Lupang Hinirang, Para Lalong Mas Makahulugan Ang Pambansang Awit para sa mga Kababaihan

Ang “Lupang Hinirang” at ang ating watawat, mga simbolo na ating kalayaan dapat buong buhay nating pinapahalagahan.

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Ang Philippine Commission on Women, gumawa ng sariling bersyon ng Pambansang Awit, para turuan ang mga kababaihan ang tamang pagkanta ng awiting ito.

Ang “Lupang Hinirang” ang ating pambansang awit.

Mahalaga ang pagkakaroon ng national anthem para sa isang bansang malaya, katulad ng Pilipinas

Simbolo ito ng pagbubuwis ng buhay at hirap na dinanas ng ating mga bayani para makamit ang ating kalayaan.

Simbolo rin ng pagiging Pilipino.

Pero dismayado ang National Historical Commission of the Philippines, maraming kabataan daw ang hindi kabisado ang “Lupang Hinirang.”

“Mayroong na punda kami na teacher, merong ding estudyante, pero kagipitan na nakakalimutan nila, kaya kailangan natin talaga ang puspusan pagpapaliwanag,” sinabi ni Teddy Atienza, Head of the Heraldry Section of NHCP.

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Pagkaingay-ingay

Masasabi kong enjoy ang panahon ng aking kabataan. Makulay dahil naging busy sa pag-aaral at pagiging choir member ng simbahan. Mas nahilig sa musika. Nagka-bonus pa na matuto sa ilang instrumento gaya ng banduria na super lalabs ko at tsaka yung lyre. Ewan! Kahit nakakapagod e ang charap-charap sumama sa prusisyon dahil isa ka sa nagko-contribute ng noise sa community para ipaalam na, “Uy! Eyow!!! Naririto na’ng Poon! Tunghay na po!!!”

Tapos, pagdating ng linggo e makikiingay na naman dahil ano’t ano man ang boses mo’y magpapasunod ka sa marami na, “Uy! Kantahan na natin si Lord! Kanta na po!!!”

Gosh!

Ganun—pala—ako—kaingay!!! … noon. Hilig ko na ngang makipagkuwentuhan sa mga kaibigan e hilig ko pang sumawsaw sa mga gawaing maiingay para mag-anyaya ng mga tao to get closer kay Lord.

Kaso, before ako grumaduate ng grade 6 e nagkaro’n ng malaking pagbabago dahil pinahinto na kami ni father sa choir. Kasi wala na raw kaming pahinga. Halos di na yata kami magpang-abot sa bahay. Medyo ouch yun pero super concern lang siya sa health namin. Tutal may ibang paraan pa raw to serve God kaya—sige na!
Pero inaamin, na yun na ang naging simula ng pananamlay ko sa simbahan… at marahil kay Lord.
Pero labas dun si father, ha! Ang desisyon niya ay nagmistulang hamon para mapagtanto kung hanggang dun na nga lang ba ang makakaya ko para sa Kanya. Sa pagka-choir o paglilingkod sa simbahan lang ba masusukat ang effort para masabing, “O God, close na tayo, ha!”
Gosh!
Focus, focus, focus—sa school. Wala na. Dun na lang umikot ang mundo ko.
Kaya siguro sobrang natorete bigla nang makarinig ng tila pamilyar na mga ingay.

“Celebrate, Jesus, celebrate!”

Golly!

Ano na naman yun?

Di pa Sunday, ah!

“Celebrate, Jesus, celebrate!”

Golly talaga!

But tsorii, kedali naman ‘atang dumedma!

“Celebrate, Jesus, celebrate!”

My gosh!
Ang iingay niyo!!!

“Celebrate, Jesus, celebrate!”

Hay naku!

Nakaka—?!#?!#?!#

Hayayay!

Hallelujah!

‘Kala mo biglang niliyaban ang kaluluwa sa sobrang irita!

My yayay!
I can’t imagine kung ano’ng reaksiyon ni Lord sa nakikita Niyang reaksiyon ko sa mga sandaling yun. I truly understand kung sob—rang napapailing ko Siya.

Hay…

Ang ingay na yun ay nasundan pa noong sumunod na linggo—tapos nung sumunod ulit na linggo—tapos naging automatic every Friday, e may magaganap na raw na gawain sa lumang building na super lapit sa bahay namin. Dati yung building e pang negosyo nung may-ari nito. Until napahinto ang negosyo at natengga si building. Tapos all of a sudden e nabuhayang muli dahil umano sa gawain na yun. At—ang pinaka-kalorkey pa dun e nung—pati na si mother ko e naki-join sa maiingay na yun!

Aguy!!!

“Hallelujah! Jesus is alive!”

Pumapalakpak pa sila?!

“Death has lost its victory and the grave has been denied.”

My gosh!

Isasama ko ba si mama sa mga kinaaasaran ko na?! Naku!!!

“Jesus lives forever, He’s alive! He’s alive!!!”

Pigil. Pigil. Pigil.

Andun si madir, andun si madir—ba’t kasi andun si madir?!

Iwwiwiwww!!!

“Hallelujah! Jesus is alive!!!”

Boom!
Umabot din dun—na yung pinakaayaw mo, yung pinakakinainiririta mo e—siyang ipapa-sa yo…
Aguy! Na katotohanan.
Ano pa nga bang magagawa ko kundi lunukin ang sarili nang masundan din ng masundan ang pag-aattend ni madir. At ang sobrang grabe sa lahat e yung mahikayat pa kaming mag-audition kung papasang choir member ng gawain na yun.
Hay…
“Ikaw ang kublihan ko, na hindi magbabago…”
Nasa hagdan pa lang paakyat kasama ni ate e naririnig na namin ‘to. At hindi namin alam ang kantang ‘to.
“Sa mga pagluha ko, naro’n balikat Mo.”
At kailangan pa talagang naka-mayk?!
Gosh!
“Ikaw ang kublihan ko kung may alon at bagyo. Kung sa’n ka naro’n Hesus, payapa ang unos.”
Buti may iba pang mag-o-audition. Sila muna habang pinag-aaralan namin ni ate ang kanta.
“Aleluya, aleluya, aleluya. Kublihan ko’y ikaw.”
Bonggang—o, gosh!
Ah-ahm-ayayay… ah-koh-nah-poh… yung sasalang?!
Shocks!
Panginig ng buto, ah!
Seryoso!
“Ikaw ang kublihan ko…”
Ninenerbiyos…
Nangangatog…
Para pa ngang nangingiyak…
“Na hindi magbabago…”
Nakaka-relate…
May naaalala…
“Sa mga pagluha ko, naro’n balikat mo.”
Di ba nung una, ayaw ko—ayaw ko talaga.
Simula’t sapul ngang marinig kong gawai’y nainis talaga ko—sobra.
“Ikaw ang kublihan ko kung may alon at bagyo. Kung sa’n ka naro’n Hesus, payapa ang unos.”
Shocks! Parang sayang na kung di ko ‘to mapapasa… kaso lito pa talaga sa tono niya…
“Wala sa ganda ng boses ang basehan. Kundi nasa pakiramdam—kung tagos sa puso ang pagkanta,” wika ni Sister Tess, pinuno ng gawain.
Ayun!
Dahil tila naramdaman niya rin ako kaya—ayuyun!
Nakapasa ang bruha!
Kalorkey!
Yeyey!!!
Su—lit ang kabang bonggang-bongga!!!
Wooh!!!!!!!!!!
Hal-le-lu-jah…
Ang ingay—na sobrang ikinairita ko—e siya pa lang ingay na tumatawag sa akin papalapit—kay Yahweh El Shaddai.
Galing!

“Mga Makabayang Awitin” (Philippine Patriotic Songs)

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Ang Pambansang Awit ng Pilipinas
(Philippine National Anthem)

Bayang magiliw
Perlas ng Silanganan
Alab ng puso
Sa dibdib mo’y buhay

Lupang hinirang
Duyan ka ng magiting
Sa manlulupig
Di ka pasisiil

Sa dagat at bundok
Sa simoy at sa langit mong bughaw;
May dilag ang tula
At awit sa paglayang minamahal.

Ang kislap ng watawat mo’y
Tagumpay na nagniningning,
Ang bituin at araw niya
Kailan pa ma’y di magdidilim.

Lupa ng araw, ng luwalhati’t pagsinta,
Buhay ay langit sa piling mo;
Aming ligaya na pag may mang-aapi
Ang mamatay ng dahil sa’yo.

Bayan Ko
(My Country)

Ang bayan kong Pilipinas
Lupain ng ginto’t bulaklak
Pag-ibig ang sa kanyang palad
Nag-alay ng ganda’t dilag

At sa kanyang yumi at ganda
Dayuhan ay nahalina
Bayan ko, binihag ka
Nasadlak sa dusa

Ibon mang may layang lumipad
Kulungin mo at umiiyak
Bayan pa kayang sakdal dilag
Ang di magnasang makaalpas

Pilipinas kong minumutya
Pugad ng luha ko’t dalita
Aking adhika
Makita kang sakdal laya

Pilipinas Kong Mahal (My Beloved Philippines)

Ang bayan ko’y tanging ikaw
Pilipinas kong mahal
Ang puso ko at buhay man
Sa iyo’y ibibigay
Tungkulin ko’y gagampanan
Na laging kang paglingkuran
Ang laya mo’y babantayan
Pilipinas kong hirang

Ako ay Pilipino (I am a Filipino)

Ako ay Pilipino
Ang dugo’y maharlika
Likas sa aking puso
Adhikaing kay ganda
Sa Pilipinas na aking bayan
Lantay na Perlas ng Silanganan
Wari’y natipon ang kayamanan
ng Maykapal
Bigay sa ‘king talino
Sa mabuti lang laan
Sa aki’y katutubo
Ang maging mapagmahal

Ako ay Pilipino, ako ay Pilipino
Isang bansa, ‘sang diwa
ang minimithi ko
Sa bayan ko’t bandila
Laan buhay ko’t diwa
Ako ay Pilipino
Pilipinong totoo
Ako ay Pilipino, ako ay Pilipino
Taas noo kahit kanino
Ang Pilipino ay ako.

Ako ay Pilipino, ako ay Pilipino
Taas noo kahit kanino
Ang Pilipino ay ako.

Towards the 1970’s (when President Ferdinand E. Marcos declares martial law on September 23, 1972) to the current century and the millennium, these songs are “Tayo’y mga Pinoy” composed by Heber Bartolome and sung by Judas for the 1978 Metro Manila Popular Music Festival and “Ako’y Isang Pinoy” by Florante de Leon. After the 1986 EDSA People-Power Revolution, the songs are “Magkaisa” composed by Tito Sotto, Ernie dela Pena and Homer Flores and sung by Virna Lisa, “Handog ng Pilipino sa Mundo” composed by Jim Paredes and sung by APO Hiking Society, Celeste Legaspi, Coritha & Eric, Edru Abraham, Gretchen Barretto, Ivy Violan, Inang Laya, Joseph Olfindo, Kuh Ledesma, Leah Navarro, Lester Demetillo, Noel Trinidad and Subas Herrero, “Mga Kababayan Ko” composed and sung by the late Francis Magalona from the album “Yo!” in 1990.

KAY GANDA NG ATING MUSIKA — This song inspires us to love our very own music. I always say that when it’s a well-written OPM, it becomes a bigger hit compared to a foreign song…“Kay ganda ng ating musika, ito ay atin, sariling atin…”

ang Kay Ganda ng Ating Musika ni Ryan Cayabyab ay naging awit ng mga uri ng Orihinal na Pilipinong Musika

Kay Ganda ng Ating Musika
Music and Lyrics: Ryan Cayabyab
Interpreter: Hajji Alejandro

Magmula no’ng ako’y natutong umawit
Naging makulay ang aking munting daigdig
Tila ilog pala ang paghimig
Kung malalim, damdami’y pag-ibig
Kung umapaw, ang kaluluwa’t tinig
Ay sadyang nanginginig

Magmula no’ng ako’y natutong umawit
Bawat sandali’y aking pilit mabatid
Ang himig na maituturing atin
Mapupuri pagka’t bukod-tangi
Di marami ang di-magsasabing
Heto na’t inyong dinggin

KORO:
Kay ganda ng ating musika
Kay ganda ng ating musika
Ito ay atin, sariling atin
At sa habang buhay awitin natin.

Magmula no’ng ako’y natutong umawit
Nagkabuhay muli ang aking paligid
Ngayong batid ko na ang umibig
Sa sariling tugtugtin o himig
Sa isang makata’y maririnig
Mga titik, nagsasabing:
Kay ganda ng ating musika
Kay ganda ng ating musika
Ito ay atin, sariling atin
At sa habang buhay awitin natin.
Kay ganda ng ating musika
Kay ganda ng ating musika
Ito ay atin, sariling atin
At sa habang buhay awitin natin.

Kay ganda ng ating musika!

“Anak”
Music and Lyrics: Freddie Aguilar
Interpreter: Freddie Aguilar

Noong isilang ka sa mundong ito
Laking tuwa ng magulang mo
At ang kamay nila ang iyong ilaw
At ang nanay at tatay mo’y
Di malaman ang gagawin
Minamasdan pati pagtulog mo
At sa gabi’y napupuyat ang iyong nanay
Sa pagtimpla ng gatas mo
At sa umaga nama’y kalong ka
Ng iyong amang tuwang-tuwa sa iyo

Ngayon nga ay malaki ka na
Ang nais mo’y maging malaya
Di man sila payag
Walang magagawa
Ikaw nga ay biglang nagbago
Naging matigas ang iyong ulo

At ang payo nila’y sinuway mo
Di mo man lang inisip na
Ang kanilang ginagawa’y para sa iyo
Pagkat ang nais mo’y
Masunod ang layaw mo
Di mo sila pinapansin

Nagdaan pa ang mga araw
At ang landas mo’y naligaw
Ikaw ay nalulong sa masamang bisyo
At ang una mong nilapitan
Ang iyong inang lumuluha
At ang tanong,”anak, ba’t ka nagkaganyan”
At ang iyong mga mata’y biglang lumuha ng di mo napapansin
Pagsisisi at sa isip mo’y
Nalaman mong ika’y nagkamali
Pagsisisi at sa isip mo’y
Nalaman mong ika’y nagkamali
Kahapon ay nilimot mo
Pati ang iyong masamang bisyo
Laki’ng pasalamat ng magulang mo

Ikaw nga ay tuloyang nag bago
Natagpuan ang sarili
Galaw ng isip mo matuwid na
Patuloy ang takbo ng araw
At ikaw ay natutong umibig
Hindi nag laon at ipinasya mo’ng
Lumagay kana sa tahimik

Pagka binata mo’y natapos na
Malapit kanang magging ama
Kaya lalong nag sikap ng husto
Dumating ang iyong hinihintay
Sinilang ang panganay mo
Parang langit ang iyong nadama

Ngayon anak alam mo na
Kung ano’ng pakiramdam ng magging isang ama
Ganyan din ang nadarama
Ng iyong ama’t ina ng ikaw ay makita
Ngayon iyong naramdaman
Ngayon iyong naranasan
Ngayon iyong maiintindihan
Tama pala ang iyong ina
Tama pala ang iyong ama
Ngayon hindi kana magtataka

Hindi pala biro’ng maging magulang o ngayon iyong dinaranas
Hindi pala biro’ng maging magulang o ngayon iyong dinaranas
Hindi pala biro’ng maging magulang o ngayon aking dinaranas

Ipaglalaban Ko

[Verse 1]
Ikaw ang pag-asa
Nasa ‘yo ang ligaya
Sa piling mo, sinta
Iyon ang pagdurusa

[Verse 2]
Madilim na kahapon
‘Di ko na alintana
Dahil sa ‘yo, sinta
Buhay ko ay nagbago

[Chorus:]
Anuman ang mangyari, ‘di kita iiwan
Ipaglalaban ko ang pag-ibig mo
Ipaglalaban ko hanggang sa dulo ng mundo
Ang ating pag-ibig, giliw ko

“Sa ugoy ng duyan”

Sana’y di nagmaliw ang dati kong araw
Nang munti pang bata sa piling ni nanay
Nais kong maulit ang awit ni inang mahal
Awit ng pag-ibig habang ako’y nasa duyan
Sana’y di nagmaliw ang dati kong araw
Nang munti pang bata sa piling ni nanay
Nais kong maulit ang awit ni inang mahal
Awit ng pag-ibig habang ako’y nasa duyan

Refrain:
Sa aking pagtulog na labis ang himbing
Ang bantay ko’y tala, ang tanod ko’y bituin
Sa piling ni nanay, langit ay buhay
Puso kong may dusa sabik sa ugoy ng duyan
Sana’y di nagmaliw ang dati kong araw
Nang munti pang bata sa piling ni nanay
Nais kong maulit ang awit ni inang mahal
Awit ng pag-ibig habang ako’y nasa duyan
Sa aking pagtulog na labis ang himbing
Ang bantay ko’y tala, ang tanod ko’y bituin
Sa piling ni nanay, langit ay buhay
Puso kong may dusa sabik sa ugoy ng duyan
Nais kong matulog sa dating duyan ko, inay
Oh! inay

“Tayo’y Mga Pinoy”
Music and Lyrics: Heber Bartolome
Interpreter: Judas

Dito sa Silangan ako isinilang
Kung saan nagmumula ang sikat ng araw
Ako ay may sariling kulay: kayumanggi
Ngunit hindi ko maipakita tunay na sarili

Kung ating hahanapin ay matatagpuan
Tayo ay may kakanyahang dapat na hangaan
Subalit nasaan ang sikat ng araw
Ba’t tayo ang humahanga doon sa Kanluran

CHORUS 1
Bakit nanggagaya, mayro’n naman tayo
Tayo’y mga Pinoy, tayo’y hindi Kano
‘Wag kang mahihiya kung ang ilong mo ay pango

Dito sa Silangan, tayo’y isinilang
Kung saan nagmumula ang sikat ng araw
Subalit nasaan ang sikat ng araw
Ba’t tayo ang humahanga doon sa Kanluran

Bakit nanggagaya, mayro’n naman tayo
Tayo’y mga Pinoy, tayo’y hindi Kano
‘Wag kang mahihiya kung ang ilong mo ay pango

CHORUS 2
Mayro’ng isang aso, daig pa ang ulol
Siya’y ngumingiyaw, hindi tumatahol
Katulad ng iba, painglis-inglis pa
Na kung pakikinggan, mali-mali naman
‘Wag na lang
AD LIB
Bakit nanggagaya, mayro’n naman tayo
Tayo’y mga Pinoy, tayo’y hindi Kano
‘Wag kang mahihiya kung ang ilong mo ay pango
‘Wag na, oy oy
Oy, ika’y Pinoy
Oy, oy, ika’y Pinoy

Ako’y Isang Pinoy

Ako’y isang Pinoy sa puso’t diwa
Pinoy na isinilang sa ating bansa
Ako’y hindi sanay sa wikang mga banyaga
Ako’y Pinoy na mayroong sariling wika.

Chorus
Wikang pambansa ang gamit kong salita
Bayan kong sinilangan
Hangad kong lagi ang kalayaan.

Si Gat Jose Rizal nuo ay nagwika
Siya ay nagpangaral sa ating bansa

Ang hindi raw magmahal sa sariling wika
Ay higit pa ang amoy sa mabahong isda.

Magkaisa

Ngayon ganap ang hirap sa mundo
Unawa ang kailangan ng tao
Ang pagmamahal sa kapwa’y ilaan
Isa lang ang ugat na ating pinagmulan
Tayong lahat ay magkakalahi
Sa unos at agos ay huwag padadala

Chorus
Panahon na (may pag-asa kang matatanaw)
Ng pagkakaisa (bagong umaga, bagong araw)
Kahit ito (sa atin Siya’y nagmamahal)
Ay hirap at dusa
Magkaisa (may pag-asa kang matatanaw)
At magsama (bagong umaga, bagong araw)
Kapit-kamay (sa atin Siya’y nagmamahal)
Sa bagong pag-asa

Ngayon may pag-asang natatanaw
May bagong araw, bagong umaga
Pagmamahal ng Diyos, isipin mo tuwina

Panahon na (may pag-asa kang matatanaw)
Ng pagkakaisa (bagong umaga, bagong araw)
Kahit ito (sa atin Siya’y nagmamahal)
Ay hirap at dusa
Magkaisa (may pag-asa kang matatanaw)
At magsama (bagong umaga, bagong araw)
Kapit-kamay (sa atin Siya’y nagmamahal)
Sa bagong pag-asa

Magkaisa (may pag-asa kang matatanaw)
At magsama (bagong umaga, bagong araw)
Kapit-kamay (sa atin Siya’y nagmamahal)
Sa bagong pag-asa

“MAMBO MAGSAYSAY”

This campaign jingle, written and composed by Raul Maglapus and credited with sweeping Ramon Magsaysay to the Presidency in the 50s, resurfaced in the 80s, after Keithley played the jazzy tune during her broadcasts to boost morale. The lyrics were a subtle jab at the rampant corruption and flagrant human rights violations of the Marcos regime.

“Everywhere that you would look

Was a bandit or a crook

Peace and order was a joke

Til Magsaysay pumasok.

That is why, that is why

You will hear the people cry

Our democracy will die

Kung wala si Magsaysay.”

Magsaysay had run on a campaign to stamp out corruption and strengthen the country’s democratic institutions, in a stark contrast to a fellow Ilocano who had done the opposite.

(Listen to the track on Soundcloud)

ONWARD CHRISTIAN SOLDIERS

The 19th century hymn was also adopted by the members of the 1986 People Power Revolution. Intermittently played over Radio Veritas, and later Radyo Bandido, the solemn hymn served to encourage the soldiers by reminding them of the unity of the opposition.

The United Methodist Hymnal Number 575
Text: Sabine Baring-Gould, 1834-1924
Music: Arthur S. Sullivan, 1842-1900
Tune: ST. GERTRUDE, Meter: 65.65 D with Refrain

1. Onward, Christian soldiers, marching as to war,
with the cross of Jesus going on before.
Christ, the royal Master, leads against the foe;
forward into battle see his banners go!
Refrain:
Onward, Christian soldiers, marching as to war,
with the cross of Jesus going on before.

2. At the sign of triumph Satan’s host doth flee;
on then, Christian soldiers, on to victory!
Hell’s foundations quiver at the shout of praise;
brothers, lift your voices, loud your anthems raise.
(Refrain)

3. Like a mighty army moves the church of God;
brothers, we are treading where the saints have trod.
We are not divided, all one body we,
one in hope and doctrine, one in charity.
(Refrain)

4. Crowns and thrones may perish, kingdoms rise and wane,
but the church of Jesus constant will remain.
Gates of hell can never gainst that church prevail;
we have Christ’s own promise, and that cannot fail.
(Refrain)

5. Onward then, ye people, join our happy throng,
blend with ours your voices in the triumph song.
Glory, laud, and honor unto Christ the King,
this through countless ages men and angels sing.
(Refrain)

Handog ng Pilipino sa Mundo

With the heartfelt lyrics of Jim Paredes of the APO Hiking Society, written just after the revolution, Handog ng Pilipino sa Mundo became the collaborative effort of a group of Filipino recording artists released in April 1986.

‘Di na ‘ko papayag mawala ka muli.
‘Di na ‘ko papayag na muli mabawi,
Ating kalayaan kay tagal natin mithi.
‘Di na papayagang mabawi muli.

Magkakapit-bisig libo-libong tao.
Kay sarap palang maging Pilipino.
Sama-sama iisa ang adhikain.
Kelan man ‘di na paalipin.

Ref:

Handog ng Pilipino sa mundo,
Mapayapang paraang pagbabago.
Katotohanan, kalayaan, katarungan
Ay kayang makamit na walang dahas.
Basta’t magkaisa tayong lahat.

Masdan ang nagaganap sa aming bayan.
Nagkasama ng mahirap at mayaman.
Kapit-bisig madre, pari, at sundalo.
Naging Langit itong bahagi ng mundo.

Huwag muling payagang umiral ang dilim.
Tinig ng bawat tao’y bigyan ng pansin.
Magkakapatid lahat sa Panginoon.
Ito’y lagi nating tatandaan.

Handog ng Pilipino sa mundo,
Mapayapang paraang pagbabago.
Katotohanan, kalayaan, katarungan
Ay kayang makamit na walang dahas.
Basta’t magkaisa tayong lahat.

Handog ng Pilipino sa mundo,
Mapayapang paraang pagbabago.
Katotohanan, kalayaan, katarungan
Ay kayang makamit na walang dahas.
Basta’t magkaisa tayong lahat.

Coda:
Mapayapang paraang pagbabago.
Katotohanan, kalayaan, katarungan.
Ay kayang makamit na walang dahas.
Basta’t magkaisa tayong lahat!

Mga Kababayan Ko

Mga kababayan ko
Dapat lang malaman nyo
Bilib ako sa kulay ko
Ako ay pilipino
Kung may itim o may puti
Mayron naman kayumangi
Isipin mo na kaya mong
Abutin ang yung minimithi

Dapat magsumikap para tayo’y di maghirap
Ang trabaho mo pagbutihin mo
Dahil pag gusto mo ay kaya mo
Kung kaya mo ay kaya nya
At kaya nating dalawa
Magaling ang atin
Yan ang laging iisipin
Pag-asenso mararating
Kung handa kang tiisin
Ang hirap at pagod sa problema
Wag kang malunod
Umaahon ka wag lumubog
Pagka’t ginhawa naman ang susunod
Iwasan mo ang ingit
Ang sa iba’y ibig mong makamit
Dapat nga ika’y matuwa sa napala ng iyong kapatid
Ibig kong ipabatid
Na lahat tayo’y kabig-bisig

Mga kababayan ko
Dapat lang malaman nyo
Bilib ako sa kulay ko
Ako ay pilipino
Kung may itim o may puti
Mayron naman kayumangi
Isipin mo na kaya mong
Abutin ang yung minimithi

Respetuhin natin ang ating ina
Ilaw siya ng tahanan
Bigyang galang ang ama
At ang payo n’ya susudan
At sa magkakapatid
Kailangan ay magmahalan
Dapat lang ay pag-usapan ang hindi nauunawaan
Wag takasan ang pagkukulang
Kasalan ay panagutan
Magmalinis ay iwasan
Nakakainis marumi naman
Ang magkaaway ipag bati
Gumitna ka at wag kumampi
Lahat tayoy magkakapatid
Anong mang mali ay ituwid
Magdasal sa Diyos Maykapal
Maging banal at wag hangal
Itong tula ay alay ko
Sa bayan ko at sa buong mundo

Mga kababayan ko
Dapat lang malaman nyo
Bilib ako sa kulay ko
Ako ay pilipino
Kung may itim o may puti
Mayron naman kayumangi
Isipin mo na kaya mong
Abutin ang yung minimithi

Sabihin Mo, Ikaw ay Pilipino

Sabi ng tatay ko, kapag mayroong nagta nong
Nasaan ang bayan mo? Isagot mo ay yung totoo
Sabi ng tatay ko, maraming nang-ibang bayan

Mas higit ang kayamanan, pag-ibig ay, wala naman

Sabihin mo ikaw ay pilipino
Kahit saang bansa ikaw ay mag punta
Sabihin mo ikaw ay pilipino
Pilipino ka, yan ang totoo

Sabi ng tatay ko, marami ang naghihirap
Ngunit hindi magtatagal, yayaman din tayo
Sabi ko sa tatay ko, di bale ng mahirap
Basta’t lahat ay pantay-pantay at nagkakaisa

Sabihin mo ikaw ay pilipino
Kahit saang bansa ikaw ay mag punta
Sabihin mo ikaw ay pilipino
Pilipino ka, yan ang totoo

Sabihin man ng lolo mo, ika’y kastila at kano
Pagmasdan mo ang kulay mo, kulay lupa walang kasing ganda

Sabihin mo ikaw ay pilipino
Kahit saang bansa ikaw ay mag punta
Sabihin mo ikaw ay pilipino
Pilipino ka, yan ang totoo

“Babalik ka rin”

I
Saan ka man naroroon ngayon, Saudi, Japan o Hongkong
Babalik ka rin, babalik ka rin, babalik ka rin.
Ano mang layo ang narating, Singapore, Australia, Africa,
Europe o Amerika, babalik at babalik ka rin.

Refrain:
Kaytagal mo nang nawala, babalik ka rin, babalik ka rin
Kaytagal mo nang nawala, babalik ka rin, babalik ka rin.

Ii
Sa piling ng iyong pinagmulan, sa iyong nakaraan
Babalik ka rin, babalik ka rin, babalik ka rin
Anumang layo ang narating, iyong maaalala
Ang dati mong kasama, babalik at babalik ka rin.

Kaytagal mo nang nawala, babalik ka rin, babalik ka rin
Kaytagal mo nang nawala, babalik ka rin, babalik ka rin.

Iii
Sa paglipas ng panahon, sa iyong kahapon
Sa alaalang naghihintay sa ‘yo.

Kaytagal mo nang nawala, babalik ka rin, babalik ka rin
Kaytagal mo nang nawala, babalik ka rin, babalik ka rin.

Kaytagal mo nang nawala, babalik ka rin, babalik ka rin
Kaytagal mo nang nawala, babalik ka rin, babalik ka rin.

At the start of the 21st century and the third millennium, the songs are Para sa’yo, bayani composed by Trina Belamide and sung by Dianne dela Fuente, “Noypi” by Bamboo MañalacPinoy Ako (Theme From Pinoy Big Brother) composed by Jonathan Manalo and sung by Oranges and Lemons from the album “Strike Whilst The Iron Is Hot” in 2005, and “Para sa’yo, ang laban na’to” composed by Lito Camo and sung by Manny Pacquiao from the album “Laban Nating Lahat Ito” in 2006.

Noypi

Tingnan mo ang iyong palad
Kalyado mong kamay sa hirap ng buhay
Ang dami mong problema
Nakuha mo pang ngumiti
Noypi ka nga astig
Saan ka man naroroon
Huwag kang matatakot
Sa Baril o Patalim
Sa bakas na madilim…

Chorus:
Hoy, pinoy ako!
Buo aking loob, may agimat ang dugo ko
Hoy, oh pinoy ako!
May agimat ang dugo ko…

Sinisid ko ang dagat
Nilibot ko ang mundo
Nasa puso ko pala hinahanap kong gulo
Ilang beses na akong muntikang mamatay
Oh, alam ko ang sikreto kaya’t andito pa’t buhay.

Oh sabi nila may anting anting ako pero di nila
Alam na Diyos ang dahilan ko…

Hoy, pinoy ako!
Buo aking loob, may agimat ang dugo…
Hoy, oh pinoy ako!
May agimat ang dugo ko…

Ohh… ooohh…

Dinig mo ba ang bulong ng lahi mo?
Isigaw mo kapatid, ang himig natin…

Hoy, pinoy ako!
Buo aking Loob, may agimat ang dugo ko!
Hoy, oh pinoy ako!
May agimat ang dugo ko

Ohh… ooohh…

“Pinoy Ako”
As Popularized By: Orange & Lemons
(Music by Clemen Castro / Lyrics by Jonathan Manalo / Published by Star Songs, Inc. Endemol B.V. ABS-CBN/ Universal Records, Inc.)

Lahat tayo mayroon pagkakaiba sa tingin pa lang ay makikita na
Iba’t ibang kagustuhan ngunit iisang patutunguhan
Gabay at pagmamahal ang hanap mo
Magbibigay ng halaga sa iyo
Nais mong ipakilala kung sino ka man talaga

[Chorus]
Pinoy ikaw ay pinoy
Ipakita sa mundo
Kung ano ang kaya mo
Ibang-iba ang pinoy
Wag kang matatakot
Ipagmalaki mo pinoy ako
Pinoy tayo

‘Pakita mo ang tunay at kung sino ka
Mayro’n mang masama at maganda
Wala naman perpekto
Basta magpakatotoo oohh… oohh…
Gabay at pagmamahal ang hanap mo
Magbibigay ng halaga sa iyo
Nais mong ipakilala kung sino ka man talaga

[Chorus]

Pinoy ikaw ay pinoy
Ipakita sa mundo
Kung ano ang kaya mo
Ibang -iba ang pinoy
Wag kang matatakot
Ipagmalaki mo pinoy ako
Pinoy tayo

[Chorus]

Talagang ganyan ang buhay
Dapat ka nang masanay
Wala rin mangyayari
kung laging nakikibagay
Ipakilala ang iyong sarili
Ano man sa iyo aymangyayari
Ang lagi mong isipin
Kayang kayang gawin

[Chorus]

Pinoy ikaw a pinoy
Ipakita sa mundo
Kung ano ang kaya mo
Ibang-iba ang pinoy
Wag kang matatakot
Ipagmalaki mo pinoy ako
Pinoy tayo

“Kabataang Pinoy”
Kabataang Pinoy
Ang barkada namin may pangarap
Na nais abutin
Pangarap namin magtagumpay
Sa lahat ng gagawin

Iba na tayo ngayon
Walang di nagagawa
Sabihin mo, sabihin nyo,
Kaya natin to

Kabataang pinoy pagbutihan mo
Pag-asa ka ng buong mundo
Kabataang pinoy kayang kaya mo
Pinoy ako, pinoy tayo!

Hamon sa buhay handang daanan
Kaya namin ‘yan
Ipaglalaban namin ang nararapat
At tamang gagawin

Iba na tayo ngayon
Matibay ang loob
Sabihin mo, sabihin nyo,
Kaya natin to

Kabataang pinoy pagbutihan mo
Pag-asa ka ng buong mundo
Kabataang pinoy kayang kaya mo
Pinoy ako, pinoy tayo!

Kabataang pinoy pagbutihan mo
Pag-asa ka ng buong mundo
Kabataang pinoy kayang kaya mo
Pinoy ako, pinoy tayo!

Kabataang pinoy pagbutihan mo
Pag-asa ka ng buong mundo
Kabataang pinoy kayang kaya mo
Pinoy ako, pinoy tayo!

Sikat ang pinoy
Toni gonzaga & sam milby

Lagi ngang napapansin
Pinoy ay may ibang dating
Kahit na anong gawin
Ay kayang-kaya natin

Lumalaban saang mang buhay
Hangga’t kaya’y ibibigay
Kitang-kita ang galing
Lahat nga’y kayang nyang gawin

*
Sikat na sikat ang pinoy (sikat ang pinoy)
Kahit saan mapunta
Kitang kita mo naman ang kagalingan oh…
Iba ang galing ng pinoy
Malayo man narating
Ipagmalaki mo
Na kaya natin

**
Sikat ang pinoy
Kahit saan mapunta
Sasabihin ko
Pinoy ako (pinoy ako)
Pinoy tayo
Kaya natin to

Sikat ang pinoy (sikat ang pinoy)
Sikat ang pinoy

Ito’y aking maaasahan
Kailan ma’y di ka iiwan
Handa tumulong sa inyo
Ano man napagdaanan mo

Lumalaban sa hamon ng buhay
Hanggang sa ating tagumpay
Mahirap man pagdaraanan
Kayang- kaya natin yan

Repeat *

Sikat ang pinoy
Sumigaw at sabihin mong pinoy ako
Ang galing mong angkin
Ipakita sa mundo

Repeat* & ** 2x

Sikat ang pinoy (sikat ang pinoy)
Sikat ang pinoy (sikat ang pinoy)
Sikat ang pinoy (ho, oh, oh…)
Sikat ang pinoy
Sikat ang pinoy

“Para Sa’Yo, ang laban na’to”

Gagawin ko ang lahat para sa’yo
Kung ito ang dahilan upang magkasundo tayo
Ito ang tanging paraan na naisip ko
Upang magkaisa damdamin mo’t …damdamin ko
Para sayo ang laban na ‘to
Para sayo ang laban na ito… ohhh.
Hindi ako susuko..isisigaw ko sa mundo
Para sayo ang laban na to

Kahit buhay ko’y itataya sa ‘yo
Ipagtatanggol kita gamit ay aking kamao
Ito ang tanging paraan na naisip ko
Upang magkaisa kapwa ko… pilipino

Para sa ‘yo (para sa’yo) ang laban na ‘to
Para sa ‘yo (para sa’yo) ang laban na ‘to… ohhh.
Hindi ako susuko..isisigaw ko sa mundo
Para sa ‘yo bayan ko
Sa bawat laban sa mundo
Diyos ang laging kakampi ko… ohhh..

Para sa ‘yo (para sa’yo) ang laban na ‘to
Para sa ‘yo (para sa’yo) ang laban na ‘to… ohhh.
Para sa ‘yo (para sa’yo) ang laban na ‘to
Para sa ‘yo (para sa’yo) ang laban na ‘to… ohhh.
Hindi ako susuko..isisigaw ko sa mundo
Pinoy ang lahi ko
Mahal ko ang bayan ko
Para sa ‘yo (para sa’yo) ang laban na ‘to
Para sa’yo….Bayan ko….

“Hindi ka nag-iisa”

Sasamahan ka namin
Kahit paligid ay madilim
Iilawan ang daan
Tungo sa magandang kinabukasan

Ika’y mamuno, kami ay susunod
Pagkakaisa’y ating itaguyod
Ang Pilipinas ay naghihintay
Handa kaming kumilos
Handang umalalay!

Chorus

Hindi ka nag-iisa…
Sa paggising ng Bayan
Kami ay kasama

Hindi ka nag-iisa…
Isasapuso ang dangal
Ng aking Bayan
Sa tulong at biyaya
Ng Maykapal

Magkakapit-bisig tayo
Ituloy natin ang Laban
Ni Ninoy at Cory
Ng bawat mamamayan
Pagmamahal natin sa Bayan
Wag na natin itago
Di tayo susuko!

Hindi ka nag-iisa
Sa paggising ng Bayan
Kami ay kasama

Hindi ka nag-iisa
Isasapuso ang dangal
Ng aking Bayan
Sa tulong at biyaya
Ng Maykapal

Magkakapit-bisig tayo
Sama-sama bawat Pilipino
Mula noon, ngayon, at
Kaylan pa man…
Hindi ka nag-iisa!

