Filipino, then it doesn't really matter where we are affiliated with because we will come together as one," Valenciano was quoted as saying.
Mr. Pure Energy is “happy and honored” to be part of the historical event. As of June 18, Valenciano said he was waiting for the call to rehearse the song which is composed by singer-songwriters Ogie Alcasid and Noel Cabangon as commissioned by the inaugural committee.
Alcasid, a Kapuso talent, said the message of "Bagong Pilipinas" will give people new hope and encourage them to unite.
"Tapos na ang dilaw, pula, orange. Tayo'y iisang bahaghari na! It's time for us to work together," Alcasid said during the election for the new officers of the Organisasyon ng Pilipinong Mang-aawit (OPM), where he won a seat in the OPM board.
Other singers tapped to perform "Bagong Pilipinas" are Noel Cabangon, Nina, Regine Velasquez, Jed Madela, and Christian Bautista.
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