Team #DA2014 is putting together a video to highlight the incredible size and diversity of David’s fan base and will be using it to launch the DA 2014 campaign on Friday, March 23rd. DA 2014 is a new campaign that is being created to unite ALL David fans around the world together over the next 2 years around one idea:
WE WILL BE HERE
Original Post edited by Angelica
Anyone who doubts that forces greater than this world guide David’s destiny should consider this: what would the past 2 months have been like without this mini-series? On the heels of his mission announcement, he arrived in the Philippines in mid-January, setting off a daily avalanche of updates, mall appearances, photo shoots, interviews, and performances. Once rehearsal got under way, cue a plethora of pics and tweets from David, Kari, the cast, MyDearWriter and director, Mac Alejandre. I don’t think Nandito Ako was a coincidence that serendipitously came together at just the right time. I believe Somebody up there knew, not only that David needed this experience, but his fans needed the distraction during the run up to his mission departure. I believe Somebody prompted the events that unfolded and that we are the recipients of a multitude of tender mercies for standing by this young man these past four years.
Relates Perci Intalan, TV5’s, Creative and Entertainment head, “It started back in August 2011 over a casual conversation with Sony Music Philippines’ head honcho Narciso Chan, following David’s sold out concert in Manila. It was just an idea—a proposal out of the ordinary—but I told Ciso, ‘I’m serious’ if you are’,” Intalan recalled. “Before we knew it, we found ourselves negotiating with David’s lawyers in New York, Los Angeles, Singapore and Hong Kong; and by December, we were told he had accepted our offer.”
The Manila Times
Asked how much TV5 was paying David, Perci was mum, saying, “Mahal but it’s worth it.”
Fearing that David would be mobbed during the mostly outdoor shoot, TV5 offered to assign a few bodyguards to him but David declined.
“He arrived with only one companion,” added Perci. “Walang entourage.”
After the shoot, David said that he wouldn’t be doing any other showbiz-related projects since he would buckle down to his mission to serve God.
“I made the promise even before I decided to come to the Philippines,” assured David.
“He arrived with only one companion,” is not precisely accurate. Somebody else was with him. Somebody he made a promise to and when David gives his word, he keeps it. He’ll be back. He has other promises to keep.
Salamat po, Lord, for tender mercies and the promise of happy endings and new beginnings. Meanwhile, on with the show!