Coming up: Celebs sing for PH fight vs China aggression

Charice Pempengco, Billy Crawford, Anne Curtis, Jhong Hilario, Kitchie Nadal, QYork, SpongeCola, Rocksteddy joining viral campaign for Spratlys claim

ARTISTS UNITE: GMA network talent Roxanne Barcelo joins fight for Philippine's exclusive economic zone. Photo by Carmela Fonbuena

MANILA, Philippines – Local celebrities and bands have joined the fight against China’s “aggression” in the West Philippine Sea.

At least 25 artists are recording a song to inspire the newly formed West Philippine Sea Coalition, a group that aims for an international “viral campaign” that will pressure China to back down in the West Philippine Sea.

READ: July 24: Worldwide Pinoy protest vs China 


Among the artists who agreed to collaborate for the song are Charice Pempengco, Billy Crawford, Anne Curtis, Jhong Hilario, Kitchie Nadal, QYork, and various members of local bands like SpongeCola and Rocksteddy.

GMA network talent Roxanne Barcelo showed her knowledge on the issue on Wednesday, July 17, when she joined the press conference of the West Philippine Sea Coalition. 

“Ang hiling natin ay masunod nang maayos ang international law na 200 nautical miles within our shore ay atin po. Sana po ang China ay maging mahusay na neighbor, that they will be good neighbors to us. Yoon po ang ating hiling. Ang paraan natin ay peace, love, and unity,” Barcelo said during the press conference.  

“Nananawagan po kami sa mga Pilipino – here and abroad – magsama-sama po tayo. Hindi po war ang hangad natin. Ang hangad ay magkaisa at marinig ang ating boses,” she added.

The West Philippine Sea Coalition will hold protests rallies on July 24 in front of Chinese Embassies in the Makati City, various states in the US, Canada, and Europe among others. 

Barcelo called  on artists to use their influence to fight for the countrys’ territory. She also called on Filipinos worldwide to join the protest. — Rappler.com