MANILA, Philippines – Musician Ely Buendia is asking Filipino fans to urge Beatles drummer Ringo Starr to visit the Philippines by tagging him when posting pictures of the country's beautiful islands and tourist spots.
Postcards from Paradise is the name of RIngo Starr's latest album, and he previously asked his followers to send out beautiful pictures of the world.
In a video posted on YouTube, Ely talked about the Beatles' previous visit to Manila, saying that when they visited in 1966, they vowed never to return again after they were booed and chased at the airport for not attending a party organized by then First Lady Imelda Marcos. The Beatles came to Manila in July 1966.
“He didn’t get a very good picture the last time he was here and maybe we can all work it out to bring him back," Ely said on the video.
He also took to Twitter to ask Filipino fans to help him with the campaign using the hashtag #postcardsfromparadise.
Come on Beatle fans, time to put your money where your mouth is. Make sum noize! — Ely Buendia (@elybuendia9001) April 17, 2015
Carlos Celdran was one of the first to tweet his support for the campaign.
Ely Buendia and I are sending a postcard to Ringo Starr! #postcardsfromparadise Send Ringo Starr a postcard too!... http://t.co/sYQcdzKB1X — carlosceldran (@carlosceldran) April 17, 2015
Bianca Gonzalez also tweeted her support.
Please join and send your scenic photo of the Philippines to convince Ringo to visit again! Post your photo and tag #postcardsfromparadise — Bianca Gonzalez (@iamsuperbianca) May 25, 2015
Other followers also tweeted photos of the Philippines' beautiful spots.
@ringostarrmusic no. 81 of 7,107 #postcardsfromparadise pic.twitter.com/2KrCUZSEvt — Dale Lopez (@dalethelopez) May 3, 2015
Joining @elybuendia9001 in sending @ringostarrmusic #postcardsfromparadise 2 nvyt him back 2 d country. kids of Samar pic.twitter.com/2rhNXWqvB0 — Emma Amores (@Emmaldita) May 3, 2015
@ringostarrmusic (no. 56 of 5000) #Philippines #postcardsfromparadise pic.twitter.com/STttH690kc — ivy (@eillen_distor) May 5, 2015
#postcardsfromparadise @ringostarrmusic pic.twitter.com/9FjmqZUTwP — Hannuh ✌ (@hahahannaaaah) May 5, 2015
Ely posted a few photos on Instagram about the places he recently visited using the hashtag.
Hey how long do I have to keep this tree up? #postcardsfromparadise A photo posted by Ely Buendia (@elybumbilya) on Jun 14, 2015 at 12:47am PDT
Night falls on Coron 3 #postcardsfromparadise A photo posted by Ely Buendia (@elybumbilya) on Jun 14, 2015 at 5:14pm PDT
Night falls on Coron 2 #postcardsfromparadise A photo posted by Ely Buendia (@elybumbilya) on Jun 14, 2015 at 5:13pm PDT
Ely posted the video back in April, and fans continue to tweet their pictures. – Rappler.com