“Bagong Pilipinas”

Anuman ang iyong kulay
Ang Pilipinas ay nagtagumpay
Kahit saan sa dilim
Ating araw ay sisikat din

Tayo ma’y hiwa-hiwalay
Isa ang ating mithiin at pangarap
Bahagharing abot-tanaw
Mula ngayo’y ating mararating

(Chorus:)

Bagong Pilipinas
Sama-samang ihayag ang tagumpay
Bagong Pilipinas
Salubungin natin ang bagong umaga
Muli nating itanghal bayang nagkakaisa
Simulan na natin ang Bagong Pilipinas
(Bagong Pilipinas)

(Bridge:)

Sa tulong at patnubay ng panginoon
Huwag na nating sayangin ang pagkakataon
Lubos na pagtitiwala sa isa’t-isa
Ang syang maghahatid ng bagong pag-asa (ng pag-asa)
(Repeat Chorus)

RELIGIOUS SONGS

PANGINOON, MAAWA KA
(HKM)

Panginoon, maawa Ka
Panginoon, maawa Ka
Panginoon, maawa Ka,
maawa Ka.

Kristo, maawa Ka
Kristo, maawa Ka
Kristo, maawa Ka, maawa Ka

Panginoon, maawa Ka (4x)

PANGINOON,
MAAWA KA (TNB)

Ikaw na nag-aalis
ng mga kasalanan ng mundo
Panginoon, maawa Ka sa amin

Panginoon, maawa Ka sa amin

Ika’y tagahilom naming makasalanan
O Kristo, maawa Ka sa amin

O Kristo, maawa Ka sa amin

Ika’y tagapamagitan
ng Diyos at ng bayan
Panginoon, maawa Ka sa amin

Panginoon, maawa Ka sa amin
PANGINOON, MAAWA KA (Hontiveros)

Panginoon, maawa Ka (3x)
Kristo, maawa Ka (2x)
Kristo, Kristo, maawa Ka
Panginoon, maawa Ka (4x)
LORD, HAVE MERCY
(Kyrie Eleison)

You are sent to heal
the contrite of heart
Kyrie, Eleison (Kyrie, Eleison)

You came to call the sinners all
Christe, Eleison (Christe, Eleison)

You are seated
at the right hand of the Father
to intercede for us,
to intercede for us
Kyrie, Eleison (Kyrie, Eleison)
LORD HAVE MERCY

As we prepare
for the coming of the Lord,
we recall our faults
and beg His mercy.

Lord, have mercy,
Lord, have mercy,
Lord, have mercy.
Christ, have mercy.
Christ, have mercy.
Christ, have mercy.

Lord, have mercy,
Lord, have mercy,
Lord, have mercy.
GLORY TO GOD

REFRAIN:
Glory to God in the highest
and on earth peace to people
of goodwill!
Glory to God in the highest
and on earth peace to people
of goodwill!

We praise you, we bless you
we adore you, we glorify you,
We give you thanks
for your great glory
Lord God, heavenly King
O God almighty Father!

Lord Jesus Christ,
only Begotten Son
Lord God, Lamb of God,
Son of the Father
You take away
the sins of the world
Have mercy on us.
You take away
the sins of the world
receive our prayer.
You are seated at the right hand of the Father, have mercy on us!
For You alone are the Holy One
You alone are the Lord
You alone are the most high,
Jesus Christ
With the Holy Spirit,
in the glory of God the Father!

Glory to God in the highest
and on earth peace to people
of goodwill

Glory to God in the highest
and on earth peace to people
of goodwill
And on earth peace to people
of goodwill! Amen!

GLORIA

ANTIPHON:
GLORIA, GLORIA IN EXCELSIS DEO
GLORIA, GLORIA IN EXCELSIS DEO
[Trumpet Introduction]
GLORIA, GLORIA IN EXCELSIS DEO
GLORIA, GLORIA IN EXCELSIS DEO

Verse 1
At sa lupa’y kapayapaan sa mga taong kinalulugdan Niya
Pinupuri ka namin, Dinarangal ka namin, Sinasamba ka namin
Ipinagbubunyi ka namin, Pinasasalamatan ka namin
Dahil sa dakila mong angking kapurihan
Panginoong Diyos Hari ng Langit
Diyos Amang makapangyarihan sa lahat

[Trumpet Introduction]
ANTIPHON:
GLORIA, GLORIA IN EXCELSIS DEO
GLORIA, GLORIA IN EXCELSIS DEO!

Verse 2
Panginoong Diyos, Hesu-Kristo, bugtong na Anak
Panginoong Diyos, Kordero ng Diyos, Anak ng Ama

Solo:
Ikaw na nagaalis ng mga kasalanan ng sanlibutan

All:
Maawa ka, Maawa ka sa amin.

Solo:
Ikaw na nagaalis ng mga kasalanan ng sanlibutan

All:
Tanggapin mo, tanggapin mo ang aming kahilingan

Solo:
Ikaw na naluluklok sa kanan ng Ama

All:
Maawa ka, Maawa ka sa amin.

[Trumpet Introduction]
ANTIPHON:
GLORIA, GLORIA IN EXCELSIS DEO
GLORIA, GLORIA IN EXCELSIS DEO!

Verse 3:
Sapagkat Ikaw lamang ang banal
Ikaw lamang ang Panginoon
Ikaw lamang O Hesu-Kristo ang kataastaasan!
Kasama ng Espiritu Santo sa kadakilaan
ng Diyos Ama
Amen, Amen, Amen!

[Trumpet Introduction]
ANTIPHON:
GLORIA, GLORIA IN EXCELSIS DEO
GLORIA, GLORIA IN EXCELSIS DEO!

PAPURI SA DIYOS
(TNB)

KORO:
Papuri sa Diyos!
Papuri sa Diyos sa kaitaasan!
Papuri sa Diyos!
At sa lupa’y kapayapaan
sa mga taong kinalulugdan Niya
Pinupuri Ka namin,
dinarangal Ka namin
sinasamba Ka namin,
ipinagbubunyi Ka namin (Koro)

Pinasasalamatan Ka namin
sa ‘Yong dakilang
angking kapurihan
Panginoong Diyos, Hari ng langit
Diyos Amang makapangyarihan
sa lahat
Panginoong Hesukristo,
Bugtong na Anak
Panginoong Diyos,
Kordero ng Diyos
Anak ng Ama (Koro)

Ikaw na nag-aalis
ng mga kasalanan ng mundo
Maawa Ka sa amin, maawa Ka

Ikaw na nag-aalis
ng mga kasalanan ng mundo
Tanggapin Mo ang aming kahilingan
Ikaw na naluklok sa kanan ng Ama (Koro)

Sapagkat Ikaw lamang ang Banal
at ang Kataastaasan
Ikaw lamang, O Hesukristo,
ang Panginoon
Kasama ng Espiritu Santo
Sa kadakilaan ng Diyos Ama, Amen! (Koro)

PAPURI SA DIYOS
(Hontiveros, SJ)

KORO: Papuri sa Diyos,
Papuri sa Diyos
Papuri sa Diyos sa kaitaasan!

At sa lupa’y kapayapaan
at sa lupa’y kapayapaan
Sa mga taong kinalulugdan niya
pinupuri ka namin,
dinarangal ka namin
Sinasamba ka namin,
ipinagbubunyi ka namin
Pinasasalamatan ka namin
dahil sa dakila mong
angking kapurihan.
(Koro)

Panginoong Diyos, Hari ng Langit
Diyos Amang
makapangyarihan sa lahat
Panginoong Hesukristo,
Bugtong na Anak
Panginoong Diyos,
Kordero ng Diyos
Anak ng Ama (Koro)
Ikaw na nag-aalis
ng mga kasalanan ng sanlibutan
Maawa ka, maawa ka, sa amin
Ikaw na nag-aalis
ng mga kasalanan ng sanlibutan
Tanggapin Mo ang aming kahilingan
tanggapin Mo ang aming kahilingan
Ikaw na naluluklok sa kanan ng Ama
maawa ka, maawa Ka sa amin (Koro)

Sapagkat ikaw lamang ang banal
At ang kataas-taasan
Ikaw lamang o Hesukristo
ang Panginoon
Kasama ng Espiritu Santo
sa kadakilaan
ng Diyos Ama, Amen
ng Diyos Ama, Amen. (Koro)

ALELUYA
(TNB)

Aleluya! Aleluya!
Ikaw, Panginoon, ang Siyang Daan
ang Buhay at ang Katotohanan, Aleluya!
ALELUYA
(HH)

Aleluya, Aleluya
kami ay gawin Mo’ng daan
Ng Iyong pag-ibig, kapayaan
at katarungan, Aleluya!
GOSPEL ACCLAMATION
(for Lent)

My hope is in You Lord
For Your message I thirst
Fill me Lord with life and spirit
Let me hear Your Word.

SALAMAT SA DIYOS

Salamat sa Diyos,
salamat sa Diyos
Sa wika Mo’ng banal, Salamat po
Salamat sa Diyos,
Salamat sa Diyos
Sa bugtong Mo’ng anak
Salamat po

THROUGH YOUR WORD

Through your Word,
we come to know your love.
By your Word, we now are healed.
For your Word,
we praise and give you thanks.
Through your Word,
we all are saved.
WIKA MO

Wika Mo’y aming diringgin
Wika Mo’y aming susundin
Wika Mo’y aming tutupdin.
HOLY

Holy, Holy, Holy
Lord God of hosts
Heaven and earth
are full of your glory,
Full of your glory!
Hosanna, in the highest
Hosanna in the highest

Blessed is He who comes
in the name of the Lord
Hosanna in the highest (4x)

SANTO (TNB)

Santo! Santo! Santo!
Panginoong Diyos!
Napupuno ang langit at lupa
ng kadakilaan Mo!
Osana! Osana! Osana sa kaitaasan!
Osana! Osana! Osana sa kaitaasan!

Pinagpala ang naparirito
Sa ngalan ng Panginoon
Osana! Osana! Osana sa kaitaasan!
Osana! Osana! Osana sa kaitaasan!

SANTO (HKM)

Santo, Santo, Santo
Diyos makapangyarihan
Puspos ng luwalhati
ang langit at lupa
Osana, Osana sa kaitaasan
Pinagpala ang narito
Sa ngalan ng Panginoon
Osana, Osana sa kaitaasan
Osana, Osana sa kaitaasan!

MEMORIAL ACCLAMATION
(Light from Light)

When we eat this bread
And drink this Cup
We proclaim Your death, O Lord!
Until You come again,
Until You come again,
We proclaim Your death, O Lord!

SA KRUS MO

Sa krus Mo at pagkabuhay
Kami’y natubos Mong tunay
Poong Hesus naming mahal
Iligtas Mo kaming tanan
Poong Hesus naming mahal
Ngayon at magpakailanman!
SI KRISTO AY GUNITAIN

Si Kristo ay gunitain
Sarili ay inihain,
bilang pagkai’t inumin
Pinagsasaluhan natin
Hanggang sa Siya’y dumating
Hanggang sa Siya’y dumating!
AMA NAMIN/SAPAGKA’T SA IYO ANG KAHARIAN

Ama namin, sumasalangit Ka,
sambahin ang ngalan Mo
Mapasaamin ang kaharian Mo,
sundin ang loob Mo
Dito sa lupa para nang sa langit

Bigyan Mo po kami ngayon
ng aming kakanin sa araw-araw
At patawarin Mo kami
sa aming mga sala
Para nang pagpapatawad namin
sa nagkakasala sa amin
At huwag Mo kaming
ipahintulot sa tukso
At iadya Mo kami
sa lahat ng masama

Sapagkat sa ‘Yo ang kaharian,
kapangyarihan at kapurihan
Ngayon at magpakailanman,
ngayon at magpakailanman!

OUR FATHER/DOXOLOGY

Our Father who art in heaven
Hallowed be thy name,
Your kingdom come
your will be done
on earth as it is in heaven
Give us this day our daily bread
and forgive us our trespasses
As we forgive those
who trespass against us
And lead us not into temptation
but deliver us, deliver us from evil.

For the kingdom and the power
and the glory are Yours,
now and forever!
KORDERO NG DIYOS
(O Bayan ng Diyos)

Kordero ng Diyos na nag-aalis
ng mga kasalanan ng sanlibutan
Maawa Ka sa amin,
maawa Ka sa amin. (Ulitin)

Kordero ng Diyos na nag-aalis
ng mga kasalanan ng sanlibutan
Ipagkaloob Mo sa amin
ang kapayapaan
KORDERO NG DIYOS (HKM)

Kordero ng Diyos
Na nag-aalis ng mga kasalanan
Ng sanlibutan, maawa Ka (ulitin)

Kordero ng Diyos
Na nag-aalis ng mga kasalanan
Ipagkaloob Mo sa amin
ang kapayapaan
KORDERO NG DIYOS
(for the 2015 Papal Visit)

Kordero ng Diyos na nag-aalis
ng mga kasalanan ng sanlibutan,
maawa Ka sa amin. (ulitin)

Agnus Dei,
qui tollis peccata mundi
Dona nobi pacem,
dona nobis pacem
Dona nobis pacem.
LAMB OF GOD
Lamb of God You take away
the sins of the world
Have mercy,
have mercy on us (Repeat)

Lamb of God You take away
the sins of the world,
grant us peace,
Grant us peace!

ABA, GINOONG MARIA

Aba, Ginoong Maria
napupuno ka ng grasya
Ang Panginoon ay sumasaiyo
bukod kang pinagpala
sa babaeng lahat
At pinagpala naman
Ang ‘yong anak na si Hesus

Santa Maria, Ina ng Diyos
ipanalangin mo kaming makasalanan
Ngayon at kung kami’y mamamatay,
Amen.

ANG KATAWAN NI KRISTO
(Behold The Body of Christ)

In the presence of our God,
as we gather here in Christ,
feel the Spirit breathe upon us,
the breath of life, graced and divine.

We have come to break the bread;
we have come to share our lives.
Let us bring these fruits
to the table,
the love of God, yours and mine!

REFRAIN
Ang Katawan ni Kristo,
ang Katawan ni Kristo.
Behold the Body of Christ,
Jesus our Saviour and Life!
Rejoice O people of God!
we are the Body of Christ!
When we gather in our homes,
through our prayers
and our meals,
We are fed and nourished together,
our families, broken and blessed.

In the household of the Lord,
where we come to share the meal,
We are fed the words
of our Saviour,
one family, strengthened
and healed. (Refrain)

Bridge:
Is not the meal
that we bless and share
a communion in the life of Christ?
One bread, one blessing, one cup
make us one body in our Lord.

In the presence of our God,
by the justice that is shown,
We will build a kingdom together;
The love of Christ
given to all (Refrain)
ANG TUNAY NA PAG-IBIG

Pag-ibig ay di pag-ibig
kung ito’y nagbabago
Ang tunay na pag-ibig
ay matatag, di nabubuwag.

Huwag hayaang sa pag-ibig
mamayani ang ligalig
Pagkat pag-ibig gabay at ilaw
sa gabing mapanglaw

REFRAIN:
Di ba’t tayo’y tinipon dito ng Diyos
Nang pagsasama natin ay maisaayos
Di ba’t buhay ng lahat ay gaganda
Kung puso’t diwa natin ay magkaisa

Ang tunay na pag-ibig
sa pagsubok di padadaig
Ang pag-ibig, alalahanin
matatag dahil matiisin

Ang pag-ibig ay maligaya
pagka’t puno ng pag-asa
Ang pag-ibig ay dalisay
di naglililo kailanman (Refrain)
ANIMA CHRISTI

Soul of Christ, sanctify me
Body of Christ, save me
Water from the side of Christ,
wash me
Passion of Christ,
give me strength
Hear me Jesus,
hide me in Thy wounds
That I may never leave Thy side
From all the evil that
surrounds me,
defend me
And when the call of death arrives,
bid me come to Thee
That I may praise Thee with Thy saints, forever.

AT HOME IN OUR HEARTS

You who welcomed Christ
into your home
You who must have washed
the Savior’s feet
Are truly blest, you who fed the Lord when weary and forlorn
Blest are you
who served the Lord’s needs

You with whom
He shared His wondrous deeds
You to whom He bared
His broken dreams
Are truly blest, you whom Jesus sought before His lonely end
Blest are you whom Jesus
called His friend

REFRAIN:
And so we pray, now and always
That we might serve
the Lord as selflessly
By feeding those in need,
their woes making our own
In our hearts
may Jesus find a home

You who begged the Lord
to raise His friend
You who knew our death
He would amend
Are truly blest,
You whom Jesus heard say,
“You are the Messiah,
the Son of God who comes into the world!” (Refrain)

AWIT NG PAGHAHANGAD

O Diyos, Ikaw ang laging hanap
oob ko’y Ikaw ang tanging hangad
Nauuhaw akong
parang tigang na lupa
sa tubig ng ‘Yong pag-aaruga

Ika’y pagmamasdan
sa dakong banal
nang makita ko
ang ‘Yong pagkarangal
Dadalangin akong nakataas
aking kamay
magagalak na aawit
ng papuring iaalay

KORO:
Gunita ko’y Ikaw habang nahihimlay
Pagkat ang tulong Mo
sa tuwina’y taglay
Sa lilim ng Iyong mga pakpak
umaawit akong buong galak

Aking kaluluwa’y kumakapit sa ‘Yo
kaligtasa’y tiyak
kung hawak Mo ako
Magdiriwang ang hari, ang Diyos,
S’yang dahilan
Ang sa Iyo ay nangako,
galak yaong makamtan (Koro)
CODA:
Umaawit, umaawit
Umaawit akong buong galak

AWIT NG PAGHILOM

REFRAIN:
Panginoon ko,
hanap-hanap Ka ng puso,
Tinig Mo’y isang awit paghilom.

Ang baling ng aking diwa ay sa ‘Yo,
h’wag nawang pababayaang masiphayo.
Ikaw ang buntong hininga ng buhay;
dulot Mo’y kapayapaan, pag-ibig. (Refrain)

Ako’y akayin sa daang matuwid.
hwag nawang pahintulutang mabighani.
Sa panandalian at huwad na rilag
Ikaw ang aking tanging Tagapagligtas. (Refrain)

Sigwa sa ‘king kalooban
‘Yong masdan.
pahupain ang bugso ng kalungkutan.
Yakapin ng buong
higpit ‘Yong anak
nang mayakap din
ang bayan Mong ibig. (Refrain)

AWIT NG PAGLAYA

Dinggin himig ng bayang malaya
awit ng papuri’t pasasalamat
Ang Panginoon ng ating paglaya
muling nagpatunay ng pag-ibig Niya

Nakita ng Panginoon
Hirap ng Kanyang bayan
Mga kaaway Kanyang nilupig
Kanyang iniligtas itong ating bayan!

BAYAN, MAGSIAWIT NA!

REFRAIN:
Bayan, magsiawit na!
bayan, pinagpala ka!
Dakilang biyayang pangako Niya sumilay na!

Sinauna Mong hangarin
ang tao nga’y tubusin
Upang Siya ay makapiling,
mapag-irog na Diyos natin. (Ref)

Sa aba Niyang pagkatao,
sa buhay Niya sa mundo.
Inihayag Kanyang puso,
tinig ng Ama nating Diyos. (Ref)

Pananatili Niyang tunay,
‘Spiritung ating gabay
Kahulugan at pag-asa,
pagmamahal at biyaya. (Ref)
BUKSAN ANG AMING PUSO

Buksan ang aming puso
turuan mong magalab
Sa bawat pagkukuro
lahat ay makayakap

Buksan ang aming isip
sikatan ng liwanag
Ng kusang matangkilik
tungkuling mabanaag

Buksan ang aming palad
sarili’y maialay
Tulungan mong ihanap
kami ng bagong malay.

BAYAN KO (ANG BAYAN KONG PILIPINAS)

Ang bayan kong Pilipinas
Lupain ng ginto’t bulaklak
Pag-ibig ang sa kanyang palad
Nag-alay ng ganda’t dilag.
At sa kanyang yumi at ganda
Dayuhan ay nahalina
Bayan ko, binihag ka
Nasadlak sa dusa.

Ibon mang may layang lumipad
Kulungin mo at umiiyak
Bayan pa kayang sakdal dilag
Ang di magnasang makaalpas!
Pilipinas kong minumutya
Pugad ng luha ko’t dalita
Aking adhika,
Makita kang sakdal laya!

*Kinakanta natin tuwing Anibersaryo ng EDSA People Power, pati ang Araw ng Kalayaan, at Cory and Ninoy Aquino Day lamang.

BAYAN, UMAWIT

KORO:
Bayan, umawit ng papuri
Sapagkat ngayon ika’y pinili
iisang bayan, iisang lipi
iisang Diyos, iisang hari
Bayan umawit ng papuri.
Bayan umawit ng papuri.

  1. Mula sa ilang
    ay tinawag ng Diyos
    Bayang lagalag,
    inangkin nang lubos,
    ‘pagkat kailan ma’y ‘di pababayaan,
    Minamahal N’yang kawan (Koro)
  2. Panginoong ating Manliligas,
    Sa kagipitan, S’ya’ng tanging lakas
    ‘pagkat sumpa N’ya’y
    laging iingatan,
    Minamahal N’yang bayan. (Koro)
    BREATH OF GOD

Breathe on me, Breath of God
fill me with life anew
That I may love
the things You love
and do what You would do
Breathe on me, Breath of God

Breathe on me, Breath of God
’til my heart is pure
Until with You, I have one will
to live and to endure
Breathe on me, Breath of God

Breathe on me, Breath of God
my soul with grace refine
Until this earthly part of me
glows with Your fire divine

Breathe on me, Breath of God
so shall I never die
But live with You the perfect life
in Your eternity
Breathe on me, Breath of God

CHRISTIFY

Christify the gifts
we bring to You,
bounty of the earth receive anew.
Take and bless
the work of our hands.
Christify these gifts
at Your command.

Sun and moon and earth
and wind and rain:
all the world’s contained
in every grain.
All the toil and dreams of humankind,
all we are we bring
as bread and wine.

Turn the bread and wine,
our hearts implore,
to the living presence of the Lord.
Blessed and broken,
shared with all in need;
all the hungers,
sacred bread will feed.
With this bread and wine
You Christify,
now our deepest thirst
You satisfy.
We who by this bread You sanctify
draw the world
for You to Christify.
DAKILANG PAGMAMAHAL

Sa pagmamahal ng Diyos
sino ang makahihigit,
mayron ka bang nababatid?
Bugtong na Anak
hindi Nya ipinagkait,
nanaog sa mundo,
nagdusa’t dumanas ng libong sakit

**Oh, purihin Ka, sa dakilang
pagmamahal Mo, kahit bayaran Ka,
Ay hindi sapat ito upang ibalik
ang dugong itinigis ng Iyong Anak
para sa ‘kin.

Dakilang Diyos, kay buti Mo
sa isang katulad kong
masuwayin sa nais Mo
Di man pansin laki ng pagmamahal Mo, tinanggap pa rin Ako,
pinatawad sa mga kasalanan ko. **

Salamat po, Panginoon
dahil sa pag-ibig Mo,
buhay ko ay nabago
Tanging Ikaw lamang
papupurihan ko,
purihin ang Ngalan Mo,
O Ama, dakila ang pagmamahal Mo
GOD OF SILENCE

The God of silence beckons me
to journey to my heart
where He awaits.

O Lord, I hear You calling tenderly
to You I come to gaze
at the beauty of Your face
I cannot see
To rest in Your embrace
I cannot feel
to dwell in Your love
hurting but sweet
To be with You; to glimpse eternity

God of night,
fount of all my delight.
Show Your light . . . that my heart,
like Yours, burn bright.

Be still the torment of the night
will not encumber you,
if you believe
My child this darkness
isn’t emptiness
for here I mold your heart
unto My image painfully
you long to see

The self you yearn to be,
but fear to know
The world from which you flee in Me find home
All these I give you,
if you remain in Me

COUNTERPOINT:
I am ever here
My child, you need not fear
The dark will set you free
And bring your heart to Me.
CODA:
The God of silence beckons me
To journey to my heart
Where He awaits me.
HALINA AT MAGPURI

KORO
Halina tayo at magpuri
sa Diyos na Poon natin
Kunin gitara’t ito’y tugtugin
awitan siya ng himig
Lapitan S’ya’t dakilain
ating S’yang sambahin
Ang Poon dumalaw sa atin
upang tayo’y tubusin.

Tingnan natin ating paligid
ang karagatan at ang langit
Di ba’t ito’y kaakit-akit
punong-puno ng Kanyang pag-ibig
Atin S’yang papurihan
pasasalamat ay sambitin (Koro)
HESUS

Kung nag-iisa at nalulumbay
Dahil sa hirap mong tinataglay
Kung kailangan mo nang karamay
Tumawag ka at Siya’y naghihintay

Koro 1:
Siya ang iyong kailangan
sandigan, kaibigan mo
Siya ang araw mong lagi
at karamay kung sawi
Siya ay si Hesus sa bawat sandali

Kung ang buhay mo ay walang sigla
laging takot at laging alala
Tanging kay Hesus makakaasa
kaligtasan lubos na ligaya

Koro 2:
Siya ang dapat tanggapin
at kilal’nin sa buhay mo
Siya noon, bukas, ngayon
sa dalangin mo’y tugon
Siya ay si Hesus
sa habang panahon.

Bridge:
Kaya’t ang lagi mong pakatatandaan
siya lang ang may pag-ibig na tunay
Pag-ibig na tunay

Koro 3:
Siya ang dapat tanggapin
at kilal’nin sa buhay mo
Siya noon, bukas, ngayon
sa dalangin mo’y tugon
Siya ay si Hesus, Siya ay si Hesus
Siya ay si Hesus
sa habang panahon

HERE IN THIS PLACE

Refrain:
Are not our hearts
burning within us?
Are not our lives shared
as one bread?
Here in our hands,
here in this place,
Jesus our hope,
life from the dead.
Verse 1:
In the breaking of the bread,
may we know the Lord.
We were lost and now are found.
home again with God. (Refrain)

Verse 2:
You are food for all our hunger,
You are all we need.
You are our promise and our hope,
Life for the world. (Refrain)

Bridge:
As this bread is broken,
as this cup is shared,
We give our lives,
broken and outpoured,
We will serve the Lord. (Refrain)

Jesus our hope,
life from the dead.

HOSEA

Come back to me
with all your heart
Don’t let fear keep us apart
Trees do bend though
straight and tall
So must we to others call

Long have I waited for
Your coming home to me
And living deeply our new life

The wilderness will lead you
To the place where I will speak
Integrity and justice
With tenderness
You shall know.
HOW LOVELY IS
YOUR DWELLING PLACE

REFRAIN
How lovely is Your dwelling place
O, Lord, mighty God, Lord of all.

Even the lowly sparrow
finds a home for her brood,
And the swallow, a nest for herself
where she may lay her young
in Your altars,
my King and my God. (Refrain)

Blessed are they whose dwelling is Your own, Lord of peace.
Blest are they refreshed
by springs and by rain
when dryness daunts and scathes.
Behold my Shield,
my King and my God.
(Refrain)

I would forsake a thousand
other days anywhere
If I could spend
one day in Your courts,
belong to You alone.
My strength are You alone,
my Glory, my King and my God.
(Refrain)

CODA
How lovely, Your dwelling place
O, Lord, mighty God, Lord of all.

HUMAYO’T IHAYAG

Humayo’t ihayag (Purihin Siya!)
at ating ibunyag (Awitan Siya!)
Pagliligtas ng Diyos
na sa krus ni Hesus
Ang Siyang sa mundo’y tumubos

KORO:
Langit at lupa, Siya’y papurihan
araw at tala, Siya’y parangalan
Ating ‘pagdiwang
pag-ibig ng Diyos sa tanan
Aleluya!

Halina’t sumayaw (Buong bayan!)
lukso sabay sigaw (Sanlibutan!)
Ang ngalan Niyang angkin
singningning ng bituin
Liwanag ng Diyos sumaatin (Koro)

At isigaw sa lahat,
kalinga Niya’y wagas
Kayong dukha’t salat,
pag-ibig Niya sa inyo ay tapat

HUWAG KANG MANGAMBA

KORO:
Huwag kang mangamba,
‘di ka nag-iisa
sasamahan kita,
saan man magpunta
Ika’y mahalaga sa ‘King mga mata
minamahal kita, minamahal kita

Tinawag kita sa ‘yong pangalan
ikaw ay Akin magpakailanman
Ako ang Panginoon mo at Diyos
Tapagligtas mo at Tagatubos (Koro)

Sa tubig kita’y sasagipin
sa apoy ililigtas man din
Ako ang Panginoon mo at Diyos
Tapagligtas mo at Tagatubos. (Koro)

IN HIM ALONE

REFRAIN:
In Him alone is our hope
in Him alone is our strength
In Him alone are we justified
in Him alone are we saved.
1. What have we to offer
that does not fade or wither
Can the world ever satisfy
the emptiness in our hearts
In vain we deny (Refrain)

  1. When will you cease running
    in search of hollow meaning
    Let His love feed the hunger
    in your soul till it overflows
    With joy you yearn to know (Refrain)

I SEEK FOR I THIRST

REFRAIN:
Though many times,
I run from You in shame
I lift my hands and
call upon Your name
for underneath
the shadow of Your wings
My melody is You.

O Lord, I seek You for I thirst
Your mercy is the rain
on the desert of my soul
O Lord, I raise my lifeless eyes
and see Your glory shine
How Your kindness overflows (Refrain)

O Lord, Your sanctuary calls
I yearn to be with You
in the rivers of Your love
(Refrain)
I lift my hands
and call upon Your name
for underneath the shadow of Your wings, my melody is You
IN MY HEART

REFRAIN:
In my heart I know my Savior lives
I can hear Him calling
tenderly my name
Over sin and death
He has prevailed
in His glory, in His new life
we partake

I know He lives
as He has promised
for me He’s risen
that from fear I may be free
Not even death can separate me
from Him whose love and might
remain in me (Refrain)

For I have seen
and touched Him risen
to all the world
will I proclaim His majesty
With joy I sing to tell His story
that in our hearts may live
His memory (Refrain)

And all the earth
shall bow before Him
His blessed name
all will adore on bended knee
His truth shall reign,
so shall His justice
In Christ, my Savior,
let all glory be (Refrain)

CODA:
In my heart I know my Savior lives
In His glory, in His new life we partake

I WILL SING FOREVER

I will sing forever of Your love,
O Lord
I will celebrate
the wonder of Your name
For the word that You speak
is a song of forgiveness
And a song of gentle mercy
and of peace

Let us wake at the morning
and be filled with Your love
And sing songs of praise
all our days
For Your love is as high
as the heavens above us
And Your faithfulness
as certain as the dawn

I will sing forever of Your love,
O Lord
For You are my refuge
and my strength
You fill the world
with Your life-giving spirit
That speaks Your word
Your word of mercy and of peace.

CODA:
And/Yes I will sing forever
of Your love,
O Lord

KUNG ‘YONG NANAISIN

Kung ‘Yong nanaisin, aking aakuin
At babalikatin
ang krus Mong pasanin

Kung ‘Yong iibigin, iputong sa akin
Koronang inangkin,
pantubos sa amin

KORO:
Kung pipiliin, abang alipin
sabay tahakin, krus na landasin
Galak ay akin, hapis ay ‘di pansin
ang ‘Yong naisin, siyang susundin

Kung ‘Yong hahangarin,
Kita’y aaliwin
At kakalingain,
lumbay papawiin (Koro)

LAUDATE DOMINUM, PURIHIN ANG DIYOS

KORO:
Laudate Dominum!
Purihin ang Diyos!
O sangkatauhan, sangtinakpan.
Laudate Dominum!

Sa bayang sinalanta,
bubong ang ‘Yong kalinga.
Sa binagyo ng dahas,
kaloob Mo ang lakas. (Koro)

Sa ‘ming mga maysakit,
lunas ang Iyong pag-ibig.
Sa ‘ming dahop sa buhay,
yaman ang may kaagay. (Koro)

Sa ‘ming nangungulila
buklod ang pagsasama.
Sa nilimot ng lipunan,
tinawag Mo sa handaan. (Koro)

Kalikasang nilikha,
tulay ng langit at lupa.
Sanlibutang pinagpala,
Iyong ‘pinagkatiwala. (Koro)

Sangkatauhang liyag,
may pag-asa sa liwanag.
Bayang puspos ng awa,
Matatanaw ang ‘Yong mukha (Koro)

Coda:
Laudate Dominum!

MAGPASALAMAT SA KANYA

REFRAIN
Umawit nang sama-sama!
Magpasalamat tayo sa Kanya!
Sumayaw, humiyaw, magbunyi,
Sa pagmamahal ng dakilang Manlilikha!
Sa pag-ibig, sa pag-asa,
sa biyaya at ligaya,
Magpasalamat sa Kanya
sa mabuti N’yang balita. (Refrain)

Sa saganang pang-unawa
sa masusing pagkalinga,
Magpasalamat sa Kanya
sa handog N’yang kaligtasan. (Refrain)

Sa dalanging kaayusan
sa mithiing kapayapaan,
Magpasalamat sa Kanya
sa pangakong katarungan. (Refrain)

MANALIG KA

Iluom lahat ng takot
sa iyong damdamin
ang pangalan Niya’y
lagi ang tawagin
at Siya’y nakikinig sa bawat hinaing

Magmasid
at mamulat
sa Kanyang kapangyarihan
nabatid mo ba na Siya’y naglalaan
patuloy na naghahatid
ng tunay na kalayaan

Manalig ka
tuyuin ang luha sa mga mata
Hindi Siya panaginip
Hindi Siya ‘sang pangarap
Siya’y buhay, manalig ka.
At ngayon,
tila walang nararating na bukas
ngunit kung Siya ang ating
hahayaang maglandas
pag-asa ay muling mabibigkas

Manalig ka
tuyuin ang luha sa mga mata
hindi Siya natutulog
hindi Siya nakakalimot
kay Hesus manalig ka

MAY BUKAS PA SA INYONG BUHAY

Huwag damdamin ang kasawian
May bukas pa sa iyong buhay
Sisikat din ang iyong araw
Ang landas mo ay mag-iilaw
Sa daigdig ang buhay ay ganyan
Mayroong ligaya at lumbay
Maghintay at may nakalaang bukas

Koro:
May bukas pa sa iyong buhay
Tutulungan ka ng Diyos na may lalang
Ang iyong pagdaramdam
Idalangin mo sa Maykapal
Na sa puso mo ay mawala nang lubusan

Sa daigdig ang buhay ay ganyan
Mayroong ligaya at lumbay
Maghintay at may nakalaang bukas (Koro)

Coda:
Na sa puso mo ay mawala nang lubusan.

NARITO AKO

KORO:
Panginoon, narito ako
naghihintay sa utos Mo
Lahat ng yaman ko
ay alay ko sa ‘Yo
Ikaw ang tanging buhay ko

Batid ko nga at natanto
sa kasulatan ‘Yong turo
Pakikinggan at itatago
sa sulok ng puso (Koro)

‘Yong pagligtas ihahayag
hanggang sa dulo ng dagat
Pagtulong Mo’t pusong dalisay
aking ikakalat (Koro)

O HESUS, HILUMIN MO

KORO:
O Hesus, hilumin Mo
aking sugatang puso
Nang aking mahango
kapwa kong kasimbigo

Hapis at pait Iyong patamisin
At hagkan ang sakit
Nang magningas ang rikit (Koro)

Aking sugatang diwa’t katawan
ay gawing daan
Ng ‘Yong kaligtasan (Koro)
ONE MORE GIFT

REFRAIN:
If there’s one more gift
I’d ask of You, Lord
It would be peace here on earth;
As gentle as
Your children’s laughter
all around, all around

Your people have grown weary
of living in confusion
When will we realize
that neither heaven is at peace
When we live not in peace (Refrain)

Grant me serenity within
for the confusions around
Are mere reflections
of what’s within; what’s within me (Refrain)

ONE LITTLE CANDLE

It’s better to light
just one little candle
Than to stumble in the dark
Better far that you light
just one little candle
All you need’s a tiny spark
If we’d all say a prayer
that the world would be free
The wonderful dawn
of a new day we’ll see

And if everyone lit
just one little candle
What a bright world this would be!

PAG-AALAALA

KORO:
Bayan, muling magtipon
awitan ang Panginoon
sa piging sariwain
pagliligtas Niya sa atin

Bayan ating alalahanin
panahong tayo’y inalipin
nang ngalan Niya’y ating sambitin
paanong di tayo lingapin? (Koro)

bayan, walang sawang purihin
ang Poon nating mahabagin
bayan, isayaw ang damdamin
kandili Niya’y ating awitin (Koro)

Coda:
sa piging sariwain
pagliligtas Niya sa atin

PAG-AALAY

Panginoon, aming alay
itong alak at tinapay
Sa altar Mo ilalagay
tanggapin sa Iyong kamay

Alay namin aming buhay
bawat galak at lumbay
Bawat pangarap naming taglay
sa palad Mo ilalagay
Lahat ng aming mahal sa buhay
lahat ng aming aring taglay
Talino at kalayaan
sa ‘Yo ngayon iaalay

Itong alak at tinapay
magiging si Kristo tunay
Gawing batid aming buhay
pagkat sa ‘Yo dumalisay

PAGBABASBAS

Panginoong lumikha
ng kalangitan at lupa,
Ang sansinukuban
ay ‘di sukat sa ‘Yong kadakilaan.
Ano pa kaya itong abang tahanan?

Ngunit Ikaw ang Ama
na sa amin nagkalinga
Sa harap ng ‘Yong dambana,
Kaya’t sa samo ng madla,
magdalang habag Ka.

Pumanaog Ka, Poon,
Sa tahanang laan sa
‘Yong kalwalhatian.
Puspusin Mo ng biyaya
Ang dumudulog sa ‘Yong dambana.

PAGBUBUNYI

KORO:
Bayan ngayo’y nagbubunyi,
sabay-sabay nagpupuri;
Dahil inako ng Kristong hari,
kaligtasan ng Kanyang lipi.

