#GanDavao: We are Davao and We choose LOVE - Lyric Video
Project #GanDavao aims to send a message of LOVE to our fellow countrymen — that we are done fighting fire with fire in this nonsense war on social media; that we choose love over hatred and fear, hoping this would open the hearts and minds of the Davaoeño masses that it is not yet too late to start making the change ourselves. We believe that we are at a crucial time where our actions today as conscious, responsible citizens will determine our future as a nation.
It is not unknown to us that there have been countless attacks against our people on the internet ever since President Rodrigo Duterte assumed office in 2016. In an instant, our adversities have become an entertainment to some. People on Facebook and other social media platforms condemn us for being Davaoeños, blaming our misfortunes to the president.
This year, the team has decided to remake #GanDavao and use the platform to correct the common misconception or at least show the online community that DAVAO isn’t just a city but a whole, united region in Southern Philippines. We are a region of peace-loving Filipinos and the actions of others don’t define us. WE CHOOSE TO LOVE. WE CHOOSE TO UNITE. WE CHOOSE PEACE.
Music Arranger and Producer: Khail SOLO
Lyrics and Melody: Pat Maruhomadil
Rap Verses: Jovanny "Donjie" Sumabal
Chrisel Joy dela Cruz
Pau Pau Tolentino
The Echoistic (Ernest, Paula, Andrea, JR M. Galura)
Blaine Corda Nasser
Cherry Lyn Acero Mayormita
Chierald Cadiente Tan
Normilah Mae Ojendras Villanueva
Nairud sa Wabad (Ino D San, Earl Gioielli)
Jovanny Deguitos Sumabal
Mel Brian Agonia Ojendras
Madayaw Cultural Ensemble
Davao Conyo (Phillip Te Hernandez)
Special Thanks to: Julius Gabriel Alba, Michael Angelo Montañer Vicente, Loii Yap, Marc Shangsi II and The Image District, Erique Mendoza, Top Faces of Davao Campus Edition, Jimmer Ariate and ACHUP DAVAO, Trending.ph, Katrin Su, Macky Buenaventura, Lahlee Pahp, Weigibbor Labos
(Watch out for the official #GanDavao music video. ?❤)