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WATCH: Timely version of classic OPM hit ‘Salamat’ highlights meaningful connections #MadeSimple

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There’s no doubt that there’s an OPM song fit for every emotion. And in trying times like this, music is one of the most effective means to ease minds off the unrest brought by the pandemic. It’s also a way to extend our heartfelt thanks and appreciation to family, friends, and to the frontliners risking their safety everyday just to carry out their mission—saving lives in every way possible. 

In the past few weeks, social media feeds have been bombarded with alarming news about the COVID-19 pandemic. But the silver lining to all these are the stories of inspiration about the valiant frontliners and tales of modern-day bayanihan of people who go out of their ways to lend a helping hand to those who are in need, particularly the vulnerable communities affected by the coronavirus. 

And while everyone is confined inside their own homes these days, a lot can still be achieved if people work together—proof that connection encompasses even the farthest distance.

This is what Smart Communications Inc.’s new online video is all about. In the tune of an all-time favorite OPM song ‘Salamat’ by Filipino rock band The Dawn, the video carries out an important message that even the simplest connection can make the loudest presence.

Through the said video, Smart aims to highlight an important realization about how the current situation has brought people closer together despite the physical distance. And that in the midst of everything that’s happening, even the slightest ray of hope is enough to face another day.

Everyone can take part in this story. Say a sincere ‘salamat and join the PLDT-Smart Foundation and Smart in their Text-To-Donate drive to support COVID-19 health workers, frontliners, hospitals, and poor communities. 

All Smart, TNT, and Sun subscribers can donate using their prepaid load or charge to their postpaid account by simply texting DONATE<Space><Amount> and send to 3456. Subscribers may donate in the amounts of 10, 25, 50, 100, and 500.  For example, customers who want to send Php10 may just text DONATE<Space> 10 and send to 3456. The donation drive will run until July 16, 2020.

To learn more, visit or follow Smart’s official social media pages.

DSWD SB-SP-00014-2020 April 17 to July 16 (Series of 2020)


Source: Manila Bulletin (

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