Sara lauds country's artists for huge role in preserving culture, arts

Published January 28, 2022, 8:42 PM

by Ben Rosario

Filipino artists will get their well deserved support for their role in the promotion and preservation of the country’s history, arts and culture.

Mayor Sara Duterte with stage artists Robert Seña and Isay Alvarez

Lakas-CMD chairperson and presidential aspirant Sara Duterte aired this pledged as she lauded the country’s artists for sharing their talent in making their country proud.

”Pagkatapos po, kung mananalo, magta-trabaho po lahat sa ating bayan, kasama na po ang partnership natin with artists. (And after this if i win,we will all work for our nation in partnership with our artists),” Duterte said during her online program ‘Sana All For You” (SA4U).

Top theater music icons Robert Seña and Isay Alvarez dubbed as the “power couple” were the featured guests during the program.

“Hindi lang po for entertainment [ang sining] ‘yan. (Art is not just for entertainment) That is a very important part of the history, of our people, and our country, dahil parte na po yan ng kultura natin (because they are part of our culture),” said Duterte.

Seña and Alvarez, who expressed support for Duterte in the program’s ‘Artists for Sara’ segment, sang Butch Monserrat’s “Umagang Kay Ganda” composition – a piece that Mayor Sara described as a “feel good” song, and happens to be the theme song of Uniteam’s presidential bet, Bong Bong Marcos.

“Lagi po naming kinakanta ‘to lalo na kapag we want to inspire people. Itong kantang ito talaga – ang lyrics ay napakaganda at sana’y magustuhan ninyo. (We always sing this especially when we want to inspire people). This is the truly the song with beautiful lyrics and we hope you will, like it),” Alvarez said.

Alvarez appealed for Duterte not to neglect local artists in the Philippines, claiming that art is “part of the culture and an extension of people’s love for nation.” “We truly believe na ang sining po ay parte po kultura natin. (that art is part of our culture) . Kaya sa pagpapalawig po ng pagmamahal natin sa ating bansa, hopefully we can be part ng pagsusulong ng ating sining. (That is why in stressing love for our country, we hope to be part of pursuing our artistry). ” Alvarez said.

The ‘Artists for Sara’ segment of SA4U online show features different talents and local artists to thank them for the efforts extended to Mayor Sara and the rest of the Uniteam. HNP Media

 
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