1 . Sa Kanyang kinaluluklukan,
dininig aming panambitan. Abang bayan napagibik,
sa kandili Nya’y, nananabik (Koro)

  1. Bayang walang masulingan,
    sa kandili Niya nasumpungan,
    Paglingap na walang humpay,
    tulad ng bukang-liwayway (Koro)

KODA:
Bayan ngayo’y nagbubunyi,
sabay-sabay nagpupuri!
PAGHAHANDOG NG SARILI

Kunin Mo, O Diyos,
at tanggapin Mo
ang aking kalayaan,
ang aking kalooban
Isip at gunita ko,
lahat ng hawak ko,
ng loob ko ay aking alay sa ‘Yo

Nagmula sa ‘Yo ang lahat ng ito
muli kong handog sa ‘Yo
Patnubayan Mo’t paghariang lahat
ayon sa kalooban Mo
Mag utos Ka, Panginoon ko

Dagling tatalima ako
ipagkaloob Mo lang
ang pag-ibig Mo
At lahat ay tatalikdan ko,
tatalikdan ko!
PAGKAKAIBIGAN

Ang sino man sa Aki’y mananahan
mananahan din Ako sa kanya.
At kung siya’y
mamunga nang masagana,
Siya sa Ama’y
nagbigay ng karangalan.

**Mula ngayon kayo’y
Aking kaibigan
hinango sa dilim at kababaan.
Ang kaibiga’y mag-aalay
ng sarili niyang buhay;
Walang hihigit sa yaring pag-aalay.

Kung paanong mahal Ako
ng Aking Ama,
sa inyo’y Aking ipinadarama.
Sa pag-ibig Ko,
kayo sana ay manahan,
at bilin Ko na kayo ay magmahalan. **
Pinili ka’t hinirang upang mahalin
Nang mamunga’t
bunga mo’y panatilihin.
Humayo ka’t
mamunga nang masagana,
Kagalakang walang hanggang ipamamana. **

PANALANGIN SA PAGIGING BUKAS-PALAD

Panginoon,
turuan Mo ako maging bukas-palad
turuan Mo akong
maglingkod sa Iyo
Na magbigay nang ayon
sa nararapat
na walang hinihintay mula sa ‘Yo

Na makibakang di inaalintana
mga hirap na dinaranas
Sa tuwina’y magsumikap na
hindi humahanap
ng kapalit na kaginhawaan
Na ‘di naghihintay
kundi ang aking mabatid
Na ang loob Mo’y
siyang sinusundan

PANGINOON NG AKING BUHAY

  1. Ikaw ang Panginoon
    ng aking buhay
    na sa aki’y pag-ibig ang laging alay.
    Sa tamis ng ‘Yong kalinga,
    ang laging kong dasal
    ay manahan ako sa ‘Yong pagmamahal.
  • Ikaw ang Panginoon
    ng aking buhay
    nanunuyo sa ‘king puso tuwing nananamlay,
    Nang ako’y manatiling
    sabik sa Maykapal.
    Panginoon Ko, aking minamahal!

KORO
Di ako matatakot sa gitna ng unos,
‘pagkat nariyan Ka, Panginoon,
tanging sandalan ko.
Sa piling Mo twina’y
ay babalik ako’t
nang di mawalay sa ‘Yo.

(Ulitin ang 2) (Koro 2x)

KODA
Ikaw lamang, O Panginoon,
Ikaw ang aking buhay!
PAPURI

Itaas na ang mga mata
sa Panginoong lumikha
Ng mga lupa at tala
ng gabi at umaga

KORO:
Itaas na sa Kanya
mga himig at kanta
Tula’t damdamin, mga awitin
lahat na ay ialay sa Kanya!

Kalikasa’y nangagpupugay
may mga huni pang sumasabay
Pagpupuri ang nadarama
sa Diyos na ‘ting Ama (Koro)

Isigaw sa iba
ang papuri sa Diyos Ama
Lahat ng lugod at lahat ng saya’y
ialay sa Kanya
PASTORALE

I am your reed,
sweet shepherd, glad to be
Now if you will,
breathe out your joy in me
And make bright songs or fill me
With the soft moan of your love
When your delight has failed
To call or move your flock
from wrong

Make children songs
or any song to fill
Your reed with breath of life
But at your will
Lay down the flute
and take repose
While music infinite
Is silence in our heart
And laid on it you reed is mute.

PRAYER FOR GENEROSITY

Dearest Lord,
teach me to be generous
Teach me to serve You as I should
to give and not to count the cost
To fight
and not to heed the wounds
to toil and not to seek for rest
To labor and ask not for reward
save that of knowing that I do
Your most holy will.

PSALM 92
(It is Good To Give You Thanks)

REFRAIN:
Lord, it is good to give You thanks
Lord, it is good to give You thanks

It is good to give thanks
to the Lord
to make music to Your name
To proclaim Your love
in the morning
and Your truth
throughout the night (Refrain)

The just shall flourish
like a palm tree
and grow like a Lebanon cedar
Planted in the house of the Lord
they will flourish in God’s time (Refrain)

They shall bear fruit
when they are old
still full of sap, still green
To proclaim that the
Lord’s love is steadfast
In God, my rock,
is no wrong (Refrain)

PURIHIN ANG PANGINOON, SI KRISTO AY NARITO NA, TANGING LAKAS AT PAG-ASA

KORO:
purihin ang Panginoon
si Kristo ay narito na
tanging lakas at pag-asa
Aleluya-a-aleluya.

purihin ang Panginoon,
pagdiriwang sa pagdating niya
nagagalak ang ating Espiritu
si Kristo ay narito na
alitan ay iwasan na
tayo ay tutulungan niya. (Koro)

tanging lakas at pag-asa
naririto sa tuwina
nakahandang tulungan ka
Alelu-Aleluya lagi na siya ang kasama
sa hirap man at ginhawa. (Koro)

PURIHIN ANG PANGINOON, UMAWIT NG KAGALAKAN

KORO:
Purihin ang Panginoon
Umawit ng kagalakan
At tugtugin ang guitara
At ang kaaya-ayang lira
Hipan ninyo ang trumpeta

Sa ating pagkabagabag
Sa Diyos tayo’y tumawag
Sa ating mga kaaway
Tayo ay kanyang iniligtas! (Koro)

Mga pasaning mabigat,
sa ating mga balikat;
pinagaan ng lubusan,
ng Diyos na tagapagligtas. (Koro)

Kaya’t Panginoon ay dinggin,
ang landas niya ay tahakin
habambuhay ay purihin,
kagandahang loob niya sa atin. (Koro)

Coda:
Hipan ninyo ang trumpeta

RECESSIONAL HYMN

Go and tell ev’ry nation, alleluia!
Christ our Savior is risen, alleluia!
Lift your voices in praise, through His love we are saved!
Christ is risen, alleluia!
Thanks be to God, alleluia!
Allelu, alleluia!

SA BATONG ITO

Hirap, kalungkutan at kasalatan:
sari-saring sakit ang mapagmamasdan.
Tila nga walang kabuluhang
mabuhay pa.
butil ng pag-asa, sa’n ba makikita?

Nasaan ang diwa ng pagmamahal
na maghahatid ng awa ng Maykapal?
‘Pinagkaloob tayo ng Diyos
sa isa’t isa.
sa ‘ting umaasa,
nangangako Siya t’wina:
Refrain 1:
Sa batong ito,
itatayo Ko ang aking bayan!
Sa batong ito,
titipunin Ko sila’t babantayan!
Sa batong ito,
kaligtasan ay siyang makakamtan!
Sa batong ito, pag-ibig Ko’y laan!

Narito ang diwa ng pagmamahal:
ang umibig tayong
tulad ng Maykapal.
‘Pinagkaloob tayo ng Diyos
sa isa’t isa:
angkang umiibig,
bayang nananalig(Refrain 1)

Refrain 2:
Sa batong ito, itatayo Ko ang Aking bayan!
Sa batong ito,
madadaig maging kamatayan!
Sa batong ito,
kapiling niyo Ako kailanpaman!
Sa batong ito, pag-ibig Ko’y laan!

Coda: Sa batong ito,
pag-ibig Ko’y laan!
SA HAPAG NG PANGINOON

KORO:
Sa hapag ng Panginoon,
buong bayan ngayo’y nagtitipon
Upang pagsaluhan ang kaligtasan, handog ng Diyos sa tanan
Sa panahong tigang ang lupa,
sa panahong ang ani’y sagana
Sa panahon ng digmaan at kaguluhan, sa panahon
ng kapayapaan (Koro)

Ang mga dakila’t dukha,
ang banal at makasalanan
Ang bulag at lumpo,
ang api at sugatan,
ang lahat ay inaanyayahan (Koro)

Sa ‘ming pagdadalamhati,
sa ‘ming pagbibigay puri
Anupamang pagtangis,
hapo’t pasakit,
ang pangalan Niya’y sinasambit (Koro)

SA ‘YO LAMANG

Puso ko’y binihag Mo
sa tamis ng pagsuyo
Tanggapin yaring alay
ako’y Iyo habambuhay
Anhin pa ang kayamanan
luho at karangalan
Kung Ika’y mapasa ‘kin
lahat na nga ay kakamtin

KORO:
Sa ‘Yo lamang ang puso ko
sa ‘Yo lamang ang buhay ko
Kalinisan, pagdaralita
pagtalima aking sumpa

Tangan kong kalooban
sa Iyo’y nilalaan
Dahil atas ng pagsuyo
tumalima lamang sa ‘Yo (Koro)
SAY THE WORD
(HKM)

REFRAIN:
Lord, I’m unworthy to receive You
But only say the Word,
and I shall be healed
Lord, my Lord and God
say the Word and I shall be
a branch of Your love.

  1. An unworthy servant am I
    To give Your word to all mankind
    For of clay I former were
    through which You blew
    the breath of life. (Refrain)
  2. Your everlasting Word
    I shall plant in barren land
    For though I am but Your hand
    seeds grow for You but at command. (Refrain)
    SAY THE WORD
    (Christify)

REFRAIN
When we take this bread,
we eat Your body.
When we take this wine,
we drink Your blood.
Now as we receive You,
make us worthy.
We shall heal,
just say the word, O Lord.

You have said
that we shall never hunger,
for this bread You give
is life forever.
Through this bread,
Your body, Lord, You offer.
Now in You, forever we remain. (Refrain)

You have said
that we shall thirst no longer,
for this cup shall overflow forever.
Through this wine, Your blood,
O Lord, You offer.
Now in You, forever we remain. (Refrain)

SING A NEW SONG

Sing a new song unto the Lord
let your songs be sung
from mountains high
Sing a new song unto the Lord
singing Alleluia!

Yaweh’s people dance for joy
oh come before the Lord.
And play for him on glad tambourines,
and let your trumpet sound.

SIMEON’S CANTICLE

Lord, let Your servant go in peace
For Your Word has been fulfilled.

A Child shall be born to the Virgin,
And His Name shall be called, “Emmanuel.”*

My own eyes have seen Your salvation
Which You have prepared for all men.

A Light shall reveal to the nations
And the glory of Your people, Israel.

*Note: Kinakanta ang bersong ito
tuwing Adbiento lamang.

STELLA MARIS

Kung itong aming paglalayag
inabot ng pagkabagabag
Nawa’y mabanaagan ka
hinirang na tala ng umaga
Kahit alon man ng pangamba
di alintana sapagkat naro’n ka
Ni unos ng pighati
at kadiliman ng gabi

KORO:
Maria, sa puso ninuman
ika’y tala ng kalangitan
Ningning mo ay walang pagmamaliw
Inang sinta, Inang ginigiliw

Tanglawan kami aming ina
sa kalangitan naming pita
Nawa’y maging hantungang
Pinakamimithing kaharian (Koro)
TAKE AND RECEIVE

Take and receive,
O Lord, my liberty
take all my will,
my mind, my memory
All things I hold and all I own
are Thine
Thine was the gift,
to Thee I all resign

Do Thou direct
and govern all and sway
do what Thou wilt, command,
and I obey
Only Thy grace,
Thy love on me bestow
these make me rich,
all else will I forego.
TANDA NG KAHARIAN NG DIYOS

KORO:
Humayo na’t ipahayag,
kanyang pagkalinga’t habag
Isabuhay pag-ibig at katarungan,
tanda ng Kanyang kaharian

Sa panahong tigang ang lupa,
sa panahong ang ani’y sagana
Sa panahon ng digmaan
at kaguluhan,
sa panahon ng kapayapaan (Koro)

Ang mga dakila’t dukha,
ang banal at makasalanan
Ang bulag at lumpo,
ang api at sugatan,
ang lahat ay inaanyayahan (Koro)

Sa ‘ming pagdadalmhati,
sa ‘ming pagbibigay puri
Anupamang pagtangis,
hapo’t pasakit,
ang pangalan Niya’y sinasambit (Koro)

TANGING YAMAN

KORO:
Ikaw ang aking tanging yaman
na di lubusang masumpungan
Ang nilikha Mong kariktan
sulyap ng ‘Yong kagandahan

Ika’y hanap sa tuwina
nitong puso’ng Ikaw lamang
ang saya
Sa ganda ng umaga
nangungulila sa ‘Yo, Sinta (Koro)

Ika’y hanap sa tuwina
sa kapwa ko Kita laging nadarama
Sa Iyong mga likha
hangad pa ring masdan
ang ‘Yong mukha (Koro)

AWIT NG ISANG ALAGAD

1.Panginoon ko,
ang buhay Mong bigay
ay minsan lang magdaraan sa ‘kin
Kaya bilang isang pag-aalay
ang buhay ko’y aking ihahandog sa ‘Yo

KORO: Katulad ko’y marami
ang tinawag Mo
upang humayo’t maglingkod
sa ngalan Mo
Tanging hiling at lagi nang dasal
maging mapalad sanang tanggapin.
2. Turuan Mong
maging bukas-palad
at matutong mamuhay ng banal
Kaya bilang isang pag-aalay
ito’y aking ihahandog sa ‘Yo (Koro)

Koda:
Tanging pangarap ko
sana’y bigyang daan
Sa landas ko’y hawiin ang
buhawi ng gulo
Ang ulap na nagsisilbing dilim sa langit ko
Tunwin at gawing ulan,
laan sa buhay kong tigang
Mula sa pagkakasadlak
ako’y muling ibangon Mo
At umasa kang maglilingkod sa ‘Yo. (ulitin ang Koda)

At umasa Ka, at umasa Ka,
at umasa Kang
Maglilingkod sa ‘Yo…
maglilingkod…sa ‘Yo.
THE PRESENCE OF JESUS

REFRAIN:
Eat and drink,
Feed on the presence of Jesus,
the Lord.

Come to Me,
all you who labor
and find your rest.
Come lay your burdens upon me,
My yoke is easy and light. (Refrain)

Come to Me,
I will never forsake you.
be not afraid, I am with you,
Holding you always close to my heart. (Refrain)

Come to Me,
go forth and serve My people.
I send My Spirit to guide you,
To strengthen the weary,
and the broken. (Refrain)

Come to Me,
live in the light of unending joy.
I come that you may
have new life,
life in its fullness and peace. (Refrain)

THE SUPPER OF THE LORD

REFRAIN:
Precious body, Precious Blood
here in bread and wine.
Here the Lord prepares
the feast divine.
Bread of Love is broken now;
Cup of Life is poured.
Come, share
the Supper of the Lord.
1. This is the bread of God
coming down from heaven,
giving life to us, to all the world.

  1. I am the living spring
    of eternal life;
    you that drink from me
    shall not thirst again.
  • I am the bread of heaven
    giving life to you;
    you that eat this bread
    shall never die.
  • All those who feed on me have their life in me, as I have my life
    in the living God.
  • All praise to you, O Christ,
    present in this feast,
    in this bread we share
    in one life, one Lord.

TINAPAY NG BUHAY

KORO:
Ikaw, Hesus, ang tinapay ng buhay
binasbasan, hinati’t inialay
Buhay na ganap
ang sa ami’y kaloob
at pagsasalong walang hanggan

Basbasan ang buhay naming handog
nawa’y matulad sa pag-aalay Mo
Buhay na laan nang lubos
sa mundong sa pag-ibig ay kapos (Koro)
Marapatin sa kapwa
maging tinapay
kagalakan sa nalulumbay
Katarungan sa naaapi
at kanlungan ng bayan Mong sawi (Koro)

TUBIG NG BUHAY

KORO:
Tubig ng buhay
Paglalakbay patungo
sa bagong buhay
O Hesukristo, aming gabay
Basbasan Mo ang aming Alay.

Bukal ng liwanag
Nagbibigay ilaw sa mga bulag
Kami’y lumalapit sa Iyong batis
Upang makakita (Koro)

Bukal ng pag-ibig
Nagbibigay kulay sa buong daigdig
Kami’y lumalapit sa Iyong batis
Upang magmahal (Koro)
Bukal ng pag-asa
Nagbibigay buhay sa nagkasala
Kami’y lumalapit sa Iyong batis
Upang mangarap pa (Koro)

UMAWIT KAYO

**Umawit kayo ng bagong awitin
sa Panginoong butihin!

O Diyos kong kong mahal,
kahanga-hanga ang
‘Yong mga Kamay.
Ang Bisig Mo aking tagumpay.
ipinakilala ng aking Diyos
sa lahat ng bansa
Kanyang kapangyarihan at awa. **

O Diyos kong tapat,
di Mo nilimot ang
‘Yong mga sumpa.
Ang Pag-ibig Mo laging matatag.
ngayo’y umaawit buong daigdig
sa Iyong tagumpay
At paghango sa amin,
‘Yong bayan. **

O Diyos kong Ama,
kay luwalhati ng ‘Yong mga likha.
Sa kalangitan may pagdiriwang.
ang mga dagat at ilog man
ay nagsusumigaw
Sa ‘Yong kadakilaan at dangal. **

Magsumigaw sa kaligayahan!
itanghal kadakilaan ng Diyos…
ng Diyos! **

WITHOUT SEEING YOU

Refrain:
Without seeing You we love You.
without touching You we embrace.
Without knowing You we follow.
without seeing You we believe.

Verse 1:
We return to You deep within,
leave the past to the dust.
Turn to you with tears and fasting,
You are ready to forgive.
(Refrain)

Verse 2:
The sparrow will find a home
near to You oh God.
How happy we who dwell with You,
forever in Your house. (Refrain)

Verse 3:
For You are our shepherd
there is nothing that we need.
In green pastures
we will find our way,
in waters of peace. (Refrain)

UNANG ALAY

Kunin at tanggapin ang alay na ito
mga biyayang nagmula
sa pagpapala Mo
Tanda ng bawat pusong
pagkat inibig Mo
ngayo’y nananalig,
nagmamahal sa ‘Yo.
1. Tinapay na nagmula
sa butil ng trigo
pagkaing nagbibigay ng buhay mo
At alak na nagmula
sa isang tangkay ng ubas
inuming nagbibigay lakas (Koro)

  1. Lahat ng mga lungkot
    ligaya’t pagsubok
    lahat ng lakas at kahinaan ko
    Iaalay kong lahat buong pagkatao
    ito ay isusunod sa ‘yo. (Koro)
    YOUR HEART TODAY

Where there is fear, I can allay
when there is pain, I can heal
When there are wounds, I can bind
and hunger I can fill
Lord, grant me courage
Lord, grant me strength
Grant me compassion
that I may be your heart today

Where there is hate I can confront
where there are yokes,
I can release
Where there are captives,
I can free
and anger I can appease
Lord, grant me courage
Lord, grant me strength
Grant me compassion
that I may be your heart today

When comes the day I dread
to see a broken world
Compel me from
my cell grown cold
that Your people I may behold

Where there is fear, I can allay
when there is pain, I can heal
When there are wounds, I can bind
and hunger I can fill
Lord, grant me courage
Lord, grant me strength
Grant me compassion
that I may be your heart today

And when I’ve done all that I could
yet there are hearts
I cannot move
Lord give me hope
that I may be your heart today.

ANG PASKO AY SUMAPIT

Ang Pasko ay sumapit,
tayo ay mangagsiawit
ng magagandang himig
dahil sa ang Diyos ay pag-ibig
nang si Kristo’y isilang
may tatlong haring nagsidalaw
at ang bawa’t isa
ay nagsipaghandog ng tanging alay

Koro:
Bagong Taon ay magbagong buhay
nang lumigaya ang ating bayan
tayo’y magsikap upang makamtan natin
ang kasaganaan.

Tayo’y mangagsiawit
habang ang mundo’y tahimik
ang araw ay sumapit
ng sanggol na dulot ng langit
tayo ay magmahalan
ating sundin ang gintong aral
at magbuhat ngayon
kahit hindi Pasko ay magbigayan. (Koro)

Sa maybahay ang aming bati
‘Merry Christmas’ na maluwalhati
ang pag-ibig ‘pag siyang naghari
araw-araw ay magiging Paskong lagi
ang sanhi po ng pagparito
hihingi po ng aginaldo
kung sakaling kami’y perhuwisyo
pasensya na kayo’t kami’y namamasko.

Ang Pasko ay sumapit na naman
kaya’t tayo ay dapat na magdiwang
pagkat ngayon ay araw ng pagsilang ni hesus
na di natin malilimutan
halina tayo ay manalangin
nang tayong lahat ay kanyang pagpalain
ang Pasko ay ating pasayahin
sa pagmamahalan natin.

Maligayang Pasko sa bawat tahanan
ang dalangin namin sana ay makamtan
Masaganang buhay sa taong darating
ang maging palad
sana natin dinggin lamang
ang dalangin darating
ang hangarin
sama-samang awitin ang isang Ama Namin

may gayak ang lahat ng tahanan
masdan niyo at nagpapaligsahan
may parol at ilaw bawat bintana na sadyang
iba’t-iba ang kulay kayganda
ang ayos ng simbahan
ang lahat ay inaanyayahan
nang dahil sa pagsilang sa sanggol na siyang maghahari
sa panghabang panahon

ang Pasko ay araw
ng bigayan ang lahat
ay nagmamahalan tuwing Pasko
ay lagi nang ganyan
may sigla, may galak ang bayan

maligaya, maligayang Pasko
kayo ay bigyan masagana,
masaganang bagong taon
ay kamtan ipagdiwang,
ipagdiwang araw ng maykapal
upang manatili sa atin
ang kapalaran at mabuhay
nang lagi sa kapayapaan

mano po ninong, mano po ninang
naririto kami ngayon
humahalik sa inyong kamay
salamat ninong, salamat ninang
sa aginaldo pong inyong ibibigay

Pasko na naman, Pasko na naman
kaya kami ngayo’y ay naririto
upang kayong lahat ay aming handugan nang iba’t-ibang himig na Pamasko

maligaya, maligaya maligayang Pasko sa inyong lahat!

AS THE DEER

As the deer panteth for the water
So my soul longeth after thee
You alone are my heart’s desire
And I long to worship thee

You alone are my strength,
my shield
To you alone may my spirit yield
You alone are my heart’s desire
And I long to worship thee

You’re my friend
and you are my brother
Even though you are a king
I love you more than any other
So much more than anything.

AWIT NG PAG-ASAM

Tulad ng usang uhaw
sa tubig ng batis,
ang aking kaluluwa sa Yo’y nananabik.
Sa Iyong dambana
ako’y aawit, sasamba.
Tanging hangad ng buhay ko’y Ikaw, walang iba.

KORO:
Ikaw lang Panginoon,
lakas ko’t tanggulan.
Pusong tigib sa hirap,
Ikaw ang tanging asam.

Ang pagod kong diwa
ay Iyong pahupain.
Magdamag na pagtangis
sana ay aliwin.
Masdan ang wangis kong hanap
ang Iyong langit.
Bagabag na kalooba’y
punan ng pag-ibig. (Koro)
BITUIN

Sa isang mapayapang gabi
Kuminang ang marikit na bituin
At tumanod sa himbing
na pastulan, nag-abang
Pagkagising ng maralita
Nabighani sa bagong tala, naglakad
At tinungo sabsabang aba

KORO:
Hesus, bugtong na anak ng ama
Tala ng aming buhay, liwanag
Kapayapaan, kahinahunan
Kapanatagan ng puso
Giliw ng Diyos at pag-asa
ng maralita, ng abang ulila
Biyayaan Mo kami
ng pagtulad sa Iyo
Nang magningning
bilang ‘Yong mga bituin

Sa isang pusong mapagtiis
Kuminang ang marikit na bituin
At doon nanatili,
nag-alab, nagningning
Taimtim nating kalooban
Ginawa Niyang Kanyang
himlayan, dalanginan
Nilikha nIya’ng sabsabang aba
(Koro 2x)
BRING US BACK TO YOU

We have been searching,
yearning to find you,
lost without your love.
We long for your face,
seeking our true joy,
found in your embrace.

REFRAIN:
‘Cause in faith, you restore us.
‘Cause in hope, you sustain us.
In light, you save us.
In love, you bind us.
Lord, bring us back to you.
We turn to your grace,
resting in your peace,
sheltered from despair.
We come to your heart,
trusting in your will,
strengthened by your Word. (Refrain)

Ending:
In light, you save us.
In love, you bind us.
Lord, bring us back to you.
CHILD EMMANUEL

On a distant horizon
I can see Your light
Shining like the warm summer sun
Anticipation in this heart of mine
Waiting for You to come.
Oh come Emmanuel
Oh Child Emmanuel

In the dark of the night
I can hear Your voice
Singing to me so tenderly
Like an angel caress
my tired heart
Be with me stay with me

Oh come Emmanuel
Oh Child Emmanuel

My heart beats endlessly
For Your eyes I long to see,
I long to see!
Oh be with me now
I can’t bear to wait
To gaze on Your heavenly face
Oh stay with me now
I can feel Your heart
Hold me in Your warm embrace
Oh come Emmanuel
Oh Child Emmanuel

Waiting for You Child Emmanuel
Waiting for You to come.
Ooh.
EMANUEL

Isang dalaga’y maglilihi
Batang lalaki ang sanggol
Tatawagin Siyang Emanuel
Emanuel (2x)

Magalak isinilang ang Poon
Sa sabsaban Siya’y nakahimlay
Nagpahayag ang mga anghel
“Luwalhati sa Diyos!”

Isang dalaga’y maglilihi
Batang lalaki ang sanggol
Tatawagin Siyang Emanuel
Emanuel (3x)

Kahuluga’y “Nasa atin ang Diyos!”
“Nasa atin ang Diyos!”
“Nasa atin ang Diyos!”

COME BE OUR LIGHT

We are lost in the night,
searching, longing for day.
Weary, broken by sin,
we seek your face,
yearn to be saved.
You are Savior of All,
Son of God the Most High.
You alone bring us hope,
healing and strength,
mercy and light.

REFRAIN:
Come, Lord Jesus Christ.
be with us now.
Come and renew us.
Come, oh, Prince of Peace.
Dwell in our hearts.
Come, be our way,
our truth, and life.
Conquer the night.
Come, be our light, Emmanuel.

Save us, Emmanuel
Be our God with us now
Grant us goodness and grace,
justice and peace, fullness of life. (Refrain 2x)

OUTRO:
Be with us now.
Dwell in our hearts.
Conquer the night.
Come, be our light.

GLORIA IN EXCELSIS DEO

I
Maulap man ang langit mo,
at magdilim ang ‘yong mundo,
at parang hindi mo na maaninagan
ang kahulugan…

II
…ng pagdaloy ng panahon
sinubok mo bang itanong:
“Hindi ba’t sa pagiging-tao
ng Diyos,
tayo’y nagkaroon ng Manunubos?”
REFRAIN:
Gloria in excelsis Deo!
Isinilang na ang Pag-asa ng mundo!
Gloria in excelsis Deo!
Emmanuel sa ‘yo ang tawag! Gloria!
O Hesus, aming Liwanag! Gloria!

III
Mula sa kanyang pagka-Diyos,
nanaog si Kristo Hesus,
nang maipamalas sa ating lahat na buod ng buhay…

IV
…ang paghahandog-sarili
sa ating dukha at api.
Dahil hindi nga ba’t
sabsaban ang siyang
kauna-unahang tahanan ng Diyos? (Refrain)

CODA:
Gloria! Maulap man ang langit mo,
at magdilim ang ‘yong mundo,
Di ba’t sa pagiging-tao ng Diyos
tayo’y nagkaroon ng Manunubos?
Emmanuel ang tawag,
O, aming Liwanag!
Gloria!
Isinilang na ang Pag-asa ng mundo!
Gloria in excelsis Deo!
Gloria in excelsis Deo!

ANGELS WE HAVE HEARD ON HIGH

Angels we have heard on high
Sweetly singing o’er the plains,
And the mountains in reply
Echoing their joyous strains.

REFRAIN:
Gloria, in excelsis Deo!
Gloria, in excelsis Deo!

Shepherds, why this jubilee?
Why your joyous strains prolong?
Say what may the tidings be
Which inspire your heav’nly song?
(Refrain)

Come to Bethlehem and see
Christ Whose birth
the angels sing;
Come, adore on bended knee,
Christ the Lord, the newborn King.
(Refrain)

GREAT IS OUR GOD

REFRAIN:
Come let us sing to every nation:
“Great is our God and King!
He is the Rock of our salvation!
Lift up your hearts and sing!”

So sing, for we are God’s people;
for he has shown us his ways.
He gathers us to his table,
to partake of his grace. (Refrain)

So when the Lord’s
voice you hear,
don’t fear or harden your hearts.
We know that our God is near
by the Word he imparts. (Refrain)

Great is our God and King!
HALINA, HESUS

*Halina, Hesus, halina
Halina, Hesus, halina!

  1. Sa simula isinaloob Mo,
    O D’yos, kaligtasan ng tao
    Sa takdang panahon ay tinawag Mo
    Isang bayang lingkod sa Iyo. *
  • Gabay ng Iyong bayang hinirang
    Ang pag-asa sa Iyong Mesiya.
    “Emmanuel” ang pangalang
    bigay sa Kanya:
    “Nasa atin ang D’yos tuwina.” *
    2, Isinilang S’ya ni Maria,
    Birheng tangi, Hiyas ng Judea
    At “Hesus” ang pangalang
    bigay sa Kanya:
    “Aming D’yos ay Tagapagadya.” *
    GUMISING

KORO:
Gumising! Gumising!
Mga nahihimbing
Tala’y nagniningning
Pasko na! Gumising!

Kampana’t kuliling
Kumalembang, kling-kling
Ang Niño’y darating
Sa belen pa galing (Koro)

Kahit puso’y himbing
Masda’t masasaling
Niñong naglalambing
Sa Inang kay ningning (Koro)
Puso’y masasaling
Luha ang pupuwing
Mag-inang kay lambing
Puso mo ang hiling (Koro)
HALINA, ESPIRITU SANTO

**Halina Espiritu Santo
Puspusin mo ang pusong
tapat sa iyo
Puso ng mga binyagan
pusong humahanap sa iyo,
Halina Espiritu Santo
Pagningasin mo
ang apoy ng iyong Pag-ibig. **

Espiritu ng pang-unawa
ipaliwanag Mo ang
kalooban ng Diyos
Espiritu ng katalinuhan
manguna Ka sa lahat ng Gawain. **

Espiritu ng pagpapayo,
tanglawan mo kami
sa aming alinlangan
Espiritu ng lakas at buhay
bigyan ng tatag
sa buhay ng paglilingkod. **
HESUS NG AKING BUHAY

Sikat ng umaga
buhos ng ulan
Simoy ng dapithapon
sinag ng buwan
Batis na malinaw
dagat na bughaw
Gayon ang Panginoon kong
Hesus ng aking buhay

**Saan man ako bumaling
Ika’y naroon
Tumalikod man sa ‘yo
dakilang pag-ibig mo
Sa aki’y tatawag
at magpapaalalang
ako’y iyong iniibig
At siyang itatapat sa puso
Tinig ng kaibigan
oyayi ng ina
Pag-asa ng ulila
bisig ng dukha
Ilaw ng may takot
ginhawa ng aba
Gayon ang Panginoon kong
Hesus ng aking buhay **
JESUS, MY FRIEND

He is my friend, a Man yet a God
He is my friend,
a servant yet a King
Who stays with me
every moment of my day
Whose love’s a lamp to my feet
a light to my path

CHORUS:
Jesus, my friend
You are a friend to me
In sadness, joy
You stay close to me
You poured Your love
And now I know You more
Jesus my Lord, my God, my friend.

You touched my heart
and taught me what is right
Of all my friends
You’re really different
You shaped my heart
to love as You loved
Love bears all things,
believes all things,
Hopes all things,
endures all things (Chorus)
JOY TO THE WORLD

Joy to the world! The Lord is come
Let earth receive her King!
Let every heart
prepare Him room
And heaven and nature sing
And heaven and nature sing
And heaven, and heaven
and nature sing

Joy to the world! the Savior reigns
Let men their songs employ
While fields and floods
Rocks, hills and plains
Repeat the sounding joy
Repeat the sounding joy
Repeat, repeat the sound joy

He rules the world
with truth and grace
And makes the nations prove
The glories of His righteousness
And wonders of His love
And wonders of His love
And wonders and wonders
of His love!

KAILAN PA MAN

REFRAIN
Kailanpaman ‘di mawawalay
Pag-ibig Ko sa inyong
tapat at tunay.
Kailanpama’y h’wag mabahala
‘Pagkat kapiling Ako t’wina.

‘Di na mag-iisa,
mangangamba, mangungulila.
Kayo’y Aking hinango,
muling sinuyo sa ‘King puso. (Refrain)

Kahit anong dilim,
anong lagim ng tatahakin,
Kayo’y aalagaan,
gagabayan kailan pa man. (Refrain)

Bansang Aking sinugo,
h’wag masiphayo at h’wag susuko.
Kayo’y pangungunahan,
‘pagsasanggalan kailan pa man. (Refrain)

KRISTO

Ikaw ang lagi kong kausap
Ikaw ang laging tinatawag
Gabay ka ng bawa’t pangarap
lakas ng bawa’t pagsisikap

Ikaw ang tunay na kaibigan
ginto ang puso’t kalooban
Nguni’t hindi lahat ay may alam
na Kristo ang iyong pangalan
KORO:
Kristo, Kristo,
bakit minsan ka lang nakikilala
Kapag nakadama
ng dusa’t pangamba?
Tinatawagan ka sana’y maawa ka

Kristo, Kristo,
kulang pa ba ang pag-ibig
na dulot mo?
Bakit ba ang mundo ngayo’y
gulong-gulo?
Anong dapat gawin?
Kami’y tulungan mo.

CODA: O Kristo, Kristo, Kristo.

LIKHAIN MONG MULI

Ilikha Mo kami ng
‘sang bagong puso,
hugasan ang kamay
na basa ng dugo,
Linisin ang diwang sa halay ay puno;
ilikha Mo kami
ng ‘sang bagong puso.

Itindig Mo kami,
kaming Iyong bansa,
akayin sa landas patungo sa kapwa,
Ihatid sa piging na ‘Yong inihanda
itindig Mo kami, kaming Iyong bansa,

Amang Diyos, ‘Yong baguhin
ang tao’t daigdig
Sa banal na takot,
sambang nanginginig
Ibalik ang puso’t bayang nanlalamig
likhain Mong muli kami sa pag-ibig.

LIWANAG NG AMING PUSO

Liwanag ng aming puso
sa ami’y manahan Ka
Ang init ng ‘Yong biyaya
sa amin ipadama
Patnubay ng mahihirap
O aming pag-asa’t gabay
Sa aming saya at hapis,
tanglaw Kang kaayaaya.

Liwanag ng kaaliwan
sa ami’y dumalaw Ka
Kalinga Mo ang takbuhan
noong unang-una pa
Pawiin ang aming pagod
ang pasani’y pagaanin
Minamahal kong kandungan
Sa hapis kami’y hanguin.

Liwanag ng aming puso
sa ami’y manahan Ka
Itulot Mo po sa amin
kapayapaang wagas
Ang ‘Yong gantimpala’t mana
pangako Mong kasarinlan
Ang bunga ng pagkandili
ligaya magpakailanman.

LIWANAGAN MO, HESUS

Masdan natin ang ating daigdig:
Ginawang tahanan
ng D’yos nating mahal.
Ngunit sa pagdaan
ng maraming panahon,
Nabalungan ng kadiliman
at nauhaw sa pagmamahal.

Damhin natin ang kalooban:
Ginawang himlayan
ng Diyos nating mahal.
Ngunit sa pagsapit ng sigwa
at tag-init sa ating buhay,
Nawalan ng malay
at nanlamig sa pag-ibig.

Liwanagan Mo, Hesus,
ang aming buhay!
Yakapin Mo ang ‘Yong bayan,
sa ‘Yo’y naghahanap.
Ang matalinhagang ilaw
Mo’t pagmamahal,
pumapawi ng karimlan.

Liwanagan Mo, Hesus,
ang aming buhay!
Ipakita Mo ang ‘Yong mukha
at kami’y maliligtas.
Kapayapaan at dangal isinag Mo,
at maninibago
Ang wangis ng Iyong mundo

Ang tawag ni Hesus, pakinggan.
isabuhay natin mithi ng Kaharian.
Magpawi ng gutom,
sa uhaw magpainom,
Sa nasugatan ay magpahilom,
sa maysala, magpatawad.

Kaharian ng Maykapal
sumasaatin na
sa pamamagitan ni Hesus!

MAGING AKIN MULI

Manlamig man sa Akin
puso mong maramdamin
Lisanin man ng tuwa
puso mong namamanglaw.
Manginig man sa takot
masindakin mong puso
Mag-ulap man sa lungkot
diwa mong mapag-imbot.

Kapiling mo Akong laging naghihintay
sa tanging tawag mo.
Pag-ibig Kong ito
isang pananabik sa puso Ko
Sa ‘yong pagbabalik sa piling Kong puspos ng pagsuyo
Manahimik at makinig ka’t maging
Akin muli.

Di mo rin akalain
tinig mo’y hanap Ko rin,
Ang ‘yong tuwa at sakit,
Aking galak at pait.
Kung lingid pa sa iyo,
Aking pakikiloob,
Tuklasin mong totoo:
tunay mong pagkatao.

Kapiling mo Akong laging naghihintay
sa tanging tawag mo.
Pag-ibig Kong ito
isang pananabik sa puso Ko.
Sa ‘yong pagbabalik sa piling Kong puspos ng pagsuyo,
Manahimik at makinig ka’t
maging Akin muli.

