The Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) celebrated 45 years of hosting the world through a special virtual performance from top OPM artist and songwriter Ebe Dancel.
Accompanied by his guitar while singing his soulful songs, Ebe lit up the iconic Plenary Hall of the PICC, performing onstage for the first time in almost 2 years for Pagdiriwang: The PICC 45TH Anniversary Special streamed live on the PICC Facebook page. With the grand hall to himself, Ebe brought out all the emotions and feels as he sang the perfect mix of old and new songs, celebrating the historic feat of the stage he’s on.
For Ebe, the venue is important in order to create that special musical experience. PICC was the perfect setting to perform once again thanks to its seamless adaptation to the current situation brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic. Having performed at PICC over the years, Ebe shared personal stories about his performances at the iconic venue and why it feels like a “homecoming” to be inside PICC after a long time.
“I’ve always loved performing at PICC because I get a nostalgic feeling whenever I’m here. It’s a place that seems to just get better with time. I’m happy that I’m able to perform here again, so thank you to PICC for welcoming me back,” says Ebe.
As Ebe sang his songs Burnout, Tanging Kailangan, Manatili, and Bawat Daan, viewers were also taken on a tour of the premier venue for meetings, conventions, exhibitions, and special events in the Philippines as it celebrates its 45th year. Since PICC first opened its doors to Filipinos and the world in 1976, it has continuously offered an unparalleled experience for its guests’ thanks to its iconic architecture and design, with a spacious floor area of more than 70,000 square feet and more than 30 meeting rooms where people can freely convene.
Since transitioning to the new normal, PICC has been strictly implementing health and safety protocols within its premises to ensure the safety and security of all clients, guests, and employees. All of PICC’s employees and outsourced personnel are fully vaccinated. The Center also has a Safety Seal from the Department of Tourism, which ensures compliance with the minimum public health and safety standards.
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Aside from the required safety and sanitation measures, PICC also upgraded its WiFi and technology capacities to address client requirements for virtual and hybrid events.
“PICC places health and safety as its top priority. We assure our clients and our guests that we are prepared to provide them with the necessary assistance as we gradually ease into the “new normal” in conducting events,” says Atty. Renato B. Padilla, General Manager of PICC.
The Philippine International Convention Center is accepting bookings for meetings and events. For more information, visit the official website of the PICC.