General Santos City is once again the center of the universe as young nine-year old “general” Philip Nadela won as the first Pinoy Dream Academy Grand Little Dreamer in an exciting Gala Show less than an hour ago, this night of Sunday, October 5, 2008.
Philip who was a student of the SDA Elementary School in Barangay Calumpang, did a heartfelt rendition of the famous Josh Groban anthem, “You Raise Me Up”.
He received more than 190,000 text votes from his supporters, am sure majority of which came from GenSan. The Sangguniang Panlungsod earlier passed a resolution giving all out support for this talented son of a policeman of Barangay Fatima. City Mayor Jun Acharon himself called upon all his barangay captains to encourage their people to form text brigades and distribute flyers urging the “generals” to vote for one of their own.
Philip brings home one million in cash, their own house and lot in a subdivision in Manila, and a video and audio showcase.
This is indeed the year of excellence for GenSan as once again, another talented “general” made it to the roster of “EXCEPTIONAL GENERALS” who will be role models for generations to come.
From all of us here at Bariles Republic, MABUHAY KA PHILIP NADELA! MABUHAY ANG GENERALS! MABUHAY ANG GENSAN!
See you during your performance here for the Pasko Sa GenSan 2009!