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Apl.de.Ap visits his Pampanga high school, donates over 20 laptops




March 19 ------ The Fil-Am rapper and Black Eyed Peas member donated over 20 laptops to the school he attended in Pampanga before he moved to the United States. 

 

In Lhar Santiago's report in "24 Oras," Monday, Apl.de.Ap said he sees himself in the students of Sapang Bato National High School when he visited on Monday. "I was given an opportunity and became a Black Eyed Pea and now I'm paying it forward to help kids just like me, to be able to have an opportunity, these resources to be able to compete with the world," he said.

 

Abdon Aguilar, the principal of the school, said the artist has always been there to help his alma mater. "Siguro po laging nasa listahan ni Apl.de.Ap, number one lagi ang Sapang Bato National High school and I'm very glad na lagi pong ganu'n ang nangyayari at sinisiguro po namin na hindi po nasasayang ang pagkakataon na ipinagkakaloob ni Apl.de.Ap para eskwelahan lalo na for our students," he said.

 

Apl.de.Ap, whose real name is Allan Pineda, partnered with Khan Academy and Accenture Philippines to help with the school's digital transformation. During his visit, Apl.de.Ap treated the students and faculty to a performance together with the Ayta Brothers, who joined the singing competition "The Voice Generations." Apl.de.Ap recently collaborated with Sandara Park on the song "2 Proud." He also said the Black Eyed Peas are working on their next album.

 

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