TAAL VOLCANO FEATURED IN KATY PERRY'S 'ROAR' MUSIC VIDEO
MANILA, SEPTEMBER 16, 2013 (PHILSTAR) By Evelyn Macairan - A scene from the music video of Katy Perry’s song ‘Roar’ featuring Taal Volcano. MANILA, Philippines - Tourism Secretary Ramon Jimenez was elated to see the Taal Volcano appearing several times in the music video of Australian singer Katy Perry’s song “Roar.”
Jimenez, who graced the 73rd anniversary of the Bureau of Immigration (BI) yesterday, said he was “very happy” with the positive exposure of one of the country’s famous tourist attractions.
He, however, said he was not surprised that the active volcano was featured in the music video.
“I was not really surprised because it is no secret that when Katy Perry came to the Philippines, she fell in love with the country. I would not be surprised if she made the choice herself, but I do not know that for a fact,” he said.
The music video, which has garnered more than 12 million views on YouTube, showcased the Philippines as a paradise.
Jimenez said the Department of Tourism (DOT) had no hand in the incorporation of Taal Volcano in Perry’s music video.
“We just happen to have a very famous volcano,” he said, adding that someone may have seen it and thought it would complement the video.
Jimenez also said “Roar” will not be the last music video that would feature a tourist spot in the Philippines.
He hinted that other foreign artists may utilize other places here for their music projects, but declined to elaborate.
“It is not my business to tell you. Let us just wait,” he said. “That is not the last. We encourage all our friends around the world to feature the Philippines in a good light.”
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VIDEO: Katy Perry Kissing a Boy (Filipino actor Ivan Dorschner) live in manila 2012
Katy Perry (Photo : Album Cover)
Katy Perry is back on tour, focusing on her singing carrer, the pop singer performed last Thursday at the Sentul International Convention Centre in Jakarta, Indonesia as part of the Asian leg of her "California Dream tour."
This was her first appearance since her divorce from ex-husband Russell Brand, after 14 months of marriage.
Katy Perry tweeted " It's the day of the show y'all!
Can't WAIT! #JAKARTADREAMS "
Katy continued her Asian tour with a concert in Manila, Philippines on January 22. #THRILLAINMANILA !
So happy to be back here, can't wait to see u tomorrow @ the PURR launch & then @ the FINAL #CALIFORNIADREAMS tour date!" she tweeted ahead of the concert.
Ivan Anthony Dorschner
Born on September 21, 1990, Ivan Anthony Dorschner is half-Irish hailing from Rizal.
Before Ivan entered the Pinoy Big Brother house as a new teen housemate, he was a contestant on Wowowee’s Hep Hep Hooray in January and an audience on Showtime in February.
Among the aims he wants to achieve in the show is to speak Filipino fluently as he is more adept in using English.
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