Yeng Constantino was honored with an Honorary Licentiate Award by the Academy of Rock (AOR) in Singapore to recognize her achievements as a musician and a performer.
She recently went to Singapore over the weekend to accept the award, reason why she wasn’t seen in ASAP 18 on Sunday.
Yeng told abs-cbnnews.com that she was so honored to have received such award and she said she dedicates it to the country as well as to her fans who have been supporting her from day one.
Furthermore, her song Salamat, which was one of her early hits after winning Pinoy Dream Academy, is also being taught in AOR as part of its curriculum. Imagine that! A Tagalog song being taught to Singaporeans!
“Ako po ay nagagalak sa aking natanggap na honorary licentiate award,” Yeng said on Monday upon her return to the country. “I'm really, really happy po sa nangyari kahapon sa aming concert . Nakakatuwa magbigay ng parangal sa ating bansa.”
She also said that it felt good and fulfilling to perform in front of a huge crowd of non-Filipinos who appreciate her songs. The event was held at The Star Theatre of The Star Performing Arts Centre.
After she performed Salamat, she was supposed to follow it with a performance of B.A.B.A.Y., the carrier single of her fifth studio album Metamorphosis, but the CD wouldn’t play. What she did to save the show was she borrowed a guitar from the band and performed Hawak Kamay instead. She gained praises from the hosts saying she was a “true performer.”
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