09232020_Feeling Down Shake the Pandemic Blues Away with these OPM Songs

Feeling Down? Shake the Pandemic Blues Away with these OPM Songs

Saying that Filipinos love music is an understatement.

Igood times and in bad, the Pinoys seem to always find songs fit for any occasion. There is an anthem that reflects any emotion and suits every situation.

And as the world continues to fight the pandemicit’s not a surprise to see people tapping into songs as a source of strength and inspirationMusic becomes a healing balm that soothes weary souls.

If you’re feeling down lately and looking for a breather, here are 5 inspiring OPM songs to add to your playlist. Take a deep breath, turn up the volume, and let these anthems uplift your spirits and heal your soul:

1. Manalangin – The Juans   

Hangga’t may nakikinig sa panalangin 

Di mawawala ang pag asa natin 

Ikaw at ako 

babangon tayo.

Manalangin kicks off by telling you that your worries about the pandemic are valid, and a lot of people feel them too. A few beats after, The Juans delivers the message of hope pretty clear: solidarity – in prayers and in good deeds – would soon spark hope. There is light, after all.

Likewise, its music video adds a heavy weight to the song’s already impactful message – a montage of our kababayans plight during the pandemic and the frontliners’, people’s unity in the fight against the unseen enemy.

2. This Too, Shall Pass – Rico Blanco

“I don’t know how, I don’t know when 

But I know love will find a way again 

This too shall pass.”

Rico Blanco sings about one of the most comforting pieces of advice you can possibly give to yourself right now: this pandemic will soon pass. 

This quarantine anthem hits close to home as it acknowledges the tears, fears, and confusion this crisis bringsIts music video, on the other hand, shows people around the globe holding on through difficult timesHeart-warming and at the same time, cheery, “This Too, Shall Pass” rallies toward hope and love during dark times.

3. Lilim – Victory Worship

Mananatili sa Iyong lilim 

At sasambahin Ka sa dakong lihim 

Mananatili sa Iyong lilim 

Nang masumpungan Ka sa dakong lihim.”

Although the song was released months before the pandemic, “Lilim” stays relevant due to its timeless message of hope and comfort that can only be found in God.

This lullaby-like hymn encourages you to find shelter in God, cling to His promises, and receive the rest He freely gives you. It’s an assurance that when you seek God, He will meet you and will take away all the anxiety, sadness, or pain.

4. Bukas Wala Nang Ulan – Christian Bautista and Janine Teñoso

“Pero ang di mo alamhindi ka nag-iisa 

Nakaagapay sayotiwala lang 

Masisilayan mo din ang bahaghari 

Dahil bukas ay wala nang ulan.”

Christian and Janine’s hopeful duet comforts you that you are not alone. If you think there is nobody to turn to and nowhere to go, if you feel that the problems are pouring nonstop – hold on.

Trust that there is a better future in store for you. Though it might seem that it’s all doom and gloom right now, the rain will soon end, and there’s a rainbow after it. There is hope, light, and healing for you.

5. Beautiful – Ogie Alcasid and Moira Dela Torre 

Beautiful, beautiful 

Everything You’ve done is simply beautiful 

Wonderful, glorious 

I just stand amazed to hear Your name.” 

Ogie and Moira’s collaboration is a great reminder that in the midst of storms, there is a powerful, beautiful God who weathers the storm with you.

The song emphasizes that even though it’s hard to see all the good things right now because of the fear and troubles brought by the pandemicstill, everything that God does is simply beautiful. From its soul-solidifying lyrics to its calming melody, “Beautiful” is a hopeful declaration, a prayer, and a song of praise rolled into one.

In this time of uncertainty, let music inspire you to keep hoping in a God that holds the future.

Do you have other songs that comfort and uplift you during this season? Feel free to add to this list in the comments below.

If you are feeling down because of the pandemic, the CBN Asia Prayer Center is here for you. Call us at 8737-0700 and we would love to comfort you through prayers.

Ogie and Regine Alcasid Brought Hope Amid COVID-19 on “One Music. One Hope.”

Is it still possible to see glimmers of hope amid a global pandemic? 

Yes, says Asia’s songbird, Regine Velasquez-Alcasid who shared how she prays to keep herself focused on God during these trying times, during the CBN Asia’s online concert, “One Music. One Hope.” last April 28.

Regine and her husband, ultimate singer-songwriter Ogie Alcasid, brought the message of God’s love, hope, and healing to kababayans as they rendered powerful performances and shared personal stories during the concert. 

“If I focus so much on these things that we’re all going through, it’s like I’m giving COVID-19 so much weight than it already has. There’s someone more powerful than that – it’s God, so I want to focus on Him more,” Regine continued. She shared that praying gives her hope and peace.

