PAWS launches song with Regine Velasquez-Alcasid for World Animal Day Philippines

Published October 2, 2021, 9:22 PM

by Manila Bulletin Entertainment

Regine Velasquez-Alcasid

PAWS launches the official World Animal Day (WAD) – Philippines song performed by Asia’s Songbird Regine Velasquez-Alcasid on Sunday, Oct. 3, during its online celebration of World Animal Day on the PAWS Facebook page.

Entitled “A World of Friends”, lyrics are by Joey Reyes while music is by renowned composer Maestro Ryan Cayabyab.

Cat virtual blessing

“The song is about how our lives are enriched by the animals whom we share this earth with. It calls on humankind to build back a better world where kindness reigns supreme,” says Reyes.

World Animal Day is an annual celebration that aims to raise the status of animals and improve welfare standards around the globe. PAWS Executive Director Anna Cabrera is the World Animal Day ambassador for the Philippines.

Computer virtual blessing

“The pandemic has prompted us to switch to a virtual celebration of this important day to keep everyone safe.”

“The COVID-19 situation has also highlighted our interconnectedness – that what happens to one human being affects another in very much the same way that our treatment of animals and the environment affects all lives on this earth,” Cabrera says.

Dog virtual blessing

Such is the recurring theme of the World Animal Day Program and Mass which will be participated in by celebrity pet parents Issa Litton, Carla Abellana, Zsa Zsa Padilla, Tom Rodriguez, Pauleen Luna, John Arcilla, Kuya Kim Atienza, Karylle, Jona, Joey Mead, Kim Domingo, Jerald Napoles and more.

In line with tradition during the celebration of the Feast Day of St. Francis of Assisi (Oct 4), pets also will be blessed virtually by Rev. Fr. Jose Antonio “Joey” Paras, SDB, after the Holy Mass.

Laptop cat blessing

The WAD celebration is a fundraising event sponsored by Pet Express for PAWS to benefit animals rescued from cruelty and to fund PAWS’ ongoing spay-neuter program for indigent pet owners.

The event is also supported by Purina Supercoat, Friskies, Garbia, Canva and Robig Builders.

For questions and clarifications on this release, please contact Anna Cabrera at 0917-8315970
([email protected]) or Sharon Yap 0919-0053390 ([email protected]). Thank you