"I'm just so honored and happy to be chosen to be the voice of the new theme song of TFC," Madela told abs-cbnNEWS.com at a press conference on Friday.
The singer was chosen to sing TFC’s newest theme song “Tayo ang TFC (The Filipino Community)" which is dedicated to millions of Filipinos around the world.
The new station ID and theme song for TFC's17th anniversary features not only the success of the channel but also the enhanced lives of overseas Filipinos and their families.
"Sobra akong happy na iba naman 'yung concentration ng campaign na ito. It's not about the celebrities. It's not about the idols na nakikita natin sa TV, but it's more of the real people, the subscribers of TFC. The main reason why TFC exists is because of them," he said.
"Dati we look at TFC as a TV channel lang na pinapanood ng OFWs para makita nila ang mga nangyayari sa Pilipinas. This (station ID) gives deeper meaning to TFC. It's more of a community. It's more of an avenue sa mga OFW na maka-connect sa pamilya nila sa Pilipinas. At the same time pinapakita nito kung ano ang nangyayari sa kanila doon," Madela added.
Madela who refused a lot of offers to work abroad because he wants to perform and be of help to his fellow Filipinos in the country, said he sang the theme song to serve as an inspiration to others.
"Ever since I started, it was not all about me. It's me singing to people. 'Yun ang pinaka-passion ko, singing for other people and reaching out. Kaya nga 'di ako nag-pursue ng international career at lumipat sa abroad. I came back because I want to be an instrument to push Filipino talent para ipakita sa Pinoy na talented ang Pinoy," Madela said.
TFC's unveiling of “Tayo ang TFC” will happen on Sunday (April 3) on "ASAP Rocks" on ABS-CBN and TFC in other countries.
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