Robredo bid gains support from singers, composers; Christmas music video produced

Published December 16, 2021, 1:37 PM

by Raymund Antonio

Singers and composers have added their voice to the growing support for the presidential bid of Vice President Leni Robredo in the upcoming May 2022 elections.

Filipino singers and composers make a Christmas music video expressing support to Vice President Leni Robredo. (Screenshot from Celeste Legaspi’s Facebook page)

They expressed their backing of Robredo through a Christmas music video to the tune of “Jingle Bells” as they hoped for a new and brighter Philippines under her leadership.

Veteren actor Bodjie Pascua, known to many as “Kuya Bodjie” from the children’s educational TV show “Batibot”, provided the Filipino lyrics, while national artist Ryan Cayabyab crafted the musical arrangement of the Christmas jingle.

The music video featured Cayabyab, Celeste Legaspi, and other singers holding pink parols while singing the jingle.

Part of the lyrics read: “Aabante n’ang bayan. Aandar n’ang caravan. Aabante n’ang bayan. Haharurot na tayo sa kulay na rosas na Pasko (The nation will move forward. The caravan will move. The nation will move forward. We’re going to blast toward a pink Christmas).”

Pink became the campaign color for Robredo after her supporters enjoined Filipinos to wear pink clothes and tie pink ribbons on their gates and cars when the lady official announced her presidential bid last Oct. 7.

Since then, they held volunteer-driven pink caravans and motorcades nationwide to express their support to the opposition standard-bearer.

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The lyrics also highlighted the “husay (competence)” and “tibay (courage)” of Robredo as well as her running mate Senator Kiko Pangilinan to lead the country toward progress.

Among those who appeared in the music video apart from Legaspi and Cayabyab were Pascua, Lolito Go, Leah Navarro, Bayang Barrios, Bituin Escalante, Jim Paredes, Maricris Bermont- Garcia, Noel Cabangon, Audie Gemora, Frenchie Dy, and Mitch Valdes.

“This video was produced and performed completely for free,” Legaspi said in a Facebook post.

Meanwhile, singer and songwriter Ogie Alcasid has also promised his support for the presidential run of Robredo.

Clad in pink polo, Alcasid made the commitment during a brief meeting with Robredo on Wednesday, Dec. 15.

“God bless you po Mam VP Leni Robredo. Maraming Salamat po for meeting me this morning,” Alcasid said in a post.