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Sharon Cuneta surprises Rockwell pianist 

by Athena Yap

MEGA Star Sharon Cuneta surprised viral pianist Vidalita “Lolo Bong” Infante at the Rockwell Power Plant Mall last Sunday when she appeared beside him and started singing along to the tunes he was playing. 

The seasoned singer-actress sang her hit songs “Kung Maputi Na Ang Buhok Ko” and “Ikaw.”

The 72-year-old pianist appeared thrilled to perform with Cuneta.

Image screen grabbed from Albert Gerez’ Facebook Reel

Lolo Bong is a mall pianist from Sampaloc, Manila who lost his job during the pandemic.

The video of him and Cuneta harmonizing was uploaded by a netizen named Albert Gerez, who spotted them surrounded by a huge crowd of mall goers dazzled by their music. 

Gerez also uploaded a series of videos on Facebook showing Sharon Cuneta and Lolo Bong enjoying the moment.

Former Senator Kiko Pangilinan, the actress’ husband, also shared a video on Instagram showing the happy jamming moment they had with the pianist.

Pangilinan said they intentionally went to the Rockwell Mall in Makati to surprise Lolo Bong, who always plays his wife’s songs every Sunday.

“Sinamahan namin ang sweetheart ko para isorpresa si Tito Bong — a regular pianist sa Rockwell Power Plant Mall,” he wrote in his caption

Image screen grabbed from Instagram: @kiko.pangilinan

The politician also shared the story of Lolo Bong in the comments section.

He said the pianist went viral during the pandemic for playing the piano for almost two hours to raise money for his medicines. 

“At the time, seniors like Tito Bong weren’t allowed to go outside. So we sent him a little help for him to get by. We are so happy to see him playing the piano again in person,” he said. 



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