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GMAKF launches ‘Rebuild Marawi’



GMAKF helps rebuild Marawi

GMAKF helps rebuild Marawi

GMA Network’s socio-civic arm, GMA Kapuso Foundation (GMAKF), has launched multi-platform efforts to raise funds for its plans to help rebuild Marawi City. The project is aptly dubbed “Rebuild Marawi.”

A SCENE from ‘Ibangon Ang Marawi’

A SCENE from ‘Ibangon Ang Marawi’

GMAKF also created a music video for the theme song of its project titled “Ibangon Ang Marawi” which was composed and sung by young residents of Marawi City. Written by Aslanie Malawi and recorded by 13-year-old Johanisah “Lovely” Racman, the song poignantly invites everyone to unite and help Marawi City rise again from the rubble.

GMA Network also recently organized its yearly painting contest called Art Gap 2017, featuring the works of GMA employees and talents – also to help Rebuild Marawi. The winning paintings for this year’s Art Gap, with the theme “Peace And Giving,” are featured in GMA Kapuso Foundation’s 2017 all season greeting card set.


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New ambassador

Kris Aquino, known as the “Queen Of All Media,” was launched recently as the newest brand ambassador for PLDT Home and Smart. The welcome event for Kris was held at the posh Shangri-La at the Fort.

Kris Aquino

Kris Aquino

PLDT FVP and Head of Home Business Marco Borlongan, said Kris will become a valuable addition to PLDT Home’s roster of celebrity ambassadors. “As we aggressively continue our efforts to reach and empower more Filipino families with our SmartHome suite of products and services, Kris Aquino’s endorsement will enable PLDT Home to reach unprecedented heights with her wide audience reach and online presence.”

On the other hand, Smart will enable “Digital Kris” as she navigates her lifestyle, businesses, social media and the fast-changing digital landscape powered by Smart’s LTE.

Oscar A. Reyes, PLDT-Smart FVP and head of Consumer Business for Market Development, said “We’re honored to have Kris as part of the PLDT and Smart families. I am confident that, together, we can really empower and inspire more Filipino families to build the strong Fest connections at home through world-class internet and technology.”

Other PLDT Home celebrity ambassadors include Pia Wurtzbach, Maxine Medina, Camille Prats, Bettina Carlos, John Prats and daughter Feather, Smart’s celebrity ambassadors Maine Mendoza and Alden Richards, James Reid and Nadine Lustre, Vic Sotto, Maja Salvador and Matteo Guidicelli.


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Tidbits: Happy b-day greetings today, Nov. 21, go to Rep. Toby Tiangco, Gabby Singson, Isabel Roces, Mandy Ochoa, Precy Ejercito, Tony Africa, Daisy Asuncion, Candy Untalan, Honor Ignacio, Nene Tiongco, Tintin Graham, Ma. Yllena Laurel, Monet Lu, Ejay Falcon, Miguel Carlos L. Mauban, and Karen Davila… Nov. 22: Chit Hechanova, Babette Aquino-Benoit, Daryl Kintler, Louie Ysmael, Emmanuel Rebano, Atty. Ulysses Butuyan, Judith Belen, Danee Samonte, Ramon Tulfo, Theo Bernardos, and Erika Padilla…

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