Seasoned broadcast journalist Bernadette Sembrano has launched a heartfelt Christmas track under Star Music titled “Yakapin Ang Pasko,” which seeks to extend comfort and hope for those who are feeling weary to celebrate the yuletide season.
Based on true stories, “Yakapin ng Pasko” pays tribute to the faith and resilience of Filipinos after enduring calamities before Christmas. “They ask, ‘Paano na sa Pasko?’ but the answer to this difficult question, I witnessed in the lives of the survivors themselves.”
“Filipinos not only survived, but can actually thrive, grounded on a deep faith in God and love for their families and ‘bayanihan,’” she added.
The “TV Patrol” anchor credited Jose Mari Chan as the inspiration behind “Yakapin Ang Pasko's" completion, which was brought to life during quarantine from a mere melody in her head. She also described it as the ’culmination’ of her music journey that started in 2019.
Respected songwriter and musical director Homer Flores arranged the Christmas tune while ABS-CBN Music creative director Jonathan Manalo, whom Bernadette recently collaborated with for the feisty track “Ang Sa Iyo Ay Akin,” produced it.
“For more than 20 years as a broadcast journalist, I have been inspired by our interviewees, and we all have been moved towards compassion to help each other in time of need,” she related.
“Now, also as a songwriter, do allow me to give our heart’s story wings, to soar especially in this difficult time for all of us. May we all find comfort and hope by embracing Christ in our hearts,” she said.
Embrace Christmas with your loved ones by streaming Bernadette’s “Yakapin Ang Puso,” out now on various digital music platforms. For more details, like Star Music on Facebook (www.facebook.com/starmusicph) and follow it on Twitter and Instagram (@StarMusicPH).