The “P” Talks!
BY: Pilar Mateo
19 years old and LA Santos has the world in his palm.
Launches as a Star Music artist, his original songs have made it to the airwaves in a short span of time.
Now, Star Music’s new program for him in collaboration with Imelda Papin‘s production (Papin Entertainment Productions), he was chosen to bring life to what is considered La Papin’s national anthem, “Isang Linggong Pag-Ibig“.
LA heard the song over the radio while his Mommy Flor was cooking in his childhood. It has become a part of his favorites with he song being played over and over again.
Imelda quipped, “Nung magkasama kami in one of my shows, nagkausap na kami and he tells me how he knows about my songs. Ako naman marami na akong nakikita at naririnig na mga baguhan. Pero alam ko na ang boses niya. Kaya when the chance came, kasi marami na ang humihiling sa akin na ma-revise this song sabi ko, it must be the right time. And it should go to LA.
“Ginawa kami ng arrangemant. I consukted Mon del Rosario. We made Roxy (Liquigan), Jonathan (Manalo) and Rox (Santos) listen to it and nung narinig nila kasi ‘di nga nila malamab how it will be revived, sabi nila gawin na agad.”
Thus, the launch at LA’s family’s Papa Kim’s in Morato where the Jukebox Queen of the 80s presented him.
It was a different genre alright. Danxeablr. With some twist and turn and a bit of twist with the rapping.
Asked if he’s experienced having a one week love affair, LA nods his head while looking at Mommy Flor.
Dpes he have a girlfriend now? O nililigawan?
“Wala po,” while giving that impish look at Mommy Flor.
“Malibog po ako!” he said jokingly.
The 19 year old as attested by his Mommy Flor said, “I’m sure he has that inspiration na hindi pa niya ipinapakilala sa akin o sa amin. Sabi ko kasi, she should be beautiful, and someone who will take care of him and be nice to him.”
The Mom who even if she is the busiest and toughest worker in front of her ledgers and computers has never left her son’s side.
Imelda and LA are preparing for a “pasabog” collaboration in the songstresses’ biggest 45thbannkberssry concert in June 2019.
“Kaya gusto namin na paingayin na ang “Isang Linggong Pag-Ibig”. Matutiwa ka naman. Even the millenials know the song. Sa paglilibot ko in my campaign sorties, alam pa rin nila ang kanta eh lalo ngayon may bagets touch na ito!”