Arnel Pineda OKs duet with Jovit Baldivino
After singing with some of the country's top talents, Journey frontman Arnel Pineda is now setting his sights on singing a duet with Pilipinas Got Talent champion Jovit Baldivino.
In an interview with ABS-CBN News, Pineda said he is giving his all-out support for the young Batangueño who has been dubbed the "next Arnel Pineda."
"OK na OK. Mangyayari yan. I'm going to support him, syempre kababayan natin yan," he said during an outreach program in Quezon City.
Pineda, who is in town after recording a new album with Journey, trekked 3 kilometers to bring food, slippers, hygiene products and toys to 100 kids in an impoverished area in Barangay Bagong Silangan, Sitio Bangkal, Quezon City. Pineda, together with volunteers from the Arnel Pineda Foundation, gave some basic reading lessons to the children.
Pineda said he chose the area for the outreach after hearing about the needs of the kids.
"I really hope that more help will come to them especially medical help since you will have to walk 30 minutes just to get to the place. We need to reorient them in using their resources here as alternative medicine. Sa education, we are here para maturuan sila ng moral values, family, hygiene. gusto namin ma discuss kung ano natutunan nila sa school," he said.
In an earlier interview, Pineda said he put up the foundation to give street kids continuous education as a means out of poverty. He said that, coming from a poor family himself, he knows the value of getting a good education to get ahead in life.
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