Ogie and Regine sangPangako,” to remind everyone of God’s beautiful promises, and also shared how they cope with the new normalwhile encouraging the viewers to have childlike faith.

Like Regine, Ogie chooses to glorify God and uplift people through music amid the crisis. He sang his new composition “Beautiful,” to praise God for the beautiful things He has done.

I don’t mean to offend anyone, but I believe something beautiful can come out of this crisisIn our family, we have so much time together. More importantly, we now have more time to spend with God, and check on our lives to see what really matters,” Ogie expressed. 

The power duo concluded the online concert with a duet of “The Lord is Our Savior,” which evoked a lot of positive comments from inspired viewers. 

Ogie and Regine, thank you very much for the wonderful music that you shared with us. We love you!Also thank you very much to CBN Asia for this wonderful concert. God bless you all!” DA commented. 

“Thank you Alcasid family for all your wonderful and beautiful music. It made us feel relieved amid this crisis. God bless you!” said Sy Nax. 

“Praise the Lord for this! It’s so awesome to see Filipino artists praising Him!” viewer Karen expressed. 

Ogie and Regine were joined by other top-performing artists Janina Vela, Tim Pavino, and Lara Maiguewho all shared inspiring music and stories of hope 

The online concert was able to raise funds for frontliners and most vulnerable Filipinos who lost their livelihoods due to the enhanced community quarantine. It was streamed live on the CBN Asia, 700 Club Asia, BatangSuperbook , and Operation Blessing Facebook pages. 

Do you also want to take part in bringing hope amid COVID-19?  

You may send in your donations through GCash (CBN Asia), PayPal (paypal@cbnasia.org) and online, or through the following bank accounts with account name: CBN Asia Inc. 

BDO PH: 003-0000-5526-0 (PhP Savings) 

BPI PH: 2371-0035-44 (PhP Current) 

METROBANK PH: 270-3-27050137-1 (PhP Savings), METROBANK U.S.: 270-2-27000284-0 ($ Savings) 

Credit Card: Go to www.cbnasia.org/give   

After you donate, go to onemusiconehope.cbnasia.org, and fill out the form to get your free access to Protect Your Health video series. 

For more information, you may contact (+632) 8737-0700 or send an email to info@cbnasia.org.

Ogie Alcasid and Regine Velasquez to Hold a Fundraising FB Live titled “One Music. One Hope.”

Ultimate singer-songwriter, Ogie Alcasid, and his wife, Asia’s songbird, Regine Velasquez-Alcasid, are set to perform live for a night filled with music and real-life stories as CBN Asia presents “One Music. One Hope.” on Tuesday, April 28, at 8:00 p.m.

The power couple will be joined by top-performing artists, Tim Pavino, Janina Vela, and Lara Maigue, in aiming to spark hope to viewers amid the global pandemic, and raise funds for the front liners and most vulnerable Filipinos who lost their livelihood because of the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ.)

They will sing some of their signature hits and share encouraging words while  The 700 Club Asia’s Peter Kairuz and Kata Inocencio will serve as hosts of the show.

“This livestream show is created to encourage our audience and at the same time, raise funds for our frontline ministries,” said John Valdes Tan, CBN Asia’s Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer.

Since the COVID-19 outbreak, CBN Asia’s humanitarian arm, Operation Blessing Foundation Philippines, has been providing much-needed Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs), preventive care kits, and food packs to 60 public and private hospitals and more than 5,000 individuals affected by the ECQ all around the country.

The 700 Club Asia, CBN Asia’s flagship TV program, has been encouraging viewers to believe and trust God through real-life stories of COVID-19 conquerors, while their hosts lead people to pray for peace, healing, protection, hope, security, love and unity during the pandemic.

Superbook and Oyayi, CBN Asia’s TV shows for children, have been producing homeschool and art resources, as well as fun activities that families can use while on ECQ.

CBN Asia’s digital platforms continue to minister to millions by producing inspirational and instructional videos, articles, and infographics on social media and its websites, while the CBN Asia Prayer Center continues to bring hope to many distressed and hurting Filipinos by serving as an emotional and spiritual refuge especially during this time of the global pandemic.

You can also help front liners and vulnerable individuals in need!

Watch and support Ogie Alcasid and Regine Velasquez together with Janina Vela, Tim Pavino and Lara Maigue as CBN Asia presents “One Music. One Hope.” on Tuesday, April 28, at 8:00 p.m. The livestream show will air on CBN AsiaThe 700 Club AsiaBatang Superbook, and Operation Blessing Foundation Philippines Facebook pages.

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