The pandemic continues to rage and its effects hit even closer to home—sudden deaths of friends and family, losing livelihood that sustain our daily needs, falling into the cycle of fear that it could be us or our loved ones next victimized by this deadly virus. A host of natural calamities compounds this already challenging road we are navigating. Life has begun to lose its color; hopelessness at ever seeing through it all seems inevitable.
But light slowly seeps in as the Christmas season begins. For Filipinos, Christmas is a time of miracles. Here in our music video Andito Tayo Para Sa Isa’t Isa (Christmas ID ng Pilipino) we prove this to be true. There will be an end to this long and dark tunnel, if we hope, pray, and continue to be there for each other as one family.
This is our tribute to the hero in every one of us, because no part is too small in this fight to survive the biggest catastrophe of our generation. These are the stories that prove that God is our light and that we are His instruments in spreading love and joy during these trying times. We are each other’s strength and answered prayers. We are each other’s miracles.
Andito Tayo Para Sa Isa’t Isa (Christmas ID ng Pilipino) was created by the ABS-CBN Creative Communication Management Division headed by Robert Labayen, Johnny Delos Santos, and ABS-CBN COO Cory Vidanes.
Song lyrics were written by Robert Labayen, Love Rose De Leon, and Thyro Alfaro. English translation was written by Maria Lourdes Parawan. Music was composed by Thyro Alfaro and Xeric Tan.
Over 20 Kapamilya singers have collaborated to perform the song: Ogie Alcasid, BGYO, Kathryn Bernardo, Andrea Brillantes, Sharon Cuneta, Darren Espanto, Seth Fedelin, Sarah Geronimo, Belle Mariano, Martin Nievera, Daniel Padilla, Zsa Zsa Padilla, Donny Pangilinan, Inigo Pascual, Piolo Pascual, Erik Santos, KZ Tandingan, Gary Valenciano, Regine Velasquez-Alcasid, and Vice Ganda.
The ANDITO TAYO PARA SA ISA’T ISA: ANG CHRISTMAS ID NG PILIPINO Creative and Production Team: Overall Head of Production Sheryl Ramos, Main Producer Mark Angelo Bravo, Branded Vignettes Producer Revbrain Martin, Production Core Team: Love Rose De Leon, Adrian Lim and CCM Operations and Traffic Head Tess Perez-Mendoza. Production team members: Creative Account Director Roda Baldonado, Christian Faustino, Anna Charisse Perez, Edsel Misenas, Maria Lourdes Parawan, Kathrina Sanchez, Lawrence Arvin Sibug, Mark Raywin Tome, Juan Carlos Bautista , Camille Brinquez, Franciesca Cruz, Winter Delos Reyes, Mariah Krizaeda Rivera, Dianne Monique Oliviar, Josephine Pelagio-Pablo, Katherine Panganiban and Technical Producer Dhalia Mae Ga-as. Dance steps choreographed by Winter Delos Reyes and Camille Brinquez.
The ANDITO TAYO PARA SA ISA’T ISA: ANG CHRISTMAS ID NG PILIPINO was put together by Main Editor Glenn James Albaytar, supported by Editor Jaimee Jan Agonia, Editing and Post Production Heads Maria Concepcion Salire and Mark Gonzales. Graphics was designed and animated by Motion Graphics Head Alfie Landayan, Motion Graphics Specialists Karlo Emmanuel Victoriano and Ian Paul Santos with support from Graphic Design Specialists Regine Binuya-Bague, Raphael Laureta and Audio Production specialist Alvin Mendoza. Logo design by Ian Paul Santos.
The stories of Christian Baluyot, Rodrigo Laganzon and Helen Uvas were produced by Regina Ann Selibio with Cameraman Ramel Gaddi and Assistant Cameramen Roland Padla and Freddie Valenzona. The story of Jones Bajamundi was produced by Karren Canon with Cameraman Pio Poñado Jr.; The story of the Teachers from Del Castillo Elementary School, Sara Iloilo, was produced by Joven Escaniel.
