- Sharon Cuneta criticized senatorial candidate Salvador Panelo for singing her hit song “Sana’y Wala Nang Wakas” while he was campaigning
- Panelo responded by saying that he feels sorry Cuneta felt that way about him singing the OPM classic
- According to Panelo, he sang that song not to get elected nor to earn money but to honor his late son, Carlo, who had Down Syndrome
- He added that he will continue singing that song since Viva Records, the copyright owner of the song, gave him permission to do so
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Sharon Cuneta made headlines days ago after slamming senatorial candidate Salvador Panelo for singing her hit song “Sana’y Wala Nang Wakas” while he was campaigning.
The Megastar told Panelo to stop singing that song in public, telling him “not to mess with a classic.” She added that only politicians under Leni Robredo and Kiko Pangilinan’s slate are allowed to sing the song while campaigning.
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On Facebook, Panelo said that he feels sorry that Cuneta felt that way about him singing the OPM classic.
He said that he sang that song not to get elected nor to earn money but to honor his late son, Carlo, who had Down Syndrome.
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Panelo added that he also sang that song to honor its composer, Willy Cruz, and its singer, Cuneta.
He also wanted to entertain the people who took the time to attend his campaign event. Finally, Panelo said that he will continue singing that song since Viva Records, the copyright owner of the song, gave him permission to do so.
“I SING TO HONOR MY SON, CARLO
“I’m sorry she feels that way. It’s one of my favorite songs because it reminds me of the great lengths I took to care for my late son, Carlo who had Down Syndrome. I honor him each time I sing the song.
“I also thought I was paying homage to the composer, the late Willy Cruz and of course, to Ms. Sharon Cuneta, by singing it. I wasn’t profiting from it, and certainly not trying to get elected by singing it. I was just trying to entertain the people who took time out of their busy lives to see and listen to us. I don’t understand what’s so offensive about that.
“In any case, I did reach out to the copyright owner, Viva Records, and they've confirmed that I have permission to sing the song.
“I will continue to sing it, and will now use it to raise awareness for the plight of children with special needs. As the song goes: ‘Kahit ilang awit ay aking aawitin, hanggang ang himig ko’y maging himig mo na rin,’” Panelo posted on Facebook.
Sharon Cuneta, also known as The Megastar, is a famous Filipina actress, singer, host and endorser. She is the wife of Sen. Kiko Pangilinan and the mother of actress and entrepreneur KC Concepcion, whose father is actor Gabby Concepcion.
The Megastar made news when she cried as she talked about the shutdown of ABS-CBN during her IG Live. She got heartbroken over the thousands of employees affected by the shutdown. The Megastar honored some of her staff and crew and mentioned their names one by one. She couldn't help but ask why people must lose their jobs and asked if people could imagine the country without ABS-CBN.
Her eldest daughter, KC Concepcion, also went viral after giving an honest interview about her relationship with Sharon Cuneta. KC said that she's not the perfect daughter and that every family goes through its ups and downs.