Days after the super typhoon struck last November, aid from all over the world arrived for the victims of Yolanda and in-kind or cash donations and pledges from more than 50 countries poured in.
“As the distraught victims sought refuge, the world reached out and offered help in the form of relief goods, rescue, and medical assistance to help the Filipinos survive and move on from this disaster. Through their help and also the help of our countrymen, we are slowly picking up the pieces from what seemed to be an insurmountable adversity. It is time to show the world our heartfelt gratitude,” explained ABS-CBN Creative Communications Management head Robert Labayen.
Chosen to send this message of gratitude are world-class Filipino artists Lea Salonga, Lani Misalucha, Arnel Pineda and Billy Crawford who sang the theme song “Listen with Your Heart” together with other popular local music artists such as Jaimie Rivera, Angeline Quinto, Yeng Constantino, Juris Fernandez, Bugoy Drilon, Liezl Garcia, Jovit Baldivino, KZ Tandingan, Marion Aunor and Wynn Andrada.
The song, written by Christine Daria-Estabillo with music by Marcus Davis Jr., was intentionally written in English so that the message will cross boundaries and will surely be heard in all parts of the world.
With meaningful and heartfelt lines like “Even the strongest heart can break. When we’ve had too much to take” and “Beyond our faith. Beyond our race. Hand in hand we’ll rise above,” “Listen with Your Heart” is a powerful tribute to humanity and a strong affirmation on how different nations can set aside differences and come together in times of need.
Watch the premiere of “Listen With Your Heart” this Tuesday (Feb 25) in “It’s Showtime” and after “TV Patrol” on ABS-CBN. The song was produced by the Creative Communications Management Division of ABS-CBN. The music video was directed by Paolo Ramos together with members of the creative and production team Johnny delos Santos, Roxy Liquigan, Jonathan Manalo, Danie Sedilla-Cruz, Mark Raywin Tome, Edsel Misenas, Jaime Porca, Jojo Medrano, Danica Rueda, Emil Rae Hembra, Alfie Landayan and Andrew Go.