MARIANG INA KO

Sa ‘king paglalakbay,
sa bundok ng buhay,
Sa ligaya’t lumbay
maging talang gabay.

KORO:
Mariang ina ko, ako ri’y anak mo,
Kay Kristong kuya ko,
akayin mo ako.
Kay Kristong kuya ko,
akayin mo ako.

Maging aking tulay,
sa langit mong pakay,
Sa bingit ng hukay,
tangnan aking kamay. (Koro)

Sabihin sa kanya aking dusa’t saya,
Ibulong sa kanya, minamahal ko siya. (Koro)

PANANAGUTAN

Walang sinuman ang nabubuhay
para sa sarili lamang
Walang sinuman ang namamatay
para sa sarili lamang
Tayong lahat ay may pananagutan
sa isa’t-isa
Tayong lahat ay tinipon ng Diyos
na kapiling nya

Sa ating pagmamahalan
at paglilingkod sa kaninuman
Tayo’y ang magdadala
ng balita ng kaligtasan
Tayong lahat ay may pananagutan
sa isa’t-isa
Tayong lahat ay tinipon ng Diyos
na kapiling Niya.

Walang sinuman ang nabubuhay
para sa sarili lamang
Walang sinuman ang namamatay
para sa sarili lamang
Tayong lahat ay may pananagutan
sa isa’t-isa
(Ikaw ay Pilipino, ikaw ay kapatid ko)
Tayong lahat ay tinipon ng Diyos
na kapiling nya
(at ika’y pananagutan ko)
Tayong lahat ay may pananagutan
sa isa’t-isa
(Ikaw ay Pilipino, ikaw ay kapatid ko)
Tayong lahat ay tinipon ng Diyos
na kapiling nya
(ika’y pananagutan ko)

PASKO NG PAG-IBIG

Handa na ba ang ating sarili
sa pagdating ng Tanging Napili?
Ialay sa Kanya ang papuri’t
pasasalamat ng ating lipi.

Limutin na ang mga alitan,
ang karamutan at pag-aaway.

KORO
Magmahalan, magbigayan,
at magkasundo.
iwaksi ang galit sa ating mga puso.
Punuin na ng saya’t
ligaya ang mundo.
panahon ng pag-ibig ang Pasko.
Katotohanan N’ya ay sabihin.
kadakilaan N’ya ay awitin.
Dinggin daing ng kapwa natin:
kapayapaan sa mundo’y hiling

Limutin na ang mga alitan,
ang karamutan at pag-aaway. (Koro)

Maging pag-asa sa ating kapwa.
maging huwaran ng pag-unawa.
Pigilan lahat ng pagdurusa.
dukha at api’y bigyang kalinga! (Koro)

TALANG GABAY

Kumislap sa pastulang
kinupkop ng gabi,
ang hatid ay balita
ng pagbubunyi:
‘Sinilang sa may sabsaban,
Pastol ng Sangkatauhan.

Kuminang sa hiraya
ng ibang lupain:
“Maglakbay at magtungo
sa landas ng bituin!”
Hahanapin ng Haring Mago
ang Hari ng mundo.

REFRAIN
Ang liwanag ng Talang Gabay
na suminag sa mundong nahimlay,
ginising ang diwa.
O, magsaya!
Ang Diyos, sumaatin na!
Tanglawa’t patnubayan,
o butihing bituin, daigdig na alila
ng lungkot at dilim;
ituro kay Hesukristo,
Pag-asa ng mundo! (Refrain)

BRIDGE
Sumaatin na ang Tagapagpalaya. Magsaya! (Refrain)

CODA
O, magsaya ang Diyos sumaatin na
Sumaatin! Magsaya!

THE FIRST NOEL / HARK! THE HERALD ANGELS SING / O COME ALL YE FAITHFUL

The First Noel, the Angels did say
was to certain poor shepherds
in fields as they lay
In fields where they lay keeping their sheep
On a cold winter’s night that was so deep.
Noel, Noel, Noel, Noel
Born is the King of Israel!

They looked up and saw a star
Shining in the East beyond them far
And to the earth it gave great light
And so it continued both day and night.
Noel, Noel, Noel, Noel
Born is the King of Israel!

And by the light of that same star
Three Wise men came from country far
To seek for a King was their intent
And to follow the star wherever it went.
Noel, Noel, Noel, Noel
Born is the King of Israel!

This star drew nigh to the northwest
O’er Bethlehem it took its rest
And there it did both Pause and stay
Right o’er the place where Jesus lay.
Noel, Noel, Noel, Noel
Born is the King of Israel!

Then entered in those Wise men three
Full reverently upon their knee
And offered there in His presence
Their gold and myrrh and frankincense.
Noel, Noel, Noel, Noel
Born is the King of Israel!

Then let us all with one accord
Sing praises to our heavenly Lord
That hath made Heaven and earth of nought
And with his blood mankind has bought.
Noel, Noel, Noel, Noel
Born is the King of Israel!

Hark! The herald angels sing,
“Glory to the new born King:
Peace on earth, and mercy mild,
God and sinners reconciled!”
Joyful all ye nations rise,
join the triumph of the skies;
With the angelic host proclaim,
“Christ is born in Bethlehem!”
Hark! The herald angels sing
“Glory to the new born King!”

Christ by highest heaven adored,
Christ, the everlasting Lord,
Late in time behold Him come,
offspring of a virgin’s womb.
Hark! The herald angels sing
“Glory to the new born King!”

Veiled in flesh the God-head see;
Hail th’incarnate Deity!
Pleased as man with men to dwell,
Jesus, our Emmanuel.
Hark! The herald angels sing
“Glory to the new born King!”

Hail the heaven born Prince of Peace!
Hail the Sun of Righteousness!
Light and life to all He brings,
Risen with healing in His wings.
Mild he lays His glory by,
Born that man no more may die
born to raise the sons of earth,
Born to give them second birth.
Hark! The herald angels sing
“Glory to the new born King!”

O Come All Ye Faithful
Joyful and triumphant,
O come ye, O come ye to Bethlehem.
Come and behold Him,
Born the King of Angels;
O come, let us adore Him,
O come, let us adore Him,
O come, let us adore Him,
Christ the Lord.

O Sing, choirs of angels,
Sing in exultation,
Sing all that hear in heaven
God’s holy word.
Give to our Father
glory in the Highest;
O come, let us adore Him,
O come, let us adore Him,
O come, let us adore Him,
Christ the Lord.

All Hail! Lord, we greet Thee,
Born this happy morning,
O Jesus! for evermore be Thy name adored.
Word of the Father,
now in flesh appearing;
O come, let us adore Him,
O come, let us adore Him,
O come, let us adore Him,
Christ the Lord.

Adeste Fideles
Laeti triumphantes
Venite, venite in Bethlehem
Natum videte
Regem angelorum
Venite adoremus Dominum

Cantet nunc io
Chorus angelorum
Cantet nunc aula caelestium Gloria,
gloria In excelsis Deo
Venite adoremus Dominum

Ergo qui natus
Die hodierna Jesu,
tibi sit gloria Patris
aeterni Verbum caro factus
Venite adoremus Dominum

We wish you a Merry Christmas;
We wish you a Merry Christmas;
We wish you a Merry Christmas
and a Happy New Year.

Good tidings we bring to you and your kin;
Good tidings for Christmas
and a Happy New Year.

Oh, bring us a figgy pudding;
Oh, bring us a figgy pudding;
Oh, bring us a figgy pudding
and a cup of good cheer

we won’t go until we get some;
We won’t go until we get some;
We won’t go until we get some,
so bring some out here

We wish you a Merry Christmas;
We wish you a Merry Christmas;
We wish you a Merry Christmas
and a Happy New Year.

THE FIRST NOEL / SILENT NIGHT / DING DONG MERRILY ON HIGH

The first Noel the angels did say
was to certain poor shepherds
in fields as they lay in fields
where they lay keeping their sheep
on a cold winter’s night that was so deep.
Noel, Noel, Noel, Noel Born is the King of Israel

Silent night, Holy night
all is calm, all is bright
round yon virgin, mother and child
holy infant, tender and mild
sleep in heavenly peace
sleep in heavenly peace.

Ding dong merrily on high
in heav’n the bells are ringing
ding dong! verily the sky is riv’n with angel singing
glo.o.o.ria, Hosanna in excelsis!
glo.o.o.ria, Hosanna in
glo o.o.ria, Hosanna in excelsis!

THE KING OF GLORY

REFRAIN
The King of glory comes,
the nation rejoices.
Open the gates before him,
lift up your voices.

  1. Who is the King of glory;
    how shall we call him?
    He is Emmanuel,
    the promised of ages. (Refrain)
  • In all of Galilee,
    in city or village,
    He goes among his people
    curing their illness. (Refrain)

WE AWAIT YOUR SPIRIT

REFRAIN:
We await Your Spirit.
In our hearts, let Your light shine.
We await Your Spirit.
Fill us with Your love divine.
We await Your mercy.
We await Your peace
Grant us Your love
and compassion.
Set our hearts at ease. (Refrain)

We await Your glory.
We await Your light.
Fill our souls and enflame us
With Your fire so bright. (Refrain)

We await, await Your Spirit.
We await You.
Come, come, dwell in us,
Spirit of God! (Refrain)

CODA
We await Your Spirit.
Fill us with Your love divine!

YOU ARE MINE

I will come to you in the silence
I will lift you from all your fear
You will hear My voice
I claim you as My choice
Be still, and know I am here

I am hope for all who are hopeless
I am eyes for all who long to see
In the shadows of the night,
I will be your light
Come and rest in Me

CHORUS:
Do not be afraid, I am with you
I have called you each by name
Come and follow Me
I will bring you home
I love you and you are mine

I am strength for all the despairing
Healing for the ones
who dwell in shame
All the blind will see,
the lame will all run free
And all will know My name (Chorus)

I am the Word that leads
all to freedom
I am the peace the world
cannot give
I will call your name,
embracing all your pain
Stand up, now, walk, and live! (Chorus)

NOW WE REMAIN

**We hold the death of the Lord
deep in our hearts.
Living, now we remain with Jesus,
the Christ.

Once we were people afraid,
lost in the night.
Then by Your Cross
we were saved,
Dead became living,
life from Your giving. **

Something which we have known, something we’ve touched.
What we have seen with our eyes,
This we have heard,
life-giving Word. **

He chose to give of Himself,
became our bread.
Broken that we might live,
Love beyond love, pain for our pain. **

We are the presence of God;
this is our call.
Now to become bread and wine,
Food for the hungry,
life for the weary,
For to live with the Lord,
we must die with the Lord.**

LET THERE BE PEACE ON EARTH

Let there be peace on earth
And let it begin with me.
Let there be peace on earth
The peace that was meant to be.
With God as our Father
Brothers all are we.
Let me walk with my brother
In perfect harmony.

Let peace begin with me
Let this be the moment now.
With every step I take
Let this be my solemn vow.
To take each moment
And live each moment
With peace eternally.
Let there be peace on earth,
And let it begin with me.
WE WILL RISE

As we gather ‘round the table,
At the banquet of our King,
We lay down upon your altar
all our hungers deep within.
Now we pray that
in Your goodness,
You may take all that we give.
Use our every strength
or weakness
so that all the world may live.

REFRAIN
When we eat this bread
and in You believe,
We become Whom we receive.
And from death and strife,
we will rise!

Be the food for all our hungers.
Fill us now with love and grace,
As we strive to be Your presence
That Your life we may embrace.

To be bread and wine for others,
To reflect Your life and worth:
Make us all Your sons and daughters,
One in faith in You, O Lord. (Refrain)

BRIDGE
We will rise!
Not death, not life,
none on earth or above
Will ever separate us
from your love!

May we taste and
see Your goodness
In the breaking of the bread:
Pledge of future hope and glory,
Of our rising from the dead. (Refrain)

CODA
We will rise!
BAWAT SANDALI

Bawat sandali dalangin
ko’y binibigkas
Nang masilayan Kang maaliwalas
Nang ibigin Ka, Panginoon,
buong wagas
Nang aking masundan
ang ‘Yong bakas
Bawat sandali hangad Kita
ang siyang landas.
COUNTERPOINT:
Bawat sandali, aking dalangin
Masilayan Kang maaliwalas
Nang ibigin Ka, Panginoon ko
Nang masundan ang ‘Yong bakas
Bawat sandali
Ikaw ang siyang landas
GLORY AND PRAISE TO OUR GOD

REFRAIN:
Glory and praise to our God,
Who alone gives light to our days.
Many are the blessings He bears,
To those who trust in His ways.

We the daughters
and sons of Him,
Who built the valleys and plains.
Praise the wonders
our God has done,
In every heart that sings. (Refrain)

In His wisdom He strengthens us,
Like gold that’s tested in fire.
Though the power of sin prevails,
Our God is there to save. (Refrain)

HINDI KITA MALILIMUTAN

Hindi kita malilimutan
Hindi kita pababayaan
Nakaukit magpakailanman
Sa ‘king palad ang ‘yong pangalan

Malilimutan ba ng ina
Ang anak na galing sa kanya
Sanggol sa kanyang sinapupunan
Paano niyang matatalikdan
Ngunit kahit na malimutan
Ng ina ang anak niyang tangan

Chorus:
Hindi kita malilimutan
Kailanma’y di pababayaan
Hindi kita malilimutan
Kailanma’y di pababayaan.
I LOVE THE LORD

I love the Lord,
He is filled with compassion.
He turned to me
on the day that I called.
From the snares of the dark,
O, Lord, save my life,
Be my strength.
Gracious is the Lord, and just.
Our God is mercy,
rest to the weary.
Return my soul to the Lord our God who bids tears away.
I love the Lord. (Refrain)

How can I repay the Lord for all the goodness He has shown me?
I will raise the cup of salvation
and call on His name.
I love the Lord. (Refrain)

I shall live my vows to You
before Your people,
I am Your servant.
I will offer You my sacrifice
of praise and of pray’r.
I love the Lord. (Refrain)

From the snares of the dark, O, Lord, save my life, be my strength.
INAY

Sa mahinahong paalam ng araw
Sa pag-ihip ng hanging kahapunan
Balabal ko’y init ng ‘yong pag-ibig
Sa dapit-hapong kay lamig

Mga bituin kay agang magsigising
Umaandap, mapaglaro man din
Iyong ngiti hatid nila sa akin
Sa diwa ko’t panalangin

Puso ko’y pahimlayin Inay
Upang yaring hamog
Ng gabing tiwasay
Ay madama ko bilang damping
Halik ng ‘yong Anak
Ay! Irog kong inay
Sa palad niyo itago aking palad
Aking bakas sa inyong bakas ilapat
At iuwi sa tahanan kong dapat
Sa piling ng inyong Anak

Puso ko’y pahimlayin Inay
Upang yaring hamog
Ng gabing tiwasay
Ay madama ko bilang damping
Halik ng ‘yong anak
Ay! Irog ko, O Ina kong mahal
Ay! Irog kong Inay

ISANG PAGKAIN, ISANG KATAWAN, ISANG BAYAN

Katulad ng mga butil na tinitipon
Upang maging tinapay
na nagbibigay buhay
Kami nawa’y matipon din
At maging bayan Mong giliw

Koro:
Iisang Panginoon, iisang katawan
Isang bayan, isang lahi
Sa ‘yo’y nagpupugay

Katulad din ng mga ubas
Na piniga at naging alak
Sino mang uminom nito
May buhay na walang hanggan
Kami nawa’y maging sangkap
Sa pagbuo nitong bayang liyag. (Koro)

KAHANGA-HANGA

REFRAIN:
Kahanga-hanga ang Iyong pangalan,
O Panginoon sa sangkalupaan.
Ipinagbunyi Mo
ang Iyong Kamahalan
sa buong kalangitan.

I. Pinagmamasdan ko ang langit
na gawa ng ‘Yong mga kamay.
Ang buwan at mga bituin na
sa langit ‘Yong inilagay. (Refrain)

II. O sino kaya siyang tao
na Iyong pinagmamasdan?
Ginawa Mong anghel ang katulad, pinuno Mo ng karangalan. (Refrain)

III. Malayo man ang tao sa lupa, sakupin man niya ang buwan.
Ikutin man ang kalangitan,
ang D’yos rin ang dinadatnan. (Refrain)
PAGHAHANDOG

Ang himig Mo ang awit ko
Lahat ng ito’y nagmula sa Iyo
Muling ihahandog sa Iyo
Buong puso kong inaalay sa ‘Yo

O Diyos, O Panginoon
Lahat ng biyayang aming inampon
Aming buhay at kakayahan
Ito’y para lamang sa ‘Yong kalwalhatian

Ang tanging ninanais ko
Ay matamo lamang
ang pag-ibig Mo
Lahat ay iiwanan ko
Wala nang kailangan, sapat na ito

O Diyos, O Panginoon
Lahat ng biyayang aming inampon
Aming buhay at kakayahan
Ito’y para lamang sa ‘Yong kalwalhatian

Ito’y para lamang sa ‘Yong kalwalhatian!
PAGKABIGHANI

Hindi sa langit Mong
pangako sa akin
Ako naaakit na Kita’y mahalin,
At hindi sa apoy
– kahit anong lagim –
Ako mapipilit nginig Kang sambahin.

Naaakit ako na Ika’y mamalas
Nakapako sa krus,
hinahamak-hamak.
Naaakit ng ‘Yong
katawang may sugat
At sa tinanggap Mong
kamataya’t libak.

Naaakit ako sa ‘Yong pag-ibig
Kaya’t mahal Kita
kahit walang langit,
Kahit walang apoy,
sa ‘Yo’y manginginig.

Huwag nang mag-abala
upang ibigin Ka
Pagkat kung pag-asa’y
bula lamang pala,
Walang mababago,
mahal pa rin Kita!

PANGINOON, AKING TANGLAW

Panginoon, aking tanglaw
Tanging Ikaw ang kaligtasan
Sa panganib ingatan ako
Ang lingkod Mong nananalig sa ‘Yo

Ang tawag ko’y ‘Yong pakinggan
Lingapin Mo at kahabagan

Anyaya Mo’y lumapit sa ‘Yo
Huwag magkubli,
huwag kang magtago
Sa bawat sulok ng mundo
Ang lingkod Mong hahanap sa ‘Yo

Ang tawag ko’y ‘Yong pakinggan
Lingapin Mo at kahabagan

Panginoon, aking tanglaw
Tanging Ikaw ang kaligtasan
Sa masama ilayo Mo ako
Ang lingkod Mong nananalig sa ‘Yo.

BALANG ARAW

Balang araw ang liwanag
matatanaw ng bulag
Ang kagandahan ng umaga pagmamasdan sa tuwina.
Balang araw mumutawi
sa bibig ng mga pipi
Pasasalamat at papuri awit ng luwalhati

KORO:
Aleluya, aleluya
Darating na (narito na)
ang Manunubos
Luwalhatiin ang Diyos!

Balang araw tatakbo
ang pilay at ang lumpo
Magsasayaw sa kagalakan
iindak sa katuwaan (Koro)
Luwalhatiin (luwalhatiin)
Luwalhatiin (luwalhatiin)
Luwalhatiin ang Diyos!

PASKO NA NAMAN

Pasko na naman
O Kay tulin ng araw,
Paskong nagdaan,
Tila ba kung kailan lang?

ngayon ay Pasko,
Dapat pasalamatan
ngayon ay Pasko
Tayo ay mag-awitan.

Pasko! Pasko! Pasko na namang muli!
Tanging araw na ating pinakamimithi,
Pasko! Pasko! Pasko na namang muli!
Ang pag-ibig naghahari.

Sa maybahay ang aming bati,
‘Merry Christmas!’ na maluwalhati ang pag-ibig
‘pag siyang naghari araw-araw ay magiging Paskong lagi.
Ang sanhi po ng pagparito,
hihingi po ng aginaldo
kung sakaling kami’y perhuwisyo
pasensya na kayo’t kami’y namamasko.

Ang Pasko ay sumapit, tayo ay mangagsiawit,
ng magagandang himig, dahil sa ang Diyos ay pag-ibig
nang si Krsito ay isinilang may tatlong haring nagsidalaw,
at ang bawat isa ay nagsipaghandog ng tanging alay
bagong taon ay magbagong buhay
nang lumigaya ang ating bayan
tayo’y magsikap
upang makamtan natin ang kasaganaan
tayo ay mangagsiawit,
habang ang mundo’y tahimik
ang araw ay sumapit,
nang sanggol na dulot ng langit
tayo may magmahalan,
ating sundin ang gintong aral
at magbuhat ngayon
kahit hindi Pasko ay magbigayan.

PASKO NA!

Ako’y nagtataka
sa Paskong kay lamig
Doon pa nadama init ng pag-ibig
Sa sanggol at Ina,
puso’y huwag isara
At sa bawat isa
puso mo’y buksan na

KORO:
Pasko na! Pasko na!
Tayo’y magkaisa
Magsama sa saya
ng Sanggol at Ina!

Ako’y nagtataka
sa sabsabang payak
Doon pa nadama dangal
ng Haring Anak
Sa Sanggol at Ina,
puso’y huwag isara
At sa bawat isa puso
mo’y buksan na (Koro)

Magsama sa saya
ng Sanggol at Ina!

PAG-IBIG KO

Hindi ka kailangang magbago
Kahit ito’y mas ibig Ko.
Hindi ka kailangang
magsikap nang husto
Upang ika’y ibigin Ko.

***Iniibig kita, manalig ka sana
Ako’y kapiling mo
Kahit ikaw pa ma’y mapalayo.

Kailan magwawakas
ang ‘yong pagtatago?
Ako’y maghihintay sa ‘yo.
Lumapit ka lamang
ang puso Ko’y hagkan;
Pag-ibig ko’y walang hanggan. (***)

PANANALIG

Sa puso kong umiibig
Walang nananaig
Kundi yaong pananalig
Sa Sintang iniibig

KORO:
Hindi Ka man masilayan
At init Mo’y maglaho nang tuluyan
Pag-ibig ko sa ‘Yo at katapan
Mananatili kailan pa man

Bawat tao’y nalulumbay
At di mapalagay
Hangga’t hindi nahihimlay
Sa puso Mong dalisay (Koro)

PAG-AALAY NG SARILI

Panginoong Hesus ako ay nakikiisa
sa ‘Yong walang hanggan
at walang katapusang
‘sangkatauhang pag-aalay.

Iniaalay ko ang aking sarili sa bawat araw ng aking buhay
At sa bawat sandali
ng bawat araw ayon
sa ‘Yong pinaka banal at kagalang-galang na kalooban.

Ikaw ang naging alay
para sa ‘king kaligtasan.
Nais kong ako’y maging alay
ng ‘yong pag-ibig.
Tanggapin Mo ang aking ninanasa
Kunin Mo ang aking handog.
Malugod Mong pakinggan
ang aking hinaing.

Itulot Mong sa ‘Yong pag-ibig
ako mamatay,
Itulot Mong sa ‘Yong pag-ibig
ako mabuhay.
Itulot Mong ang huling pintig
ng aking puso ay
maging tanda ng
isang wagas na pag-ibig
ng isang wagas na pag-ibig.
HOSANA ANG AMING AWIT

KORO:
Hosanna ang aming awit
sa anak ni David
Sa ngalan ng Diyos na sa langit Pagpapala’t pagtubos sa amin

Magdala ng mga palaspas
Salubungin Sya nang may galak
Hosana O Manunubos
Salamat sa Diyos na Poon (Koro)

Kabataan ng Jerusalem
masayang nag-awitan
Hosana O Manunubos
Salamat sa Diyos na buhay (Koro)

Ang mga anghel sa langit
nagpupuring walang patid
Dito sa daigdig, kami’y nakianib
Sa kanilang pag-awit (Koro)

ANG PANGINOON ANG AKING PASTOL
D. Isidro, SJ & Ramirez, SJ

REFRAIN:
Ang Panginoon ang aking pastol
Pinagiginhawa akong lubos.

Handog niyang himlaya’y
sariwang pastulan
Ang pahingaan ko’y
payapang batisan,
Hatid sa kalul’wa ay kaginhawahan,
Sa tumpak na landas,
Siya ang patnubay. ( Refrain )

Madilim na lambak man
ang tatahakin ko,
Wala aking sindak,
Siya’y kasama ko.
Ang hawak niyang tungkod
ang siyang gabay ko.
Tangan niyang pamalo,
sigla’t tanggulan ko. ( Refrain )

Inihahandog Niya sa akin
‘sang dulang
Maging sa harap man
ng aking mga kaaway
Kasiyahan Niyang ulo ko’y langisan,
saro ko’y punuin hanggang sa umapaw. (Refrain)

Kagandahang loob,
pawang kabutihan
ang tanging kasunod
ng buhay kong taglay
Doon sa tahanan
ng Poong Maykapal
nais kong manahan magpakailanman.
( Refrain )

ANG PANGINOON ANG AKING PASTOL
(Aquino, SJ)

REFRAIN:
Ang Panginoon ang aking pastol
Wala ‘kong dapat
ikapangambang anuman

Luntiang pastulan doon hihimlay
malinaw na batis pamatid uhaw
Sa tamang landas ako’y babanaagan
kay tapat Niya sa akin. (Refrain)

Dilim at panganib S’ya ang papawi,
bisig Niya’t kapit, tatag ng dibdib.
Ang hain N’ya nga
ang sagana ng buhay.
Tahanan ko’y Kanyang pag-ibig. (Refrain )

Dalangin ko lamang, O Panginoon,
ay pagkabagabag ng kalooban.
Kung piliin ko mang
maligaw ang pag-ibig,
tawagin Mo at akaying pauwi. (Refrain)

MAGALAK TAYONG LAHAT

KORO:
Magalak tayong lahat!
Si Hesukristo’y nabuhay,
Nanaig sa kamatayan,
Aleluya, Aleluya!

  1. Panginoon ang naghirang
    Sa tinubos niyang bayan
    Nagpupuring mga hinirang
    Masayang nagdiriwang! (Koro)
  • Ako ay inyong hawakan
    Sabi ng Panginoon,
    Damhin ang mga sugat
    Manalig at maniwala! (Koro)
  • Si Hesus ay nagpakita,
    Samantalang sama-sama
    Alagad niyang labing isa
    Kapayapaan, pagbati Niya! (Koro)
    THE FACE OF GOD

To see the face of God
Is my heart’s desire
To gaze upon the Lord
Is my one desire.

For God so loved the world
He gave His Son,
His only Begotten Son.

PASKO NA, SINTA KO
(Francis Dandan)

Pasko na sinta ko hanap-hanap kita
Bakit magtatampo’t nilisan ako

Kung mawawala ka sa piling ko sinta
Paano ang Pasko, inulila mo

Sayang sinta ang sinumpaan
At pagtitinginang tunay
Nais mo bang kalimutang ganap
Ang ating suyuan at galak

Kung mawawala ka sa piling ko sinta
Paano ang Paskong alay ko sa’yo

Sayang sinta ang sinumpaan
At pagtitinginang tunay
Nais mo bang kalimutang ganap
Ang ating suyuan at galak
Kung mawawala ka sa piling ko sinta
Paano ang paskong alay ko sa’yo

“sana ngayong Pasko”

Pasko na naman ngunit wala ka pa
Hanggang kailan kaya ako maghihintay sayo
Bakit ba naman kailangang lumisan pa
Ang tanging hangad ko lang ay makapiling ka

REFRAIN:
Sana ngayong Pasko ay maalala mo pa rin ako
Hinahanap-hanap pag-ibig mo
At kahit wala ka na
Nangangarap at umaasa pa rin ako
Muling makita ka at makasama ka
Sa araw ng Pasko…

REFRAIN:
Sana ngayong Pasko ay maalala mo pa rin ako
Hinahanap-hanap pag-ibig mo
At kahit wala ka na
Nangangarap at umaasa pa rin ako
Muling makita ka at makasama ka
Sa araw ng Pasko…

(Repeat Refrain)

Sana ngayong Pasko…

Christmas Station ID Medley

May simoy na mapayapa
At tunog ng pag-asa
Liwanag ang natatanaw
At samahang kay saya

Buksan ang iyong puso
At liliwanag ang mundo
Magiging isang pamilya
Ang diwa ng pasko

Isang pamilyang diwa ng kapaskuhan
Think of your fellow man
Lend him a helping hand
Put a little love in your heart.
You see it’s getting late
Oh please don’t hesitate
Put a little love in your heart.
And the world will be a better place
And the world will be a better place
For you and me
You just wait and see
Take a good look around and
If you’re lookin’ down
Put a little love in your heart
I hope when you decide
Kindness will be your guide
Put a little love in your heart.
And the world will be a better place
And the world will be a better place
For you and me
You just wait and see

Another day goes by
And still the children cry
Put a little love in your heart.
If you want the world to know
We won’t let hatred grow
Put a little love in your heart.
And the world will be a better place
And the world will be a better place
For you and me
You just wait and see

Put a little love in your heart
Awoooh…… yeah…yeah…
Buksan……
Put a little love in your heart

And the world will be a better place
and the world will be a better place
For you and me
You just wait and see

Buksan ang iyong puso
At liliwanag ang mundo
Magiging isang pamilya
Ang diwa ng pasko

Put a little love in your heart
Put a little love……
In your heart

O bakit kaya tuwing pasko ay
Dumarating na
Ang bawa’t isa’y para bang
Namomroblema
Hindi mo alam ang regalong ibibigay
Ngayong kay hirap na nitong ating buhay

Meron pa kayang caroling at noche buena
Kung tayo naman ay kapos at wala nang pera
Nakakahiya kung muling pagtaguan mo
Ang ‘yong mga inaanak sa araw ng pasko.

Ngunit kahit na anong mangyari
Ang pag-ibig sana’y maghari
Sapat nang si hesus ang kasama mo
Tuloy na tuloy parin ang pasko

Mabuti pa nga ang pasko noong isang taon
Sa ating hapag mayroong keso de bola’t hamon
Baka sa gipit, happy new year mapo-postpone
At ang hamon ay mauuwi sa bagoong

Ngunit kahit na anong mangyari
Ang pag-ibig sana’y maghari
Sapat nang si hesus ang kasama mo
Tuloy na tuloy parin ang pasko

(instrumental)

[refrain]
Ngunit kahit na anong mangyari
Ang pag-ibig sana’y maghari
Sapat nang si hesus ang kasama mo
Tuloy na tuloy parin ang pasko

Tuloy na tuloy pa rin (tuloy na tuloy pa rin)
Tuloy na tuloy pa rin (tuloy na tuloy pa rin)
Tuloy na tuloy pa rin ang pasko
Tuloy na tuloy pa rin ang pasko

Sa kapimilya mo tuloy ang pasko…..

Umagang may dala
Ng bagong pag-asa
Tibok ng puso, bawat hininga
Kislap ng bituin, lamig ng hangin
Sagot sa panalangin, di man natin hingin

Ang pasko’y paalala
Na bawa’t isa’y pagpapala
Mula sa Kanya, na unang biyaya

Kaya ngayong pasko
Ang blessings ko’y kayo
Thank you, thank you ang babait ninyo
Kaya ngayong pasko
Ang blessings ko’y kayo
Thank you, thank you ang babait ninyo

Thank you, thank you
Thank you, thank you ang babait ninyo

Nadapa man kahapon
Bukas ay babangon
Lahat ng pagkakataon
Ako’y iyong inaahon
Kislap ng bituin, lamig ng hangin
Sagot sa panalangin, di man natin hingin

Ang pasko’y paalala
Na bawa’t isa’y pagpapala
Mula sa Kanya, na unang biyaya

Kaya ngayong pasko
Ang blessings ko’y kayo
Thank you, thank you ang babait ninyo
Kaya ngayong pasko
Ang blessings ko’y kayo
Thank you, thank you ang babait ninyo
Thank you, thank you ang babait ninyo

Higit pa sa sapat
Binigay Niya na’ng lahat
Maraming dahilan, maraming paraan
Para sa inyo ay magpasalamat

Kaya ngayong pasko
Ang blessings ko’y kayo
Thank you, thank you ang babait ninyo
Kaya ngayong pasko
Ang blessings ko’y kayo
Thank you, thank you ang babait ninyo
Thank you, thank you ang babait ninyo

Thank you, thank you
Thank you, thank you ang babait ninyo

Kaya ngayong pasko
Ang blessings ko’y kayo
Thank you, thank you ang babait ninyo
Kaya ngayong pasko
Ang blessings ko’y kayo
Thank you, thank you ang babait ninyo

Thank you, thank you
Thank you, thank you ang babait ninyo

Hindi lang sa langit nandoon ang mga bituin
Pag nasilayan ang pag-asa mata mo rin ay may ningning
Hindi lang sa langit nandun ang mga anghel
May nagaalay ng kabutihan hindi mo man hingin

[Pre Chorus]
Ang magbigay ng sarili sa isa’t isa
Ito ang kwento ng Pasko ito’y liwanag ng mundo

[Chorus]
Dumarami ang mga tala tuwing kapaskuhan
Sa atin nagmumula ang kaliwanagan
Dumarami ang mga tala tuwing kapaskuhan
Dalhin natin ang pagpapala sa bawat tahanan

[Verse 2]
Ilang ulit man ng dilim sa buhay nati’y dumating
‘Di papanaw di mauubos ang mga bituin

[Pre Chorus]
Ang magbigay ng sarili sa isa’t isa
Ito ang kwento ng Pasko ito’y liwanag ng mundo

[Chorus]
Dumarami ang mga tala tuwing kapaskuhan (tuwing kapaskuhan)
Sa atin nagmumula ang kaliwanagan
Dumarami ang mga tala tuwing kapaskuhan
Dalhin natin ang pagpapala sa bawat tahanan (X2)

[Bridge]
Ang liwanag ng Pasko ay kwento ng katuparan
Ng pangako ng Diyos sa buong sanlibutan

[Chorus]
Dumarami ang mga tala tuwing kapaskuhan (tuwing kapaskuhan)
Sa atin (sa atin) nagmumula (nagmumula) ang kaliwanagan
(Dumarami) Dumarami ang mga tala tuwing kapaskuhan (tuwing kapaskuhan)
(Dalhin natin) Dalhin natin ang pagpapala sa bawat tahanan
Dumarami ang mga tala tuwing kapaskuhan (tuwing kapaskuhan)
Sa atin nagmumula ang kaliwanagan (kaliwanagan)

[Outro]
Dumarami ang mga tala singdami (singdami) ng pagpapala (ng pagpapala)
Lumiliwanag ang mundo sa kwento ng Pasko (sa kwento ng Pasko)

Kapiling ko mga bituin
Ngayong gabi mga ulap ang aking katabi
Ngunit hindi ako nag-iisa
‘Pagkat ikaw ay nandito na

Mga tala sa iyong mata’y aking batid
Bawat kislap ay may pag-ibig na hatid
Sa mga hangarin nating tapat
Kayang baguhin ang lahat

Magagandang larawan ng ating bukas
Ngayong Pasko ay magniningas

Ngayong Pasko, magniningning ang Pilipino
Saan man sa mundo, tanaw nila ang liwanag mo
(Bi)tuin ka ng pagmamahal, pinagpala ng Maykapal
Ngayong Pasko, magniningning ang Pilipino

Magandang tadhanang naghihintay
Pupuntahan nating magkasabay
Tibok ng puso nati’y iisa
Sa loob nito’y taga rito ka

Magagandang larawan ng ating bukas
Ngayong Pasko ay magniningas

Ngayong Pasko, magniningning ang Pilipino
Saan man sa mundo, tanaw nila ang liwanag mo
(Bi)tuin ka ng pagmamahal, pinagpala ng Maykapal
Ngayong Pasko, magniningning ang Pilipino

Sa hirap at ginhawa
Umiyak man o tumawa
Malayo o malapit
Tayo ay sama-sama

Tagumpay natin ay ipagdiwang (ipagdiwang)
Wala ng panahon kung hindi ngayon

Ngayong Pasko, magniningning ang Pilipino
Saan man sa mundo, tanaw nila ang liwanag mo
(Bi)tuin ka ng pagmamahal, pinagpala ng Maykapal
Ngayong Pasko, magniningning ang Pilipino (Pilipino)

Ngayong Pasko, magniningning ang Pilipino
Saan man sa mundo, tanaw nila ang liwanag mo
(Bi)tuin ka ng pagmamahal, pinagpala ng Maykapal
Ngayong Pasko, magniningning ang Pilipino

Ngayong Pasko, magniningning ang Pilipino
Saan man sa mundo, tanaw nila ang liwanag mo
(Bi)tuin ka ng pagmamahal pinagpala ng Maykapal
(Sa hirap at ginhawa umiyak man o tumawa)
Ngayong Pasko, magniningning ang Pilipino
(Malayo o malapit tayo ay sama sama)

Ngayong Pasko, magniningning ang Pilipino
(Magniningning ang Pilipino)
Saan man sa mundo, tanaw nila ang liwanag mo
(Bi)tuin ka ng pagmamahal, pinagpala ng Maykapal
Ngayong Pasko, magniningning ang Pilipino

Ngayong Pasko, magniningning ang Pilipino
(Ngayong pasko, magniningning ang bawat Pilipino)
Saan man sa mundo, tanaw nila ang liwanag mo
(Bi)tuin ka ng pagmamahal, pinagpala ng Maykapal
(Pinagpala ng Maykapal)
Ngayong Pasko (Ngayong Pasko), magniningning ang Pilipino

Ngayong Pasko, magniningning ang Pilipino
(Ngayong Pasko, magniningning ang bawat Pilipino)
Saan man sa mundo, tanaw nila ang liwanag mo
(Bi)tuin ka ng pagmamahal, pinagpala ng Maykapal
(Pinagpala ng Maykapal)
Ngayong Pasko, magniningning ang Pilipino

Ngayong Pasko, magniningning ang Pilipino
(Ang nagsindi nitong ilaw)
Saan man sa mundo, tanaw nila ang liwanag mo
(Walang iba, kundi Ikaw)
(Bi)tuin ka ng pagmamahal, pinagpala ng Maykapal
(Salamat sa liwanag Mo)
Ngayong Pasko, magniningning ang Pilipino
(Muling magkakakulay ang Pasko)

Kikislap ang pag-asa
Kahit kanino man

Dahil ikaw Bro, dahil ikaw Bro
Dahil ikaw Bro
Ang star ng pasko

Salamat sa liwanag mo
Muling magkakakulay ang pasko
Salamat sa liwanag mo
Muling magkakakulay ang pasko

TEODORO BENIGNO: WHAT NATIONALISM?

