El Gamma Penumbra gets hero's welcome in Batangas

ABS-CBN News

Posted at May 16 2015 02:59 PM | Updated as of May 16 2015 11:02 PM

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MANILA - A motorcade was held in Tanauan, Batangas on Saturday for shadow dance group El Gamma Penumbra following their stunning victory in "Asia's Got Talent."

The first-ever champion of the Asia-wide edition of the talent search program received a warm welcome from their fellow Tanaueños.

Several people lined up the streets for the motorcade, which started at 7 a.m., and excitedly greeted the members of the shadow play group.

After going around the city, El Gamma Penumbra held a press conference where they expressed their gratitude to all the Filipinos who supported them during their stint in "Asia's Got Talent."

They said they owe their success to all those who voted for them.

Asked about their plans after their victory, they vowed to help two care homes serving the elderly in Tanauan and Lipa.

The group said they will also set up a foundation for the elderly as well as a shadow dance school for children.

Meanwhile, El Gamma Penumbra expressed joy and excitement over "Asia's Got Talent" judge David Foster's statement that he will take them to the US for a project.

They did not, however, reveal details regarding the project.

The all-Filipino troupe from Batangas bested eight other finalists, including three other Philippine acts -- Gerphil Flores, Gwyneth Dorado and Junior New System.

All of the Filipino contenders received a standing ovation in the final performance night. El Gamma Penumbra took the stage with their signature message of social relevance, which, for the grand finals, was about caring for the environment. -- With reports from Arnell Ozaeta and Ernie Manio, ABS-CBN News Southern Tagalog