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Fernando Poe Jr.’s “Doon Lang”

I love this FPJ version of a classic song.  Music Video © YouTUBE

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Rod Stewart’s “Some guys have all the luck”

I was editing some work when I was reminded of this Rod Stewart’s song in the 80’s.    Music Video © YouTUBE

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Tube’s “Remember Me”

  This band, Tube, sang the original version of the popular Renz Verano song Remember Me. Tube is also known in Japan as the summer band as they only play during summer. The band is mostly made up of businessmen and CEOs.   Music Video © YouTUBE

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The 1970's activist band Asin

Asin’s “Damdaming nakabitin”

I love this song….so touching….pakinggan ninyo ….   Music Video © YouTUBE

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Ibong Malaya’s “Unang Alay”

A popular protest song during the Marcos dictatorship. It was usually sung during a “Misang Bayan” or People’s Mass or when a kasama passed away. I first heard this song in 1984 in honor of those who fell along the way to national liberation. This song remains relevant today as darkness reigns in our land while the masses once again […]

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Joan Osborne’s “What if God was one of us”

A very contemporary song about faith   Music Video © YouTUBE

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Asin’s “Himig ng Pag-Ibig”

Asin’s “Himig ng Pag-Ibig”

An endearing love song for those who are in love or touched by it. Banal para sa akin ang kantang ito.     Music Video © YouTUBE  

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Ric Manrique’s “Ikaw ang Ligaya ko”

The late Ric Manrique Jr. is a favorite kundiman crooner by my late father. This song is a tribute both to the singer and my dad. Mr. Manrique passed away last week.   Music Video © YouTUBE

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Hundreds of protesters march towards a Manila park for a huge rally to call for an end to the killings in the so-called war on drugs of President Rodrigo Duterte and his alleged "tyrannical rule" of the country Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017 in Manila, Philippines. Thousands of protesters are marking the anniversary of the 1972 martial law declaration by late Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos with an outcry against what they say is the current president's authoritarian tendencies and his brutal crackdown on illegal drugs. AP Photo/Bullit Marquez

Jess Santiago’s “Martsa ng Bayan”

A very appropriate song for yesterday’s huge mass mobilization of pro-people organizations. This song was a very popular anthem during the dark days of the Marcos dictatorship and it’s still today among the veterans of the anti-Marcos dictatorship struggle. This song is for all who made the ultimate sacrifice para sa Diyos at Bayan (Pro Deo et Patria) at sa […]

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Bamboo’s version of Patatag’s “Tatsulok”

Bamboo’s version of Patatag’s “Tatsulok”

I love this song…a short but accurate description of today’s Filipino society…   Music Video © YouTUBE  

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Johnoy Danao’s cover of Gary Granada’s “Kapag sinabi ko sa iyo…”

I love the original but same I also love this cover version….this song is the most realistic and down to earth representation of love in music….Tamang Romantiko….   Music Video © YouTUBE

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Gary Granada’s “Holdap”

Listen to Gary’s wisdom…   Music Video © YouTUBE

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Inang Laya’s “Lumuha ka aking Bayan”

Inang Laya’s “Lumuha ka aking Bayan”

I love this song about the sorry state of our country. An Amado Hernandez classic poem beautifully given life by Inang Laya Music Video © YouTUBE

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The Jerks’ “Rage”

The Jerks’ “Rage”

It is not yet Friday but the situation calls for it. Let us all rage against the unjust war against the poor…let rage us for the innocent blood that drenched our land, let us rage against the dying of the light….RISE AND RAGE   Music Video © YouTUBE

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Pat Castillo’s “Aling pag-ibig pa”

Pat Castillo’s “Aling pag-ibig pa”

A classic alternative/protest song during the Marcos dictatorship…it is calling us to resist today’s creeping fascism. This work of people’s art  is also one of the soundtracks of the classic movie “Sister Stella L”   Music Video © YouTUBE

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Jess Santiago’s “Onli in da Pilipins”

He is another Jess Santiago classic. Enjoy…                   Music Video © YouTUBE

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Jess Santiago’s “18”

This is a song about growing up. Felt like crying whenever I hear this song from the poet Jess Santiago. The song always reminds me of my daughter when she was still a baby and growing up. She is a young woman now in her 20’s.                     Music Video © YouTUBE

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The Human League’s “Louise”

Join Beyond Deadlines in another trip to memory lane…                   Music Video © YouTUBE

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Yolly Samson (Cinderella)’s “Paano pa kita malilimutan”

Feeling Bubble Gum….                     Music Video © YouTUBE

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Playing for Change: “Get Up, Stand Up”

Playing for Change: “Get Up, Stand Up”

Playing for Change is a multimedia music project, created by the American producer and sound engineer Mark Johnson with his Timeless Media Group, that seeks to inspire, connect, and bring peace to the world through music. Playing For Change also created a separate non-profit organization called the Playing For Change Foundation, which builds music schools for children around the world. […]

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