Manila, Philippines – President Benigno S. Aquino III has a wide range of music playlist at home. However, Aquino does not listen to rap music. The President disclosed his love for music as a great source of joy, inspiration, and occasional solace during the launching of a new online music store for Original Pilipino Music (OPM) last Wednesday night.
Aquino graced the inauguration of OPM2Go, the country’s version of iTunes where music lovers can buy Filipino music, citing its prospects to boost sales of Filipino music and combat music piracy. “Music has been my companion through thick and thin,“ the President said in his remarks at the event in Eastwood Plaza in Quezon City.
Aquino revealed that he listens to anything from rock, jazz to ballad to suit his different moods. For the love of music, he revealed that he brought his second-hand audio equipment from his residence in Quezon City to Bahay Pangarap in Manila. “I listen to jazz if I want to relax, rock n’ roll if i need to energize, and senti when I feel sad,“ he said. (Genalyn D. Kabiling)