Not Just a Copycat – “We are the World” Cover by Visayan Artists in Response to Typhoon Yolanda’s Aftermath

I was indifferent at the start.

This looks familiar, I said. Another cover, a mere copycat. Then, the rap in Waray began. It was soon interspersed, almost indistinctly, with Tagalog lyrics.  The Loboc Children’s Choir was then shown followed by Anderson Cooper’s words when he was defending himself and CNN’s coverage, praising the spirit of my kababayans in the process.

I was at the end of this rendition of a song from my childhood, almost in tears.


About julesphilip
a teacher who is still in the process of discerning whether he'll stay in this way of life, answer a lifelong call to become a diocesan priest, or take on the responsibility of being a steward of his parents' legacy. may his experiences assist him in making a decision for the greater love for God.

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