As the world emerges from quarantine measures and more places are being declared safe from COVID-19, let us not forget the many Filipino health workers who have been risking their lives from the start of the pandemic, and who will continue to brave the front lines, thousands of miles away from home.
Following “Smile,” DOT’s inspirational tribute to Filipino frontliners, “Noypi” honors over 254,000 doctors, nurses, caregivers, hospital staff, and other healthcare workers who form part of the 10 million OFWs around the world.
Originally performed by the band Bamboo, Noypi’s surging melody and rousing lyrics are made tender and poignant when sung by 16-year-old Katching Silvestre to a choir-like vocal arrangement by her father Monet Silvestre.
We celebrate this Independence Day by standing with our frontliners. Your dedication to the profession has made an immense contribution to global recovery, and we are all deeply proud to say, “Hoy, Pinoy ako!”
Footage used in the video was crowdsourced, and all production was done remotely.
“Noypi” originally performed by Bamboo
Written by Bamboo Mañalac, Ira Cruz, Vic Mercado, and Nathan Azarcon
Musical arrangement and production by Malek Lopez
Vocal arrangement by Monet Silvestre
Sung by Katching Silvestre with Becca Silvestre and Patricia Brillantes-Silvestre
Directed by Joel Limchoc
Produced by Steve Vesagas