GMA-Ayala Millennium Party (partially found Filipino millennium new year countdown; 1999)

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Status: Partially Found

The GMA-Ayala Millennium Party is a Filipino television special by GMA Network that broadcast the countdown to the millennium 2000. GMA partnered with Ayala Corporation for the special, and along with other participating broadcasters, with 2000 Today, an international broadcast television special.


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The special started at 5:30 pm as a 25-hour broadcast and it is known that it will show the millennium on other countries like the Pacific Islands and later, the US West Coast.[1] It is known that several people will perform such as Gary Valenciano, Nolyn Cabahug, Regine Velasquez, Jaya, Side A, Parokya Ni Edgar, Eraserheads, Bolipata Brothers, Philippine Madrigal Singers, APO Hiking Society, Kuh Ledesma, and Cecile Licad.[2] 10 minutes before midnight, Regine Velasquez performed "Written in the Sands" with 200 children in the roof of The Peninsula Manila.


Screencap from the 10 minute footage

Several footage of the special exists on the internet but he full 25-hour broadcast hasn't yet resurfaced. In 2020, a channel named ThrowbackRegineVelasquezPH uploaded the 10 minutes before midnight footage but was deleted.[3] A 2 minute of the video was re-uploaded by Roselle Marasigan in 2021.[4] A live version of Written in the Sands was uploaded by Danny Tan on 2020[5] and Eraserheads performing during the special.[6] Philippine Television Archives archivist and co-owner theFoggy asked Danny Tan if he has tapes of the coverage, and he said yes among the 12 VHS tapes he has but it is too expensive to digitize it all.

On March 11, 2022, ALEXYZ ARCILLA-archives uploaded a video of Parokya ni Edgar performing in the coverage.[7] On April 24, 2022, RV Rewind reuploaded the 10 minutes before midnight footage albeit only Regine's performance was shown.[8] On April 28, 2022, the identification video of the coverage was found by ๐™…๐˜ผ๐˜พ๐™Š๐˜ฝ๐™Ž๐™ƒ๐™‡๐™๐™ from a source, along with other GMA promos.[9]

On December 15, 2022, RV Rewind finally uploaded the partial 10 minutes before midnight footage, albeit aspect ratio is squeezed.[10]




Eraserheads performing at the special, uploaded by schizoarchives.

2 minutes of the original ThrowbackRegineVelasquezPH video uploaded by Roselle Marasigan.

Written in the Sands performed by Regine Velasquez, uploaded by Danny Tan.

Has several footage of the special, timestamp 8:02.

Has several footage of the special, timestamp 20:11.

Promo aired after the millenium special.

Regine's performance in the coverage.

Identification of the coverage.

Regine's Y2K Opening

Written in the Sands performance until the millennium countdown.

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