After considering the suggestions of their music fans and conducting a careful deliberation process with their management team, Ben&Ben have finally named their official fandom, “Liwanag.”
The folk-pop outfit chose the Filipino equivalent of its previous fan club moniker, Lights as a reminder that “we can be bearers of hope in these dark times.”
The initiative also celebrates the community’s unwavering bayanihan spirit and optimism to advocate for meaningful change and unity through music, despite the challenges that the nation is currently facing.
Below is the official statement:
“Liwanag” is the new, official fandom name of Ben&Ben! We have heard your suggestions. We want to honor our Filipino heritage, at higit sa lahat, kayo ang Liwanag namin. #BenAndBenLiwanagFandom.
Earlier on Friday, Ben&Ben suspended the launch of “Lights” because they were informed that it’s the fandom name of the K-pop quartet HIGHLIGHT which is also known for their previous name Beast.
The statement goes:
hello. we have decided to suspend our fandom name “Lights” until further notice, as many have informed us that there is already an existing K-pop fandom with the same name. we apologize for the confusion and dismay that this has caused to the parties involved.
furthermore, we truly did not realize that it may cause trouble being that Ben&Ben is an OPM band from the Philippines. we hold high respect for K-pop culture and K-pop fandoms. the band management will settle this matter immediately.
Here are the official social media accounts of “Liwanag”: