An Evening of Timeless Classics
PLDT Enterprise once again closed off another year with a bang as it brought in Grammy-award winning singer Michael Bolton for an exclusive one-night concert for its latest iteration of the Pasasalamat Night Manila—marking this year’s celebration as its grandest and most ambitious event to date.
Guests were treated to an evening of timeless classics and sumptuous feast with overflowing eats and drinks at the Mall of Asia Arena.
Opening the night’s festivities was The Voice first runner-up Klarisse De Guzman who showed her artistic versatility as she performed the pop rock “Come Together” of The Beatles and the upbeat “Best Of My Love” of The Emotions. De Guzman showed off her world-class talent with her high whistle register as she sang along to Minnie Ripperton’s “Lovin’ You”.
Following her on stage was no other than Pinoy Pop Superstar grand winner Jonalyn Viray whose repertoire included medley songs of pop hitmakers Jennifer Lopez and Adele. After her electrifying performance, she was then joined by De Guzman on stage to serenade the guests with their inspiring duet performances of the classic hits “When You Believe” and “Wings”.
President and CEO of ePLDT Group and Senior Vice President & Head of PLDT & SMART Enterprise Business Groups Jovy Hernandez, together with First Vice Presidents for PLDT Enterprise Mitch Locsin and Vic Tria, officially welcomed guests and partners with remarks of gratitude and appreciation.
“You can trust that we at PLDT Enterprise will stop at nothing to give the best entertainment experience to all of you as a show of thanksgiving for the years of patronage, and more importantly, friendship,” said Hernandez.
To further delight and thank its customers, PLDT Enterprise raffled away to dozens of lucky guests the latest gadgets of today including the iPhone 11, Huawei P30 Pro, and the newest Samsung Galaxy Fold.
When the time called for main guest performer of the night, multi-awarded singer-songwriter Michael Bolton took the stage by storm at once as he opened his repertoire with Ben E. King’s classic hit “Stand By Me,” making his Filipino fans swoon in excitement and joy.
During the concert, Bolton performed live on stage some of his greatest hits—including “When A Man Loves A Woman”, “Said I Loved You... But I Lied”, and “To Love Somebody”—capturing all smiles from the crowd as they sang along throughout his performance. Further leaving the audience in awe, the music legend shared the stage with Viray for a soulful rendition of “How Am I Supposed To Live Without You”.
“Our mandate at the PLDT Group is to always put our customers at the center of everything that we do. And this year-end celebration is mainly to recognize and express our gratitude to all the people who have stood with us through all the years of our success,” said Al Panlilio, Chairman of Smart and Chief Revenue Officer of PLDT.
PLDT Chairman and CEO Manuel V. Pangilinan also shared his message of thanksgiving saying, “On behalf of the PLDT Group, I would like to wish all our customers and partners a blessed Christmas and most prosperous new year! We look forward to further strengthening the relationships we’ve cultivated in the coming year.”
With 2,300 people present, fused with an epic performance from international singer Michael Bolton, this year’s PLDT Pasasalamat Night was truly a red-letter day for PLDT Enterprise and its most loyal customers and partners.