Vice President Jejomar C. Binay congratulated Filipino shadow play group El Gamma Penumbra for winning the inaugural season of Asia’s Got Talent and lauded the group for their unwavering support for the welfare of senior citizens.
“Congratulations to El Gamma Penumbra for winning the first season of Asia’s Got Talent. You and the other Filipino talents in the show made your countrymen proud,” Binay said.
“While your talents have gained admiration from people all over the world, your acts of generosity and kindness towards the elderly have earned my respect,” he added.
Binay is a staunch advocate of the rights and welfare senior citizens. As mayor of Makati, Binay pioneered the senior citizens care program that allowed Makati elderly to enjoy free movies, a birthday cake, medicine, and even cash allowance.
Now the Vice President, Binay continued his advocacy by giving part of his social fund to building and improving senior citizen centers all over the Philippines.
Unbeknownst to many, since El Gamma Penumbra joined talent competitions, the group has been donating a portion of their prizes to the Sta. Ana-San Joaquin Bahay Ampunan, a home care for the elderly in Tanauan City.
The group arrived from Singapore Friday night, May 15. As winners of Asia’s Got Talent, they will receive a cash prize of $100,000 and the chance to perform at the Marina Bay Sands.
El Gamma Penumbra beat out eight other talents to become Asia’s Got Talent’s first champions, including other Filipino acts Junior New System, Gerphil Flores, and Gwyneth Dorado.