This year, DZMM will be celebrating its 25th year of being the number one AM radio station in Mega Manila and the country’s leading cable news channel with the launch of its newest jingle sung by Prince of Pop Erik Santos and Star Power Female Pop Superstar Angeline Quinto. The two singers now join the distinguished list of Filipino artists who have sung the DZMM theme like Gary Valenciano, Sharon Cuneta, and international singing sensation Charice.
According to DZMM station manager Mara Faner says it was a easy decision on their part to choose Erik and Angeline for their anniversary production. “This is actually a very momentous occasion for us. We are celebrating the 25th anniversary of DZMM. Dalawangpu’t-limang taon na kaming una sa balita at una sa public service. We have lined up several activities for the year and the major one is the launch of our station ID and we are very fortunate to have Angeline and Erik to join us and sing the jingle. Sila yung napili naming na kumanta dahil alam niyo naman na sila ay parehong winner sa mga patimpalak and DZMM also humbly speaking is also the number one AM station in Mega Manila and siyempre parang nagtutulong-tulong kami para magkaroon ng isa pang magandang offering for all of you,” she shared during the press conference for the DZMM anniversary ID held last May 26 at the CCP Little Theater.
After becoming the voice for ABS-CBN’s summer station ID, Angeline said she was ecstatic to be offered this project. “Sobrang nagulat ako nung nalaman ko na kami yung napili na kumanta ng jingle ng DZMM. Kinalakihan ko na ang DZMM kaya sobrang nagpapasalamat ako sa tiwalang binigay nila sa akin. At saka natutuwa ako talaga kasi si Kuya Erik yung kasama ko kasi sobrang kumportable ako na kasama siya kumanta sa ASAP Rocks din po kasi nakakasama ko din siya,” she said.
Erik, on the other hand, was more than happy to finally be able to be a part of DZMM in his own way. “Isang napakalaking karangalan para sa akin na maging bahagi ng 25th anniversary ng DZMM. Nung in-offer sa akin kung puwede ko nga kantahin yung DZMM jingle, hindi na ako nagdalawang isip. Kumbaga ito yung way ko para maging parte na rin ng public service. Dahil dito, madalas maririnig yung boses namin ni Angeline sa radio so talagang nakaka-flatter talaga na kami yung pinili. Bata pa lang ako, naririnig ko na ito, pag may bagyo, sa DZMM kami nakatutok para malaman kung may pasok kami, ganun (laughs). Hanggang ngayon ganun pa rin naman ako. ‘Pag naririnig ang DZMM ngayon, nagflaflashback yung memories nung elementary ako,” he shared.
In this grand production, Erik and Angeline share the stage with the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra and the U.P Concert Chorus. “Bata pa lang ako kumakanta na ako pero ni sa panaginip hindi ko naisip na mangyari na makakanta ako dito sa CCP tapos kasama ko yung Philharmonic orchestra kaya sobrang karangalan ito para sa akin nung nangyari ito,” Angeline admitted.
A very grateful Erik Santos admitted that he did feel a bit overwhelmed with the grand production for the music video shoot for the DZMM jingle. “To sing with the PPO and the U.P. concert chorus sa CCP, isa talagang napakalaking proyekto po nito, kumbaga kahit sinong singer ay gugustuhan talagang gugustuhing makakanta ng jingle na ito. It’s a huge project talaga,” he added.
Angeline is also thankful to be working alongside Erik with whom she will also touring Europe for some shows later this year. “Bata pa lang kasi ako nung nanalo siya, pero idol ko na siya noon pa. Kaya natutuwa ako kasi talagang sobrang kumportable talaga ako kasama siya sa pagkanta at talagang natutuwa rin ako na makakasama ko siya sa ibang bansa kasi yun din yung first time ko makapunta sa Europe,” she said.
Aside from that, Angeline also has her hands full preparing for a series of US, shows with Sharon Cuneta as well as getting ready to sing the official Independence day song this year. “Talagang sobrang nagpapasalamat ako siyempre unang-una sa Panginoon dahil lahat ng mga pangarap ko noon ay binibigay sa akin ngayon. Kaya sobrang pinagbubutihan ko rin naman lahat ng yun.”
In its 25 years, DZMM has been known for being the first in news and in public service. It is also home to the country’s most revered and trusted broadcast journalists. The official launch of the DZMM jingle will be during the flag-raising ceremony of ABS-CBN on Independence Day, June 12.