Sponge Cola, ItchyWorms, Kjwan, Ebe Dancel and YouTube star Mikey Bustos collaborated with netizens to write a song to salute overseas Filipino workers. Philstar.com/Joyce Jimenez  
 
WATCH: OPM artists perform song honoring OFWs
(philstar.com) - September 3, 2015 - 12:43am
MANILA, Philippines - OPM bands Sponge Cola, ItchyWorms, Kjwan, Ebe Dancel and YouTube star Mikey Bustos collaborated with netizens to compose a song celebrating overseas Filipino workers (OFW).
 
The project spearheaded by Google Philippines is the first of its kind in different aspects.
 
For one, all the lyrics used in the song "Miss Ko Na" were from netizens who posted their suggestions through different social media platforms using the hashtag "GoogleMissKoNa."
 
“The submissions of our kababayans were very inspiring and made it easy for us to come up with a song that speaks of their longing for home," said Kelly Mangahas of Kjwan.
 
He also added that, "'Miss Ko Na' is not only about the story of OFWs, it is also a story about sacrifice and selfless love that Filipinos are known for."
 

 
 
 
They've also created the first 360-degree music video for thesong.
 
The viewers on Chrome browser can tap on and drag to see different perspectives of the video while those using Android phones using the YouTube App can simply move their phones to watch the video from different angles.
 
Aside from contributing in the creation of the song "Miss Ko Na," those who submitted lyrics got to help OFWs who need assistance.
 
"Google and the collaborators donated a peso for every submission we got, and the overwhelming replies from Pinoys allowed us to donate P1 million to the Blas Ople Policy Center and Training Institute. This will be used to build halfway houses for overseas Filipinos in need,” said Ryan Morales, Google Philippines country marketing manager.
 
"We are very thankful for the participation of our kababayans in this initiative," he added.

BLAS OPLE POLICY CENTER AND TRAINING INSTITUTE DIV EBE DANCEL GOOGLE GOOGLE PHILIPPINES KELLY MANGAHAS OF KJWAN MIKEY BUSTOS MISS KO NA NBSP QUOT RYAN MORALES
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