It has been Avon Rosales’s long time dream to make a comeback but this time it’s for her first love, and that is singing. Recently, she launched her single titled Hawak, which was Lexian Losley Avestruz, her aspiring director-friend.
According to Rosales’s, the core concept was Avestruz’s, both of them developed it through and along the process of its production, it was originally intended by the composer to make the song as a worship hymn until they both agreed that since they wanted to penetrate the mainstream audience–it evolved into an inspirational piece.
The song has become even more personal and its message can be relatable to a bigger audience.
Though its original intention is to highlight the Heavenly Father, which explains the title, which means grip in English or simply depicts the strong bond of God the Father toward His Son.
“I intently dedicate the song to both our parents whom can only give us that unconditional love in this world [perhaps similar if not close to the great love of our Father in heaven].”
She further highlighted that she used the father figure in the music video because she wanted to stress the authority and responsibility that the fathers in the world have.
As an artist and as a person, she described her life’s experiences are very similar to the relationship she has toward her father as what was depicted in the music video. She admitted that when she was still in her teenage years, she once took for granted the love of her parents.
“There was a time that I rebelled and I thought my friends or even my boyfriend were more important than my parents as to the point of becoming disobedient.
“But life makes it a point that humans (including me) had to go through lessons in the forms of trials or challenges. But what’s hard to face and bear is the fact that people change, but in the end, there are those people who will never leave but choose to remain by their sides.
“The message I also wanted to send out to the youth, to love their parents.”
Avon also revealed that the father-and-daughter relationship that was highlighted in the music video has semblance to her relationship with her father. The only difference is that her father is not a single dad because she still has a mom, too.
In fact, the music video has kind of reminded the time when she was heart-broken and she sought refuge in the arms of her dad. She hugged him. What she wanted to convey as well is that–children must not fail to express their love toward their parents.
Hawak is a pop rock track that is published through Viva Music Publishing Incorporated.
It is out via Spotify and all digital platforms. Its music video is also out on Viva Records Youtube Channel. Come June 28, Rosales’s second single will be released also under Viva Records titled Until Now. Two more songs will follow suit to be released Chances (Viva Records) and Maghihintay (Star Music) feat. by Lance Edward.
It took quite a while before choosing the Top 15.
The Coronation Night of the Binibinng Pilipinas and Miss Universe Philippines 2019 is set to happen tomorrow, June 9 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum with 40 gorgeous candidates coming from all over the country to compete for six titles at stake.
After watching the ‘free speak’ competition, here are the names of the Top 15, the final cut to which the six titles and two runners-up are going to come from.
Listed in alphabetical order (based on their respective cities or provincial representations) and are grouped in fives:
To know more about the pageant and other candidates, visit its official website.
The country’s most prestigious national beauty pageant, Binibining Pilipinas 2019 has chosen its Top 10 semi-finalists for the Best in National Costume award after the Jag and World Balance fashion show on Wednesday, May 29 at the New Frontier Theatre (formerly Kia Theatre), Quezon City.
The highlight of the evening was the jaw-dropping costume designs of Filipino designers. To determine the winner, supporters can cast their respective votes for the candidate[s] they like via online. Winners will be announced on the Coronation Night on June 9.
The 10 semi-finalists are as follows (in alphabetical order):
Bacolod – Cassandra Colleen Bermeo Chan. Designed by Tony de Ramos.
Cebu – Samantha Ashley Lo. Designed by Edwin Uy.
Laguna – Leren Mae Bautista. Designed by Chico Esteva and Renee Salud.
Maguindanao – Resham Ramirez Saeed. Designed by Ryan June Castillo.
Masbate -. Hannah Consencino Arnold. Designed by Benj Leguiab IV.
Negros Occidental – Vickie Marie Milagrosa Sausa Rushton. Designed by Jomar Peralta.
Palawan – Samantha Mae Bernardo. Designed by Patrick Isorena.
Pampanga – Emma Mary Tiglao. Designed by Richie Sabinian.
Pasig City – Maria Andrea Verdadero Abesamis. Designed by Amir Sali.
Puerto Princesa – Jessarie Dumaguing. Designed by Jobel Silvestre.
Also, the Top Three Best in Talents were announced.
They were Bernardo of Palawan, Chan of Bacolod and Alanis Reign Binoya of Batangas.
To vote for the Best in National Costume, click here!