Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Noynoy thanks Black Eyed Peas leader for classroom advocacy

Noynoy thanks Black Eyed Peas leader for classroom advocacy
By Jocelyn Montemayor
Malaya Business Insight
October 25, 2011

At a private meeting Monday night, President Aquino personally thanked international singer Allan Pineda, more popularly known as Apl.De.Ap of the Black Eyed Peas, for his classroom building advocacy.

Presidential spokesman Edwin Lacierda said the President met Pineda and the other members of the Black Eyed Peas - Stacy Ann Ferguson (Fergie), William Adams (Will.I.Am), and Jaime Gomez (Taboo) – at the Quezon City house of Rafael Lopa, president of the Ninoy and Cory Aquino Foundation and executive director of the Philippine Business for Social Progress (PBSP).

Pineda’s APL Foundation is working with the Aquino foundation in the construction of school rooms. The PBSP is also advocating Ten Moves, or the collection of P10 pesos per day in the next three months to collect P3,000 which would be added to the funds being raised for the construction of 10,000 classrooms in fourth class municipalities in two years.

Lacierda said Aquino declined invitations from the Black Eyed Peas for the Chief Executive to attend their concert at the Mall of Asia Concert Grounds last night.

The international pop group arrived in Manila Monday.