Metro Pacific Investments Corporation (MPIC), the country’s leading infrastructure investment company, welcomed the new year by launching its new corporate anthem entitled “Bayan Sulong Na”. It is a rallying call for the entire country to face the coming years with hope and affirmation that no matter the circumstances, there is strength in facing it together.
“The resilience of Filipinos has always been unmatched. Our ability to get back on our feet after the unimaginable is something we are truly known for,” said MPIC President & CEO Manuel V. Pangilinan. “However, our message moving forward goes beyond recovery and focuses on rebuilding and resurgence.”
An Anthem of Hope
“Bayan Sulong Na” brings in 2022 with a strengthened sense of hope. The song encapsulates MPIC’s roles and responsibilities as a partner in nation-building, as well as its hopes and aspirations for all Filipinos—to face the coming years with the belief that they have someone to count on.
“Prior to the challenges posed by the past couple of years, we at MPIC have always been committed to becoming reliable partners in development, for both the country and its people,” said MPIC VP for PR & Corporate Communications Melody del Rosario. “As we move forward this 2022, we introduced this anthem to solidify our dedication to the progress and change we envision for us all.”
The song accompanied MPIC’s 2022 Corporate AVP, depicting how MPIC’s various business units in power, water, tollroads, light rail, and hospitals, alongside its corporate social responsibility initiatives, have continued to provide service, aid, and assistance, to communities all around the country.
Featuring some of MPIC’s top executives, as well as a call to action from President Pangilinan, it also signifies the coming together of all its employees towards a shared goal. A video competition between the employees of MPIC’s subsidiaries also accumulated video snippets that were featured in the final material.
“We are moving forward together towards a better and brighter future, and this anthem is a beautiful symbol for that,’” said MPIC Chief Finance, Risk, and Sustainability Officer Chaye Cabal-Revilla. “It is about how we at MPIC can meaningfully contribute to national progress and uplift the lives of Filipinos through the essential services we deliver. Through this song, we enjoin everyone to find hope in what’s to come and to face it with an open mind and an open heart.”
PhilPop 2020 Songwriting Festival Grand Finalist and Viva Records Artist and Talent Development Manager Roovee Michelle “Chochay” Magno, penned the lyrics for Bayan Sulong Na. The songwriter and television music producer has written songs for Tawag ng Tanghalan Champions Janine Berdin, the TNT Boys, and Eumee, and her works were featured by several brands, television channels, and advertisements—including the 2020 Grand Coronation Night of Binibining Pilipinas.
Arranged by Mr. Dominic Benedicto, produced by Garahe Film Productions, and performed by MPIC Executives and Employees, as trained by vocal coach Ms. Jeanne Velasco-Vicars, “Bayan Sulong Na” aims to become a bearer of light for the future.