Suddenly, this word is being nudged into our consciousness and we’ve forgotten what it’s all about. What, honestly and truly, is nationalism?. Okay, the easy answer. It’s love of country. It’s a return to the values of yesteryear when the notion of nation drew us close together, particularly the war years. Fear and loathing of the Japanese invader and occupant. The tramp of his hobnailed boot, the terrors of Fort Santiago. Bataan and Corregidor. The Death March. Filipinos dying by the multitudes. The sword of Dai Nippon plunged ruthlessly into their entrails.

That is the only time I personally remember, outside of the Philippine revolution against Spain and the insurgency against the United States, that many Filipinos were ready and willing to die for this entity called Bayan kong Pilipinas. The Filipino nation. Pilipinas kong mahal. Hundreds of thousands did perish if not a couple of millions. Then and only then did love of country surge into the Filipino soul like molten lava. La patria was the revered fatherland. And a brace of Filipino heroes at the end of the 19th century gave their lives – willingly, courageously, indomitably.

Then the patriotic songs – Bayang Magiliw, Bayan Ko, Pilipinas Kong Mahal.

Bayang Magiliw. Ito ang kadalasan sinasagot ng kabataan at pati na rin ng ilang matatanda kung tinatanong tayo kung ano ang pambansang awit natin. Tapos pagsabihan mo na Lupang Hinirang ang pamagat nito ay mapapatawa na lang kayong dalawa. Normal na lang na mapagkamalan na Bayang Magiliw ang pamagat ng ating pambansang awit. Ito naman kasi ang panimulang linya sa lyrics ng kanta kaya bago paman natin mapigilan ang ating sarili ay automatic na ito ang ating naisasagot. No harm done. Sa katunayan ay nagbibigay pa ito ng katuwaan sa lahat dahil sa “bloopers” na nagawa mo. Everybody happy ika nga.

Ngunit kung iisipin nating mabuti ay isa ito sa pinakamalaking lamat ng ating pagka-Pilipino. Wala na sa puso natin ang paggalang sa ating pambansang awit. Kung mapapanood mo sa telebisyon at ilang mga videos makikita mo talaga ang pagpapahalaga ng mga tao sa ibang bansa sa kanilang Pambansang Awit. Kung Mexico lang ang pag-uusapan ay maririnig mo talaga na sumasabay sila sa pag-awit. Taas noo at marangal na pinapahiwatig ang pagmamahal sa bayan. Pero dito sa Pilipinas? Wala, wala na ang paggalang sa bandila na simbolo ng ating kalayaang pinaghirapan ng ating mga bayani.

Nanood kami ng sine kasama ng nanay ko at kapatid. Last full show. Maganda na ang pagkakaupo ko nun nang biglang tumunog ang Lupang Hinirang bago magsimula ang palabas. Agad akong napatayo at muntik nang mahuog yung popcorn. Nakakalungkot ang tanawin na yun. Trenta porsyento lang ng nandoon sa sinehan ang nakatayo at iginagalang ang kanta. Yung iba nakaupo lang at walang pakialam, sabay kain ng popcorn. Yung iba tingin ng tingin sa aming nakatayo at tila nangungutya pa. Sarap batukan. Konting galang lang naman ang hinihingi ng bayan di pa maigbigay.

Kung napapadaan kaming magkakaibigan sa isang parke na my flagpole o sa mga opisinang gobyerno ay humihinto talaga kami at nagbibigay galang pag natiyempo na flag retreat. Tumitigil din naman ang halos lahat pag nangyayari ito pero meron ding makakapal ang mukha o sadyang banyaga lang talaga na walang pakialam. Eh mabuti pa nga yung mga foreigner eh tumitigil din sa ginagawa habang nakikita nila ang pagrespeto ng mga Pinoy sa bandila pero sadyang may wala lang talagang pakialam. Sabagay di ka naman huhulihin pag di mo iginalang ang watawat natin.

Naalala ko pa noong elementarya pa ako at mahigpit na ipinatutupad ang paggalang sa watawat. Bawal kumilos habang nagflaflag retreat. Lalo na pagkinakanta na ang Lupang Hinirang ay dapat straight ang tindig, kanang kamay sa may dibdib, at aawit. No unnecessary movements. Pag gumawa ka ng mali, lagot ka kay maam. Pero hinayupak naman o, naiihi ako noon. Sobrang mamatay na ako dahil punong puno na ang pantog ko. Kaya sa parte na “Buhay ang langit sa piling mo” ay naramdaman ko rin ang langit nang maihi ako sa shorts ko. Panandaliang langit dahil ang sumunod ay kantsyaw, pati si Maam natawa noon lang hiya. Pero dahil dun ay ako ang nabigyan ng most obedient student award. Di nagtagal nalaman ko rin na linoloko lang pala ako. Ngunit habang naiisip ko yun ay naalala ko ang dating damdamin na mapagmahal sa bayan na tila nawawala na sa akin. Ano nga ba ang nangyari?

Siguro dahil na rin sa kabulastugan at kawalang halaga na ginagawa ng gobyerno sa loob ng maraming taon ay nawala na rin ang pag-asa na nakikita ng mga Pilipino habang winawagayway ang ating bandila. Kung noon nakakataba pa ng puso ang pagkanta at pagtindig habang naririnig ang pambansang awit ngayon ay para na lang itong tunog ng lamok na umaaligid sa ating mga tenga. Kahit ako na tumatayo pag naririnig ko ang pambansang awit ay di ko na nararamdaman ang “pride” na nasa akin noon nang kinakanta ko ang pambansang awit. Nawala na habang namulat ako sa katotohanang napakarumi ng politika sa Pilipinas. Ang pag-asang binibigay sa akin noon ay wala na at naglaho.

Ganito na rin ang nararamdaman ng karamihan. Dinadala ng mga politiko at kanilang pamamalakad sa gobyerno ang dangal ng bansa at bandila ngunit dahil sa gingawa nila ay nawawalan na rin ng paggalang sa ating bandila ang karamihang Pinoy. Patuloy na naghihirap ang mahihirap, walang magawang matino ang gobyerno, puro kurapsyon at nakawan. Sa tingin mo ba ay magkakaroon ka pa ng gana na tumayo tuwing tumutugtug ang pambansang awit. Nawala na ang pag-asa. Nawala na ang bukas. Kanya kanyang kayod na ito.

Sana umabot pa ako sa panahon na taas noo kahit kanino pa ring kakantahin ng lahat ng mga Pinoy ang ating pambansang awit. Yung maririnig mo ang lahat sabay-sabay kumakanta. Mararamdaman mo ang pagiging makabayan ng lahat. Sana hindi pa huli ang lahat para sa mahal kong Pilipinas.

Ang Pambansang Awit ng Pilipinas
(Philippine National Anthem)
Bayang magiliw
Perlas ng Silanganan
Alab ng puso
Sa dibdib mo’y buhay
Lupang hinirang
Duyan ka ng magiting
Sa manlulupig
Di ka pasisiil
Sa dagat at bundok
Sa simoy at sa langit mong bughaw;
May dilag and tula
At awit sa paglayang minamahal.
Ang kislap ng watawat mo’y
Tagumpay na nagniningning,
Ang bituin at araw niya
Kailan pa ma’y di magdidilim.
Lupa ng araw, ng luwalhati’t pagsinta,
Buhay at langit sa piling mo;
Aming ligaya na pag may mang-aapi
Ang mamatay ng dahil sa’yo.

TIE A YELLOW RIBBON ‘ROUND THE OLD OAK TREE

“Tie a yellow ribbon ‘round the old oak tree
It’s been three long years
Do you still want me?”

Upon the suggestion of former Senator Eva Estrada-Kalaw, Tony Orlando’s popular song was originally intended to have been the homecoming song for senator Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino. Apt, for Ninoy had spent the past three years in self-imposed exile in the United States of America—however, he was assassinated upon his arrival at Manila International Airport, before the opening bars of the song had even begun to play.

“A simple yellow ribbon’s what I need to set me free.”

It was soon adopted by the opposition, and the 1986 EDSA People Power Revolution bore witness to the power of yellow, which adorned the streets in the form of ribbons, pins, armbands, confetti, and other paraphernalia.

After Radio Veritas was taken off the air, June Keithley used these songs in her broadcasts on Radyo Bandido, to help listeners identify her with Radio Veritas:

Bayan Ko (My Country)

Perhaps no other song has expressed the struggles of the nation so succinctly as this kundiman, written by Jose Corazon de Jesus and set to music by Constancio de Guzman in the 1920s. What came to be known as the definitive version of Bayan Ko was recorded by Filipino artist Freddie Aguilar in 1979, seven years before the revolution. In his own words:

“When I was singing that song, without accompaniment, beside the coffin of Ninoy Aquino, I broke out in goose pimples. I was thinking: ‘I am full of conceit. All I do is talk. This man gave his life.’ From then on, I became part of the protest scene—all the way until the revolution, still singing Bayan Ko.”

After Corazon C. Aquino took her oath of office as President of the Philippines, the crowd erupted in cheers before eventually bursting into song—the Lord’s Prayer and then the unofficial anthem of protest: Bayan Ko.

“This things isn’t over yet, this revolution. And people will keep on singing Bayan Ko in EDSA.”—Rofel G. Brion

After the Marcoses evacuated Malacañang, civilians stormed the Palace. One civilian recalls that, in the piano in dining hall of the Palace, someone immediately began to play Bayan Ko.

Ang bayan kong Pilipinas
Lupain ng ginto’t bulaklak
Pag-ibig ang sa kanyang palad
Nag-alay ng ganda’t dilag
At sa kanyang yumi at ganda
Dayuhan ay nahalina
Bayan ko, binihag ka
Nasadlak sa dusa
Ibon mang may layang lumipad
Kulungin mo at umiiyak
Bayan pa kayang sakdal dilag
Ang di magnasang makaalpas
Pilipinas kong minumutya
Pugad ng luha ko’t dalita
Aking adhika
Makita kang sakdal laya

Pilipinas Kong Mahal
(My Beloved Philippines)
Ang bayan ko’y tanging ikaw
Pilipinas kong mahal
Ang puso ko at buhay man
Sa iyo’y ibibigay
Tungkulin ko’y gagampanan
Na laging kang paglingkuran
Ang laya mo’y babantayan
Pilipinas kong hirang

AKO AY PILIPINO
by George Canseco/Bagayaua
Ako ay Pilipino
Ang dugo’y maharlika
Likas sa aking puso
Adhikaing kay ganda
Sa Pilipinas na aking bayan
Lantay na Perlas ng Silanganan
Wari’y natipon ang kayamanan
ng Maykapal
Bigay sa ‘king talino
Sa mabuti lang laan
Sa aki’y katutubo
Ang maging mapagmahal
Ako ay Pilipino, ako ay Pilipino
Isang bansa, ‘sang diwa
ang minimithi ko
Sa bayan ko’t bandila
Laan buhay ko’t diwa
Ako ay Pilipino
Pilipinong totoo
Ako ay Pilipino, ako ay Pilipino
Taas noo kahit kanino
Ang Pilipino ay ako.
Ako ay Pilipino, ako ay Pilipino
Taas noo kahit kanino
Ang Pilipino ay ako.
Sources: http://www.seasite.niu.edu/tagalog/tagalog_default_files/tagalog%20songs/patriotic_songs.htm, http://jayars.tripod.com/lyrics.html#akoplip

Towards the 1970’s (when President Ferdinand E. Marcos declares martial law on September 23, 1972) to the current century and the millennium, these songs are “Tayo’y mga Pinoy” composed by Heber Bartolome and sung by Judas for the 1978 Metro Manila Popular Music Festival and “Ako’y Isang Pinoy” by Florante de Leon. After the 1986 EDSA People-Power Revolution, the songs are “Magkaisa” composed by Tito Sotto, Ernie dela Pena and Homer Flores and sung by Virna Lisa, “Handog ng Pilipino sa Mundo” composed by Jim Paredes and sung by APO Hiking Society, Celeste Legaspi, Coritha & Eric, Edru Abraham, Gretchen Barretto, Ivy Violan, Inang Laya, Joseph Olfindo, Kuh Ledesma, Leah Navarro, Lester Demetillo, Noel Trinidad and Subas Herrero, “Mga Kababayan Ko” composed and sung by the late Francis Magalona from the album “Yo!” in 1990.

ang Kay Ganda ng Ating Musika ni Ryan Cayabyab ay naging awit ng mga uri ng Orihinal na Pilipinong Musika

Magmula no’ng ako’y natutong umawit
Naging makulay ang aking munting daigdig
Tila ilog pala ang paghimig
Kung malalim, damdami’y pag-ibig
Kung umapaw, ang kaluluwa’t tinig
Ay sadyang nanginginig

Magmula no’ng ako’y natutong umawit
Bawat sandali’y aking pilit mabatid
Ang himig na maituturing atin
Mapupuri pagka’t bukod-tangi
Di marami ang di-magsasabing
Heto na’t inyong dinggin

KORO:
Kay ganda ng ating musika
Kay ganda ng ating musika
Ito ay atin, sariling atin
At sa habang buhay awitin natin.

Magmula no’ng ako’y natutong umawit
Nagkabuhay muli ang aking paligid
Ngayong batid ko na ang umibig
Sa sariling tugtugtin o himig
Sa isang makata’y maririnig
Mga titik, nagsasabing:
Kay ganda ng ating musika
Kay ganda ng ating musika
Ito ay atin, sariling atin
At sa habang buhay awitin natin.
Kay ganda ng ating musika
Kay ganda ng ating musika
Ito ay atin, sariling atin
At sa habang buhay awitin natin.

Kay ganda ng ating musika!

Tayo’y mga Pinoy, tayo’y hindi Kano
‘Wag kang mahihiya kung ang ilong mo ay pango

Dito sa Silangan ako isinilang
Kung saan nagmumula ang sikat ng araw
Ako ay may sariling kulay: kayumanggi
Ngunit hindi ko maipakita tunay na sarili

Kung ating hahanapin ay matatagpuan
Tayo ay may kakanyahang dapat na hangaan
Subalit nasaan ang sikat ng araw
Ba’t tayo ang humahanga doon sa Kanluran

CHORUS 1
Bakit nanggagaya, mayro’n naman tayo
Tayo’y mga Pinoy, tayo’y hindi Kano
‘Wag kang mahihiya kung ang ilong mo ay pango

Dito sa Silangan, tayo’y isinilang
Kung saan nagmumula ang sikat ng araw
Subalit nasaan ang sikat ng araw
Ba’t tayo ang humahanga doon sa Kanluran

Bakit nanggagaya, mayro’n naman tayo
Tayo’y mga Pinoy, tayo’y hindi Kano
‘Wag kang mahihiya kung ang ilong mo ay pango

CHORUS 2
Mayro’ng isang aso, daig pa ang ulol
Siya’y ngumingiyaw, hindi tumatahol
Katulad ng iba, painglis-inglis pa
Na kung pakikinggan, mali-mali naman
‘Wag na lang
AD LIB
Bakit nanggagaya, mayro’n naman tayo
Tayo’y mga Pinoy, tayo’y hindi Kano
‘Wag kang mahihiya kung ang ilong mo ay pango
‘Wag na, oy oy
Oy, ika’y Pinoy
Oy, oy, ika’y Pinoy

Ako’y Isang Pinoy

Ako’y isang Pinoy sa puso’t diwa
Pinoy na isinilang sa ating bansa
Ako’y hindi sanay sa wikang mga banyaga
Ako’y Pinoy na mayroong sariling wika.

Chorus
Wikang pambansa ang gamit kong salita
Bayan kong sinilangan
Hangad kong lagi ang kalayaan.

Si Gat Jose Rizal nuo ay nagwika
Siya ay nagpangaral sa ating bansa

Ang hindi raw magmahal sa sariling wika
Ay higit pa ang amoy sa mabahong isda.

Magkaisa

Ngayon ganap ang hirap sa mundo
Unawa ang kailangan ng tao
Ang pagmamahal sa kapwa’y ilaan
Isa lang ang ugat na ating pinagmulan
Tayong lahat ay magkakalahi
Sa unos at agos ay huwag padadala

Chorus
Panahon na (may pag-asa kang matatanaw)
Ng pagkakaisa (bagong umaga, bagong araw)
Kahit ito (sa atin Siya’y nagmamahal)
Ay hirap at dusa
Magkaisa (may pag-asa kang matatanaw)
At magsama (bagong umaga, bagong araw)
Kapit-kamay (sa atin Siya’y nagmamahal)
Sa bagong pag-asa

Ngayon may pag-asang natatanaw
May bagong araw, bagong umaga
Pagmamahal ng Diyos, isipin mo tuwina

Panahon na (may pag-asa kang matatanaw)
Ng pagkakaisa (bagong umaga, bagong araw)
Kahit ito (sa atin Siya’y nagmamahal)
Ay hirap at dusa
Magkaisa (may pag-asa kang matatanaw)
At magsama (bagong umaga, bagong araw)
Kapit-kamay (sa atin Siya’y nagmamahal)
Sa bagong pag-asa

Magkaisa (may pag-asa kang matatanaw)
At magsama (bagong umaga, bagong araw)
Kapit-kamay (sa atin Siya’y nagmamahal)
Sa bagong pag-asa

MAMBO MAGSAYSAY

This campaign jingle, written and composed by Raul Maglapus and credited with sweeping Ramon Magsaysay to the Presidency in the 50s, resurfaced in the 80s, after Keithley played the jazzy tune during her broadcasts to boost morale. The lyrics were a subtle jab at the rampant corruption and flagrant human rights violations of the Marcos regime.

“Everywhere that you would look

Was a bandit or a crook

Peace and order was a joke

Til Magsaysay pumasok.

That is why, that is why

You will hear the people cry

Our democracy will die

Kung wala si Magsaysay.”

Magsaysay had run on a campaign to stamp out corruption and strengthen the country’s democratic institutions, in a stark contrast to a fellow Ilocano who had done the opposite.

(Listen to the track on Soundcloud)

ONWARD CHRISTIAN SOLDIERS

The 19th century hymn was also adopted by the members of the 1986 People Power Revolution. Intermittently played over Radio Veritas, and later Radyo Bandido, the solemn hymn served to encourage the soldiers by reminding them of the unity of the opposition.

The United Methodist Hymnal Number 575 Text: Sabine Baring-Gould, 1834-1924 Music: Arthur S. Sullivan, 1842-1900 Tune: ST. GERTRUDE, Meter: 65.65 D with Refrain

1. Onward, Christian soldiers, marching as to war, with the cross of Jesus going on before. Christ, the royal Master, leads against the foe; forward into battle see his banners go! Refrain: Onward, Christian soldiers, marching as to war, with the cross of Jesus going on before.

2. At the sign of triumph Satan’s host doth flee; on then, Christian soldiers, on to victory! Hell’s foundations quiver at the shout of praise; brothers, lift your voices, loud your anthems raise. (Refrain)

3. Like a mighty army moves the church of God; brothers, we are treading where the saints have trod. We are not divided, all one body we, one in hope and doctrine, one in charity. (Refrain)

4. Crowns and thrones may perish, kingdoms rise and wane, but the church of Jesus constant will remain. Gates of hell can never gainst that church prevail; we have Christ’s own promise, and that cannot fail. (Refrain)

5. Onward then, ye people, join our happy throng, blend with ours your voices in the triumph song. Glory, laud, and honor unto Christ the King, this through countless ages men and angels sing. (Refrain)

Handog ng Pilipino sa Mundo

With the heartfelt lyrics of Jim Paredes of the APO Hiking Society, written just after the revolution, Handog ng Pilipino sa Mundo became the collaborative effort of a group of Filipino recording artists released in April 1986.

‘Di na ‘ko papayag mawala ka muli.
‘Di na ‘ko papayag na muli mabawi,
Ating kalayaan kay tagal natin mithi.
‘Di na papayagang mabawi muli.

Magkakapit-bisig libo-libong tao.
Kay sarap palang maging Pilipino.
Sama-sama iisa ang adhikain.
Kelan man ‘di na paalipin.

Ref:

Handog ng Pilipino sa mundo,
Mapayapang paraang pagbabago.
Katotohanan, kalayaan, katarungan
Ay kayang makamit na walang dahas.
Basta’t magkaisa tayong lahat.

Masdan ang nagaganap sa aming bayan.
Nagkasama ng mahirap at mayaman.
Kapit-bisig madre, pari, at sundalo.
Naging Langit itong bahagi ng mundo.

Huwag muling payagang umiral ang dilim.
Tinig ng bawat tao’y bigyan ng pansin.
Magkakapatid lahat sa Panginoon.
Ito’y lagi nating tatandaan.

Handog ng Pilipino sa mundo,
Mapayapang paraang pagbabago.
Katotohanan, kalayaan, katarungan
Ay kayang makamit na walang dahas.
Basta’t magkaisa tayong lahat.

Handog ng Pilipino sa mundo,
Mapayapang paraang pagbabago.
Katotohanan, kalayaan, katarungan
Ay kayang makamit na walang dahas.
Basta’t magkaisa tayong lahat.

Coda:
Mapayapang paraang pagbabago.
Katotohanan, kalayaan, katarungan.
Ay kayang makamit na walang dahas.
Basta’t magkaisa tayong lahat!

Mga Kababayan Ko

Mga kababayan ko
Dapat lang malaman nyo
Bilib ako sa kulay ko
Ako ay pilipino
Kung may itim o may puti
Mayron naman kayumangi
Isipin mo na kaya mong
Abutin ang yung minimithi

Dapat magsumikap para tayo’y di maghirap
Ang trabaho mo pagbutihin mo
Dahil pag gusto mo ay kaya mo
Kung kaya mo ay kaya nya
At kaya nating dalawa
Magaling ang atin
Yan ang laging iisipin
Pag-asenso mararating
Kung handa kang tiisin
Ang hirap at pagod sa problema
Wag kang malunod
Umaahon ka wag lumubog
Pagka’t ginhawa naman ang susunod
Iwasan mo ang ingit
Ang sa iba’y ibig mong makamit
Dapat nga ika’y matuwa sa napala ng iyong kapatid
Ibig kong ipabatid
Na lahat tayo’y kabig-bisig

Mga kababayan ko
Dapat lang malaman nyo
Bilib ako sa kulay ko
Ako ay pilipino
Kung may itim o may puti
Mayron naman kayumangi
Isipin mo na kaya mong
Abutin ang yung minimithi

Respetuhin natin ang ating ina
Ilaw siya ng tahanan
Bigyang galang ang ama
At ang payo n’ya susudan
At sa magkakapatid
Kailangan ay magmahalan
Dapat lang ay pag-usapan ang hindi nauunawaan
Wag takasan ang pagkukulang
Kasalan ay panagutan
Magmalinis ay iwasan
Nakakainis marumi naman
Ang magkaaway ipag bati
Gumitna ka at wag kumampi
Lahat tayoy magkakapatid
Anong mang mali ay ituwid
Magdasal sa Diyos Maykapal
Maging banal at wag hangal
Itong tula ay alay ko
Sa bayan ko at sa buong mundo

Mga kababayan ko
Dapat lang malaman nyo
Bilib ako sa kulay ko
Ako ay pilipino
Kung may itim o may puti
Mayron naman kayumangi
Isipin mo na kaya mong
Abutin ang yung minimithi

Sabihin Mo, Ikaw ay Pilipino

Sabi ng tatay ko, kapag mayroong nagta nong
Nasaan ang bayan mo? Isagot mo ay yung totoo
Sabi ng tatay ko, maraming nang-ibang bayan

Mas higit ang kayamanan, pag-ibig ay, wala naman

Sabihin mo ikaw ay pilipino
Kahit saang bansa ikaw ay mag punta
Sabihin mo ikaw ay pilipino
Pilipino ka, yan ang totoo

Sabi ng tatay ko, marami ang naghihirap
Ngunit hindi magtatagal, yayaman din tayo
Sabi ko sa tatay ko, di bale ng mahirap
Basta’t lahat ay pantay-pantay at nagkakaisa

Sabihin mo ikaw ay pilipino
Kahit saang bansa ikaw ay mag punta
Sabihin mo ikaw ay pilipino
Pilipino ka, yan ang totoo

Sabihin man ng lolo mo, ika’y kastila at kano
Pagmasdan mo ang kulay mo, kulay lupa walang kasing ganda

Sabihin mo ikaw ay pilipino
Kahit saang bansa ikaw ay mag punta
Sabihin mo ikaw ay pilipino
Pilipino ka, yan ang totoo

“Babalik ka rin”

I
Saan ka man naroroon ngayon, Saudi, Japan o Hongkong
Babalik ka rin, babalik ka rin, babalik ka rin.
Ano mang layo ang narating, Singapore, Australia, Africa,
Europe o Amerika, babalik at babalik ka rin.

Refrain:
Kaytagal mo nang nawala, babalik ka rin, babalik ka rin
Kaytagal mo nang nawala, babalik ka rin, babalik ka rin.

Ii
Sa piling ng iyong pinagmulan, sa iyong nakaraan
Babalik ka rin, babalik ka rin, babalik ka rin
Anumang layo ang narating, iyong maaalala
Ang dati mong kasama, babalik at babalik ka rin.

Kaytagal mo nang nawala, babalik ka rin, babalik ka rin
Kaytagal mo nang nawala, babalik ka rin, babalik ka rin.

Iii
Sa paglipas ng panahon, sa iyong kahapon
Sa alaalang naghihintay sa ‘yo.

Kaytagal mo nang nawala, babalik ka rin, babalik ka rin
Kaytagal mo nang nawala, babalik ka rin, babalik ka rin.

Kaytagal mo nang nawala, babalik ka rin, babalik ka rin
Kaytagal mo nang nawala, babalik ka rin, babalik ka rin.

At the start of the 21st century and the third millennium, the songs are Para sa’yo, bayani by Trina Belamide, Pinoy Ako (Theme From Pinoy Big Brother) composed by Jonathan Manalo and sung by Oranges and Lemons from the album “Strike Whilst The Iron Is Hot” in 2005, “Noypi” by Bamboo Mañalac and “Para sa’yo, ang laban na’to” composed by Lito Camo and sung by Manny Pacquiao from the album “Laban Nating Lahat Ito” in 2006.

Noypi

Tingnan mo ang iyong palad
Kalyado mong kamay sa hirap ng buhay
Ang dami mong problema
Nakuha mo pang ngumiti
Noypi ka nga astig
Saan ka man naroroon
Huwag kang matatakot
Sa Baril o Patalim
Sa bakas na madilim…

Chorus:
Hoy, pinoy ako!
Buo aking loob, may agimat ang dugo ko
Hoy, oh pinoy ako!
May agimat ang dugo ko…

Sinisid ko ang dagat
Nilibot ko ang mundo
Nasa puso ko pala hinahanap kong gulo
Ilang beses na akong muntikang mamatay
Oh, alam ko ang sikreto kaya’t andito pa’t buhay.

Oh sabi nila may anting anting ako pero di nila
Alam na Diyos ang dahilan ko…

Hoy, pinoy ako!
Buo aking loob, may agimat ang dugo…
Hoy, oh pinoy ako!
May agimat ang dugo ko…

Ohh… ooohh…

Dinig mo ba ang bulong ng lahi mo?
Isigaw mo kapatid, ang himig natin…

Hoy, pinoy ako!
Buo aking Loob, may agimat ang dugo ko!
Hoy, oh pinoy ako!
May agimat ang dugo ko

Ohh… ooohh…

“Pinoy Ako”
As Popularized By: Orange & Lemons
(Music by Clemen Castro / Lyrics by Jonathan Manalo / Published by Star Songs, Inc. Endemol B.V. ABS-CBN/ Universal Records, Inc.)

Lahat tayo mayroon pagkakaiba sa tingin pa lang ay makikita na
Iba’t ibang kagustuhan ngunit iisang patutunguhan
Gabay at pagmamahal ang hanap mo
Magbibigay ng halaga sa iyo
Nais mong ipakilala kung sino ka man talaga

[Chorus]
Pinoy ikaw ay pinoy
Ipakita sa mundo
Kung ano ang kaya mo
Ibang-iba ang pinoy
Wag kang matatakot
Ipagmalaki mo pinoy ako
Pinoy tayo

‘Pakita mo ang tunay at kung sino ka
Mayro’n mang masama at maganda
Wala naman perpekto
Basta magpakatotoo oohh… oohh…
Gabay at pagmamahal ang hanap mo
Magbibigay ng halaga sa iyo
Nais mong ipakilala kung sino ka man talaga

[Chorus]

Pinoy ikaw ay pinoy
Ipakita sa mundo
Kung ano ang kaya mo
Ibang -iba ang pinoy
Wag kang matatakot
Ipagmalaki mo pinoy ako
Pinoy tayo

[Chorus]

Talagang ganyan ang buhay
Dapat ka nang masanay
Wala rin mangyayari
kung laging nakikibagay
Ipakilala ang iyong sarili
Ano man sa iyo aymangyayari
Ang lagi mong isipin
Kayang kayang gawin

[Chorus]

Pinoy ikaw a pinoy
Ipakita sa mundo
Kung ano ang kaya mo
Ibang-iba ang pinoy
Wag kang matatakot
Ipagmalaki mo pinoy ako
Pinoy tayo

“Kabataang Pinoy”

Ang barkada namin may pangarap
Na nais abutin
Pangarap namin magtagumpay
Sa lahat ng gagawin

Iba na tayo ngayon
Walang di nagagawa
Sabihin mo, sabihin nyo,
Kaya natin to

Kabataang pinoy pagbutihan mo
Pag-asa ka ng buong mundo
Kabataang pinoy kayang kaya mo
Pinoy ako, pinoy tayo!

Hamon sa buhay handang daanan
Kaya namin ‘yan
Ipaglalaban namin ang nararapat
At tamang gagawin

Iba na tayo ngayon
Matibay ang loob
Sabihin mo, sabihin nyo,
Kaya natin to

Kabataang pinoy pagbutihan mo
Pag-asa ka ng buong mundo
Kabataang pinoy kayang kaya mo
Pinoy ako, pinoy tayo!

Kabataang pinoy pagbutihan mo
Pag-asa ka ng buong mundo
Kabataang pinoy kayang kaya mo
Pinoy ako, pinoy tayo!

Kabataang pinoy pagbutihan mo
Pag-asa ka ng buong mundo
Kabataang pinoy kayang kaya mo
Pinoy ako, pinoy tayo!

Sikat ang pinoy
Toni gonzaga & sam milby

Lagi ngang napapansin
Pinoy ay may ibang dating
Kahit na anong gawin
Ay kayang-kaya natin

Lumalaban saang mang buhay
Hangga’t kaya’y ibibigay
Kitang-kita ang galing
Lahat nga’y kayang nyang gawin

*
Sikat na sikat ang pinoy (sikat ang pinoy)
Kahit saan mapunta
Kitang kita mo naman ang kagalingan oh…
Iba ang galing ng pinoy
Malayo man narating
Ipagmalaki mo
Na kaya natin

**
Sikat ang pinoy
Kahit saan mapunta
Sasabihin ko
Pinoy ako (pinoy ako)
Pinoy tayo
Kaya natin to

Sikat ang pinoy (sikat ang pinoy)
Sikat ang pinoy

Ito’y aking maaasahan
Kailan ma’y di ka iiwan
Handa tumulong sa inyo
Ano man napagdaanan mo

Lumalaban sa hamon ng buhay
Hanggang sa ating tagumpay
Mahirap man pagdaraanan
Kayang- kaya natin yan

Sikat na sikat ang pinoy (sikat ang pinoy)
Kahit saan mapunta
Kitang kita mo naman ang kagalingan oh…
Iba ang galing ng pinoy
Malayo man narating
Ipagmalaki mo
Na kaya natin

Sikat ang pinoy
Sumigaw at sabihin mong pinoy ako
Ang galing mong angkin
Ipakita sa mundo

Repeat* & ** 2x

Sikat ang pinoy (sikat ang pinoy)
Sikat ang pinoy (sikat ang pinoy)
Sikat ang pinoy (ho, oh, oh…)
Sikat ang pinoy
Sikat ang pinoy

“Para Sa’Yo, ang laban na’to”

Gagawin ko ang lahat para sa’yo
Kung ito ang dahilan upang magkasundo tayo
Ito ang tanging paraan na naisip ko
Upang magkaisa damdamin mo’t …damdamin ko
Para sayo ang laban na ‘to
Para sayo ang laban na ito… ohhh.
Hindi ako susuko..isisigaw ko sa mundo
Para sayo ang laban na to

Kahit buhay ko’y itataya sa ‘yo
Ipagtatanggol kita gamit ay aking kamao
Ito ang tanging paraan na naisip ko
Upang magkaisa kapwa ko… pilipino

Para sa ‘yo (para sa’yo) ang laban na ‘to
Para sa ‘yo (para sa’yo) ang laban na ‘to… ohhh.
Hindi ako susuko..isisigaw ko sa mundo
Para sa ‘yo bayan ko
Sa bawat laban sa mundo
Diyos ang laging kakampi ko… ohhh..

Para sa ‘yo (para sa’yo) ang laban na ‘to
Para sa ‘yo (para sa’yo) ang laban na ‘to… ohhh.
Para sa ‘yo (para sa’yo) ang laban na ‘to
Para sa ‘yo (para sa’yo) ang laban na ‘to… ohhh.
Hindi ako susuko..isisigaw ko sa mundo
Pinoy ang lahi ko
Mahal ko ang bayan ko
Para sa ‘yo (para sa’yo) ang laban na ‘to
Para sa’yo….Bayan ko….

“Hindi ka nag-iisa”

Sasamahan ka namin
Kahit paligid ay madilim
Iilawan ang daan
Tungo sa magandang kinabukasan

Ika’y mamuno, kami ay susunod
Pagkakaisa’y ating itaguyod
Ang Pilipinas ay naghihintay
Handa kaming kumilos
Handang umalalay!

Chorus

Hindi ka nag-iisa…
Sa paggising ng Bayan
Kami ay kasama

Hindi ka nag-iisa…
Isasapuso ang dangal
Ng aking Bayan
Sa tulong at biyaya
Ng Maykapal

Magkakapit-bisig tayo
Ituloy natin ang Laban
Ni Ninoy at Cory
Ng bawat mamamayan
Pagmamahal natin sa Bayan
Wag na natin itago
Di tayo susuko!

Chorus

Hindi ka nag-iisa
Sa paggising ng Bayan
Kami ay kasama

Hindi ka nag-iisa
Isasapuso ang dangal
Ng aking Bayan
Sa tulong at biyaya
Ng Maykapal

Magkakapit-bisig tayo
Sama-sama bawat Pilipino
Mula noon, ngayon, at
Kaylan pa man…
Hindi ka nag-iisa!

“Bagong Pilipinas”

Anuman ang iyong kulay
Ang Pilipinas ay nagtagumpay
Kahit saan sa dilim
Ating araw ay sisikat din

Tayo ma’y hiwa-hiwalay
Isa ang ating mithiin at pangarap
Bahagharing abot-tanaw
Mula ngayo’y ating mararating

(Chorus:)

Bagong Pilipinas
Sama-samang ihayag ang tagumpay
Bagong Pilipinas
Salubungin natin ang bagong umaga
Muli nating itanghal bayang nagkakaisa
Simulan na natin ang Bagong Pilipinas
(Bagong Pilipinas)

(Bridge:)

Sa tulong at patnubay ng panginoon
Huwag na nating sayangin ang pagkakataon
Lubos na pagtitiwala sa isa’t-isa
Ang syang maghahatid ng bagong pag-asa (ng pag-asa)
(Repeat Chorus)

Aside from the Philippine national anthem, “Bayan Ko” and “Pilipinas Kong Mahal“, the christian songs “El Shaddai”, “Purihin ang Panginoon, si Kristo ay narito na” and “Give Thanks with A Greatful Heart.”

AWIT NG PAPURI

Purihin ninyo ang Panginoon, dakilain ang Kanyang ngalan.
Purihin Sýa áy awitan at papurihan magpakailanman. . .
(lahat) at papurihan magpakailanman! (ooohhh)

Nilikha Niýa ang langit at lupa. Nilikha Nýa ang araw at buwan.
Nilikha Niýa ang mga isda’t ibon, mga gubat at karagatan.
Tunay Siýang Banal at Dakila, purihin ang Kanyang Ngalan.
Ang lahat ng nilikha niya ay mabuti, pinagyaman Nýa ng lubusan.

Purihin ninyo ang Panginoon, dakilain ang Kanyang ngalan.
Purihin Siýa áy awitan at papurihan magpakailanman. . .
at papurihan magpakailanman!

Nilikha ng Panginoon ang tao sa sarili N’ýang larawan.
Nilalang Niýa ang sangkatauhan, binigyan Nýa ng karangalan.
Tunay Siýang Banal at Dakila, purihin ang Kanyang Ngalan.
Kahit nagkasala ang tao, minahal pa rin ng lubusan.

Purihin ninyo ang Panginoon, dakilain ang Kanyang ngalan.
Purihin Siýa áy awitan at papurihan magpakailanman. . .
at papurihan magpakailanman!

Ito ang tipanan ni Yaweh, sa lahat ng Kanyang nilalang.
“Ako ang inyong Panginoon, ikaw ang tangi Kong hinirang”
Tunay Siýang Banal at Dakila, purihin ang Kanyang Ngalan.
Pinagpapala ang mga taong sa Kanya ay tapat kailanman.

Purihin ninyo ang Panginoon, dakilain ang Kanyang ngalan.
Purihin Sýa áy awitan at papurihan magpakailanman. . .
(lahat) at papurihan magpakailanman!

