Sun.Star Pampanga

Rico Blanco reimagines PBB theme song

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CLARK FREEPORT-OPM icon Rico Blanco delivers a unifying, Filipino folk music spin to the well-loved “Pinoy Big Brother” theme song meaningful­ly renamed “Pinoy Tayo."

The theme song was first heard six years ago and eventually became an anthem of empowermen­t for many Filipinos.

Rico’s special anniversar­y version of the Orange and Lemons original “Pinoy Ako” will serve as the official theme song of the upcoming "Pinoy Big Brother (PBB) Kumunity Season 10."

“It’s such an honor to do the song. Just what it stands for. The original version is so wellloved,” he said. “This is a chance to rediscover it.”

Now with vibrant elements of Filipino ethnic sound, “Pinoy Tayo” is a compositio­n of ABS-CBN Music creative director Jonathan Manalo, Clem Castro, and Rico, who also produced the remake while Jonathan served as the surpervisi­ng producer.

Aside from being this year’s PBB theme song, “Pinoy Tayo” will also serve as the lead single

MACABEBE - Despite the improving weather condition in the past days, several families from this municipali­ty are still in evacuation centers as of Saturday eveni ng.

Based on the report of the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (PDRRMO), some 24 families or 79 individual­s are staying in four different evacuation centers as their houses are still submerged.

The PDRMMO reported that evacuated families reside in Barangays Sta. Lutgarda, Sta. Cruz, San Vicente and Sto. Rosario which are among the total 20 villages in this town which were still submerged in floodwater­s.

Aside from Macabebe town, some areas of Apalit, Candaba, San Simon and Masantol are still underwater.

Portions of major thoroughfa­res like ApalitMaca­bebe-Masantol road; San Simon-Baliwag road; and Candaba-San Miguel road also remained hardly passable to light vehicles due to flooding.

The Minalin-Macabebe section of the Sto. Tomas-Minalin road is not yet passable to light vehi cl es.

With the theme, “Internatio­nal Adoption in the Time of Pandemic: Good Practices, Issues, and Challenges,” the Global Consultati­on this year will focus on improving the processes and systems to guarantee that inter-country adoption in a virtual setting will be efficientl­y and effectivel­y conducted even amid the pandemic.

Among the topics that will be discussed during the consultati­on include: Adoption in a Virtual World; Good Practices in Preparing Children for Adoption; Enhancing Continuity in Pre-adoption Child Care to Post-adoption Family Integratio­n; Therapeuti­c Parenting Models for Special Situations; Reconcilin­g Adoption Race, and Cultural Identity: Raising Awareness; and Sharing of Adult Adoptees.

The global consultati­on will be held twice a week and it will be participat­ed in by central authoritie­s, various experts and profession­als from foreign and local adoption agencies, legal adoption advocates and specialist­s, adoptive parents, adopted children, and other partners.

Through the consultati­on, the department aims to form discussion­s that will foster strong partnershi­ps and create effective recommenda­tions towards stronger child protection policies for inter-country adoption.

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