“Break Free” At Kakampink’s Rally

What is it about entertainment that just makes politics so much better?

I think it’s the way that, for a moment, we can forget the woes of the world and be carried away by something that really matters: joy.

And that’s why this moment from yesterday’s campaign rally in Pasig, Philippines has brought me so much joy. Ariana Grande couldn’t believe that 137,000 to 180,000 people were singing “Break Free” in support of Vice President Leni Robredo and Senator Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan. And honestly? Neither could I.

The song’s lyrics take on a whole new meaning when we hear them sung by a crowd of thousands who have gathered together to support an administration they believe can make their lives better. It becomes more than just an expression of personal freedom—it becomes a promise of what the future could hold if the right leaders are elected.

Ariana said it best—this post was truly too good not to share.

“I could not believe this was real. I love you more than words.”

I wish I could have been there, too! When I saw it all over my Twitter feed, the energy and passion was so inspiring. It’s such a beautiful song, and to see so many people coming together to sing it for something they believe in is truly special.

This movement was made possible by her music, which brings people together.

At last weekend’s rally, Minty Fresh got the crowd going as she performed Ariana Grande’s hit song “Break Free”. The song has become an anthem for supporters of the tandem of presidential candidate Vice President Leni Robredo and Senator Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan.

This year’s midterm elections have been a serious topic in the Philippines lately, with different groups and organizations encouraging students, young professionals, and other members of society to exercise their right to vote. This is just another incredible way that Filipinos are showing their enthusiasm for change in their government and their country.

Vice President Leni Robredo thinks we are, and she has a plan. Robredo’s latest tagline for her campaign—”Gobyernong Tapat, Angat Buhay Lahat (Honest Government, a Better Life for All)”—encapsulates her aspirations for our country and the steps she would take if elected as the next president.

As the country gears up for the presidential elections, we have to ask ourselves: what kind of future do we want? Are we ready to take the leap towards a better, brighter tomorrow?