Monday, November 13, 2017

LOOK: Esang De Torres - Awit Sa Marawi (LIVE) Dedicated to Our Fallen Brothers in Marawi!


How could a 10 year old girl have such power in her voice? Esang's rendition of the song "Awit sa Marawi" during the afternoon Philippines variety show "Wowowin" has stupefy thousands of people. The segment of the show was far different from the normal segments we watch daily. This edition was made solely to honor the 800 soldiers tagged as Marawi Heroes who risked their lives for the country and fought for peace. Before Esang's invitation to the above mentioned, her studio video of the song had gone viral already. The whole studio was filled with our fellow soldiers and some of which still had bandages on their heads, still on the healing process. Esang with her filipiniana attire, sang the song whole-heartedly in front of the 800 soldiers, with the official music video at the background.

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After the performance, host-producer Willie Revillame then introduced the little girl to the public. He also introduced the song composer Vehnee Saturno and had a quick interview on how and why the song was composed. Vehnee talked about becoming a soldier once in his lifetime, he had undergone trainings and OJTs already, however, he was unable to continue and added that maybe it isn't his calling. Having such history, he surely is knowledgeable enough in some ways on how soldiers live their lives. While the Filipino soldiers were battling the war in Marawi, he came up to an idea of composing a song dedicated merely to those who risk their lives saving our country, to his fellow country men who died innocent and to those living in thirst for peace. He also stressed our that no one has ever win the battle of his own country, nobody wins in this battle, but right things were done for the good of everybody. He further added that this song serves as a reminder to each and every Filipino that what we need is Unity to achieve peace.

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Along with the soldiers, AFP Chief of Staff Gen. Eduardo Año appeared on the segment as a special guest. A full page write up from Philippine Star was produced as well after hearing about the show's edition. “The two episodes serve as my tribute not only to the 800 gallant soldiers who fought a good fight but also to their comrades who died with their boots on. You will see them on the show, their faces still showing signs of the brutal war,” said by Willie Revillame quoted by Philstar. Positive comments from the netizens were received thereafter.

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