Jim Paredes

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Jim Paredes
Jim Paredes.jpg
Jim Paredes in 2013
Born (1951-08-30) August 30, 1951 (age 63)
Residence Manila, Philippines
Ethnicity Filipino
Citizenship Filipino-Australian
Education Bachelor of Arts in Communication
Alma mater Ateneo de Manila University
Occupation Creative-Singer, performer, photographer, teacher
Known for Songwriter, television personality, columnist, photographer, author
Home town Quezon City, Philippines
Spouse(s) Lydia Paredes (nee Mabanta)[1]
Children Erica Paredes (Daughter), Angela "Ala" Paredes (daughter), Mio Paredes(Son)[1]
Parent(s) Jesus Paredes Jr.[2][3] (Father)

Jaime Ramon "Jim" Paredes (born 31 August 1951) is a Filipino musician, producer, educator, writer, photographer, television personality, workshop facilitator, and activist best known for being one-third of the APO Hiking Society, along with Danny Javier and Boboy Garovillo.

Handog ng Pilipino sa Mundo[edit]

Paredes' most prominent solo work is 1986' "Handog ng Pilipino sa Mundo", which has come to be known as the anthem of the bloodless 1986 People Power Revolution. It was recorded by 15 Filipino artists in April of that year, and its English version "A New and Better Way" was launched in Australia a few months later. In recognition of its significance, the lyrics of the song are embedded on a wall of the Our Lady of Edsa Shrine, which commemorates the 1986 revolution.[4]

Published books[edit]

  • Humming In My Universe: Random Takes on Everything
  • Between Blinks
  • Writing On Water
  • As Is Where Is

Television work[edit]

Paredes' most prominent television appearances include:[5]


Solo Albums[edit]

1) Ako Lang—1996

2) Laro—2011


  1. ^ a b Ricky Lo (2008-09-14). "Awit ng Barkada". The Philippine Star. 
  2. ^ "What ‘Tita’ Honey Carandang has given me - INQUIRER.net, Philippine News for Filipinos". Lifestyle.inquirer.net. Retrieved 2014-01-10. 
  3. ^ "Close encounters with 2 presidents". Rappler.com. Retrieved 2014-01-10. 
  4. ^ Boy Abunda (2008-09-19). "A night of wit, humor and music". The Philippine Star. 
  5. ^ "Jim Paredes (Profile)". Telebisyon.net. Telebisyon.net. 2009. Retrieved 2009-09-10. 

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