ABS-CBN CCM synergized with ABS-CBN Integrated Marketing Team headed by Cookie Bartolome with Customer Marketing Head Chawie Songsong-Ward, Marketing Manager Samantha Santiago, Platform Content Brand Strategy Head Krystel Agnote and Marketing Specialists Ray Santiago and Jom Lorenzo, ABS-CBN Sales headed by Rosanna Trinidad, ABS-CBN TV Entertainment Production headed by Laurenti Dyogi, ABS-CBN TV Production Non-Narrative Team headed by Lui Andrada, ABS-CBN TV Production Narrative Team headed by Ruel Bayani, Dreamscape Entertainment headed by Deo Endrinal , ABS-CBN Business Unit Heads Julie Anne Benitez, Rizza Ebriega, Kylie Balagtas, Lourdes De Guzman, Roda Dela Cerna, Mercedita Gonzales, Raymund Dizon, Jasmine Pallera, Erick Salud, Carlina Dela Merced, Riley Santiago, Lanie Gutierrez & Marcus Vinuya, ABS-CBN Regional OIC Kiby Bosque with producer Aldrin Grande, ABS-CBN News Team headed by Regina “Ging” Reyes, ABS-CBN Global Team headed by Olivia de Jesus & Aldrin Cerrado, ABS-CBN Digital Media Division headed by Eugenio Lopez IV & Elaine Uy, ABS-CBN TV Production Operations Team headed by Joanna Santos, ABS-CBN Licensing team Julie Ann Gutierrez and Pao Soliven, ABS-CBN Property Management team headed by Grant Orbeta, ABS-CBN Star Magic, ABS-CBN Human Resources headed by Nilda Bayani, ABS-CBN On-Air Operations and Programming Team headed by Ralph Menorca, ABS-CBN Clinic, ABS-CBN Finance team headed by Ricardo Tan & Jackie Perez, ABS-CBN Star Music, ABS-CBN Safety and Security team, ABS-CBN Foundation headed by Roberta Lopez-Feliciano, ABS-CBN Corporate Communications team headed by Kane Choa and Account Head Christelle Belmonte.
The ANDITO TAYO PARA SA ISA’T ISA: ANG CHRISTMAS ID NG PILIPINO is a collaborative work among directors from ABS-CBN Entertainment directors for the program videos. 8th St. Cinema directors for the vignettes are Paolo Ramos, Jhon Andrei Antonio, Mark Dominique Antonio and Karl Angelo Montenegro. Drone shots by Martin “Val” Cuenca with submitted videos from Jacque Manabat, ABS-CBN Global and ABS-CBN Regional. The 8th Street Cinema Team is composed of Production Manager Angela Suarez, Producer Elai Blando, Production Assistants Cristobal Bacal, Roman Coloma and Utoy Quinto; Talent Casters Mary Jane Calapatia and Madelyn Caadan, Location Managers Jobe Salonga, Bhilly San Roque, Jhong Perez, Krysta Herran, Make-up Artist Joshua Obedeza, Production Design Team Sam Esquillon, Hannah Abdul, Alvin Dy Lusanta, Teng Cortez, Reggie Cortez, Francis Gonzalez, Jay Mark Abaygar, Jenervin Urdaneta, Erickson Madelo, Christopher Cruz, Jason Uyangorin, Emar Arroyo, Bernard Juliano, Mon Garcia and Mel Boliver, Utility and Catering Melanie Quinto, Robert Geres, Marilou Antonio, Tere Antonio and Toffer Dulla, Regional Production Team Ashley Abayan and Jeric Garcia, Service Crew Rickki Guarino, Jhade Dizon, Erwin Brieta, Edward A. Cruz and Jefferson Binayug, Safety Officer Marianne Guliyev.
We would like to show our sincerest gratitude to the following for sharing with us their inspiring stories: Teachers from Del Castillo Elementary School, Sara Iloilo and Acereda Integrated School Bobon, Northern Samar, Jones Bajamundi and family, Rodrigo Laganzon, Ruben Velasquez, Christian Baluyot and family, Lourds Adalia-Evertse, Cristine Caringal-Melad of Spice Grill, Sharjah UAE, Rosy Clave, Dr. Evangeline Cua, Sta. Ana Doctors and Nurses, and Gene Fernandez.