Ben&Ben just gave United States Secretary of State Antony Blinken, Ambassador to the Philippines MaryKay L. Carlson, and the whole US 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 as the Pinoy band performed. “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! How great to hear the amazing @BenAndBenMusic live! Now I’m eager to hear more. What other Filipino music should I add to my playlist? #FriendsPartnersAllies #SecBlinkenInPH,” she wrote. Wow! How great to hear the amazing @BenAndBenMusic live! Now I’m eager to hear 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 night for meetings with President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. and his counterpart Foreign Affairs Secretary Enrique Manalo. The United States secretary has wrapped up his visit in the country. In another tweet, the US Embassy said they are “all set to further strengthen and expand the US-Philippines relationship.” As @SecBlinken wraps up his visit to the Philippines, we are all set to further strengthen and expand the U.S.-Philippines relationship. Thanks to all who joined us in making his visit a success! #FriendsPartnersAllies #SecBlinkenInPH pic.twitter.com/t6C2VtDS0D — U.S. Embassy in the Philippines (@USEmbassyPH) August 6, 2022 “Maraming salamat, Philippines! I thoroughly enjoyed my visit and am grateful for our enduring alliance, partnership, and friendship that advances our shared prosperity, security, and values in the Indo Pacific region,” Blinken added. Among Ben&Ben’s newest songs include “Langyang Pag-Ibig” and “Paninindigan Kita.” They are now working on a two-part collaboration with Pamungkas. —Franchesca Viernes/KG, GMA News
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