“We are extremely proud of this unique collaboration between icons. Ryan
Cayabyab is a national artist, Noel Ferrer is a well-known and respected
lyricist with a deep knowledge of Filipino culture, The Company, is an
amazing group of talented Filipino singers, and Maribel Garcia is a
passionate advocate of the arts being the head of BGC’s art program as
well as Mind Museum,” says Gretchen King, Locally Category Manager.
“Filipinos are of course known to love music, so we wanted to reach out to
them through this medium.” “Nature, music, and science come together in our song “Prutas Pilipinas”. What better way to celebrate life than to sing a song about our fruits that give us life!” says Ryan Cayabyab.
A way to spread more knowledge about something we all eat every day,
“Prutas Pilipinas” not only names popular fruits, like mangoes, melons,
and grapes but also more unique ones like chico, mangosteen, and
dragonfruit. The song also mentions how nutritious and good these local
fruits are, Locally’s way of championing what is proudly our own.
“I thought that it would be a good opportunity to start from basic fruits
and expand it to a collective push for a healthy nation – para sa masigla,
magaling at masayang Pilipinas. The genius of our National Artist Mr.
Cayabyab, as shown in the excellent music, and the exceptional vocal
quality and harmony of The Company made the song truly fun, dynamic,
and meaningful,” shares Noel Ferrer.