The PPMF Vision is to elevate the Filipino public’s consciousness that our own homegrown music goes beyond being a mere form of entertainment but a living tradition - the binding “glue” that forms, strengthens and positively moves the Filipino community, thus rendering it vital and essential to keep on making and supporting Filipino-made music.
The PPMF Mission is to expose the Filipino public to Filipino-made music across genres, across generations.
The brainchild of singer / songwriter / producer Moy Ortiz, PPMF strongly resonated with the advocacy of talent manager / writer Noel Ferrer and of National Artist for Music Ryan Cayabyab. They approached the non-profit foundation, Bonifacio Art Foundation Inc (BAFI) that runs the BGC Arts Center, who agreed to work with them. Thus, PPMF was conceived as a festival of Filipino-made music curated by Maestro Ryan Cayabyab, Noel Ferrer and Moy Ortiz and managed over-all by the Bonifacio Art Foundation Inc. The curators do not get paid to do this and BAFI has to raise the money every year to fund the festival.
Started last year, PPMF groups over 100 artist performances across 6 days in October for an extravaganza of Filipino-made music across genres and across generations. In 2018, PPMF had about 400 artists who make up the 102 performances during the 6 days. This year, we expect the same number but now with an exciting dimension as almost a third of the slots are shared or collaborations among various artists. This year, honorees will also be given a token of gratitude for their contribution to Filipino music especially in music education and the 2019 Ryan Cayabyab Award for Musical Excellence will be conferred on one artist.
BAFI has to raise all the funds needed for PPMF. PPMF will sell tickets but any revenues generated will go back to funding the next PPMF 2020 and will not benefit any single group or individual as “income.”. A fixed honorarium is paid to the artist/s per performance slot. There will be a professional production team who will handle the artist requirements and performances. ***