Star Music and ALKFI executives with ‘Pagka’t Nariyan Ka’ composers Zion Aquino and Trina Belamide and singer Sam MangubatABS-CBN Lingkod Kapamilya Foundation Inc. (ALKFI) and Star Music of ABS-CBN Star Creatives have sealed a partnership naming “Pagka’t Nariyan Ka” as the official song to mark the fifth year since typhoon Yolanda hit the country in 2013.
“Ang ganda kasi talaga ng content ng song, very fitting of what happened in Yolanda. This is really the beginning of a very good collaboration among us,” Operation Sagip program director Jun Dungo said.
Every year, a report is prepared and circulated to update the public about the accomplishments of the program to help the typhoon survivors. This year, the update is going to be in the form of a music video.
“[We want] to come up with a film to show na hindi lamang ito nakalagay sa papel, kung hindi kakausapin namin ang mga nabigyan ng tulong dahil sa donasyon ng mga tao,” said ALKFI managing director Susan Afan.
Star Music head Roxy Liquigan announced that the collaboration with ALKFI will extend until next year when the foundation celebrates its 30th anniversary.
“[Star Music] can provide scholarships for the kids of Bantay Bata 163. …Our music channels… can produce programs para mas maraming ma-reach ang foundation na mga millenials. We can create a show for the foundation. So ngayon pa lang nae-excite na ako and the rest of the team, " Liquigan said.
“Pagka’t Nariyan Ka” was composed by Trina Belamide and Zion Aquino, produced by Jonathan Manalo and interpreted by Sam Mangubat. (Story/Photos by: Ana Terrese Junio)