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Arnel Pineda, the next ‘Voice PH’ coach?

Singer Arnel Pineda performs with the band Journey on NBC's Today Show in New York

ARNEL Pineda is apparently open to the idea of being part – and possibly even sitting as coach – of “The Voice of the Philippines.”

“On-going pa rin ‘yung talks dahil sa sched. Pero ‘pag uubra ako, I’ll be honored to do it,” Arnel related in an interview with ABS-CBN News when asked if he would join the local edition of the reality singing competition.

The Journey front man has been quite productive during his stay here in the country, which included several television appearances, particularly on “The Voice PH” and the variety show “ASAP 18.”

Nevertheless, Arnel announced that he will soon be leaving the country for a global tour with Journey.

“Siguro itong 2014, bibista kami sa North America at baka Asia. At by 2015, baka mga Europe, South America,” he revealed.

Journey to giving back
Meanwhile, Arnel also took time to share his blessings to several less-fortunate families recently.

“Dahil sa swerteng tinanggap ko galing sa Diyos, parang na-empower ako gumawa ng paraan para naman mag-give back ako sa mga kababayan,” he said.

The 46-year-old vocalist distributed gift bags to some underprivileged households in Marikina on Thursday, through his non-profit organization Arnel Pineda Foundation, Inc. (AFPI).

“Ang scheme talaga naming (AFPI), ang puso naming, ay pagtulong sa mga street kids. To educate them through free education courtesy of our volunteer teachers,” he explained. (Pau Aguilera/