MANILA - ABS-CBN released on Thursday a video of the recording session of its new Christmas tune, as performed by 9-year-old Lyca Gairanod and her runners-up in "The Voice Kids."
The nearly six-minute video shows Gairanod, Darren Espanto, Juan Karlos Labajo, and Darlene Vibares singing "Thank You Ang Babait Ninyo," intercut with passersby at Plaza Miranda in Manila announcing on a microphone who they are thankful for.
The song about the sense of "gratitude that is innate in every Filipino" was written by Robert Labayan, Love Rose de Leon and Lloyd Corpuz, with musical arrangement by Amber and Marcus Davis.
The fresh take on the popular Christmas carol aims to give "an overwhelming feeling of appreciation to the people who have touched our lives and the blessings that we have received," the video's description read.
"Thank You Ang Babait Ninyo" will mark ABS-CBN's 12th Christmas station ID following a string of hits that paid tribute to the Filipino sense of community and spirit amid disasters.
The station ID featuring stars of the network will premiere in November.