By Kristina Mae Manalo & Reyza Bianca Ferranco

There is no doubt that music can provide one with comfort and guidance. It has been a medium of communication for many as thousands of artists share messages across the world through the said piece of art.

Adding to that, OPM icon and “Mr. Pure Energy” Gary Valenciano sends a message of hope and encouragement to Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) through his most recent single, 'Pwede Pang Mangarap’which holds his iconic and uplifting pop sound.

Resurgence after the pandemic was the main message of Gary Valenciano's single as he encouraged entrepreneurs to dream and start once again.

The song is a tribute to all business owners who have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. "The pandemic may be making its way out of our lives slowly but it's after effect is still felt by many, especially amongst those who have been striving to stay afloat in the world of the Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises," Gary stated in his recent video.

Indeed, many business establishments had to close at the height of the pandemic. For two years, most of us suffered, and we had to go through these trials. Valenciano's song is an encouragement that despite the trials we might face, we can always dream again. After all, every waking day is another chance to try, albeit slowly. This message is highlighted on the chorus line, ‘pwede pang mangarap ng bagong araw,’

Going back to square one and starting anew is never easy, as per the very message of the song, but with perseverance and unity, things could turn out for the best.

"We’ve all heard of the light at the end of the tunnel, but I believe more in the fact that when our hope is fueled by our faith, God can become our light no matter where in the tunnel we may find ourselves in," he added as a caption for his video.

For a long time, Gary Valenciano was known to be faithful. One of his most famous songs, Lead Me Lord, is a gospel song that speaks of God and how He can guide us. Gary V also shared in a past interview with ABS-CBN that prayers had been extremely helpful to him in overcoming obstacles in his life, especially during the pandemic.

Pwede Pang Mangarap serves as the National Anthem of AFFI or the Association of Filipino Franchisers, Inc. members.

The song is now out on different streaming platforms, and you may watch its music video on Youtube below: