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Monday, February 15, 2016

Apl de Ap: What's Ap with the Newest Philippine Tourism Ambassador?

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“Places to go, things to see, welcome to my home, my country. Beautiful sights, I want you to see. It’s more fun in the Philippines. It makes you feel like you’re in a dream.” - Apl de Ap

The above are just a few of the words included in the lyrics of the new Department of Tourism jingle sang by Allan Pineda Lindo, better known as, a Filipino-American rapper, record producer, break dancer, philanthropist and judge at the Voice of the Philippines talent search. Popularly known as one of the members of the Black Eyed Peas, he is often invited to perform and grace special events and occasions.

Apl de Ap was asked by the Philippine government, specifically the Tourism Promotions Board (TPB) of the Department of Tourism (DOT), to promote tourism for our motherland. The Philippines is such a beautiful place that everyone needs to explore and experience its sandy beaches, green forests and wildlife, delicious cuisine, and hospitable people.

He was also awarded the Presidential Award for Filipino Individual because he has not shied away from acknowledging his Filipino roots and continues to embrace his heritage, even in his work. From his humble beginnings to his extreme fame he still retains the Filipino hospitality and "bayanihan" spirit.

This is why Apl de Ap is very much appropriate to become an Ambassador for the Philippines.

The Tourism Promotions Board, formerly PCVC, collaborates with world renowned artist and Philippine Tourism Ambassador to bring you the best that our country has to offer. Watch the video to find out why #itsmorefuninthephilippines!

Apl de Ap is an avid supporter of youth education in the Philippines, and gives back to the youth everywhere through his foundation focused on education, technology, helping vision-challenged babies and art-therapy. His humility, generosity, sense of humor and graciousness to his fans remains a core part of who he is.

He has also released a book entitled "What's Ap?" of which one of his main motives for writing the inspirational children's book is to be an inspiration to young kids. To inspire kids to never give up on their dreams and to always work hard towards them.

He believes that if we can dream it, we can do it! Keep our heads up high and only let positives vibes keep us going. Never give up! Push through even the toughest challenges because hard work always pays off! Make those dreams into reality and stay committed to our goals!

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