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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!

May 6, 2011

Christian Bautista and Vanness Wu for Jesus

Text and photos by Carlo Arreglado Orosa

The Mawar Sharon Church of Indonesia, headed by Pastor Philip Mantofa, saw a vision reviving multitudes from different Asian nations two years ago. The Asia For Jesus crusade was successfully born with thousands flocking to their evangelistic events.

This year, Pastor Mantofa goes beyond borders by inviting Asian celebrities to give their time, testimonies and songs for Jakarta, Surabaya and Taiwan. The respected leader chose American-born Taiwan superstar Vanness Wu of F4 and Asia's Romantic Balladeer Christian Bautista to take part in the proceedings.

Vanness shared and sang for a crowd of over 10,000 in Jakarta's Central Park last Tuesday, April 26, while last April 29, Christian performed and gave a testimony for over 20,000 in the Kenjeran Park Surabaya (the second largest city in Indonesia).

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