Coda:

Purihin Sýa áy awitan at papurihan magpakailanman. . . (ooohhh)

PAG-ALAALA (BAYAN, MULING MAGTIPON)

Bayan, muling magtipon
awitan ang Panginooon
Sa Piging Sariwain
pagliligtas N’ya sa atin

Bayan, ating alalahanin
panahon tayo’y inalipin
Nang ngalan Nya’y ating sambitin
Paanong di tayo lingapin

Bayan, muling magtipon,
awitan ang Panginooon
Sa Piging Sariwain,
pagliligtas N’ya sa atin

Bayan, walang sawang purihin
Ang Poon nating mahabagin.
Bayan, isayaw ang damdamin.
Kandili Niya ay ating awitin.

Bayan, muling magtipon,
awitan ang Panginooon
Sa Piging Sariwain,
pagliligtas Niya sa atin

Sa Piging Sariwain,
pagliligtas Niya sa atin

“Ipinagdiriwang nito ang pagtitipon at pagwawagi ng bayan sa mapayapang rebolusyong EDSA. Angkop na madalas itong awitin tuwing nagtitipon at nagdiriwang ang sambayanan.”

English Version: REMEMBERING (COUNTRY, AGAIN TO GATHER)

Country, again to gather!
Sing to the Lord!
For recollecting At the banquet, He saved us!

Country, we remember, while we are slaves;
His name when we say, how not concern us?

Country, again to gather!
Sing to the Lord!
For recollecting At the banquet, He saved us!

Country, tirelessly praise our merciful Lord!
Country, dancing with emotion!
His desolate our song!

Country, again to gather!
Sing to the Lord!
For recollecting At the banquet, He saved us!
For recollecting At the banquet, He saved us!

Celebrated its victory and the gathering of people in the peaceful EDSA revolution. It is often appropriate when sing together and celebrate the people.

PURIHIN ANG PANGINOON
by Danny Isidro, SJ – Fruto Ramirez, SJ
Album: Misang Pilipino
Purihin ang panginoon
Umawit ng kagalakan
At tugtugin ang gitara
At ang kaaya-ayang Lira;
Hipan ninyo ang trumpeta.
Sa ating pagkabagabag
Sa diyos tayo ay tumawag
Sa ating mga kaaway
Tayo ay kanyang Iniligtas
Purihin ang Panginoon,
Umawit ng kagalakan
At tugtugin ang gitara
At ang kaaya-ayang Lira;
Hipan ninyo ang trumpeta.
Ang pasaning mabigat
Sa ating mga balikat
Pinagaan nang lubusan
ng Diyos na tagapagligtas
Purihin ang Panginoon,
Umawit ng kagalakan
At tugtugin ang gitara
At ang kaaya-ayang Lira;
Hipan ninyo ang trumpeta.
kaya’t Panginoon ay dinggin,
Ang landas niya ay tahakin.
Habambuhay ay purihin
Kagandahang loob niya sa atin
Purihin ang Panginoon,
Umawit ng kagalakan
At tugtugin ang gitara
At ang kaaya-ayang Lira;
Hipan ninyo ang trumpeta.

English Version: “PRAISE THE LORD”
Blessed be the Lord, Sing for joy
And play the guitar
And the pleasant Lira;
Blow the trumpet.

Our distress
We call on God
Our enemies
We rescued her

Blessed be the Lord, Sing for joy
And play the guitar
And the pleasant Lira;
Blow the trumpet.

Heavy burden
With our shoulders
Simplified thoroughly
By the god as the Savior

Therefore LORD shall hear,
The road races take.
Lifetime praise
Asking us kindness

Praise the Lord, Sing for joy
And play the guitar
And the pleasant Lira;
Blow ye the trumpet.

BAYAN, UMAWIT (COUNTRY SINGING)
The Best of Himig Heswita
Arnel dC Aquino, SJ

Koro:
Bayan, umawit ng papuri
sapagkat ngayon, Ika’y pinili!
Iisang bayan! Iisang lipi!
Iisang Diyos! Iisang Hari!
Bayan, umawit ng papuri!
Bayan, umawit ng papuri!

1. Mula sa ilang ay tinawag ng Diyos, bayang lagalag, inangkin nang lubos!
‘Pagkat kailanma’y ‘di pababayaan, minamahal Niyang kawan!
(Koro)

2. Panginoon ating Manliligtas, sa kagipita’y S’yang tanging lakas!
‘Pagkat sumpa Niya’y laging iingatan, minmahal Niyang bayan!
(Koro)

Bayan, Magsiawit Na!

Koro:
Bayan, magsiawit na! Bayan, pinagpala ka!
Dakilang biyayang pangako N’ya, sumilay na!

Sinuna mong hangarin ang tao nga’y tubusin
upang s’ya ay makapiling, Mapag-irog na D’yos natin!
(Koro)

Sa aba N’yang pagkatao sa buhay N’ya sa mundo,
inihayag Kanyang puso, tinig ng Ama nating Diyos!
(Koro)

Pananatili N’yang tunay, ‘Spiritung ating gabay!
Kahulugan at Pag-asa, Pagmamahal at Biyaya!
(Koro)

Gloria:
Papuri Sa Diyos

Papuri sa Diyos
Papuri sa Diyos
Papuri sa Diyos sa kaitaasan

Papuri sa Diyos
Papuri sa Diyos
Papuri sa Diyos sa kaitaasan

At sa lupa’y kapayapaan
At sa lupa’y kapayapaan
Sa mga taong kinalulugdan Niya
Pinupuri Ka namin, dinarangal Ka namin
Sinasamba Ka namin, ipinagbubunyi Ka namin
Pinasasalamatan Ka namin
Sa ‘Yong dakilang angking kapurihan

Panginoong Diyos, Hari ng langit
Diyos Amang makapangyarihan sa lahat
Panginoong Hesukristo, Bugtong na Anak
Panginoong Diyos, Kordero ng Diyos
Anak ng Ama

Papuri sa Diyos
Papuri sa Diyos
Papuri sa Diyos sa kaitaasan

Ikaw na nag-aalis ng mga kasalanan ng sanlibutan
Maawa Ka , maawa Ka sa amin
Ikaw na nag-aalis ng mga kasalanan ng sanlibutan

Tanggapin Mo ang aming kahilingan
Tanggapin Mo ang aming kahilingan
Ikaw na naluklok sa kanan ng Ama
Maawa ka, Maawa ka sa amin
Sapagkat Ikaw lamang ang Banal at ang Kataastaasan
Ikaw lamang, O Hesukristo, ang Panginoon
Kasama ng Espiritu Santo
Sa kadakilaan
ng Diyos Ama, Amen
ng Diyos Ama, Amen

Papuri sa Diyos
Papuri sa Diyos
Papuri sa Diyos sa kaitaasan

The song was first wrote in 1920, it is the only Catholic mass song before the Gospel Reading in the Holy Mass. The chorus line goes: “Purihin ang Panginoon, si Kristo ay narito na, tanging lakas at pag-asa, aleluya-a-aleluya”. The moving lament is now 95 years old, compared to the lines of “Ang Pasko ay Sumapit”: “Ang Pasko ay sumapit, tayo ay mangagsi-awit ng magagandang himig / Dahil sa ang Diyos ay pag-ibig nang si Kristo ay isilang / May tatlong haring nagsidalaw at ang bawat isa ay nagsipaghandog ng tanging alay”.

Related songs:

“Aleluya”

Aleluya, aleluya. Kami ay gawin mong daan ng iyong pag-ibig, kapayapaan at katarungan, Aleluya

“Si Kristo ay Gunitain”

Si Kristo ay gunitain
Sarili ay inihain
Bilang pagkai’t inumin
Pinagsasaluhan natin
Hanggang sa S’ya’y dumating
Hanggang sa S’ya’y dumating

Masasabi kong enjoy ang panahon ng aking kabataan. Makulay dahil naging busy sa pag-aaral at pagiging choir member ng simbahan. Mas nahilig sa musika. Nagka-bonus pa na matuto sa ilang instrumento gaya ng banduria na super lalabs ko at tsaka yung lyre. Ewan! Kahit nakakapagod e ang charap-charap sumama sa prusisyon dahil isa ka sa nagko-contribute ng noise sa community para ipaalam na, “Uy! Eyow!!! Naririto na’ng Poon! Tunghay na po!!!”
Tapos, pagdating ng linggo e makikiingay na naman dahil ano’t ano man ang boses mo’y magpapasunod ka sa marami na, “Uy! Kantahan na natin si Lord! Kanta na po!!!”
Gosh!
Ganun—pala—ako—kaingay!!! … noon. Hilig ko na ngang makipagkuwentuhan sa mga kaibigan e hilig ko pang sumawsaw sa mga gawaing maiingay para mag-anyaya ng mga tao to get closer kay Lord.
Kaso, before ako grumaduate ng grade 6 e nagkaro’n ng malaking pagbabago dahil pinahinto na kami ni father sa choir. Kasi wala na raw kaming pahinga. Halos di na yata kami magpang-abot sa bahay. Medyo ouch yun pero super concern lang siya sa health namin. Tutal may ibang paraan pa raw to serve God kaya—sige na!
Pero inaamin, na yun na ang naging simula ng pananamlay ko sa simbahan… at marahil kay Lord.
Pero labas dun si father, ha! Ang desisyon niya ay nagmistulang hamon para mapagtanto kung hanggang dun na nga lang ba ang makakaya ko para sa Kanya. Sa pagka-choir o paglilingkod sa simbahan lang ba masusukat ang effort para masabing, “O God, close na tayo, ha!”
Gosh!
Focus, focus, focus—sa school. Wala na. Dun na lang umikot ang mundo ko.
Kaya siguro sobrang natorete bigla nang makarinig ng tila pamilyar na mga ingay.
“Celebrate, Jesus, celebrate!”
Golly!
Ano na naman yun?
Di pa Sunday, ah!
“Celebrate, Jesus, celebrate!”
Golly talaga!
But tsorii,
kedali naman ‘atang dumedma!
“Celebrate, Jesus, celebrate!”
My gosh!
Ang iingay niyo!!!
“Celebrate, Jesus, celebrate!”
Hay naku!
Nakaka—?!#?!#?!#
Hayayay!
Hallelujah!
‘Kala mo biglang niliyaban ang kaluluwa sa sobrang irita!
My yayay!
I can’t imagine kung ano’ng reaksiyon ni Lord sa nakikita Niyang reaksiyon ko sa mga sandaling yun. I truly understand kung sob—rang napapailing ko Siya.
Hay…
Ang ingay na yun ay nasundan pa noong sumunod na linggo—tapos nung sumunod ulit na linggo—tapos naging automatic every Friday, e may magaganap na raw na gawain sa lumang building na super lapit sa bahay namin. Dati yung building e pang negosyo nung may-ari nito. Until napahinto ang negosyo at natengga si building. Tapos all of a sudden e nabuhayang muli dahil umano sa gawain na yun. At—ang pinaka-kalorkey pa dun e nung—pati na si mother ko e naki-join sa maiingay na yun!
Aguy!!!
“Hallelujah! Jesus is alive!”
Pumapalakpak pa sila?!
“Death has lost its victory and the grave has been denied.”
My gosh!
Isasama ko ba si mama sa mga kinaaasaran ko na?! Naku!!!
“Jesus lives forever, He’s alive! He’s alive!!!”
Pigil. Pigil. Pigil.
Andun si madir, andun si madir—ba’t kasi andun si madir?!
Iwwiwiwww!!!
“Hallelujah! Jesus is alive!!!”
Boom!
Umabot din dun—na yung pinakaayaw mo, yung pinakakinainiririta mo e—siyang ipapa-sa yo…
Aguy! Na katotohanan.
Ano pa nga bang magagawa ko kundi lunukin ang sarili nang masundan din ng masundan ang pag-aattend ni madir. At ang sobrang grabe sa lahat e yung mahikayat pa kaming mag-audition kung papasang choir member ng gawain na yun.
Hay…
“Ikaw ang kublihan ko, na hindi magbabago…”
Nasa hagdan pa lang paakyat kasama ni ate e naririnig na namin ‘to. At hindi namin alam ang kantang ‘to.
“Sa mga pagluha ko, naro’n balikat Mo.”
At kailangan pa talagang naka-mayk?!
Gosh!
“Ikaw ang kublihan ko kung may alon at bagyo. Kung sa’n ka naro’n Hesus, payapa ang unos.”
Buti may iba pang mag-o-audition. Sila muna habang pinag-aaralan namin ni ate ang kanta.
“Aleluya, aleluya, aleluya. Kublihan ko’y ikaw.”
Bonggang—o, gosh!
Ah-ahm-ayayay… ah-koh-nah-poh… yung sasalang?!
Shocks!
Panginig ng buto, ah!
Seryoso!
“Ikaw ang kublihan ko…”
Ninenerbiyos…
Nangangatog…
Para pa ngang nangingiyak…
“Na hindi magbabago…”
Nakaka-relate…
May naaalala…
“Sa mga pagluha ko, naro’n balikat mo.”
Di ba nung una, ayaw ko—ayaw ko talaga.
Simula’t sapul ngang marinig kong gawai’y nainis talaga ko—sobra.
“Ikaw ang kublihan ko kung may alon at bagyo. Kung sa’n ka naro’n Hesus, payapa ang unos.”
Shocks! Parang sayang na kung di ko ‘to mapapasa… kaso lito pa talaga sa tono niya…
“Wala sa ganda ng boses ang basehan. Kundi nasa pakiramdam—kung tagos sa puso ang pagkanta,” wika ni Sister Tess, pinuno ng gawain.
Ayun!
Dahil tila naramdaman niya rin ako kaya—ayuyun!
Nakapasa ang bruha!
Kalorkey!
Yeyey!!!
Su—lit ang kabang bonggang-bongga!!!
Wooh!!!!!!!!!!
Hal-le-lu-jah…
Ang ingay—na sobrang ikinairita ko—e siya pa lang ingay na tumatawag sa akin papalapit—kay Yahweh El Shaddai.
Galing!

“GLORIA”

ANTIPHON:
GLORIA, GLORIA IN EXCELSIS DEO
GLORIA, GLORIA IN EXCELSIS DEO

[Trumpet Introduction]

GLORIA, GLORIA IN EXCELSIS DEO
GLORIA, GLORIA IN EXCELSIS DEO

Verse 1
At sa lupa’y kapayapaan sa mga taong kinalulugdan Niya
Pinupuri ka namin, Dinarangal ka namin, Sinasamba ka namin
Ipinagbubunyi ka namin, Pinasasalamatan ka namin
Dahil sa dakila mong angking kapurihan
Panginoong Diyos Hari ng Langit
Diyos Amang makapangyarihan sa lahat

[Trumpet Introduction]

ANTIPHON:
GLORIA, GLORIA IN EXCELSIS DEO
GLORIA, GLORIA IN EXCELSIS DEO!

Verse 2
Panginoong Diyos, Hesu-Kristo, bugtong na Anak
Panginoong Diyos, Kordero ng Diyos, Anak ng Ama

Solo:
Ikaw na nagaalis ng mga kasalanan ng sanlibutan

All:
Maawa ka, Maawa ka sa amin.

Solo:
Ikaw na nagaalis ng mga kasalanan ng sanlibutan

All:
Tanggapin mo, tanggapin mo ang aming kahilingan

Solo:
Ikaw na naluluklok sa kanan ng Ama

All:
Maawa ka, Maawa ka sa amin.

[Trumpet Introduction]

ANTIPHON:
GLORIA, GLORIA IN EXCELSIS DEO
GLORIA, GLORIA IN EXCELSIS DEO!

Verse 3:

Sapagkat Ikaw lamang ang banal
Ikaw lamang ang Panginoon
Ikaw lamang O Hesu-Kristo ang kataastaasan!

Kasama ng Espiritu Santo sa kadakilaan
ng Diyos Ama
Amen, Amen, Amen!

[Trumpet Introduction]

ANTIPHON:

GLORIA, GLORIA IN EXCELSIS DEO
GLORIA, GLORIA IN EXCELSIS DEO!

“PAPURI SA DIYOS”
Eddie Hontiveros, SJ (Traditional)

PAPURI SA DIYOS, PAPURI SA DIYOS
PAPURI SA DIYOS SA KA-I-TA- A- SAN

AT SA LUPA’Y KAPAYAPAAN,
AT SA LUPA’Y KAPAYAPAAN
SA MGA TAONG KINALULUGDAN NIYA
PINUPURI KA NAMIN, DINARANGAL KA NAMIN
SINASAMBA KA NAMIN, IPINAGBUBUNYI KA NA- MIN
PINASASALAMATAN KA NA- MIN
DAHIL SA DAKILA MONG ANGKING KAPURI-I- HAN
PANGINOONG DIYOS, HARI NG LANGIT
DIYOS AMANG MAKAPANGYARIHAN SA LAHAT
PANGINOONG HESUKRISTO, BUGTONG NA ANAK
PANGINOONG DIYOS, KORDERO NG DIYOS
ANAK NG AMA

PAPURI SA DIYOS, PAPURI SA DIYOS
PAPURI SA DIYOS SA KA-I-TA-A- SAN

SOLO:
IKAW NA NAG-AALIS NG MGA KASALANAN
NG SANLIBUTAN
MAAWA KA, MAAWA KA, SA A- MIN

IKAW NA NAG-AALIS NG MGA KASALANAN,
NG SANLIBUTAN
TANGGAPIN MO ANG AMING KAHILINGAN
TANGGAPIN MO ANG AMING KAHILINGAN
IKAW NA NALULUKLOK SA KANAN NG AMA
MAAWA KA, MAAWA KA, SA A- MIN

PAPURI SA DIYOS, PAPURI SA DIYOS
PAPURI SA DIYOS SA KA-I-TA- A- SAN

SAPAGKAT IKAW LAMANG ANG BANAL
AT ANG KATAAS-TAASAN
IKAW LAMANG O HESUKRISTO, ANG PA-NGINOON
KASAMA NG ESPIRITU SANTO SA KADAKILAAN
NG DIYOS AMA AMEN
NG DIYOS AMA AMEN

(slow)
PAPURI SA DIYOS, PAPURI SA DIYOS
PAPURI SA DIYOS SA KAI-TA-A- SAN

“Papuri sa Diyos” (Tinapay ng Buhay)

KORO:
Papuri sa Diyos!
Papuri sa Diyos sa kaitaasan!
Papuri sa Diyos!

At sa lupa’y kapayapaan
Sa mga taong kinalulugdan Niya
Pinupuri Ka namin, dinarangal Ka namin
Sinasamba Ka namin, ipinagbubunyi Ka namin

Papuri sa Diyos!
Papuri sa Diyos sa kaitaasan!
Papuri sa Diyos!

Pinasasalamatan Ka namin
Sa ‘Yong dakilang angking kapurihan
Panginoong Diyos, Hari ng langit
Diyos Amang makapangyarihan sa lahat
Panginoong Hesukristo, Bugtong na Anak
Panginoong Diyos, Kordero ng Diyos
Anak ng Ama

Papuri sa Diyos!
Papuri sa Diyos sa kaitaasan!
Papuri sa Diyos!

Ikaw na nag-aalis ng mga kasalanan ng mundo
Maawa Ka sa amin, maawa Ka
Ikaw na nag-aalis ng mga kasalanan ng mundo
Tanggapin Mo ang aming kahilingan
Ikaw na naluklok sa kanan ng Ama

Papuri sa Diyos!
Papuri sa Diyos sa kaitaasan!
Papuri sa Diyos!

Sapagkat Ikaw lamang ang Banal at ang Kataastaasan
Ikaw lamang, O Hesukristo, ang Panginoon
Kasama ng Espiritu Santo
Sa kadakilaan ng Diyos Ama, Amen!

Papuri sa Diyos!
Papuri sa Diyos sa kaitaasan!
Papuri sa Diyos sa kaitaasan!
Papuri sa Diyos!

“ALELUYA, IKAW PANGINOON ANG SIYANG DAAN”

Aleluya! Aleluya!
Ikaw, Panginoon, ang Siyang daan
Ang Buhay at ang Katotohanan
Aleluya!

“ALELUYA, KAMI AY GAWIN MONG DAAN”

Aleluya, aleluya
kami ay gawin mong daan
ng iyong pag-ibig, kapayapaan
at katarungan,
Aleluya.

“ALELUYA, WIKAIN MO”

Alleluia, Alleluia
Wikain Mo
Poon nakikinig ako
Sa Iyong mga Salita
Alleluia, Alleluiaa

HIMIG PASKO
Composer: Serapio Ramos

Malamig ang simoy ng hangin
Kay saya ng bawa’t damdamin
Ang tibok ng puso sa dibdib
Para bang hulog ng langit

Himig ng Pasko’y laganap
Mayroong sigla ang lahat
Wala ang kalungkutan
Lugod sa kasayahan

Himig ng Pasko’y umiiral
Sa loob ng bawat ng tahanan
Masaya ang mga tanawin
May awit ang simoy ng hangin

Himig ng Pasko’y laganap
Mayroong sigla ang lahat
Wala ang kalungkutan
Lugod sa kasayahan

Himig ng Pasko’y umiiral
Sa loob ng bawat ng tahanan
Masaya ang mga tanawin
May awit ang simoy ng hangin

KAMPANA NG SIMBAHAN
Kampana ng simbahan ay nagigising na
At waring nagsasabi na tayo’y magsimba
Maggising at magbangon tayo’y magsilakad
At masiglang tunguhin ang ating simbahan

Ang kampana’y tuluyang naggigising
Upang tayong lahat ay manalangin
Ang bendisyon kapag nakamtan na
Tayo’y magkakaroon ng higit na pag-asa

Kinagisnang simbang gabi huwag nating limutin
Pagka’t tayo’y may tungkulin sa panalangin
Ang kampana ng simbahan ay nanggigising na
Tayong lahat ay manalangin habang nagsisimba

MISA DE GALLO
Misa De Gallo sa simbahan
At nagtilaok na ang tandang
Tanda ng pagdiriwang at pagmisa
Paskong dakilang araw

Ang awit na handog sa Mesiyas
Mayroon pang kastanyeta
At ang koro tuloy ang kanta
May saliw din ng kwanderata

Misa de Gallo sa tuwing Pasko
Nagdarasal ang bawa’t tao
At nagpapasalamat sa pagsilang
Ng Diyos na Hari ng mundo

repeat 2nd stanza
repeat 3rd stanza
repeat all

“Pasko Na Naman”

Music by Felipe de Leon, Sr.
Lyrics by Levi Celerio

Pasko na naman
O kay tulin ng araw
Paskong nagdaan
Tila ba kung kailan lang
Ngayon ay Pasko, dapat pasalamatan
Ngayon ay Pasko, tayo ay mag-awitan

Koro:
Pasko (Pasko), Pasko (Pasko)
Pasko na namang muli
Tanging araw nating pinakamimithi
Pasko (Pasko), Pasko (Pasko)
Pasko na namang muli
Ang pag-ibig, naghahari

(repeat all )
(repeat chorus 3x)

PASKO NA, SINTA KO
(Francis Dandan)

Pasko na sinta ko hanap-hanap kita
Bakit magtatampo’t nilisan ako

Kung mawawala ka sa piling ko sinta
Paano ang Pasko, inulila mo

Sayang sinta ang sinumpaan
At pagtitinginang tunay
Nais mo bang kalimutang ganap
Ang ating suyuan at galak

Kung mawawala ka sa piling ko sinta
Paano ang Paskong alay ko sa’yo

Sayang sinta ang sinumpaan
At pagtitinginang tunay
Nais mo bang kalimutang ganap
Ang ating suyuan at galak
Kung mawawala ka sa piling ko sinta
Paano ang paskong alay ko sa’yo

“ANG PASKO AY SUMAPIT”
Music: Vicente Rubi
Lyrics: Levi Celerio

Sa maybahay ang aming bati
‘Merry Christmas’ na maluwalhati
Ang pag-ibig ‘pag siyang naghari
Araw-araw ay magiging Paskong lagi

Ang sanhi po ng pagparito
Hihingi po ng aginaldo
Kung sakaling kami’y perhuwisyo
Pasensya na kayo’t kami’y namamasko.

Ang Pasko ay sumapit
Tayo ay mangagsi-awit
Ng magagandang himig
Dahil sa ang Diyos ay pag-ibig
Nang si Kristo ay isilang
May tatlong haring nagsidalaw
At ang bawat isa
Ay nagsipaghandog ng tanging alay

Bagong taon ay magbagong-buhay
Nang lumigaya ang ating bayan
Tayo’y magsikap upang makamtan
Natin ang kasaganaan

Tayo’y mangagsi-awit
Habang ang mundo’y tahimik
Ang araw ay sumapit
Ng Sanggol na dulot ng langit
Tayo ay magmahalan
Ating sundin ang gintong aral
At magbuhat ngayon
Kahit hindi Pasko ay magbigayan

“TAGALOG MEDLEY”

PASKO NA NAMAN, PASKO NA NAMAN
KAYA KAMI NGAYON AY NARIRITO
UPANG KAYONG LAHAT AY AMING HANDUGAN
NANG IBA’T-IBANG HIMIG NA PAMASKO

Ang Pasko ay sumapit
Tayo ay mangagsiawit
Ng magagandang himig
Dahil sa Diyos ay pag-ibig

Nang si Kristo’y isilang
May tatlong haring nagsidalaw
At ang bawa’t isa ay nagsipaghandog
Ng tanging alay

Koro:
Bagong Taon ay magbagong-buhay
Nang Lumigaya ang ating bayan
Tayo’y magsikap upang makamtan
Natin ang kasaganaan

Tayo’y mangagsiawit
Habang ang mundo’y tahimik
Ang araw ay sumapit
Ng sanggol na dulot ng langit

Tayo ay magmahalan
Ating sundin ang gintong aral
At magbuhat ngayon
Kahit hindi Pasko ay magbigayan

Sa maybahay ang aming bati
‘Merry Christmas’ na maluwalhati
Ang pag-ibig ‘pag siyang naghari
Araw-araw ay magiging Paskong lagi

Ang sanhi po ng pagparito
Hihingi po ng aginaldo
Kung sakaling kami’y perhuwisyo
Pasensya na kayo’t kami’y namamasko.

ANG PASKO AY SUMAPIT NA NAMAN
KAYA’T TAYO AY DAPAT NA MAGDIWANG
PAGKAT NGAYON AY ARAW NG PAGSILANG
NI HESUS NA DI NATIN MALILIMUTAN

HALINA TAYO AY MANALANGIN
NANG TAYONG LAHAT AY KANYANG PAGPALAIN
ANG PASKO AY ATING PASAYAHIN
SA PAGMAMAHALAN NATIN

MALIGAYANG PASKO SA BAWAT TAHANAN
ANG DALANGIN NAMIN SANA AY MAKAMTAN
MASAGANANG BUHAY SA TAONG DARATING
ANG MAGING PALAD SANA NATIN
DINGGIN LAMANG ANG DALANGIN
DARATING ANG HANGARIN
SAMA-SAMANG AWITIN
ANG ISANG AMA NAMIN

MAY GAYAK ANG LAHAT NG TAHANAN
MASDAN NIYO AT NAGPAPALIGSAHAN
MAY PAROL AT ILAW BAWAT BINTANA
NA SADYANG IBA’T-IBA ANG KULAY
KAYGANDA ANG AYOS NG SIMBAHAN
ANG LAHAT AY INAANYAYAHAN
NANG DAHIL SA PAGSILANG SA SANGGOL
NA SIYANG MAGHAHARI SA PANGHABANG PANAHON

ANG PASKO’Y ARAW NG BIGAYAN
ANG LAHAT AY NAGMAMAHALAN
TUWING PASKO AY LAGI NANG GANYAN
MAY SIGLA, MAY GALAK ANG BAYAN

MALIGAYA, MALIGAYANG PASKO KAYO AY BIGYAN
MASAGANA, MASAGANANG BAGONG TAON AY KAMTAN
IPAGDIWANG, IPAGDIWANG ARAW NG MAYKAPAL
UPANG MANATILI SA ATIN ANG KAPALARAN
AT MABUHAY NANG LAGI SA KAPAYAPAAN
MANO PO NINONG, MANO PO NINANG
NARIRITO KAMI NGAYON HUMAHALIK SA INYONG KAMAY
SALAMAT NINONG, SALAMAT NINANG
SA AGINALDO PONG INYONG IBIBIGAY

PASKO NA NAMAN, PASKO NA NAMAN
KAYA KAMI NGAYOY AY NARIRITO
UPANG KAYONG LAHAT AY AMING HANDUGAN
NANG IBA’T-IBANG HIMIG NA PAMASKO
MALIGAYA, MALIGAYA
MALIGAYANG PASKO SA INYONG LAHAT!

“SI KRISTO AY GUNITAIN”

Si Kristo ay gunitain
Sarili ay inihain
Bilang pagkai’t inumin
Pinagsasaluhan natin
Hanggang sa S’ya’y dumating
Hanggang sa S’ya’y dumating

“Si Kristo ay Namatay”
(Fr. Eduardo P. Hontiveros, SJ)

Si Kristo ay namatay, si Kristo ay nabuhay
si Kristo ay babalik sa wakas ng panahon
Si Kristo ay namatay, si Kristo ay nabuhay
si Kristo ay babalik sa wakas
sa wakas, sa wakas ng panahon.

“PURIHIN ANG PANGINOON”

PURIHIN ANG PANGINOON
SI KRISTO AY NARITO NA
TANGING LAKAS AT PAG-ASA
ALELUYA-A-ALELUYA

PURIHIN ANG PANGINOON
PAGDIRIWANG SA PAGDATING NIYA
NAGAGALAK ANG ATING ESPIRITU
SI KRISTO AY NARITO NA
ALITAN AY IWASAN NA
TAYO AY TUTULUNGAN NIYA

PURIHIN ANG PANGINOON
SI KRISTO AY NARITO NA
TANGING LAKAS AT PAG-ASA
ALELUYA-A-ALELUYA

TANGING LAKAS AT PAG-ASA
NARIRITO SA TUWINA
NAKAHANDANG TULUNGAN KA
ALELU-ALELUYA LAGI NA SIYA ANG KASAMA
SA HIRAP MAN AT GINHAWA.

PURIHIN ANG PANGINOON
SI KRISTO AY NARITO NA
TANGING LAKAS AT PAG-ASA
ALELUYA, ALELUYA

ALELUYA
ALELUYA
ALELUYA
ALELUYA
ALELUYA
ALELU-ALELUYA
ALELUYA
ALELUYA
ALE-LUYA
ALELUYA
ALELUYA
ALELU-ALELUYA
ALE-LUYA!

This song has accompanied almost every struggle since the turn of the century to recapture the visions and ideals of the First Republic — from the anti-American protest movement and millenarian revolts of the 1920’s and 30’s, to the resistance against the Japanese occupation in the 40’s, the student revolt of the 70’s and more recently, the 1986 “People’s Power” revolt that toppled the Marcos dictatorship.

“Let us give thanks with a grateful heart!”

Give thanks with a grateful heart
Give thanks to the Holy One
Give thanks because He’s given Jesus Christ, His Son
Give thanks with a grateful heart
Give thanks to the Holy One
Give thanks because He’s given Jesus Christ, His Son
And now let the weak say, “I am strong”
Let the poor say, “I am rich
Because of what the Lord has done for us”
And now let the weak say, “I am strong”
Let the poor say, “I am rich
Because of what the Lord has done for us”
Give thanks with a grateful heart
Give thanks to the Holy One
Give thanks because He’s given Jesus Christ, His Son
Give thanks with a grateful heart
Give thanks to the Holy One
Give thanks because He’s given Jesus Christ, His Son
And now let the weak say, “I am strong”
Let the poor say, “I am rich
Because of what the Lord has done for us”
And now let the weak say, “I am strong”
Let the poor say, “I am rich
Because of what the Lord has done for us”
Give thanks
We give thanks to You oh Lord
We give thanks
Crown Him King of Kings
Crown Him Lord of Lords
Wonderful, Counselor
The Mighty God
Emmanuel, God is with us
And He shall reign, He shall reign
He shall reign forevermore

Crown Him King of Kings
Crown Him Lord of Lords
Wonderful, Counselor
The Mighty God
Emmanuel, God is with us
And He shall reign, He shall reign
He shall reign forevermore

Crown Him King of Kings
Crown Him Lord of Lords
Wonderful (Wonderful), Counselor (Counselor)
The Mighty God (The Mighty God)
Emmanuel, God is with us
And He shall reign, He shall reign
He shall reign forevermore

Crown Him King of Kings
Crown Him Lord of Lords
Wonderful (Wonderful), Counselor (Counselor)
The Mighty God (The Mighty God)
Emmanuel, God is with us
And He shall reign, He shall reign
He shall reign, He shall reign
He shall reign, He shall reign
He shall reign forevermore
Emmanuel, God is with us
Forevermore, Forevermore

All Hail King Jesus

All hail King Jesus, all hail Emmanuel
King of Kings, Lord of Lords, bright Morning Star
And throughout eternity I’ll sing Your Praises
And I’ll reign with Him throughout eternity
I’m going to praise Him
and forevermore, I will reign for thee

Lift up your heads to the coming King
Bow before Him and adore Him sing
To His Majesty, let your praises be
Pure and Holy giving Glory to the King of Kings

Lift up your heads to the coming King
Bow before Him and adore Him sing
To His Majesty, let your praises be
Pure and Holy giving Glory to the King of Kings
Pure and Holy giving Glory to the King of Kings

Majesty

Majesty, worship his majesty;
Unto Jesus be all glory, honor, and praise.
Majesty, kingdom authority,
Flow from his throne unto his own, his anthem raise.
So exalt, lift up on high the name of Jesus.
Magnify, come glorify Christ Jesus, the King.
Majesty, worship his majesty,
Jesus who died, now glorified, King of all kings.

Today? The songs still rouse us, sometimes. The memories still rouse us, sometimes. The myth of nationalism and nationhood still rouse us, sometimes. But even when it was supposed to resurge like a great redeeming flood, and set out hearts pounding like triphammers – like EDSA I and EDSA II – it just wasn’t there anymore. When we toppled the dictator Ferdinand Marcos and the pretender Joseph Estrada, it was not because of nationalism. We swept these two dastards out of power because we hated their guts. We didn’t bring out the flags. We pealed no nationalistic bells. There was no notion of nation streaking to the heights like starshells.

We look at our leaders, our politicians. We don’t see nationalism writ on their faces. What we see is pork barrel. What we see is the pigoty. What we see is power hoisted to the pedestal of Bacchus, Mars and the tinkle-twinkle thunder of a Thor turned traitor.

And so we must explain what nationalism is about all over again. we must go back to its beginnings, pull out its roots, and tell our countrymen to gather at campfires all over the country. So we can recharge as Filipinos, recharge as a nation. The battles we will have to fight right ahead will need the torches of nationalism to light the way. We had rainbows at both EDSAS, but they had no nationalistic booster rockets. And so we lost our way again. With nationalism both as a guiding flare and ideological rocket, the fights ahead will be daunting. But God willing, we shall overcome.

So we start with the basics. Hang on. This will take some time.

It’s a strange, macabre twist of our history that the first deadly lance flung to defend – that is the perception – our archipelago from foreign invasion as that of Lapu-Lapu into the heart of the Spanish conquistador Ferdinand Magellan. At the time, the archipelago was not a nation. It was a sun-drenched splinter of thousands of islands. What they had in common was a tribal culture, hundreds if not thousands of independent fiefdoms engaged in all kinds of trade, primitive agriculture, fishery, handicraft, and widespread piracy.

Strange again, and macabre again. Magellan’s conquest of the Philippines, coupled with the advent of the Roman Catholic cross, eventually transformed, through colonization, this archipelago into a nation. The sword and the cross made sure the archipelago came into the imperial possession of Spain, named Las Islas Filipinas after King Philip.

A nation we may have been through imperial decree. But Filipinos we were not.

We became Filipinos only through colonial exploitation. We became Filipinos because we learned to protest, to resist and to fight, to band together in fear and in hate of the brutal conqueror. We became Filipinos because the few learned among us, Jose Rizal, Andres Bonifacio, Apolinario Mabini, Emilio Aguinaldo, the Luna brothers et al, gave flesh and bone to the word indio. We became Filipinos because we created La Liga Filipina, the Katipunan and waged the revolution against Spain. We became Filipinos because we fashioned our own national flag, splattered it with indio blood. We earned through our heroism the admiration of our colonized peers in Asia. We proclaimed the first republic in the continent. We showed everybody what patriotism was. What courage was.

Thus was a nation born. Thus was nationalism born.

But we have to go far back in history to get the kind of grip we Filipinos need on this modern phenomenon of nation and nationalism. Long before, after Anno Domini set in, there was the universal church in the West. The Roman Catholic Church had absolute dominion. Obeisance to the Pope and the Vatica was writ on every Western tablet. Then the dynasties came. There were the Normans, the Pantagenets, the Stuarts and the Tudors in England. There were the Romanov dynasty in Russia, the Hohenzollerns in Germany, the Bourbons in France, the House of Savoy in Italy.

As they spread through conquest and accumulation of riches and property, the dynasties started to weaken the hold of the universal Church. Out of these dynasties emerged the kingdoms, the monarchical states. As these states became more centralized, more powerful and extensive, the bedrock of the nation started to come into being. The Treaty of Westphalia in 1648, after the 80 Years War and the 30 Years War, recognized the territorial sovereignty of the states.

Thus the nation-state was born. Thus began the meltdown of empires. Thus began, as the great Arab historian Ibn Khaldun said, “the mutual affection and willingness of a people to fight and die for each other.”

Listen to this. Nationalism was generally expressed by the leaders, the intellectual elite, the writers, the professionals, the middle class, the studentry and the youth. Only much later on did the masses get into the picture with not too much emotion. It was in France and England where nationalism initially took deep and unshakeable root. This was the France which shook the world with its “liberte, egalite, fraternite” revolution of 1789. This was the England where Oliver Cromwell held kings by their pantaloons and drove the fear of God into their thrones.

The best definition of nation was articulated by Ernest Renan of the Sorbonne in 1882: “A nation is a soul, a spiritual principle, two things which are in reality…one. One is the common heritage of a people of a rich heritage of memories, the other is the actual agreemment, the desire to live together, the will to continue to make a reality of the heritage they have received in common.”

