It was a trip down memory lane for the residents of the Little Sisters of the Abandoned Elderly in San Juan, when the Asia’s Queen of Songs Pilita Corrales arrived for an outreach activity of Pharex Health Corp.
During her visit, the generics medicine brand turned over maintenance medicines for hypertension and diabetes among others to Mother Superior Ma. Celia Fociños for the shelter’s residents. The project is part of the company’s 25th anniversary celebration.
Pharex president and CEO Tomas Marcelo Agana 3rd, along with sales and marketing vice president Timmie Guillermo and corporate equity manager Abe Sia, presented the donations.
Corrales, meanwhile, indulged the residents of the home, many of whom were her self-confessed fans. She sang such classics as “Kapantay ay Langit,” “Dahil Sa ‘Yo” and
“Ang Tangi kong Pag-ibig,” among her other hits. Still vivacious and blooming in a blue ensemble, Asia’s Queen of Song belted her tunes with her signature half-body bend, to cheers and applause from her audience. She also led fun games where the shelter’s residents guessed the names of Filipino showbiz celebrities, or sang the next line of old songs.
But the audience was in for a sweeter surprise, when Corrales was able to coax Sisters Celia and Fatima Benito to sing and dance next to her to the tune of “Besame Mucho,” still clad in their habit.
Corrales is now dubbed as a national treasure in music for her legendary career that spans over five decades, and marked by multiple awards as a performer.