Arnel Pineda Composes a Song, “This Christmas”, for Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) Survivors

MANILA, PhilippinesJourney’s lead vocalist, Arnel Pineda, has composed a song entitled, “This Christmas”, for Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) victims, and sang it during one of the Primetime shows, ‘It’s Showtime” last Saturday, November 23, 2013.

Arnel Pineda
Arnel Pineda

Arnel Pineda, in behalf of his legendary rock band, has also donated $350,000, thru the World Food Program (WPF), for the Typhoon Haiyan victims. He expressed his desire to come up with 2 million food packages to help in the relief operations for the ravaged areas. The Pinoy icon had extended his help in every way he can. His optimism in the face of challenges is well admired by his fans all over the world.

Volunteers of his foundation, APFI, had also distributed goods from donations, to some of the areas. The talented singer said that anyone can help with the relief efforts in his own little way.

Below are the lyrics of the song, “This Christmas” composed and sang by Arnel Pineda.


This Christmas


Through all these years

Into crossfires of conflicts

Buried in your eyes are bloodstain of fears.

You’ve trekked through a life.

All homeless and loveless,

Wounded and in near death.

I wonder if you’ll ever find

The healing comfort of His cradle.


Can I be your Santa?

Can I be the gift?

Can I be your hero?

Can I be your freedom?

Ooooh, ooooooh

This Christmas.


Painful tears and of cold roads are fading.

Enough of sadness

Days ahead are brighter.

Angels’ little hands are reaching to raise you.

The kindness of Yuletide from the heavens.


So let me be your Santa.

Let me be your gift.

Let me be your hero.

Let me be your freedom.

Oooooh, oooooh

This Christmas.


I’ll never be our savior in a manger.

Instead, a friend who will stand by your side.


So let me be your Santa

Let me be your gift.

Let me be your hero.

Let me be your freedom.

So let me be your Santa.

Let me be the light.

Let me be your hero

Who will set you free.

Oooooh, oooooh

This Christmas.

You can read more of Arnel Pineda from his website,, and connect with him through Twitter, @arnelpineda.

Arnel Pineda performs song for Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) survivors

Video credit: The ABSCBNNews /YouTube



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