The Philippine Star
ABS-CBN spreads light, love with Christmas ID
ABS-CBN started spreading light and love early with the release of Ikaw Ang Liwanag at Ligaya lyric video last Nov. 27 ahead of the premiere of the 2020 ABS-CBN Christmas ID.
The new Christmas anthem underscores the importance of prayer which brings light and joy to our lives during the darkest times in our journey this year. The song, which features the voices of 20 Kapamliya artists, highlights the love we share to our fellowmen and our gratitude to God, the primary source of light and joy of every family.
Another shining feature of the lyric video is the various translations of liwanag and ligaya to spread the inspiring message around the world this Christmas. Some of the featured languages include Waray, Kapampangan, Maguindanao, Italian, Korean and Arabic, among others.
Adding sparkle to the song are Regine Velasquez-Alcasid, Ogie Alcasid, Morissette Amon, Bamboo, Janine Berdin, Darren Espanto, Vice Ganda, Sarah Geronimo, Toni Gonzaga, Jona, Moira, Martin Nievera, Elha Nympha, Zsa Zsa Padilla, Iñigo Pascual, Angeline Quinto, Lea Salonga, Erik Santos, KZ Tandingan and Gary Valenciano. Robert Labayen and Love Rose de Leon wrote the Christmas song with music by Thyro Alfaro.
The ABS-CBN Christmas ID 2020 Lyric Video was created by the ABS-CBN Creative Communication Management Division headed by Robert and Johnny delos Santos with the guidance of ABS-CBN COO of broadcast Cory Vidanes.
The 2020 Christmas ID Creative and Production Team is composed of overall head of production Sheryl Ramos, lead producer Lawrence Arvin Sibug, producers Christian Faustino, Adrian Lim, Anna Charisse Perez, Revbrain Martin, Raywin Tome, Maria Lourdes Parawan, Edsel Misenas, Kathrina Sanchez, Roda Baldonado, Maria Concepcion Salire, Mariah Krizaeda Quilao, Winter delos Reyes, Franciesca Cruz, Diane Monique Olaivar, Jhoi Pelagio-Pablo, Kathrine Panganiban, Love Rose and CCM traffic and operations head, Tess Perez-Mendoza.