Thursday, August 14, 2008

Help a friend.

The Philippines Master Rapper, FrancisM is diagnosed with blood illness and is in need of your blood donations and also your prayers. For those of you out there who would want to donate blood, read on below for the requirements.

Whole blood donors are also needed for his blood transfusion (preferrably type O, but any type will be accepted by the hospital to replace those that FM had already used up).

If you intend to donate platelets or whole blood, then proceed to the Blood Bank, Lower Ground Floor, The Medical City, Ortigas Avenue, Pasig City (you can call the hospital at 635-6789 or 631-86-26 for any questions on blood donation). Inform the hospital that you are donating for the Francis Magalona account.

Platelet donor requirements:

  • type O blood
  • at least 110lbs/50kg in weight
  • no alcohol within 24 hours
  • no yosi within 1hr
  • no menstruation (for women)
  • no aspirin/medication intake within 24hrs
  • in good health (no cold/cough/etc.)

    You will also undergo an interview when you get to the blood bank.

    The son of local matinee idol Pancho Magalona and actress Tita Duran, Francis created his own mark in the entertainment industry as a rapper-performer when he released his debut album, Yo! back in 1990. The said record spawned the massive nationalistic rap hit song "Mga Kababayan," which in effect introduced Pinoy style rap music in the mainstream.

    The ‘90s band explosion failed to deter Francis's popularity and significance in the music scene as proven by the number of hit albums and good singles he churned out since Yo! He even collaborated with other artists and most of the time experimented with various sounds and genres so as not to remain stale before the listening public.

    Some of his memorable songs include "Mga Praning," "Meron Akong Ano," "Man From Manila," "Cold Summer Nights," "Bahay Yugyugan," "Ito ang Gusto Ko," "Girl Be Mine," and "Kaleidoscope World."

    Aside from singing and writing songs, Francis also plunged into hosting. He served first as a VJ for both MTV Philippines and Channel V before joining the country's longest running noontime show Eat Bulaga! as one of the regulars.

    Francis was also tapped as one of the judges, along with music maestro Ryan Cayabyab and Pilita Corrales, of Philippine Idol's maiden season in 2006 aired on ABC-5.

    He also ventured into photography and music video directing, megging videos for artists such as Sponge Cola, Join the Club, Gloc 9, Shamrock, Join The Club, Pikaso, Death Threat, and Pupil.

    Francis is married to Pia Arroyo and their union is blessed with eight children: Unna, Nicolo, Francis Jr., Isabella, Elmo, Arkin, Clara and young actress Maxene Magalona.

    To Piapie, we will praying for FM's speedy recovery. Hang in tight.

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