Judy Ann Santos-Agoncillo with a survivor-advocate of the Women’s Crisis CenterABS-CBN is officially releasing its Christmas station ID (SID) of 2013, “Magkasama Tayo sa Kwento ng Pasko” (#KwentoNgPasko2013) on November 6.
The release of the annual Christmas SID is a much-anticipated event that heralds the start of yuletide for millions of Kapamilya in the Philippines and abroad.
Lea Salonga, Bamboo Mañalac and Sarah Geronimo—three of the coaches of “The Voice of the Philippines”—and the show’s Top 4 finalists—grand winner Mitoy Yonting and finalists Klarisse de Guzman, Myk Perez and Janice Javier—performed the Christmas station ID song.
The lyrics of the song, also titled “Magkasama Tayo sa Kuwento ng Pasko,” were written by Robert Labayen, with music by Jumbo de Belen and direction by Peewee Gonzales and Melo Saliendra.
The songs featured in ABS-CBN’s Christmas station IDs have become big hits among Filipinos during the holidays.
“Bro, Ikaw ang Star ng Pasko,” the Kapamilya network’s Christmas theme song in 2009, sought to inspire Filipinos after the Ondoy tragedy that hit parts of the country.
This was followed by “Ngayong Pasko Magniningning ang Pilipino” (2010), which took on the themes of community and dreams; and “Da Best ang Pasko ng Pilipino” (2011), which highlighted the thriving relationships between overseas Filipino workers and their families despite great distances; and “Lumiliwanag ang Mundo sa Kwento ng Pasko” (2012), which highlighted how the Filipino spirit always shines through despite the many calamities that have hit the country.