MANILA, Philippines – Pinoy musicians Sponge Cola, ItchyWorms, Kjwan, Ebe Dancel and Mikey Bustos are working together to create a special gift for overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) hard at work abroad. The musicians are creating a special song to be released soon.
According to the release, the song also features crowd-sourced lyrics from Pinoys in the Philippines and overseas. Joined by the Blas F. Ople Center, the musicians, with Google Philippines, announced the project at a press conference Wednesday, August 5.
Musicians also called on Pinoys everywhere to contribute to the song, using the hashtag #GoogleMissKoNa:
Hi guys! We're writing a song for all our kababayans abroad. Help us out by answering the question and we'll use your answers as lyrics for the song! Use the #GoogleMissKoNa hashtag para masaya! A photo posted by Kelvin Yu-nited Arab Emirates (@itchykel) on Aug 3, 2015 at 11:56pm PDT
Here are photos from the event:
Selfie with @sponge_cola @KjwanMusic @theitchyworms, @Google PH and Blas Ople Center. Super pumped to start making our song! Thank you, everyone! #GoogleMissKoNa A photo posted by Mikey Bustos (@mikey_bustos) on Aug 4, 2015 at 9:24pm PDT
At the Google presscon! Para sa mga kababayan nating OFW abroad, ano pa ang mga namimiss niyo sa Pinas? Reply lang kayo! Don't forget the hashtag #GoogleMissKoNa! For every reply with the hashtag, a peso goes to the Blas Ople Foundation! A photo posted by Sponge Cola (@sponge_cola) on Aug 4, 2015 at 8:52pm PDT
This morning's #GoogleMissKoNa press con. Honoured to be part of this OFW musical collaborative project for Blas Ople Center. Will be posting more about it over the next few months. @sponge_cola @itchyworms @kjwan A photo posted by Mikey Bustos (@mikey_bustos) on Aug 4, 2015 at 9:38pm PDT
At the Google Miss Ko Na PressCon. #GoogleMissKoNa Posted by Kjwan on Tuesday, August 4, 2015
This is so cool! We won't let you down @oplecenter here's your chance to make a difference! Keep submitting guys! #GoogleMissKoNa Posted by Kjwan on Tuesday, August 4, 2015