PBA players led by LA Tenorio sang "Heal The World" in the hope of cheering up the nation in the midst of the enhanced community quarantine over the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
In a video posted on the PBA’s social media account, Tenorio led several players in the singing of the song as inspired by Wonder Woman actress Gal Gadot and friends' rendition of John Lennon's "Imagine" that went viral on Instagram the other day.
Among those who sang in the video were Paul Lee, Marc Pingris, Scottie Thompson, Jimmy Alapag, Gabe Norwood, Jayson Castro, Japeth Aguilar, Mark Caguioa, Jayjay Helterbrand, James Yap, Beau Belga, Kiefer Ravena, and June Mar Fajardo.
@LA_Tenorio @lethalweapon03 @MPingris15 @ScotThompson06 @JAlapag3 @GNorwood5 Jayson Castro @japethaguilar35 @officialMC47 @J_Helterbrand13 @jcy18 Beau Belga @kieferravena and June Mar Fajardo in a ‘Gal Gadot’ inspired version of Michael Jackson’s ‘Heal the World’ pic.twitter.com/TraBo7K3Wx— PBA (@pbaconnect) March 20, 2020
In his message, Tenorio also urged the Filipino people to stay patient and follow the directives of the government as they contain the spread of the disease.
“Alam ko po na napakahirap ng nararanasan natin ngayon na parang nakatigil ang mundo natin ngayon. Kapit lang po. Matatapos din itong pinagdadaanan natin. Ang mahalaga ngayon, sundin natin ang panawagan ng gobyerno na mag-community quarantine para sa kaligtasan ng lahat,” said Tenorio.
“Habang nasa bahay tayo, magdasal din tayo kay Lord na ‘yun ang pinakaimportante sa ngayon na magdasal tayo sabay-sabay para mabilis mawala ‘yung COVID-19 na nararansanan natin dito sa Pilipinas at sa buong mundo.”
Tenorio also thanked the people who are helping those in need led by Ramon S. Ang of San Miguel Corp. as well as the PBA family.