Apl is not only a Hollywood rapper, record producer , musician, artist Grammy Awardee, he is also known for his great heart towards fellow needy Filipinos.
Now Apl de Ap is not only known for his musical ingenuity but he is also known for his advocasies gearing to mentoring, coaching and now Art Transformation through communities.
Apl de Ap and Me!
Apl thank you for making greeting me and my boyfriend Steve on our upcoming monthsary .
Aside from being The Voice of the Philippine's Coach, he is also now busy with his very own "foundation".
You "read" it right. It was the first time that Apl and his team at the foundation invited bloggers to formally announced about Apl's newest baby, "the Apl de Ap Foundation.
The Apl de ap Foundation" was launched last year along with the "We Can Be Anything" Campaign which encourages Filipino children to stay in school and strives to build at least 2,000 classrooms in remote Philippines areas.
The Foundation also is on the works of building a school that will prepare marginalized, creative and gifted students to become global professionals in arts and technology.
He also shared that since we are in this age of technology wherein everyone shares on their social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, and etc, it is now the right time to spread the word about volunteeerism, the joy of giving and how we can help other people.
Yesterday, August 22, 2013 me -along with other bloggers had a chance to get to meet Apl de Ap beyond his advocacy and philantrophy work.
Apl de Ap is doing all of these simply because he wants to give back to his fellow pinoys. He wanted to empower his fellow pinoys who needed financial and educational support especially those who are musically-talented. "I am willing to share my talent and time to give to the community. It is important to give back, given the opportunity, I would do the same thing all over again. What goes around, comes around", shares Apl.
While listening to this man, Apl has made an impact on me as a person, who may not be directly can be responsible of of his fellow Pinoy, that " hey here is one Pinoy who is making that one big effort to help out and not become a pain in the ass", that we all should be doing our part- no matter small or big it may be.
Another thing is that, this is what Apl said during the Q.A, Stay Who I am, Know Where you From". Basically for me, it means that for people like him who had the chance to be somebody in a foreign land- never forget where your roots are. If you can help- then help with out asking anything in return".
Beyond his community works, Apl also is also one of the coaches in The Voice of The Philippines. After a grueling and mind-boggling "battles" week for aspiring The Voice Aspirants. Team Apl has now only six remaining artists under his tutelage. Corazon Dela Cruz, Janice Javier, Thor Dulay, Jessica Reynoso, Thristan Perfecto and Penelope Matanguihan. These 6 artists has a lot to share about how Apl has inspired them as their coach.
(Janice Javier, Thristan Perfecto, Penelope Matanguihan, Thor Dulay, Corazon dela Cruz and Moira
Janice Javier even said that if they have to do it all again, pertaining to the blind auditions, she would still be choosing Apl de Ap. Apl has also been bringing the team to the different advocacies that he does, the most recent is their visit yesterday at Tondo where in they prepared sandwiches to our typhoon Maring victims.
He is the first artist in the Blind Auditions who got 4 coaches to turned their chairs.
Corazon Dela Cruz
Apl de Ap's story is such an "eye-opener" for me since it was amazing and inspiring to know someone like him who didn't doubted for a second on how he can reach out and help his fellow pinoys who are in need.
For more questions about Apl de Ap Foundation, check out the details below:
Apl de Ap Foundation
Audie Vergara (011-818-648-5816)
Eileen Aparis (0999-884-8517
Let's support Team Apl in the upcoming live shows this coming August 25, 2013 at ABS-CBN Channel 2 9pm Sunday.
Catch on my next blog post and hear Team Apl's Sample Song Videos!
Here's the link to the photos taken at the APL De AP 's Bloggers's Night!