El Gamma Penumbra to pay courtesy call on PNoy
Posted at 05/17/2015 2:50 AM
MANILA -- After being named the first-ever winner of ''Asia's Got Talent'', El Gamma Penumbra will be paying a courtesy call on President Benigno Aquino III this week, the group's manager said.
Dong Pilotos, the group's manager, told dzMM that the all-Filipino troup will pay a courtesy call on Aquino this Tuesday.
The all-Filipino troupe from Batangas City beat eight other finalists, including three other Philippine acts, after earning the most public votes from the regional audience of "Asia's Got Talent" -- which is billed as the biggest talent search in the world.
The lone country to have multiple acts in the finals, the Philippines was joined by contenders from Mongolia (runner-up Khusugtun), Thailand (boys' rock band The Talento), China (acrobatic duto Gao Lin and Liu Xin), Singapore (girls' tap dance group Dance Thrilogy), and Japan (dance troup Triqstar).
Khusugtun, a traditional music ensemble from Mongolia, placed second; while Filipino classical singer Gerphil Flores, who is also a former "Pilipinas Got Talent" contestant, finished third.
Presidential Communications Operations Office Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr. said the group “symbolizes the innate talent and brilliance” of Filipinos that had been proven on many occasions and in various fields.
Pilotos, meanwhile, said the group will make sure that all its tax obligations will be met.