A music video celebrating Vice President Leni Robredo and the hope she brings for the country and for the Filipino people has been launched by film workers, musicians and different volunteer groups supporting her presidential run
Yeng Constantino and Rivermaya teamed up to perform “Liwanag Sa Dilim,” the music video of which also features different personalities, including actress Angel Locsin and actor Piolo Pascual.
VP Leni’s daughter, Aika, also appears in the video, together with Elmer Cordero, one of the six public utility drivers who were jailed for protesting the transport stoppage during the lockdown.
Sherwin Descalso Abdon, the motorcycle rider who gave VP Leni a ride to the venue of the Cavite grand rally in Tanza, and other volunteer groups, are also seen in the video directed by award-winning film director Irene Villamor who also helmed the films Ulan, Sid & Aya: Not A Love Story, and Camp Sawi.
Explaining the similar vibe to the famous American rock band Thirty Seconds to Mars, Irene declared that the group served as one of their inspirations in making the music video.
“Yes, for those who said Thirty Seconds to Mars vibe siya, yes isa nga iyon sa mga naging inspiration for this music video,” Irene explained.
Aside from Film Workers for Leni, other groups also participated in the making of the music video, including Bikers for Leni, LGBTQIA+ for Leni, K-Pop Stans 4 Leni, PWD for Leni, Youth for Leni, Seniors for Leni, TODA for Leni, Food Service Crew for Leni and Chefs for Leni.
Muslim Community for Leni, Tourism Workers for Leni, Teachers for Leni, Momshies for Leni, Skaters for Leni, Doctors for Leni, Dancers & Theater Artists for Leni,’ Construction Workers for Leni. Cheerleaders for Leni, Jeepney Drivers for Leni, Indigenous Peoples for Leni, and Chinese-Filipino Community for Leni are also in the video.
“Salamat sa mga volunteers ng Film Workers for Leni at sa mga iba’t ibang sector na tumulong para maging possible itong music video na ito. They’ve shared their hopes and dreams for a better Philippines,” Irene added.
The hashtag #LeniLiwanagSaDilim has been trending since the weekend, after volunteers posted teasers of the music video. The teaser also garnered thousands of views since it was shared.
“Wow! Thousands of views na! So happy at maraming na excite sa pa teaser namin kagabi!” cheered Irene.
“Nakatutuwa dahil ang hangarin naman talaga natin ay isama ang lahat sa biyahe tungo sa mas magandang bukas,” she emphasized.