Ben&Ben just gave United States Secretary of State Antony Blinken, Ambassador to the Philippines MaryKay L. Carlson, and the entire United States Embassy in the Philippines a preview of their new song.
On Twitter on Saturday, the US Embassy in the Philippines shared photos of Blinken watching the band Pinoy perform.
“Thank you for sharing your music with us,” the caption read with the hashtag #SecBlinkenInPH.
Carlson also posted a photo of the performance, calling the band “amazing.”
“Wow! What a treat to hear the amazing @BenAndBenMusic live! Now I can’t wait to hear more. What other Filipino music should I add to my playlist? #FriendsPartnersAllies #SecBlinkenInPH,” a- she writes.
Wow! How good to hear the incredible @BenAndBenMusic Direct! Now I can’t wait to find out more. What other Filipino music should I add to my playlist? #FriendsPartnersAllies #SecBlinkenInPH pic.twitter.com/vfEmSUKIH8
— Ambassador MaryKay L. Carlson (@USAmbPH) August 6, 2022
Blinken arrived in the Philippines last Friday evening for talks with President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. and his counterpart Foreign Secretary Enrique Manalo.
The US Secretary has completed his visit to the country.
In another tweet, the U.S. Embassy said they were “all ready to further strengthen and expand U.S.-Philippine relations.”
As @SecBlinken concludes his visit to the Philippines, we all stand ready to further strengthen and expand US-Philippine relations. Thank you to everyone who joined us to make his visit a success! #FriendsPartnersAllies #SecBlinkenInPH pic.twitter.com/t6C2VtDS0D
— United States Embassy in the Philippines (@USEmbassyPH) August 6, 2022
“Maraming Salamat, Philippines! I truly enjoyed my visit and am grateful for our enduring alliance, partnership and friendship that advances our prosperity, security and shared values in the Indo-Pacific region,” Blinken added.
Some of Ben&Ben’s latest songs include “Langyang Pag-Ibig” and “Paninindigan Kita”. They are now working on a two-part collaboration with Pamungkas. —Franchesca Viernes/KG, GMA News