Now take heed. It was only in the 20th century when the principles of nation and nationalism reached Asia. And upon reaching Asia, (whose colonial chains were then being broken) spread into so many explosions of nation-consciousness. This was certainly a reaction against the abuses and excesses of Western colonialism, as it was a reiteration of Asia’s earlier glory as the origin of the world’s great religions and great civilizations.

Unlike the Philippines, much of Asia could look back thousands of years and hoist the glitter of a myriad cultures, a myriad achievements in war and literature, philosophy and industry, architecture and the arts, science and technology. This also probably explains why many countries in Asia – again not the Philippines – took to nationalism like long-concealed thunderbolts of energy to make up for lost time. To survive, to make themselves again proud in and of their new nationhood, they had to study, learn and master the science and technology of the West.

That was the only way they could subjugate poverty. Restore dignity to their peoples. The journey of a thousand miles starts with the first step. That first step bolted like a screaming bullet out of the starting block. They have been sprinting like mad ever since. We Filipinos remain stuck in a stupor and lethargy we must annihilate.

We move or we die. We embrace the flag, and swift like a stampede across the vast plains of nationalism or we die.

We were born Filipinos. Now we must learn to be Filipinos. We must immerse ourselves into a changed and dynamic culture. For culture is never permanently fixed, never frozen. Like the Japanese, like the Koreans, like the Malaysians, we must care, we must hustle, we must be proud. we must learn. We must work hard. Science and technology were never the monopoly of anybody, any nation, any civilization. We have to grab them.

The permanent care-givers of the world we are not. Neither are we the muchachos and the muchachas, the utos and the utusans. And certainly, we are not the yukis of Asia – Japayukis, or Chekwayukis or whatnot.

The Filipino can? Yes, the Filipino can. If he wakes up and embraces the noblest sentiment of them all – nationalism.

(Reprinted from the Philippine Star December 5, 2003 issue)

The Unknown Guy of the Inquirer Lifestyle Series: Fitness.Fashion with Samsung Fashion show

Enchong Dee’s swim to the top

KIKAY EYE FOR THE STRAIGHT GUY By Rheea S. Hermoso-Prudente

At 17, he has the makings of a lady killer: boyish good looks, that charming smile, eyes sparkling with joie de vivre, a swimmer’s lean and chiseled body, and the brains to match. But Enchong Dee is such a nice guy, well-bred and polite, and just so sincere, you know he’ll never deliberately turn the charm on some unsuspecting girl just for the fun of it. In fact, before he and his first girlfriend got together, he even got permission from her mom first!

Underneath Enchong’s admittedly very appealing exterior, however, is a very determined, disciplined young man focused on his goals. Goals which, at the moment, include winning the swimming competitions at the upcoming Beijing Olympics. And he’s well on his way to achieving his dream. He has countless medals, mostly gold, from the various competitions, including the Palarong Pambansa and the SEA Games. His record-breaking time for the notoriously difficult butterfly stroke is second only to swim champ Eric Buhain’s.

As a member of the Philippine Swim Team, Enchong’s workday starts as early as 5 a.m., when he hits the pool for training. Then it’s on to classes at De La Salle University, where he’s taking up Sports Management. After class, it’s back to the pool for more training, and he finally gets home at about 9 p.m.

For someone so young, Enchong displays a remarkable level of maturity and a strong work ethic. His values are obvious in his answer to the fill-in-the-blank question, “All I need is…” With no hesitation, he writes, “God and my family.”

His focus, drive and values may make Enchong seem like some goody-two-shoes. On the contrary, he’s still a kid who knows how to have fun. He likes hanging out with friends, and admits to getting rowdy – all in the boy-next-door-having-fun way, of course. He plays badminton with his family, and yes, he does go out on dates.

As to his fashion sense, Enchong is a typical teenage boy: he’ll wear whatever’s in the closet, whatever’s comfortable. With his pool-school-pool schedule, that means mostly T-shirts, shorts and jeans for him.

All suited up in his Bench, Human and Celio outfits, he was just like a kid playing dress-up. That’s why top model Rissa Samson styled him with the playful duckie, pencils and ice cream cones. “He’s just one big kid, when you get to know him,” says Rissa. “And I guess I wanted to show that even dressed and looking all grown-up, Enchong never loses his boyish charm.”

  • My name is Ernest Lorenzo Dee.
  • But I’d rather be called Enchong.
  • I may seem quiet.
  • But I’m really noisy with my friends.
  • When I look in the mirror I see a future Olympic champion with many endorsements.
  • In the morning I thank God for another day.
  • I like to sleep right after I had my last bite.
  • My hero is Dad.
  • My father always taught me to be humble… a low-profile person.
  • My mother always taught me to brush my teeth and acknowledge each other’s good deeds.
  • The first thing I look at in a person is his/her feet.
  • One thing I wish I had is the attitude of being on time always!
  • One thing I have that I wish I didn’t is kakulitan.
  • All I need is God and my family.
  • I love the sound of “Congratulations” and “Thank you!”
  • Everybody should fear God.
  • My longest ride was 14 hours going to India.
  • Before leaving the house I always make sure I have my school ID with me.
  • Before going to sleep I always make sure I take a bath.
  • I will never answer my parents drastically.
  • I can never say never!
  • I always say “Thank you, po!” and “Mauna po ako!”
  • What the world needs now are peace and cooperation.
  • The last thing the world needs now is usage of money.
  • I will never eat cockroach!
  • Right now, I want to be in a billboard.
  • I wish I could forget my most embarrassing moment.
  • I wish I could remember when I was born.
  • I always lose my ballpoint pen or books.
  • I wish I could talk to animals and trees.

Enchong Dee was a great champion swimmer, part of the Philippine National team. Now he is finally entering showbusiness 🙂 He was in the bench/ fever fashion show and is featured as one of the Top 10 Cosmo Centerfolds. He is also the younger brother of AJ Dee.

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Sana magkaroon ng projects at ABS!

Enchong Dee is one Star Magic’s top bets for stardom now in the youth-oriented show, “Abt Ur Luv,” seen Saturdays at 5 p.m. The second of four kids, Enchong (for Lorenzo) is the younger brother of “TV Idol” discovery AJ Dee who’s their eldest. He stands 5’9″ and has an athletic body since he’s a member of the Philippine Swimming Team that competed at the Asian Games in Doha, Qatar. “I also competed in the Southeast Asian Games,” he says. “I’ve already won hundreds of medals from the various swimming competitions I’ve joined. Now, I’m venturing into something new, acting.”
He trains as a swimmer twice a day but has not neglected his studies. He’s taking up developmental studies at La Salle. It was ABS-CBN executive Deo Endrinal and Boy Abunda who encouraged him to join showbiz. “I tried it and now I’m enjoying it. We tape ‘Abt Ur Luv’ every Saturday lang naman. My Kuya AJ advised me not to neglect swimming and college kahit nasa showbiz na ko.”
Does he have a girlfriend? “I used to have one. Six months kami. But I got so busy dahil sa studies, swimming and showbiz, so I decided to break up with her kasi no time na rin ako for her.”
In “Abt Ur Luv,” he plays Blue, also a swimmer. He left their parents in the province to live with his brother, Stick (Victor Basa), in Manila, but Stick doesn’t exactly enjoy his company as he’s such an incurable chickboy who keeps on wearing Stick’s clothes and shoes. “I’ll have my own love interest daw in the show’s second season and I’m looking forward to that.”
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Enchong breaks up with his girlfriend because of showbiz career and swimming.

Rommel Gonzales | Friday, January 26, 2007
Sa press con ng ABS-CBN youth-oriented drama show na Abt Ur Luv last Tuesday ay nakausap namin ang nakabatatang kapatid ni AJ Dee na si Enchong Dee. Kinumusta namin sa 18-year-old young actor ang isinampa nilang sexual harassment case ni AJ laban sa isang swimming coach nung nasa Naga pa lang sila.

Ayon kay Enchong, ongoing pa rin ang kaso sa Naga. Pero madalas daw ma-postpone ang hearing dahil hindi sumisipot ang akusado.

Nasa grade school pa lang daw si Enchong samantalang nasa kolehiyo na ang Kuya AJ niya nang mangyari ang diumano’y pangha-harass sa kanila ng swimming coach na gay.

“Mga halik-halik. Gusto niya, lagi kaming humahalik sa pisngi niya. E bata pa ako nun, wala naman akong malisya. Hindi ko naman alam na may masama siyang intension,” kuwento ni Enchong.

Wala nang ikinuwentong detalye pa si Enchong. Pahapyaw na lang na sinabi niyang hanggang du’n lang ang naranasan niya mula sa akusado. Wala naman daw nagawa ang swimming coach sa kanya na mas higit pa dun.

“Siyempre, siguro, natakot siya. Ang bata ko pa. Mas mabilis siyang malalagay sa jail kung may ginawa siyang grabe,” sabi pa ni Enchong.

Ang pinaka-worse na nagawa naman daw ng coach kay AJ ay ang pagmamasahe ng una sa singit ni AJ. Parte raw kasi ng training nila noon as swimmers ang pagpapamasahe, isang special kind of massage na para talaga sa mga manlalangoy. Pero never daw umaabot hanggang sa singit ang pagmamasahe liban na nga nung ang coach ang gumawa.

Ayon kay Enchong ay nandito ngayon sa Maynila ang naturang coach. Nakita raw ito nang hindi sinasadya ng Kuya AJ niya recently at nangumusta pa raw ang coach.

“Ang kapal nga ng mukha e!” bulalas ng nakababatang Dee.

Samantala, sa Abt Ur Luv—na napapanood every Saturday sa ABS-CBN—ay ginagampanan ni Enchong ang role ni Blue, younger brother of Stick (played by Victor Basa). Si Blue ay isang swimmer na chickboy at walang disiplina sa sarili.

Sabi ni Enchong, bukod daw sa pagiging swimmer ay wala nang ibang pagkakahawig ang ginagampanan niyang role sa Abt Ur Luv sa tunay na buhay.

Ikinuwento rin ni Enchong na may girlfriend siya six months ago, pero kinailangan niyang i-break dahil mas priority ng binata ang showbiz career niya at pagiging isang mahusay na swimmer.

Take note, sa pamamagitan lang ng computer (thru chat) nakipag-split ang binata sa dati niyang kasintahan.
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Malamang na maungusan pa ng nakababatang kapatid ang kuya niyang artista, lalo na’t ang lakas-lakas ng dating niya sa commercial kung saan sinabi niyang, “Wow! Sulit!”
Si Enchong Dee ’yan, younger bro ni AJ. Natandaan siya ng mga bading nang rumampa siyang halos malalaglag na ang maong sa Cosmopolitan Bachelor’s Night.
Swimmer din kasi si Enchong, kaya 18 years old pa lang, ang ganda na ng katawan at complexion. Napapanood din si Enchong sa Abt Ur Luv tuwing Sabado kasama ang iba pang baguhang sina AJ Perez, Mikee Lee, Dino Imperial, Angelo Patrimonio, and others.
Feeling namin, sisikat si Enchong.
“Ngek! Hindi pa ’ko masyado magaling umarte. Magwu-workshop muna ’ko!” aniya.
Tingnan n’yo, humble pa.

People’s Tonight

BUZZSTATION

Edgar Cruz

02/10/2007

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7. Sibling rivalry

Since Enchong Dee entered showbiz, older brother AJ Dee’s career nosedived. While he’s the new KFC poster boy, the TV Idol is no longer visible. Is there sibling rivalry between them as a result? Enchong, who is younger than AJ with finer facial features, answers, “There’s none! Although he did not encourage me to pursue a showbiz career, he also did not stop me. He told me to give priority to my studies and swimming.” A champion swimmer, Enchong is a sports scholar at La Salle University where he is taking up Developmental Studies.

Enchong will be at the Lovapalooza concert in a block near 24/7 in Star Magic Presents Abt Ur Luv this Saturday at its new 4 p.m. timeslot. In the event, Stick watches everybody dancing. Celine is with her blind date. Gwen, Lieu and Mao are dancing three-way while the two boys eagerly waits for her decision who to pick as her boyfriend. Josh encourages Nelle to dance with Liza. Neri walks around the whole day, unaware she’s about to bump Gens, not knowing she’s ready to tell her emotions for him. Whew, what an exciting Valentine! Want to be part of the barkada? Catch the gang at the Riverbanks Marikina tomorrow at 4 p.m. for fun and games!

“Body Talk with Enchong Dee”
FUNFARE By Ricardo F. Lo
The Philippine Star 03/14/2007

Enchong Dee is always in his swimming trunks. But that’s not entirely a bad thing because 18-year-old Enchong who started swimming at age six, is a champion swimmer with 400 plus medals (including a SEA games silver) to his name. Even a cool and casual get-up of shirt and pants cannot hide his V-shaped back and toned body.

In swimming, Enchong clocks in an amazing time in the most difficult butterfly stroke — next only to Eric Buhain. His teammates aptly brand him “Halimaw” (monster) because of his powerful core-propelled movement in the butterfly stroke. Enchong’s fastest time in the 100-meter butterfly is 56.5, which puts him at par with the country’s best.

The resident pretty boy of the pool, Enchong hopes to be part of the team which will compete in the 2008 Olympics in China but for now, his sights are set on the 2007 Southeast Asian Games in Thailand.

If you think Enchong has it easy, just swimming everyday to prepare for his competitions, you’re so wrong. Sporty and athletic Enchong also engages in badminton and triathlon and has academic classes to attend to. He is a sophomore at De La Salle University taking up Sports Management. TV and modeling take up his time when he’s not in school or in the pool.

Enchong’s TV roles are on both ends of the spectrum. In the teenybopper Saturday show About Ur Luv, he is Blue, a singer/heartthrob from the province paired with Brenda (Carla Humphries). For your late-night primetime soap fill, he joins Diether Ocampo, Kristine Hermosa and Rica Peralejo in Palimos ng Pag-ibig where he plays Rica’s brother, Job, a dentistry student. He is also a regular on the Sunday variety show ASAP where he dances and hosts along with Star Magic’s stellar line-up.

He was one of Cosmopolitan Magazine’s 2006 Centerfold Bachelors, a part of Metro Magazine’s Body Calendar and snagged the Choice Pop Cover Boy award from the ASAP Pop Viewers Choice Awards for 2006.

With all these, it is no surprise that Enchong is also the advertising world’s hottest boy. He has starred in billboards and commercials and now is the newest endorser of Timex’s sports collection. Timex is the No. 1 sports watch in the US and athletes swear by the precision timing of the watch — perfect for Enchong who is a world-class swimmer!

At 5’9″ and 155 pounds, this world-class swimmer from Naga City is a prize catch.

FREEHAND

ENCHONG Dee is one Star Magic talent who can be a good role model for the youth. This 18-year old is a champion swimmer who won a silver medal representing our country in the SEAGames. He’s busy with three regular shows (“Palimos ng Pag-ibig”, “Abt Ur Luv”, “ASAP”), but continues with his studies taking up sports management at La Salle. He does not smoke, drink or use drugs. “I don’t even have a nightlife as I’m always busy either studying, training in the swimming pool, or taping for my TV shows,” he says.
But he’s not complaining. “I’m enjoying all the things that I’m doing so okay lang. When I don’t enjoy swimming or studying or acting anymore, then I’ll drop them. Pero talagang gusto ko silang lahat.”
“Enchong Dee”

The thing about fame is that: You’re treated better than everyone
The thing I love most about what I do is: I’m busy everyday
People might be surprised to know that: I eat four times a day
The most important thing I’ve ever learned is that: You can’t trust everybody
I wish when I started off I’d been told to: be alert of things around you
The worst thing that ever happened to me was that: I fell in the fish pond during kindergarten
And what this taught me was: Listen to oldies when they tell you not to be too close to bullies
The secret to happines is: respect!
My best ever outfit consisted of a: polo, coat … basta formal! And oh, my timex watch!
My Super! Saturday night consists of: friends from Bicol and just hang out in our house
The soundtrack to my life would include: Cannonball by Damien Rice
If I was invisible for a day, I would: Travel all over Egypt and get every treausre I can get
The thing that makes me most angry is: when I’m hungry
If I was the most powerful person on earth: I would order people and get every treausre I can get
The best thing about family is that: You have someone to turn to all the time.
When I’m gone, they’ll probably say: “sayang naman, miss ko na sya!”
If money was no option: “I dont think so!”
When I retire, I would like: to buy a house in the province and chill
The world would be a much better place if: Americans will continue their isolation system
My hero is: my dad!
The thing that makes my life worth living is: Everytime I get to influence people
My greatest hope for the future is: for the Philippines to be rich again
The worst thing somebody said about me was: “Nagbago na sya, ang yabang na nya”
My favorite moments are when: I was held second honors in High school
My most embarrassing moment was when: I fell in the fish pond
Describe the perfect woman: God-fearing, maasikaso, knows to cook well, and open-minded
Where are you most ticklish: in my funny bone, near my ribs
What is the one piece of clothing that makes you feel sexy: Briefs from Bench
What can one do that makes you feel sexy: Just appreciate me
What can one do that guarantee your being seduced: simply eyes
What secret seduction technique you have in your sleeve: none!
What was the last thing you could not say no: Swimming competition!
What makes up for a great kiss: When both people brushed their teeth! haha
What is on your bedside table: homework and scripts!
Im saving up for: A laptop
My biggest indulgence is: to be a dean’s lister
My current state of mind is: I’m rich and famous! haha
My five favorite words are: Grabe! Thank you! Welcome! Thank god! I’m happy for you!
I aspire to be: an Icon

“The Gospel according to Enchong” By Paolo Lorenzana

THE SCOURGING of Enchong Dee will be pretty damn bloody. There’ll be the relentless press, who will sharpen their pitchforks and ready their stones, investigating his relationships with fellow actors and scrutinizing actions to fill up tabloids and the necessary minutes on gossip shows. And there’ll be the increasing fan faction of course, that’ll devour him like a sacrificial lamb.
Straddling the two regaled realms of local entertainment and sport-getting jiggy on variety shows and winning close to 400 medals as a champion swimmer—Enchong was bound to become prime feed to the public, especially with the prominent cheekbones of a Greco-Roman sculpture and an accompanying physique—the stacked shoulders acquired from two daily hours spent doing countless laps, pronouncing his back’s arch and giving the impression he could haul a chariot if he wanted to. One thing tends to lead to another if the right people spot you in some random fashion spread, even if you’re living a quiet and conventional life in the province of Bicol, where you spend your days making mom happy by focusing on God and grades rather than missing hours of sleep from a late taping and rushing to an early-morning photo shoot.

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“Ako kasi, gusto kong ma-challenge at ma-test. Ever since kasi, love ko talaga ang swimming and I just wanted to try new things. Since dumating ako dito, maraming opportunities ang nagbukas para sa ’kin,” explains Enchong of his decision in late 2005 to dive into the whirlpool of local entertainment. What sprung-up were a streak of shows (noteworthy performances in the celebrity teen factory that is “Abt ur Luv” as well as a dramatic turn in “Palimos ng Pag-ibig”) and a trickle of commercials—an endorsement for Timex and one for KFC, which endeared him to viewers with every bite he took of his chicken-filled sandwich. Besides, apart from the obvious differences, there are a few similarities between competition swimming and show business. There’s the need to surface triumphantly above eager contenders even if you have to use the practicality in the former as a necessary evil in the latter; the barely 18-year-old momma’s boy dropping trou for the fevered masses or posing shirtless with a glass of milk, conveying ‘hard-bodied boy-next-door’ to get Cosmo girls cuckoo and Catholic co-eds to declare how ‘hot’ he is as he drifts through his school’s hallways. “Okay lang naman yun para sa akin eh,” says Enchong with a toothy grin and a gruff drawl from a lack of sleep. “I’m happy na ganito ang katawan ko and kailan pa ako magkakaroon ng ganitong body? Hindi ko kasi nakikitang daring ’cause in every competition that I go to, there are hundreds of thousands of people na nanonood na naka-trunks lang ako. Parang na-develop ko naman yung confidence—and who the hell cares if I take off my pants?”

A zealous group known as the 13-35 female demographic does as well as the battalion of gay bloggers who’ll admire the six-pack and question the identity. “Sa mga intriga—ini-enjoy ko lang yung mga yun kasi they notice me and people, when they watch you—titignan nila kung ‘ganun ka’ or not. Kumbaga, it’s still publicity,” Enchong explains.

Celebrity ascension

It’s his religious devotion to school, the smallscreen, and the swim training he’ll need for 2008’s Sea Games, that distinguishes Enchong from all the other ripe, young guns looking to be deified; what raises him up in arenas that were once the domain of an older brother whose swift launch to fame resulted in a quick fall from grace. “Kasi sa swimming, you need discipline, pero sa showbiz, kung ano ang inihain sa iyo kailangan mo kainin. Ako naman, syempre baguhan, so talagang kinakain ko lang ngayon,” Enchong admits, exhibiting his ability to transcend the flesh, apply the discipline that’s driven him to sporting glory, and swim eagerly with the sharks of showbiz. He’ll sit humbly aware before an imminent storm that could blow Milby mania to smithereens; all witnessing the moment he gets beamed up onto the celebrity forefront. ’Cause after a bloody scourging, everyone loves a good guy who can arise a messiah.

Hey guys..

I passed buy a Timex store yesterday..
I was surprised to see Enchong as their new endorser. :glee:

Dun ata siya sa sport watches ng Timex. 🙂

I went to an Apple store too.
I saw this poster.. I think that was enchong holding an iPod nano.

I’m not that sure. 😆

Cge, napadaan lang. :wave:

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“Forever fresh. Bench Looks Back at our OJ Summer campaign featuring Enchong Dee circa 2007.”

 

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Enchong Dee at the 2007 Southeast Asian Games swimming finals, men’s 100-meter butterfly in Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand on December 9, 2007.

Nowadays, the presence of the “Kid Swimmer”, Enchong Dee, was a guest model for the Inquirer Lifestyle Series: Fitness.Fashion with Samsung fashion show and former De La Salle Green Tanker. He was the second-generation professional actor and former competitive swimmer, and the younger brother of Angel James “AJ” Dee III.

“Hoy, si unknown guy din pala?” This is the words of popular TV show host Paolo Abrera along with Rina Go and Waterfront Cebu City Hotel and Casino general manager Marco Protacio to Mister Dee ahead of the Inquirer Lifestyle Series: “Fitness.Fashion” with Samsung show in July 2008. No less than Enchong Dee, the second-generation professional actor and former competitive swimmer, and the younger brother of Angel James “AJ” Dee III,  co-host of the variety show MTB: Ang Saya Saya after becoming a runner-up on that show’s “TV Idol” contest. He is being co-managed by ABS-CBN’s Star Magic and Boy Abunda’s Backroom, Inc.

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He also played the Frog Prince in Clark Pampanga Theater in February and March 2011.

Dee also modeled for many brands in the Philippines such as BENCH and has appeared in TV commercials.

Originally, it was on July 15, 2007 he was covered the EDSA Tres sa Makati (the failed people-power revolution) when Dee reported for the event.

He was also being part of TVB News as anchor and reporter from 2007 to June 2009.

In my career, I’ve learned so much from… My manager “Tito Keren” (Pascual) and handler “Tita Monch” (Novales) of Star Magic. One of the biggest lessons which I always apply in my work is always be kind to people, especially the production staff. I also enjoy meeting fans and supporters who express their love for me in heartfelt ways.

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A GMA News reporter showing his tuxedo with the station’s logo

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Enchong goes back to school

AMONG THE showbiz celebrities that headed back to school this June was Enchong Dee. The younger brother of Rounin star AJ Dee, Enchong — who was last seen in the sineserye ‘Palimos ng Pag-Ibig’ — is enrolled at De La Salle University where he is majoring in Development Studies and is a member of the school’s swim team.

Enchong has always considered himself an athlete rather than a showbiz personality. He always makes time to train, no matter how hectic his schedule in school or at work may be. He attends his classes in the morning, and in the afternoon, he’s off to the nearby Philippine Columbian Association pool where he trains for two hours every day.

‘People always ask me how I manage with the kind of schedule that I have, being in school and showbiz, but I tell them that swimming doesn’t make me tired; in fact, it makes me more energetic,’ says Enchong. ‘It’s my stress reliever when things get too hectic. I love swimming, and I always look forward to spending time in the pool.’

Aside from being a member of the De La Salle University swim team, Enchong is also part of the Philippine team that represents the country in international meets. In the last Southeast Asian age group swimming competitions, Enchong pocketed a silver medal. He also represented the country at the Asian Games (where the other swimmers he competed against were at least 10 years older; Enchong was one of the youngest swimmers), and is hoping to be selected to form part of the Philippine team to the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

Being a swimmer actually helps him to concentrate better on his other activities, like his studies and showbiz. ‘That’s because it’s a different life,’ explains Enchong. ‘I think I would get bored sooner if I did the same thing every day, meaning I would just go from home to school and back again day in and day out. This way, at least I have some variety. Swimming gives me the chance to live a different life.’

Enchong tapes for his show, ‘Abt Ur Luv’, twice a week. He also has some movie projects lined up, although he won’t talk about them yet, since negotiations are still ongoing. ‘All I know is that there are offers being considered,’ he says.

Enchong also recently bagged a lucrative endorsement contract for Timex. Does his success cause problems between him and AJ? Not at all, he replies. ‘We’re brothers, and he joined showbusiness before I did, so he’s really the pro, and I’m just an amateur,’ laughs Enchong.

What part of your life would you want to change?

(Words Worth by Mons Romulo-Tantoco, July 15, 2007)

Life is not always as we want or plan it to be. There are times we wish we could live our lives in a different way and that the good times would never end. But it is these unpredictable moments that make life more exciting — just living life as it comes, praying and trusting that everything that happens will be what is best for us.

ANA AMIGO ANTONIO, founder and managing director, Chocolate Clothing Company: Sometimes there are parts of my life or mistakes that I wish I had the power to change, but I realize that I am where I am because of everything that has happened in my life. I learned from all the things I would have wished to change, moved on and made it into a positive. So my answer would be none. My only wish is that I continue to learn and live a good and prosperous life that creates a positive influence.

QUEENIE GONZALES, president, Green Ladies Movement of Mandaluyong: None. All the emotional highs and lows I’ve encountered have made me wiser and more fearless in embracing life’s most unpredictable rides.

Senator RAMON MAGSAYSAY JR.: There’s not a part of my life I would want changed despite the toll of mistakes, faux pas, indecisions and decisions impulsively made. We accept the good with the bad, even if the bad outnumbers the good. In short, this is how the Lord above planned my life for me and the family and friends simply make it happen in a more joyful way. I would not exchange that for anything in this world.

XENG ZULUETA, Shu Uemura artist: If I could change anything in my life now, it would be to have more spare time to spend with my family. I hardly get to see them because they all live abroad.

WILLIAM ANTONIO, athlete, Coca-Cola Tigers, PBA: I think if you love your life the way it is in the present, you wouldn’t change a thing. There’s always the woulda, coulda, shoulda’s that I’d want to go back to and change but I think those are the events that have molded me in the present.  Where I am now, where I am going is because of where I came from.

 ENCHONG DEE, actor and swimming champion: If there’s anything I want to change in my life, it would probably be to spend more time with my parents despite the long hours of training. I just wish we could have gone to Disneyland when I was younger, pero the rest is happiness.

TATS REJANTE MANAHAN, surface designer/writer: It is tempting to say I’d want to change the parts of my life where I made mistakes. But looking at the bigger picture, I’ve come to realize that God, who foreknew my life, allowed the mistakes so I could learn to respond wisely the next time.

YENG S.LIM, Bantay Bata 163 resource mobilization officer: To be honest, it would be losing my mom at an early age and my dad five years ago. But then again, I am not God to decide when the right time for them to go is. In retrospect, and with acceptance of things happening in my life, there’s nothing that I would want to change. My life is perfectly imperfect, and I can only strive for excellence.

4 killed as Arroyo supporters assault Palace

Manila, Philippines, July 16, 2007 (STAR) – As the nation slept, an angry mob, all of them supporters of jailed former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, stormed Malacañang before dawn yesterday, coming to a stop a breath away from the Office of the President.

But President “Tito Keren” Pascual survived the assault on his office and life, vowing that if there is another attempt to seize the Palace,

“We will crush it again. We must never let our guard down.”

One policeman and three supporters of Arroyo were killed while 39 others were injured in the day-long battle to save Malacañang, with Armed Forces chief Gen. Hermogenes Esperon, Jr. declaring,

“They cannot take Malacañang. It will be over our dead bodies.”

More than a hundred loyalists were arrested by police and are set to be charged with sedition while key opposition figures were ordered arrested for inciting the loyalists to attack Malacañang.

The 20,000 Arroyo loyalists, who had been participating in an anti-government rally at the Ayala Center Millennium Celebration Stage and EDSA Shrine in Quezon City in since Wednesday, July 11 last week, marched to Malacañang Palace at around 2 a.m.

The Arroyo supporters overcame a police barricade in front of the Glorietta Mall along Palm Drive.

At about 3:25 a.m. of Sunday, July 15, 2007, the loyalists overcame another police barricade located at Fonda Drive and Office Drive in Makati and carted off police anti-riot gear despite the tear gas policemen released.

A sudden surge of loyalists forced police to retreat toward the blockade at Paseo de Roxas and Ayala Avenues.

At about 3:40 a.m., the mob overpowered the blockade and marched toward Malacañang’s Gate No. 3. Twenty minutes later, the mob separated into two with one group proceeding to Malacañang’s main Gate No. 7 at J.P. Laurel and Mendiola streets.

At about 4:20 a.m., the 2,000-man team of police, Army and Navy men, assisted by eight fire trucks, tried to disperse the crowd at Mendiola but only managed to push back the crowd by a few meters by 6 a.m.

There was a standoff between loyalist and police until 10:15 a.m. during which the loyalist mob reached V.A. Rufino Street but when reinforcements to government forces finally arrived, the composite crowd control unit prepared to launch another dispersal push.

The dispersal team, composed of Army soldiers, Navy men and policemen formed tight phalanx that faced the rallyist at Dela Rosa, Legaspi, Gallardo and Perea streets.

Armed with truncheons, guns and tear gas, the dispersal team started its assault with anti-riot geared troopers slowly pushing forward followed by policemen firing rounds in the air.

But the loyalist mob fought back by throwing rocks, clubs and bottles at the dispersal team as they moved back. The withdrawing loyalists set on fire a private car parked in front of The Enterprise Center.

The loyalists also overran the police sub-station near Mendiola Bridge and tried to burn down the station as reporters and policemen stayed trapped inside.

“They overran the sub-station. I thought it was the end of all of us. They doused the station with gasoline and threatened to set on fire. Fortunately, other policemen were quick to respond and rescue us,”

said journalist Jerome Aning who was trapped inside the station.

As one group attacked the station, another group of rallyists overturned a parked police car and set it ablaze. Other loyalists robbed and then burned the pick-up trucks of television networks ABS-CBN-2 and ABC-5.

The mob also set a back hoe at the corner of Mendiola and Legarda streets on fire and threw rocks at the dispersal team which separated into two teams and continued to pursue the loyalists down Claro M. Recto Avenue.

The loyalists also torched a firetruck and a police motorcycle at the corner of East Street and Countryride Drive Street while others stoned shop windows as they fell back toward Rizal Avenue in Sta. Cruz district.

By 11:30 a.m., the dispersal team had broken up the mob and arrested about 103 loyalists who will be charged with sedition.

“It was a very long day but I am happy that it is now all over,” said Chief Superintendent Florencio Fianza, who headed the dispersal operation.

Villanueva assured the public the government is “fully in control” of the situation although it is also closely monitoring reports of armed groups out to escalate the violence.

“We can assure the public is safe and President Karen Lourdes “Tito Keren” Pascual is fully in control,”

Villanueva said, vowing to secure Makati Central Business District from further attack.

People’s Taliba

By: Dinno Erece

GALIT kunwari si Dino Imperial sa pagpasok ni Enchong Dee sa love team nila ni Empress Schuck.

Joke lang naman ito of course on Dino’s part pero todo arte si tukayo lalo na nang na-late si Enchong for the mini interview for the three para sa Star Magic Presents: Abt Ur Luv (Ur Lyf 2) every Saturday sa ABS after Nagmamahal Kapa-milya.

Long the love team since the first season Dino and Empress as Hillary and Bill pero since last week, pumasok na sa eksena si Enchong as Blue.

Eh, na-late nga si Enchong dahil may rehearsal pa siya, bakit daw naming hinihintay nandiyan naman siya. Hindi namin masabi kay Dino na may kontro-bersiyal na litrato si Enchong na kumakalat sa internet. Although hindi naman ito malaswa at nakadamit naman si Enchong, quite teasing ang tatlong shots niya na naka jersey shorts lang at walang pang-itaas. May kabababaan pa ang jersey shorts.

Eh, si Dino, wholesome ek pa.

“Meet the Coke heads”

Unbottle these seven refreshing teens heralding Coca-Cola’s new campaign of saying yes in the face of no!

Today’s hottest stars have made it to the countdown of this year’s Candy Cuties listed on the September issue of Candy Magazine.

Dino Imperial was chosen as the No. 1 Candy Cutie for 2007 and was also on the cover of this month’s issue. He is followed closely by fellow Candy cover boys Sam Concepcion in the 2nd spot, and Gerald Anderson in 4th place.

Teen heartthrobs like Rayver Cruz (No. 23), twins Felix and Dominic Roco (Nos. 22 and 21, respectively), Jake Cuenca (No. 18), Marky Cielo (No. 17) and Victor Basa (No. 16) all have Candy girls swooning at their good looks.
Young athletes also make it to the list, as racecar driver Matteo Guidicelli drives in at No. 13, and [B]swimmer Enchong Dee makes it to No. 9.
Battle of the bands ensues, as Champ Lui Pio of Hale at No. 6 is closely followed by Yael Yuzon of Spongecola at No. 5, but Kean Cipriano of Callalily clearly captures the hearts of Candy girls at his No. 3 spot.
Other celebrities making it to the Candy Cuties list are ABS-CBN talents Joem Bascon, Marvin Raymundo, and Jon Avila; Starstruck 4 graduate Aljur Abrenica, Fil-British football players James and Philip Younghusband, Philippine Idol finalist Gian Magdangal, MTV VJ hunt finalist Reuben Uy, Miggy Chavez of Chicosci, former Wazzup Wazzup tadjock Eri Neeman, PBB Season 2 alumni Robert Woods, Mickey Perz, and Bodie Cruz, singer Miguel Escueta, and Pagdadalaga ni Maximo Oliveros star Nathan Lopez.
Catch the complete list of Candy Cuties on the September issue of Candy Magazine which is available in all leading bookstores and magazine stands nationwide at P85 per copy.

UAAP Season 70 Swimming Competition (September 20-23, 2007)

UAAP swimming tatampisaw na sa Trace

Maynila, Pilipinas, September 20, 2007 – SA unang pagkakataon sa 70-taong pagkakatatag, may UAAP sporting event na gaganapin sa labas ng Metro Manila.

Papagitna ang mga mahuhusay na swimmers mula sa pinakaglamorosong collegiate league ng bansa sa paglarga ng swimming competitions ngayon sa Trace Aquatics Center sa Los Baños, Laguna.

Mabigat na hamon ang haharapin ng University of the Philippines upang makuha ang ikalimang sunod na men’s crown sa pagkawala ng dalawang key tankers, habang pinapaboran ang University of Santo Tomas na makamit ang ‘three-peat’ sa distaff side.

Noong nakaraang taon, sumungkit ang Fighting Maroons ng 15 golds, walong silver at pitong bronze medals sa pamamagitan nina Rookie of the Year awardee Ryan Arabejo at Ken Uy.

Mahihirapan ang UP pagkat hindi na lalangoy para sa koponan sina Uy at Arabejo, na nag-aral na sa Bolles School sa Florida at naghahanda para sa Beijing Olympics sa susunod na taon.

“It’s going to be hard, I hope my swimmers will step up to the task,” sabi ni Fighting Maroons coach Noel Rivera.

Hangad ng Tigresses Na muling madomina ang pool laban sa Lady Maroons, na pagbibidahan ni two-time UAAP Athlete of the Year awardee Luica Dacanay.

Si Dacanay, na beterano ng ASEAN at World University Games, ay humakot ng pito sa 11 gold medals ng UP upang tanghaling MVP sa ikatlong sunod na taon.

Sa kabila ng pananalasa ni Dacanay, bigo ang Lady Maroons na maungusan ang UST, na kahit na nanalo lamang ng apat nag into ay humakot sila ng 13 silver at 11 bronze medals upang masakmal ng Tigresses ang women’s crown.

Inaasahang makakatikim ang UST at UP ng hamon mula sa Ateneo at La Salle, na magbabalik matapos ang isang taong paghahanda.

Mabigat ang Lady Eagles pagkat nariyan pa rin ang mga beteranong sina Bianca Uy, Gem Ong, Nikki Santiago at Louise Sarmiento, habang ibabandera ng Green Archers ang kanilang rookie na si Enchong Dee.

UP, UST Tankers Defend Swim Titles

Los Banos, Laguna, September 23, 2007 – University of the Philippines and University of Santo Tomas successfully defended their titles in the UAAP swimming championships at the state-of-the-art Trace Aquatics Complex in Los Baños, Laguna. The Maroons captured their fifth title after amassing 204 points in the four-day competition. UST placed second with 192 followed by De La Salle University with 189.

The Tigresses wound up with a cumulative score of 224.50 points for its fourth straight title. Ateneo De Manila scored 180.50 for second place followed by UP with 162.50 for third.

Ernest Dee was named the tournament Most Valuable Player in the men’s side with 63 points while Luica Gaudes Dacanay won the women’s MVP with 63 points.

Maxim Christopher Quilala of DLSU took the Rookie of the Year honors with 47 points Marvie Borja got 35 points to win the women’s ROY.

In the juniors’ side, UP topped the event in the girls division while Ateneo de Manila took hold of the boys division.

The swimming event hosted by Trace was the first time a UAAP event was held outside Metro Manila.

Congrats UP Swimmers!

