APL.DE.AP will be performing in the opening and closing ceremonies of the 30th Southeast Asian Games.
The Fil-American artist made it official on Tuesday during a signing ceremony at the House of Representatives with House Speaker and Philippine SEA Games Organizing Committee (Phisgoc) chairman Alan Peter Cayetano.
Apl.de.ap, whose real name is Allan Pineda Lindo, became known as a member of the Grammy Award-winning hip-hop group Black Eyed Peas.
Apl.de.ap will be performing in the opening ceremonies to be held at the Philippine Arena in Bulacan on November 30 and he will be joined by The Black Eyed Peas in the closing rites to be held at the New Clark City athletics stadium on December 11.
Apl.de.ap said is thrilled to be part of the SEA Games more so since he was born in Barangay Sapang Bato in Angeles City, Pampanga, a stone throw away from Clark which is one of the main hubs of the biennial meet.
“I’m from Angeles City, Pampanga and I won’t miss it for the world,” said Pineda. “I want to be part of this historic moment. It only happens every 20 years. I’m really proud of my country and I really want to share my talent and what I can provide for this event.”
“I’m very excited to perform and rock the stage in the opening and the closing ceremony,” said Pineda.