John Gabriel drops sophomore single ‘Bakit Ba?’

STAR CIRCUIT - Ricky Calderon (The Freeman) - June 9, 2021 - 12:00am

BMW8 artist John Gabriel has just released his second single titled “Bakit Ba?” thru Spotify. He immediately fell in love with the song the first time he listened to it after it was sent to him by his manager Daddie Wowie Roxas.

“Bakit Ba?” is an original composition of Edwin Roxas, with Albert Tamayo as musical arranger. Serving as John’s vocal arranger and coach is Arnie Mendoras.

John was able to relate to the message and lyrics. “Since I also experienced falling in love with somebody whom I courted. But she only made me believe that she loved me then dumped me in the end that’s why the song became dear to me,” he said.

The song has two versions – a ballad and a fast one – and BMW8 Management greenlighted the fast rendition. To promote the song, John also made a music video of for the song, with John Cheme serving as dance coach and choreographer.

“I was excited when I learned that we were shooting a music video since I was able to showcase my dancing talent,” added John.

Doing the music video during a pandemic was a struggle since all preparations were done via video calls and Zoom meetings until the music video was shoot in a dance studio, with everyone involved following safety protocols.

“I would like to thank my dance coach for helping me come out with a music video that was approved by my management company,” said the singer.

“I consider myself lucky since even if we are in challenging times during the pandemic, I was able to record a song that I can be proud of, plus a music video which I am offering to my fans and supporters. They can stream and download the ‘Bakit Ba’ on Spotify,” said John.


Even as the government continues to directly source COVID-19 vaccines for the population, the management and officers of LPG companies South Pacific Inc. and Regasco have bared its own vaccination plan for its 3000-strong workforce. This is in line with the company’s move to compliment government efforts to achieve population protection and to care for the health and continued wellbeing of its employees.

SPI President Jun Golingay reveals that management has made arrangements to secure 6,000 doses of Covovax, the Covid-19 vaccine from reputable company UNILAB. The supply guarantees two doses of the vaccine for each employee. Supplies are expected to be made available during the third quarter of 2021.

Golingay says depending on delivery, they plan to implement the vaccination process from July to October 2021. The vaccination schedule will also be done in the most efficient way that will be non-disruptive of operations to ensure continuity of customer service.

SPI founder Arnel Ty hopes this will encourage everyone in the company to be inoculated and protect oneself and their families from the deadly virus and its many variants. He said that SPI and Regasco also plan to launch a series of educational workshops and partner with medical experts from vaccine providers, public health officials and other sources to orient its staff on the vaccine, its benefits and effects. This is to further allay vaccine anxieties and make personnel realize how the vaccine can pave the way for more productivity, health protocol compliance and safe living.

Executives and senior management of both companies will help create an atmosphere that supports COVID-19 vaccinations by being ‘vaccine champions’ themselves, Golingay emphasizes. As such, they will be at the forefront of taking the vaccines so that they can start a network of ambassadors that can share post-vaccination experiences and reply to queries. They can give authoritative, credible, and accessible feedback on the safety, efficacy, and side effects if any, of the vaccine. It is the hope of SPI and Regasco’s senior management that this will build strong conviction and confidence for the vaccine among its employees.

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