Last August 18, 2013, Apl invited his mentees from The Voice of the Philippines to his home in Sapang Bato, Pampanga. They visited the students at the National High School where Apl donated classrooms, a computer laboratory, and a recording and music library.
“Involving the team in the foundation is part of mentoring,” explained Apl. “All of us came from nothing. Even though we don’t have much, we go out and help. That’s a good value to have as a musician.” I was further impressed when he admitted, “Medyo pilipit na ang Tagalog ko but I always make sure I have the values I learned growing up in the Philippines.”
By: Ruth Floresco