Manila, Philippines - People were dressed to the nines for the first ever Wish Ball in the Philippines. Stars have aligned to have genies, OPM artists, media partners, and Wish kids all together to bring joy to others. Blue Carpet hosts Chal Maling and Ryan Tresplacios warmed up the crowd with light conversations and heartwarming interviews before entering the ballroom. There wasn’t a dry eye in the ballroom at the Manila Peninsula as the stories of the children were generously shared.
The generosity continued as everyone transformed into genies, donating any amount and receiving their own magic wands, to reach the goal of granting one wish for every day of the year. Between tears and flashing lights, attendees were serenaded by iconic OPM artists like Rox Puno, Jamie Rivera, Ogie Alcasid, and Basil Valdes. The night ended with a song from the Wish kids themselves, accompanied by Justin Taller, Auriz Llorens, Danimei Everett, and hosts Rovilson Fernandez and Teresa Herrera.
The ball may have come to a close, but this is only the beginning for Make-A-Wish Philippines. After receiving the "Best in Re-Emergence" award for the 2021 Make-A-Wish International Affiliate Awards, held at Disneyland Orlando last year, the possibilities are endless. To quote the song You Are The Magic, “Let your heart guide the way and all your dreams will follow.”
Donate to Make-A-Wish Philippines by visiting their website at wishes.ph