Stars in full force for P.Noy's street party

Posted at 06/30/10 4:12 PM

MANILA, Philippines - In a matter of minutes, big names in the music and entertainment industries will perform at President Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino III's free inaugural concert and street party.

The Quezon Memorial Circle will be home to stars from all networks from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. to commemorate the victory of Aquino, who recently dropped his nickname for the slightly informal moniker "P.Noy."

The program will feature a series of dance numbers from Mr. Pure Energy Gary Valenciano, G-Force, John Prats, Rayver Cruz, Billy Crawford, Mickey Perz and the Velasco Brothers of "Pilipinas Got Talent" fame.

Song numbers from popular love teams will also be held -- Andi Eigenmann and Matteo Guidicelli, Queenie Padilla and Ejay Falcon, Empress Schuck and Matt Evans and Zaijian Jaranilla and Xyril Manabat, Kim Chiu and Gerald Anderson, and Melai Cantiveros and Jason Francicso.

Of course, a street party won't be complete without live band performances to be led by Jed Madela, Nina, Kyla, Jay-R, Kamikazee, Regine Velazquez, Gabby Concepcion, Ogie Alcasid, Jovit Baldivino and Arnel Pineda.

Other celebrities set to make an appearance at the special event include Vhong Navarro, Anne Curtis, Mariel Rodriguez, Pokwang, Pooh, Jake Cuenca and Coco Martin.

Aquino was sworn in as the Philippines' 15th President on Wednesday afternoon before a huge crowd with high hopes that the son of 2 heroes of democracy can deliver on his promise to tackle entrenched corruption in the country.

Police said about half a million people flocked to the Quirino Grandstand near Manila Bay to watch the ceremony despite heavy rains early in the morning.

Much of the crowd was dressed in yellow, the color of the 1986 People Power revolution that drove dictator Ferdinand Marcos from office and swept Aquino's mother, Corazon, to power.