Google PH releases 'Miss Ko Na' crowdsourced OFW song in 360-degree video

MANILA, Philippines – Google Philippines officially released Tuesday its crowdsourced OFW song "Miss Ko Na."

Google Miss Ko Na
Filipinos here and abroad contributes for Google Philippines campaign "Miss Ko Na." Screengrab from Youtube

Five known bands and musicians in the country collaborated for "Miss Ko Na" to put melody and structure and answer Google's question "Anong namimiss mo sa Pilipinas?" (What do you miss most in the Philippines). Sponge Cola, ItchyWorms and Kjwan along with vocalist Ebe Dancel and Youtube sensation Mikey Bustos performed at the event at K-Pub BBQ in Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City.

ITCHYWORMS Google Miss Ko Na
ITCHYWORMS  and local musicians perform the crowdsourced OFW song

The "Miss Ko Na" music video is considered as the first 360-degree Youtube video in the Philippines. Viewers on Chrome browser can tap on and drag to see different perspective of the video. Viewers on Android phones using the Youtube app can simply move their phones to watch the video from different angles.

The song highlights some of the Filipino traditions such as celebrating noche buena with family, going to fiestas with friends and eating with bare hands. It also features Pinoy foods OFWs crave for such as halo-halo and tapsilog.

"It's a simple catchy song that captures Filipino spirit. It reflects how we celebrate the good and we pummel through the bad with a smile and a positive outlook," Yael Yuzon of Sponge Cola said.

"We are very thankful for the participation of our kababayans in this initiative. To show our gratitude, Google and the collaborators donated a peso for every submission we got, and the overwhelming replies from Pinoys allowed us to donate Php 1 million to the Blas Ople Policy Center and Training Institute. This will be used to build halfway houses for overseas Filipinos in need," Google Philippines country marketing manager Ryan Morales said.

Google donates P1 to Blas Ople Policy Center
Google donates P1 to Blas Ople Policy Center & Training Institute for every submission

The Youtube Karaoke version of Google's "Miss Ko Na" is also available.

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