ICONIC Filipino rapper Gloc9 and award-winning boyband 1:43 will perform in a musical show celebrating the annual Coconut Festival of San Pablo City on Sunday (January 4).
Presented by socialized housing development BellaVita Land Corp., the free concert will be held at the mall atrium of SM City San Pablo. The show will start at exactly 3PM.
Gloc9 is the critically acclaimed rapper and composer behind the hit songs “Lando,” “Upuan,” “Sirena,” and “Magda” to name a few. He is currently promoting his latest album “Byahe ng Pangarap” under Universal Records.
Meanwhile, 1:43 is composed of four goodlooking and talented men Anjo Ressurreccion, Gold Aquino, Argee Golding, and Yuki Sakamoto. The foremost Original Pilipino Music (OPM) boy band is the act behind the monster hit song and 5th Star Awards for Music song of the year “Sa Isang Sulyap Mo” as well as popular songs “Ang Saya-Saya” and “Hayop Sa Ganda.” 1:43 was named as the Most Promising Group at the 45th Guillermo Mendoza Memorial Award.
“We are excited to come back to SM City San Pablo and celebrate the Coco Festival with the city’s residents,” says 1:43’s spokesperson Resurreccion.
Started in 1996, the Coconut Festival, also known as Coco Fest, is a week-long celebration in San Pablo City in honor of their patron Saint Paul the Hermit. It is held every first to second week of January and consists of street dancing, float parade, street concerts, nightly programs before the city fiesta and some other important events like the yearly “Mutya at Lakan ng San Pablo.”
It attracts people nearby towns and foreigners as well as local and national media. This boosts the culture and traditions of San Pablenos. The festival also earned citation from the Association of Tourism Officers of the Philippines (ATOP) and the Department of Tourism (DOT) as the best tourism Event for Festival Category City Level in 2010 to 2013 which placed San Pablo City, a tourist destination.
The progressive city is the location of one of the latest developments of BellaVita, according to Barry Trinidad, marketing manager of BellaVita Land Corporation.
“We are one with San Pabloenos in celebrating their very own Coco Fest,” related Trinidad.
BellaVita is a social enterprise project that caters to modest-income families, allowing them to afford their own houses.
Staying true to its mission of giving every Filipino a home instead of renting or living with relatives, BellaVita introduced its projects in Porac, Pampanga; General Trias, Cavite; Alaminos and San Pablo City in Laguna; Pililla, Rizal; Lipa City, Batangas; Cabanatuan in Nueva Ecity; Tayabas, Quezon; and Capas, Tarlac as answer to the country’s big housing backlog. For as low as P2,500, one family can now reserve a home they can call their own.
“With BellaVita, every Filipino may now realize their dream of having a house and lot they can call their very own,” Trinidad said.