Unlike their horrific experience at the height of Tropical Storm Sendong, the unexpected came across as much more pleasant this time for survivors staying at the West City Central School in Barangay Carmen, Cagayan de Oro City.
The surprise came in the form of an impromptu mini concert by Filipino-American hip-hop artist and Smart brand ambassador apl.de.ap of The Black Eyed Peas (BEP).
apl.de.ap, who is in the country for his annual Christmas visit, willingly participated in efforts to cheer up the survivors and boost the efforts of volunteers helping in relief efforts in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Sendong.
He gave a heartfelt performance in what must have been a first for the international rap artist – singing in a covered basketball court on a stage crowded by people and boxes of relief goods to an audience that was a far cry from BEP’s crowd of well-dressed, young hiphop enthusiasts.
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