Bernadette Sembrano drops new song, “Yakap”

Famous anchor of TV Patrol, Bernadette Sembrano, has written a new song which she released on May 05, exactly a year after the ABS-CBN shutdown was declared.

Carrying the title, “Yakap,” Bernadette explained that this song came to be after she thought of what difference a hug would have made especially in this time of the pandemic.

With this in mind, ABS-CBN music creative director Jonathan Manalo encouraged her to pen the lyrics of the song.

And not long after, “Yakap” was produced.

Sembrano shared her sentiment of how much she missed hugging people and being hugged back. It is her hope that her song could “embrace” listeners especially during these trying times.

Moreover, the tune has taken a personal significance for the news anchor as she just recently recovered from COVID-19 herself.

“Yakap” is Sembrano’s second collaboration with Manalo after teaming up on the theme song of the ABS-CBN teleserye, “Ang sa Iyo ay Akin.” She also sang the Christmas-themed track, “Yakapin ang Pasko” last 2020.