DLSU swim team really is going no where; looks like Enchong and Ixxie are the only silver linings. A sad state considering where we were 5 years ago na double champs. Thanks to those who updated us with results and pictures namely jancarlo, danavila and orangersey, your updates are far more informative than what some sportswriters contribute.

UAAP swim makes a splash at Trace (SPORTS FOR ALL By Philip Ella Juico)

When the smoke of battle cleared, UP and UST retained their respective men’s and women’s titles with UP also capturing the girls’ title and ADMU pocketing the boys’ championship. UST and DLSU ended up in second and third respectively in the men’s division while ADMU, UP and DLSU captured the second to fourth places in the women’s side. UST and DLS-Zobel ended up in second and third spots respectively in the boys’ division.

On September 2007, Dee participated for the first time in the UAAP Swimming Championships at Trace College Aquatic Center Sports Complex in Los Banos, Laguna. He won seven gold medals for the said event and first MVP award.

The four-day championships, held from Sept. 20 to 23, drew some 280 swimmers from five UAAP schools: DLSU, ADMU, UE, UST and University of the Philippines (UP).

Several UAAP records in the 50-, 100- and 200-meter butterfly events and 400-meter individual medley relay were broken by himself, a political science major and ABS-CBN talent and Bench model. Dee was also chosen 70th season MVP or most valuable player. Ixxi Quilala, also of DLSU, was named rookie of the year. Gian Berino of the UST boys’ team also erased long-standing UAAP records. A number of the records broken used to be held by Ryan Papa, 1992 and 1996 Olympian.

ABS-CBN Star Magic launches its 2008 Catalogue

ABS-CBN Star Magic can now use the old MGM tagline “more stars than in heaven.”

For the past years, may taunang catalogue ang Star Magic ng ABS-CBN for its current list of stars. This year, in commemoration of the department’s fifteenth year, isang engrandeng launching ang isinagawa ng Star Magic kahapon, September 23, sa pangunguna nina Mr. Johnny “Mr. M” Manahan and Ms. Rikka Dylim for the 2008 issue with a two-pronged pictorial exhibits, isa sa 14th Floor ng ABS-CBN EJL Building at isa sa TriNoMa Mall sa Quezon City.

Nagsidatingan ang napakaraming artista ng Star Magic—all in white—to grace the event. Every guest was given their copy of the 2008 catalogue.

Some of the pictures of the stars in the catalogue were blown up as exhibit. In center stage is the biggest of them all and the cover of the catalogue itself featuring the twelve leading stars of Star Magic: John Lloyd Cruz, Claudine Barretto, and Piolo Pascual in the first row; Shaina Magdayao, Sam Milby, and Bea Alonzo in the second row; Kristine Hermosa, Diether Ocampo, and Roxanne Guinoo in the third row; and Rafael Rosell, Angelica Panganiban; and Zanjoe Marudo in the last row.

Segregated into different divisions ang nilalaman ng 2008 catalogue.

The first is “Leading Ladies” kung saan may two-page spread each sina Claudine, Kristine, Bea, Angelica, Rica Peralejo, and Roxanne in that order.

Instead of leading men, mga “Torch Bearers” naman ang tawag sa grupo nina Piolo, John Lloyd, Sam, Diet, Zanjoe, Rafael, Dominic Ochoa, Carlos Agassi, and Jiro Manio. Nagawa na ang catalogue bago pa man hindi mag-renew si Jiro sa Star Magic last July kung kaya’t kasali pa rin siya rito.

The “New Romantics” naman ang tawag sa mga love teams kung saan magkakasama sa isang pictures sina Gerald Anderson and Kim Chiu, Matt Evans and Melissa Ricks, and Empress Schuck and Enchong Dee.

The “Ingénues” ang division ng mga up-and-coming leading ladies na sina Maja Salvador, Shaina Magdayao, Erich Gonzales, at Nikki Gil na may solo pictures, samantalang in pairs naman sina Lauren and Megan Young, Valeen Montenegro and Eda Nolan, Denise Laurel and Carla Humphries, and Kaye Abad and Jodi Sta Maria.

Mga “Boys To Men” ang tawag sa mga pairs na sina Victor Basa and Jake Cuenca, John Prats and Geoff Eigenmann, Rayver Cruz and John Wayne Sace, Joem Bascon and Aldred Gatchalian, and Baron Geisler and Ketchup Eusebio.

“Actors with Character” naman ang kina Pokwang (na isa dalawang artista sa said division na may solo picture); ang magkakasamang sina Roden Araneta, Gerry Montes, Bentong, and Gian Carlos Terry; Charles Christianson, Gabb Drilon, and Arron Villaflor; Anna Larrucea, Nikki Valdez, and Aiza Marquez; Denise Joaquin, Dimples Romana, and Kathleen Hermosa; Marco Aytona, Thou Reyes, and Japoy Lizardo; Gian Sotto, Alfonso Martinez, and Michael Manotoc; John “Sweet” Lapus (na pangalawang artista na may solo picture); Chx Alcala and Say Alonzo; Gem Ramos and Cherryl Lou; Joyce So, Jaymee Joaquin, and Jamilla Obispo; Franzen Fajardo, Jayson Gainza, Nene Tamayo, and Rico Barrera; Bam Romana, Joaqui Mendoza, and Fred Payawan; Zeppi Borromeo, Allyson Lualhati, and Marc Acueza; Lui Villarus, Juddah Paolo, and Archie Alemania; Gino Paul Guzman and JM Rodriguez; Nicole Angel and Michelle Ayalde; Princess Ryan, Gemma Fitzgerald, and Cass Ponti; and Malaya Lewandowski, Nina Dolino, and Michelle Murenec.

“The Next Big Things” ang last division kung saan magkakasama sina Chris Gutierrez, AJ Perez, and Angelo Patrimonio; Arno Morales and Martin del Rosario; Mara Lopez and Zia Marquez; Mikee Lee, Dino Imperial, Aaron Agassi, and Bryan Homecillo; Isabelle Abiera, Jessy Mendiola, and Krista Valle; Daphne Cortes, Hiyasmin Neri, Caroline Riggs, Jenna Estrella, and Bianca Reyes; Tim Espinosa, Puma de Borja, Jon Avila, Benj Besa, and Marvin Raymundo, Jordan Aguilar, and Franz Pumaren; Sharlene San Pedro and Nash Aguas; Eliza Pineda and Kristel Fulgar; Nina De Sgauin, Bea Nicolas, and Alexis Ramos; Kathryn Bernardo, Jane Oineza, Miles Ocampo, Mara Schnittka, and Angeli Gonzales; Jet Paz, Sara Palad, Ronalisa Cheng, Katrina Nazario, Sean Ignacio, Moreen Guese, EJ Jallorina, and Alfred Labatos; Iggyboy Flores, Young An Chiu, Carlo John Barrameda, Katrina Legaspi, Yuuki Kadooka, and MJ Maranan; Kobi Vidanes, Celine Lim, Aaron Junatas, Khaycee Aboloc, Basty Alcanses, and Angel Sy; Franz Yap, John Manalo, Kiray Celis, Steven Fermo, CJ Navato, and Joshua Dionisio; Quintin Alianza, Julio Pisk, Darius Cardano, Mika dela Cruz, Sora Baars, and Cheska Billones; Jacob Dionisio, Gemmae Custodio, Mikylla Ramirez, Nikki Bagaporo, Mark Joshua Sayarot, and Michael Jee Flores; at ang last and solo page na si Julia Barretto.

Hindi kasama ang mga superstars like Sharon Cuneta, Maricel Soriano, and Judy Ann Santos on the list dahil never naman silang naging Star Magic talents. Same goes to Angel Locsin and Valerie Concepcion na walang pinirmahang co-management contract with Star Magic.

Wala rin sa listahan ang mga Pinoy Dream Academy scholars and the Pinoy Big Brother Season 2 housemates dahil sa Dream Big Productions sila nakakontrata.

Hindi naman umabot ang mga bagong Be Bench winners lead by Carlo Guevara sa pictorial ng catalogue.

Malamang na ibenta sa market ang Star Magic Catalogue 2008 dahil may list price itong 130 pesos.

“I hope Enchong hasn’t dropped his Olympic aspirations.
I’m happy he’s getting lots of projects at ABS, but I would hope ABS would allow him to concentrate on the Olympics as well.
I think he’s still swimming for DLSU, he won some meets last week.”

Just in time for the 2007 Southeast Asian Games in Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand with Inquirer Lifestyle Series: Fitness.Fashion with Samsung fashion show’s guest model and Bench/ lifestyle + clothing endorser Enchong Dee for the finals of men’s 100-meter butterfly on Sunday, December 9, 2007 at the Aquatic Center, His Majesty the King’s 80th Birthday Anniversary Stadium, Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand.

December 8-9 and 11-12, 2007, During a five-day swimming competition for the 24th Southeast Asian Games in Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand with national swimmer and then University of California swimmer Miguel Molina and the fashion show’s guest model turned De La Salle Green Tanker Enchong Dee, the fourth year of the Pia Cayetano, Rina Go, Paolo Abrera and Marco Protacio (CGAP) affair and the riots at Dee residence in Barangay Horseshoe, Quezon City. A 25-hour overnight vigil was held at the Greenbelt Chapel in Makati City, held on the same day starting at 7:00 p.m. and ends at 8:00 p.m. of the same day. At this time, the “Companero y Companera” Sunday Talk Show live from the Legaspi Towers 300 in Manila, followed by the 2007 Southeast Asian Games Swimming Competition live over CNN Philippines (SkyCable channel 28 in Metro Manila) and on radio DWFM 92.3, from 5:30 pm to 8pm.

She, Rina Go-Thorp, TV host Paolo Abrera and former Waterfront Cebu City Hotel and Casino general manager Marco Protacio with designers Joey Samson, James Reyes, Louis Claparols and Collezione C2 creative director Rhett Eala stayed for 32 days, from December 1, 2007 to January 1, 2008. He was placed 8th in the finals of men’s 100-meter butterfly with the time of 56.87 seconds.

“We are being chanted together, “Pia-Paolo, Hindi kami nag-iisa! (We are not alone!)”, Mr. Protacio says in front of marching supporters of the Cayetano Family before the SEA Games swimming finals at 7 p.m. Manila Time. But Abrera mother and son tandem along with Aurora Silayan-Go, her daughter Rina, husband Jonathan Dean Thorp and granddaughter Aurora Nicole Thorp marched from Roxas Boulevard, Manila to The Peninsula Manila Hotel in Makati.

But, during ten days, it was the much-anticipated regional sporting event was aired on PTV 4. The Ayala-First Pacific-San Miguel companies were supported the Philippine Sports for the event. Manny Pangilinan of PLDT, Jaime Augusto Zobel of Ayala and Ramon Ang of San Miguel Corp. were at the Peninsula Manila Hotel from December 6 (opening day) of the event up to December 15 (closing day).

Senator Cayetano, Go-Thorp, Abrera and Protacio were here, along with the Cayetano family on the third day of the SEA Games action on December 9. Radio reports says Cayetano and Protacio stayed at the Peninsula Manila with Makati City Mayor Jejomar Binay and Manila Mayor Alfredo S. Lim who arrived. Rallies for boycotting the SEA Games coverage on television and sponsors of the coverage. A Holy Mass for the Second Sunday of Advent, December 9, 2007 officiated by Manila Archbishop Gaudencio Cardinal B. Rosales at 5PM and Pope Benedict XVI led the Angelus Message at 7PM.

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“Rebels seize the HK-TVB studios in Legaspi Towers 300, Roxas Boulevard, Manila during the Nakhon Ratchasima Southeast Asian Games swimming finals at past 7:29 p.m. in a military coup against President Pascual, stalling the live airing of the Sunday late-afternoon talk show Companero y Companera, hosted by Senator Pia Cayetano, Rina Go, Paolo Abrera and Waterfront Cebu City Hotel and Casino general manager Marco Protacio.”

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Results

Sunday, 9 December, 18:29

Men’s 100m Butterfly Finals A

Event Record Mark Name Location Date
 Asia  52.27   JPN  – YAMAMOTO T  Barcelona (ESP)   26 June, 2003
 SEA Games  55.04   MAS  – KENG LIAT Lim Hanoi (VIE)   30 July, 2003

 

Rk Lane Name R.T. 50 m 100 m Tbh. Rec.
Ind.
1 1  MAS  – BEGO Daniel [1] 25.16
25.16
[1] 54.33
29.17
GR
6 2  THA  – MATJIUR Radomyos [7] 26.63
26.63
[6] 56.61
29.98
2.28  
5 3  INA  – UTOMO Donny [3] 25.95
25.95
[5] 55.81
29.86
1.48  
3 4  INA  – WIBOWO Andy [2] 25.80
25.80
[3] 55.59
29.79
1.26  
2 5  PHI  – WALSH James [4] 26.12
26.12
[2] 55.47
29.35
1.14  
4 6  SIN  – TAN Xue-Wei [5] 26.37
26.37
[4] 55.79
29.42
1.46  
7 7  SIN  – SY Shirong Jeffrey [6] 26.61
26.61
[7] 56.68
30.07
2.35  
8 8  PHI  – DEE Ernest [8] 26.65
26.65
[8] 56.87
30.22
2.54  

Dee was in the finals of men’s 100-meter butterfly last December 9 and lane 1 of men’s 200-meter butterfly finals last December 11, and he was the eighth place finish in the said event with the time of 2 minutes, 11.47 seconds and he lost to Filipino-American James Bernard Walsh.

A re-run of the August 21, 1983 assassination of former Philippine senator Benigno Aquino, Jr. aired by GMA Network. (In 1983, Channel 7 was the first to break the news of Ninoy Aquino’s death, and later would be the only television station to broadcast his funeral.)

yung kay Enchong Dee the best example of those things that I’ve mentioned, the kid is good but if you dont take him to places where his skills and potential will be challenged then we wont get the result that we expect.

Another case is Ryan Arabejo, last seagames, his lone chance was in the long distance races 1500 meters in particular, but when we send him in the US to live and hone his skills against all those tough competition he suddenly struck gold in sprint race such as 200m backstroke..ganun talaga the world is getting smaller hindi pwedeng sabihin nating dito nalang sila sa PInas mag train at pondohan to compete mas mahal yun kesa dalhin sila sa states via scholarships.

Like it or not, We need FilAms to win in an Elite Sports like swimming. mabuhay kayo miguel, daniel, james at ryan paramihin pa ang lahi nyo..at sana sa womens may we find a replacement for the long retired hero like Akiko Thomson matagal tagal naring di nanalo ang Women swimming team natin.

Two days ago, on December 11, 2007, he was in lane 1 for the finals of men’s 200-meter butterfly, and he placed 8th with the time of 2 minutes, 11.47 seconds. He failed to win a medal and lost to Filipino-American JB Walsh, who later compete in the Beijing 2008 Olympics in August 2008.

It’s nice that we have landed 2nd overall in medal standings in swimming. But it’s still bitter sweet because, yet again, the PhilAm swimmers have overshadowed our locally trained ones. Well they’re lucky because they’re spared from the politics of PASA. But sad there are many swimmers I know who decided not to compete and take a bow from swimming na, like Liza Danilla and Bonus Bordado to name a few.

To Enchong, my friend, mag artista ka nalang.

The video conversation starts with the sound of the plane landing and people talking among them.

 

  • “Everybody remains on board,” one of them says.

 

Moments later, a single gunshot rings out and women are wailing.

  • “What happened? What was that?” a woman’s voice asks.

More gunshots. The wailing becomes louder.

Then an order from several men: “Inside, inside, inside!”

  • “The soldiers… shot Ninoy. He’s dead out there,” a woman cries out.

Burton’s tape records faintly the sound of someone saying, “Eto na (This is it).” Footage shot by a foreign TV crew captures the words by now familiar to Filipinos who lived through the events surrounding the Aquino assassination. “Eto na, eto na! Ako na, ako na! Op! Pusila, pusila (This is it, this is it! Let me, let me! Shoot, shoot)!”

And then, the gunshot.

What are significant about the tape are the reactions of Aquino’s fellow passengers and the conversations Burton had with them.

Burton apparently kept recording as she discussed with fellow foreign journalists what happened.

Some eight minutes into the tape, Burton is heard saying, “It’s very confusing, I mean, I don’t know.” She then answers more questions from someone who sounded like an American.

  • Man: “They shot Ninoy?”
  • Woman, presumably Burton: “Yeah.”
  • Man: “Where?”
  • Burton: “Right at the bottom of the stairs.”
  • Man: “When Ninoy was still on it or when…”
  • Burton: “No, when he got off. I’m sure he’s dead.”

The tape also captures Burton and her fellow passengers after they had disembarked and ran into people waiting to meet the passengers from the China Airlines flight.

 

Local journalists who covered the airport at the time had been herded by military men to the entrance to the tube where they were to await Aquino. When they learned of the commotion at the tarmac, they interviewed the disembarking passengers to ask them what happened.

 

One conversation was that of Burton and a Filipino.

  • Man: “What did you see? Who did it?”
  • Burton: “Soldiers.”
  • Man: “How many of them?”
  • Burton: “I don’t know. I think we’d better wait.”
  • Man: “Did you recognize him? Aquino?”
  • Burton: “Yeah.”
  • Man: “What’s your name?”
  • Burton: “No, I’m not gonna… this is not the place to talk. We had just seen two assassinations take place right outside our window.”

 

The tape then records what sounded like Burton comparing notes with fellow foreign correspondents, everyone recalling what they heard and trying to reconstruct the moments when they heard the shorts.

In one portion of the tape, the conversation turns to who killed Aquino, and Burton points out that a Japanese reporter had seen one of the men in khaki, referring to one of Aquino’s escorts, being the gunman.

But a man contradicts her saying, “I did not see a man in khaki uniform shoot Aquino.” To this day, the question that shot Aquino remains subject to debate.

Cayetano and three personalities along with Samson, Reyes, Claparols and Eala were stayed in the same place to the said event for fifteen days between December 6 to 15, 2007, followed by her father, the late former Philippine Senator Atty. Renato “Rene” Cayetano’s 73rd birthday celebration at his tomb in Pateros and thanksgiving dinner party at the NBC Tent in Taguig City on December 12, 2007 and the welcome the new millennium 2008 between December 31, 2007 and January 1, 2008.

While President Tito Keren Pascual was on state and working visits to Spain and Kuwait, Vice President Noli de Castro as Acting President from December 3 to 12, 2007. Pascual returned to Manila for the late former Senator Atty. Renato “Rene” Cayetano’s 73rd birthday celebration at his tomb in Pateros and thanksgiving dinner party at the NBC Tent in Taguig City on December 12, 2007.

‘Crying Lady’: It’s destiny that I saw Ninoy killing 33 years ago

Rebecca Quijano, the lone eyewitness to the assassination of Sen. Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino Jr., was not supposed to be on China Airlines Flight 811, the same flight that carried the opposition leader 33 years ago.

Now 62, Quijano, referred to in news accounts as the “Crying Lady,” attributes to destiny her being on the same plane that brought Aquino back to the country after a three-year self-imposed exile in the United States. Aquino’s homecoming on Aug. 21, 1983, was blocked by an assassin’s bullet, even before he could touch Philippine soil.

In an interview at her San Juan home, Quijano told the Inquirer that in the years following Aquino’s death, she had to alternately maneuver through death threats and bribes, emboldened as she was by her conviction to tell what she saw through a window of that Boeing 767-209 jet: A military escort shot the senator in the back of the head.

“For everything there’s a reason. I was supposed to be on a Philippine Airlines flight to Manila from Taipei. Last minute, I told my friend, ‘Let’s change our flight. The China Airlines aircraft is much bigger,’” said Quijano, then 29.

“I did not even know at the time that Ninoy would be on the same flight,” she said.

VIP on board

She said she only found out about the VIP on board when they were already on the plane and a group was crowding around a passenger.

“I asked a reporter who passed by, ‘Who is that guy?’ He told me, ‘You don’t know him? He’s Ninoy.’ When I heard Ninoy, I got my camera and ran,” she said, laughing.

Quijano recalled that she was able to speak briefly with Aquino, introducing herself as the daughter of Hector Quijano, then opposition Liberal Party chair for the Bicol region, who offered his home to national party leaders campaigning in the area, including Aquino, Sergio Osmeña Jr. and Jovito Salonga.

“I met him (Ninoy) even before, when he stayed at our house in Tabaco, Albay. I asked him, ‘Why did you return [to the Philippines]? Aren’t you afraid? He didn’t say a word and gave a forced smile. You can see in his face that he was so worried,” she said.

After the aircraft landed at Manila International Airport (now Ninoy Aquino International Airport), all passengers were told to stay put as three soldiers fetched Aquino from his seat.

“I saw the press chasing after Ninoy and the soldiers so I got my camera and pretended to be one of the reporters so I could follow. When they blocked the door (after Ninoy and his escorts stepped out), I ran to the business class side and looked out the window,” Quijano said.

“I looked out that window at the same time that he was killed,” she said.

Left in hysterics

She said she could not help going into hysterics after that because all she could think about as she heard more gunfire was that they were going to be next.

“All the passengers ducked for cover. I just cried and shouted, ‘Why did they kill Ninoy? What is this? Those (Aquino’s military escorts) who were supposed to protect him killed him?’ I was really in disbelief,” Quijano said.

“I experienced martial law so I knew what could happen. That it was easy for them (the military) to kill people,” she said.

When the passengers were allowed to get off the aircraft, Quijano recalled that she was still crying hysterically that she was mistaken for a relative of the Aquinos by waiting journalists, whom she addressed, saying in Filipino, “Why aren’t you in tears? They killed Ninoy.”

That was the only thing she was able to tell them because Col. Vicente Tigas, of the then presidential security command, and another man wearing a barong Tagalog held her by the shoulders and told her to be quiet or she would be in trouble.

“At that time, I returned to my senses because I realized, ‘I’m in danger.’ They got my bag and brought me to a room. I told them I just needed a drink of water and that I would be fine by myself. I was so afraid. I felt that I was going to be killed next,” she said.

When she got home, she switched on the TV and watched a press conference called by then Metropolitan Command chief Maj. Gen. Prospero Olivas, who was saying that Aquino had been shot by communist hit man Rolando Galman.

“I knew it was a military conspiracy then,” Quijano said.

When she told her sister about what happened, her sister told her to return to the United States and not to make any more fuss about what she had seen.

She was convinced to testify before the US Congress and the Sandiganbayan in 1985 by Philippine News-San Francisco editor in chief and founder Alex Esclamado and Greek-American mechanical engineer Steve Psinakis.

Asked what convinced her to testify, Quijano said, “I saw that there were many witnesses recanting their statements. I was just thinking of justice for Ninoy. So I returned here.”

“(Lawyer) Raul Gonzales said that my best protection was to come out with the truth. I was told by Atty. (Lupino) Lazaro that I had ‘salvage value’ until I testified. I rendered an affidavit and submitted it to Chief Prosecutor (Manuel) Herrera so I would no longer have ‘salvage value,’” she said.

Quijano recalled that when she testified on May 2, 1985, that she saw a soldier shoot Aquino, she had her rosary and was praying all that time that she would not be grilled on the witness stand because of a raft of fabricated charges filed against her, from car theft to estafa.

Quijano said she later found out that the defense wanted her recalled to the witness stand so they could make her an offer to recant her statement. The offer was P2 million cash, a private jet ride back to the United States and the head of her father’s killer.

Her father, Hector, was detained in Camp Crame where he allegedly committed suicide by hanging—something the family did not believe.

Instead of refusing the offer, Quijano said the prosecution lawyers advised her to play along so “they (those threatening her) would be the ones protecting her.”

She revealed that Rodolfo Jimenez, the defense lawyer the military men accused in the assassination, even briefed her on what she was supposed to say on the witness stand in June 1985 to withdraw her previous testimony.
Quijano said she was shown “her” P2 million by a middleman in his house in White Plains, Quezon City. “It was a large box of money. The box was marked Central Bank of the Philippines. He (the middleman) told me it was mine. I didn’t take it because I was just playing along.”

Grilled with a vengeance

When she finally testified and did not recant her statement, she was grilled with a vengeance by defense lawyers about her detention in Hong Kong, her criminal cases and her being institutionalized in a mental health hospital.
“I was crying. I almost had a breakdown on the witness stand. They ganged up on me, even the three justices,” she said.

To stop the grilling, she told Head Justice Manuel Pamaran: “Your honor, even if I’m the worst person in the whole world nothing will change that it was a soldier who shot Ninoy.”

“So it was truly destiny that I saw what I did. For me, Ninoy is my hero. It is because of him that we have democracy. If he was not killed, our countrymen would not be jolted awake. His sacrifice emboldened the Filipinos,” she said. TVJ
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Swimmers shine again but RP still 5th overall
By Ernesto Gonzales (Published in the December 12, 2007 issue of the Philippine Daily Inquirer)

NAKHON RATCHASIMA–Parading another star in Filipino-American James Walsh, swimming matched the two-gold effort by cycling as the Philippines finished with seven victories Tuesday that did little to get the defending overall champion Philippines out of its fifth place hole Tuesday in the 24th Southeast Asian Games here.

Walsh smashed the six-year-old SEAG record in ruling the men’s 200-meter butterfly, then combined with Miguel Molina, Ryan Arabejo and new RP swim sensation Daniel Coakley to secure the sport’s final gold in the men’s 4×100 individual medley. That capped the Filipinos’ eight victories overall.

Former bikathon king Victor Espiritu finally crashed the winners’ circle for the first time in three SEAG by topping the men’s 40-kilometer points’ race late Monday and defending champion Alfie Catalan kept his 4-km individual pursuit title.

Felicisimo Nierras Jr. salvaged gold for athletics in the men’s 400 meters, Amaya Paz retained her women’s compound individual title in archery and the men’s epee squad scored anew as the Filipinos boosted their golden harvest to 29 with four days of competition left.

But the Filipinos stayed two golds behind Malaysia which captured a pair of golds at the start of the final swim program to keep fourth place. Indonesia was sixth with 25 victories.

As of 8:30 p.m. here (9:30 p.m. in Manila), the Thais moved closer to their overall target of 120 victories with 97 gold medals. Vietnam was glued in second with 46 followed by Singapore with 37.

Walsh shattered by 1.39 seconds the SEAG record of 2:01.84 set by Malaysia’s Anthony Ang in September 2001 in Kuala Lumpur.

Donny Utomo of Indonesia won silver (2:00.81) and Daniel Bego of Malaysia won bronze (2:03.97).

Ernest Lorenzo Dee (8th, 2:11.47) also failed in the finals of the men’s 200-meter butterfly.

Molina’s individual winning streak earlier ended at three as he settled for the bronze in the men’s 200 freestyle. But he was a winner when he plunged into action for the last time as the swimmer of the breaststroke leg.

Molina finished with one more victory than his golden output in 2005 to become the most successful RP campaigner so far.

Ryan Arabejo, the 200 backstroke and 1,500 freestyle winners, took care of the backstroke. Walsh swam the butterfly and 50m freestyle champion Coakley finished off the relay in style.

Boxing, now under pressure to deliver and help avoid an embarrassing finish for the Filipinos, placed three more fighters in the finals for a total of 13.

Experts, however, feel the Filipinos need no less than knockout wins against their Thai foes in the gold medal round starting Wednesday to avoid the infamous hometown decision here.
Bantamweight Junel Cantancio, lightweight Joegen Ladon and light heavyweight Maximino Tabangcora completed the cast of RP finalists after light fly Albert Pabila was eliminated by Thai Amnat Ruenroeng, 18-8.

The other gold medal hopefuls are flyweight Godfrey Castro, light welter Jerry Semillano, featherweight Orlando Tacuyan, middleweight Junie Tizon and female fighters Annie Albania, Alice Kate Aparri, Jouvilet Chilem, Annaliza Cruz, Mitchelle Martinez and Ronijen Sofla.

There was mixed results in golf with the women’s team, led by Anya Tanpinco, taking a two-stroke lead over Thailand after the first round of the 54-hole competition, 143-145.

But the Putra Cup champion Thais bounced back in the men’s division, opening a six-shot edge over Indonesia, 422-428, even as the Filipinos, who led on the first day, tumbled down to fourth at 429 with Anthony Fernando adding a 77 to the 71 of Mark Fernando and the 72 of Ferdinand Aunzo.

Nierras, whose father was a former national standout in the jumping events, succeeded teammate Jimar Aing as 400 champions with a time of 46.56. Ernie Candelario, the winner in Vietnam in December 2003, slumped to sixth in 48.09.

That win gave the athletics team its poorest output of four in three SEAGs. The squad came up with eight golds in Vietnam and nine in 2005 back home.

Paz beat Indonesian Dellie Threesyadinda for the gold, 116-114, while the epee squad won with a team featuring Almario Vizcayno, who took over the old slot of actor Richard Gomez, Armando Bernal, Wilfredo Vizcayno Jr. and Avelino Victorino.

But the fencing squads in foil and saber ended up with silvers.

Also settling for the silver was Earl Benjamin Yap in the men’s compound individual in archery, pole-vaulter Deborah Samson and weightlifting’s Renante Briones in the 94 kg.

December 12, 2007, One of Enchanted Kingdom’s attractions, the Space Shuttle roller coaster, stalled between the tracks, where school children from Bulacan, Laguna, and Batangas were included.

I hope it’s not ABS-CBN’s fault. I would hope papayag sila na mag training and then participate in the SEA games and hopefully in the Olympics next year.

His first major role was Nico Legaspi in the Philippine adaptation of “My Girl” with Kim Chiu and Gerald Anderson, was aired two months before the Inquirer Lifestyle Series: Fitness.Fashion with Samsung fashion show on July 31, 2008 at the Rigodon Ballroom of the Peninsula Manila in Makati City.

Two months after the fashion show, he was participated again at the 2008 UAAP Swimming Championships for the second time on September 25 to 28, 2008 at at Trace College Aquatic Center Sports Complex in Los Banos, Laguna. He won seven gold medals: 50-meter butterfly, 100-meter butterfly, 200-meter butterfly, 200-meter individual medley, 400-meter individual medley, 800-meter freestyle and 1,500-meter freestyle.

“Enchong’s winning stroke”
FUNFARE By Ricky Lo
Go for gold.
That’s Enchong Dee’s guiding principle on land and, being a champion swimmer, especially in the water.
A Bench endorser and cast member of the ABS-CBN soap My Only Hope, Enchong added yet another feather to his already well-decorated cap when he was recognized as Most Valuable Player (MVP) in the men’s swimming division of the 71st Season of the University Athletics Association of the Philippines (UAAP) after he won seven gold medals for his alma mater, La Salle.
“Every stroke that he executes and every splash that he makes is aimed at nothing less than a gold,” enthuses KP, Enchong’s “MVP” (Most Valued PRO). “He sets his eye on his goals whatever it would take.”
A member of the Philippine National Swimming Team, Enchong is one of the country’s esteemed athletes, having represented the country in various prestigious competitions like the 2006 Asian Games in Doha, Qatar, and the 2007 Southeast Asian Games in Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand.
“He has won over 400 medals in swimming so far,” added KP, “and counting.”
The younger brother of AJ Dee (also with ABS-CBN; the Dees are from Naga City), Enchong has set for young people everywhere new standards in excellence and achievement by standing out in his various endeavors, most especially in his chosen sport. There are many stories of perseverance, dedication, struggles and success against the odds, but Enchong’s seven-gold-medal feat is a tough act to follow.
Says Enchong, “I enjoy competitions because of the teamwork, the camaraderie and the brotherhood. I love the passion for the sport that my teammates and I share. Of course, it’s a big plus that we get to have lots of fun at the same time.”
He does not only play the sport, he loves the sport with all his heart. Every time he is in the pool, he lets nothing else occupy his mind and body.
“Not even a pretty girl passing by could distract him,” swears KP. “He wants nothing more than to be a great swimmer.”
Nodding in agreement, Enchong volunteered, “I’m a goal-oriented person. The moment I said to myself that I would be the best butterfly swimmer in the Philippines, everything fell into place.”
With that goal in mind, Enchong follows an incredibly disciplined fitness regimen and training routine. He “abstains” from the guilty pleasures people his age usually indulge in.
“I am proud to say that I don’t have any vices,” says Enchong without sounding “saintly” at all. “I try to lead a healthy life. I have my priorities straight. At the end of the day, I want to be able to say that I’ve made a difference.”

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Then, in October 2008, his was in the Sunday drama anthology: “My Only Hope” with Kim Chiu and Gerald Anderson.

In December 2008, he participated for the only time at the 2008 ASEAN University Games in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia with one silver and two bronze medals.

In August 2009, he was in the pre-primetime drama series “Katorse” with Erich Gonzales, EJay Falcon and Xian Lim and it runs until January 8, 2010.

Virtually unnoticed in the last weeks that have been dominated by typhoons Ondoy and Pepeng was the outstanding feat of De La Salle University’s (DLSU) 21-year old Enchong Dee who led the Green Tankers to the championship of the 72nd UAAP swimming competitions held at the Trace Aquatic Sports Complex, Los Baños. Dee won his third consecutive MVP award and won the gold in all 21 events he swam the past three years. Dee’s events were the 50m, 100m and 200m butterfly; 800m and 1500m freestyle; and 200m and 400m individual medley. Dee ends his UAAP career with four records while being a mainstay in ABS-CBN’s evening telenovelas. All these while graduating with honors and continuing on his graduate studies in development studies. The UAAP swimming competitions have been organized the past three years by Sports Management Solutions and staged at Trace College, an event partner. Speedo is the other event partner while other sponsors are PAGCOR, Madrigal Dormitories, World Balance and Gatorade.

The end of a era

Due to a graduation last July 18, 2009, he wanted to say goodbye during the UAAP Season 72 Closing Ceremony.

As of March 11, 2010, the young actor is no longer as a swimmer for DLSU Green Tankers, and according to his K-Text:

I just want to say that UAAP season is closing today and tomorrow we will have the passing of the flag to the next host of the season which is De La Salle University… Yes tama ang basa nyo… Pupunta ako sa FEU bukas para tumanggap ng award:) and yes host kami next season but I will not participate because of schedule conflict pero I will come back sa 2011 in time for the 100 years of de la salle:)

On September 2010, he was in the comedy flick I Do with Erich Gonzales.

In the middle of November 2010, he was featured in UAAP Magazine.

Then, on November 29, 2010, He and Erich, along with Robi Domingo, Sam Concepcion, Enrique Gil for the launching of a daily late-afternoon youth-oriented show “Shoutout!”

On August 15, 2011, he and Gonzales for the pre-primetime soap “Maria la del Barrio” and runs until March 2, 2012.

He bagged a Star Awards trophy for his performance in “Maalaala Mo Kaya.”

He was in the May 2012 issue of Chalk Magazine for the Hong Kong feature.

On August 15, 2012, he with Enrique Gil, Xian Lim and Kean Cipirano for the comedy flick “The Reunion”.

Two years ago, another first attempt on the magazine’s Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/UaapMagazine) that he featured again. But, it was shelved in favor of other commitments.

Later, in October 2012, he was in the primetime drama series “Ina, Kapatid, Anak” with Kim Chiu, Xian Lim and Maja Salvador and it runs until June 14, 2013.

In December 2012, he, Julia Montes, Enrique Gil, JM De Guzman, Cherry Pie Picache, Jaime Fabregas, Johnny Revilla, Art Acuna and Janice de Belen was in the horror adventure film “The Strangers”, as a official entry to the 38th Metro Manila Film Festival.

In May 2013, he was in the music video of “Chinito” by Yeng Constantino.

In June 2013, he was in the movie “Four Sisters and A Wedding” with Toni Gonzaga, Bea Alonzo, Angel Locsin with Shaina Magdayao.

On July 8, 2013, he, Enrique Gil and Julia Montes was in the prime-time drama series: “Muling Buksan ang Puso”.

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Believe
Lyrics by Edwin Ortega
Music by Norman Agatep
Instrumental Arrangement by Mark Lopez
Choral Arrangement by Moy Ortiz
Performed by The Company
From the Album: Kapayapaan: Songs of Faith and Inspiration

Why do you keep the peace when the world’s at war?
Why can’t the anger cease in my wounded heart?
When will we ever find the answers? Why can’t I get anywhere?
So many questions, why should I even care?

REFRAIN
Do you believe in heaven? Do you believe in paradise?
Where can we run when there’s no one, no one we can run home to?
If you can’t find the reason why we must go on living,
search your soul then you’ll know that we’ll just have, we’ll just have to believe.

Why can’t you face your fears? What is there to hide?
Why can’t I face the truth? Maybe too much pride?
Just when we thought we’ve found the cure, it hurts just to know we’re not sure.
Why is there sorrow? How can we still endure?

Do you believe in heaven? Do you believe in paradise?
Where can we run when there’s no one, no one we can run home to?
If you can’t find the reason why we must go on living,
search your soul then you’ll know that we’ll just have, we’ll just have to believe.

BRIDGE
Life doesn’t have to be this way.
We’ll make it better for us someday.
Love’s all we need and the heart to believe.
So look into the sky, believe, and then you’ll never ask why.

Do you believe in heaven? Do you believe in paradise?
Where can we run when there’s no one, no one we can run home to?
If you can’t find the reason why we must go on living,
search your soul then you’ll know that we’ll just have

I’m asking you do you believe, do you believe in heaven?
I’m asking the paradise
We just have to believe.

God of Silence

The God of silence beckons me
To journey to my heart
Where He awaits
O Lord, I hear You calling tenderly
To You I come to gaze
At the beauty of Your face I cannot see

To rest in Your embrace I cannot feel
To dwell in Your love hurting but sweet
To be with You; to glimpse eternity

God of night, fount of all my delight.
Show Your light . . . that my heart, like Yours, burn bright.

Be still the torment of the night
Will not encumber you, if you believe
My child this darkness isn’t emptiness
For here I mold your heart
Unto My image painfully you long to see

The self you yearn to be, but fear to know
The world from which you flee in Me find home
All these I give you, if you remain in Me

COUNTERPOINT:
I am ever here
My child, you need not fear
The dark will set you free
And bring your heart to Me

God of night, fount of all my delight.
Show Your light . . . that my heart, like Yours, burn bright.

CODA:
The God of silence beckons me
To journey to my heart
Where He awaits me.