The Autism Society Philippines (ASP) is a national, non-profit organization dedicated to the well-being of persons on the autism spectrum disorder. We envision a society where Filipinos on the spectrum become the best of their potentials -- self-reliant, independent, productive, socially-accepted citizens of an Autism-OK Philippines.

07 April 2011

AutisMusical 2011

By Abegail Mendoza, ASP Program Assistant

Now on its fourth year, ASP spearheads the AutisMusical, a concert celebrating the unique talents and skills of Filipinos with autism in singing and playing various musical instruments. The event is the highlight of the 4th World Autism Awareness Day, in cooperation with SM Program on Disability Affairs and Sky Dome, SM City North EDSA Quezon City, Philippines.
Mother and son team Aimee and Dave Ponce from ASP Diliman Chapter

To celebrate their chapter induction, PWA John Alfred Aguilar of ASP Valenzuela Chapter amazed the audience with his keyboard pieces. One of the songs he played is the “Cool Summer Nights,” as his tribute to the late Master Rapper Francis Magalona. CWA Natalie Claire Mariquit also from ASP Valenzuela Chapter, also heat up the stage with her “Fireworks” dance routine.
PWA John Alfred Aguilar of ASP Valenzuela Chapter

Original Pilipino Music (OPM) flowed throughout the event. Mother and son team Aimee and Dave Ponce from ASP Diliman Chapter, rendered the heartwarming “Sana”. The two first performed during the ASP Family Day last January. Song and dance numbers from John Paul Lumba of ASP Lagro Chapter paid tribute to Mon del Rosario’s “Sinong Baliw” and Freddie Aguilar’s “Bulag, Pipi at Bingi” and lastly, Gabriel Nazareth of GS Option House, with his three companions sang and danced “Tagumpay”.
John Paul Lumba of ASP Lagro Chapter

Special guests Ms. Myra Tuazon from the House of Representatives sang “My Redeemer Lives” and The Dancing Angels composed of four girls with Downs Syndrome from San Antonio Elementary School, danced to hit song “Fire” from the all-girl group, Twenty One.

CWA Mhar Jason Palmeda sang the Emmy Award Winning song “One Moment in Time” by Whitney Houston and CWA Benjo Herrera sang the “Journey” from Miss Saigon, popularized by Lea Salonga.

Another rising star, PWA Luke Espiritu, member from The Church of the First Born at Marikina City, was joined by teen band mates Jerico Job Bañaga, Kris Lenard Fajardo and Wilon Seth. Luke later gave a short solo act on his base guitar after the band rendered “Tell the World,” a gospel song popularized by Hillsong United. The band also played “Iris” and “Princesa”.
PWA Luke Espiritu, member from The Church of the First Born at Marikina City

Click here to read more on the event.

Acknowledgements: Emcee: Ms. Kismette Cepe, Mommy Lileth Laviña and Yanna Aragon. ASP Chapters: Mandaluyong Chapter, Commonwealth Chapter, UP-Camp, Manila Chapter, Diliman Chapter, Marikina Chapter, Muñoz Quezon City Chapter, Proj. 4, Cubao Quezon City Chapter, Valenzuela Chapter and City of San Fernando Chapter.

ASP believes that with a barrier-free and inclusive environment, children with autism are empowered. We Share our Hopes with you. It’s time to help Build Dreams for Autism. Donate generously to ASP Programs and Services. Deposit to Autism Society Philippines Metrobank, Kamias Branch 047-3-04751874-2. Email us at or call 7-903-5496.


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