Jona, Kyla, Bugoy Drilon, Liezel Garcia, Trisha Denise, and Maris Racal have given life to five original songs from an ABS-CBN employee songwriting competition that now comprises the new extended play (EP) called OPM Fresh Songwriters Series Vol. 1.
The company-wide employee contest Kapamilya Himig Handog, a version of the country’s biggest songwriting competition “Himig Handog,” showcased the songwriting talents of Kapamilyas Jane Abaday, Mark Marcos, Michelle Saubon, Christine Estabillo, and Mycah Borja through their respective entries “Kaya Pala,” “Sleep Tonight,” “Mahiwaga,” “Ikaw Na Lang Ang Kulang,” and “Stop Missing You.”
All five tracks were produced by ABS-CBN Music creative director Jonathan Manalo and are now compiled in the OPM Fresh Songwriters Series Vol. 1, which can be heard via major digital music streaming platforms like Spotify, Apple Music, Deezer, Amazon Music, and more.
The compositions prove that ABS-CBN pushes on with its mission of spotlighting Filipinos’ talent and artistry, evident in its nonstop production of songs that show off the excellence of Original Pilipino Music (OPM).
“Kapamilya Himig Handog” was spearheaded by ABS-CBN’s Integrated Corporate Communications in partnership with the company’s premier music label, Star Music.