Watch Ben&Ben, The Itchyworms and More Perform at Leni Robredo’s Campaign Rally

Many Filipino musicians performed at Philippine Vice President Leni Robredo’s campaign rally.

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Roberdo’s latest rally took place on Sunday, March 20, along Emerald Avenue, Pasig City and featured performances by Ben&Ben, The Itchyworms, Ebe Dancel, Autotelic, Rivermaya, Noel Cabangon and Jolina Slaydangal.

Watch the performance below.

The artists are now the latest musicians to voice their support for Vice President Leni Robredo’s presidential candidacy.

Ben&Ben closed out the rally with a four-track setlist consisting of ‘Pagtingin’, ‘Kapangyarihan’, ‘Araw-Araw’ and ‘Sabel’. Besides the Pasig event, Ben&Ben will also perform at the Robredo-Pangilinan campaign rally in Nueva Ecija on March 22.

Ahead of Ben&Ben’s performance at the rally, the band took to social media to state that they would not be paid for the showcase. Their post is apparently in response to tabloid claims that Moira Dela Torre was paid PHP 5 million for her performance in Zamboanga on Thursday, March 17.

On Friday, March 18, the Manila Bulletin shared a Facebook post questioning whether the singer-songwriter’s performance had been “bought”. Moira Dela Torre commented on the post, urging the publication to use its platform to cover more important news rather than unsubstantiated gossip submitted by netizens.

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Jonathan Manalo, Creative Director of ABS-CBN Music, also commented on the post: “Fake news alert!

Moonstar88 and Imago recently headlined a previous rally on March 12 in Echague, Isabela. Other past performers at Leni’s previous gatherings include Moira Dela Torre, Ely Buendia and many more.

Last year, Buendia was one of the first artists to voice his support for the presidential candidate after he tweeted a “half-serious joke” about a possible Eraserheads reunion “if Leni shows up”. He visited Robredo in his office carrying a 25th anniversary vinyl edition copy of “Ultraelectromagneticpop!” a few months later.

Evelyn C. Tobin