Hagibis (band)

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Origin Manila, Philippines
Genres Manila Sound, pop, disco, funk
Years active 1979 (1979)–1997 (1997), 2013 (2013)–Present
Labels Blackgold, Star Music
Associated acts Mike Hanopol
Website https://www.facebook.com/hagibisopm
Members Sonny Parsons
Mike Respall
Pete Gatela
Carlos Nabiula
Past members Bernie Fineza
Joji Garcia
Mon Picazzo

Hagibis is a Filipino disco group best known for their macho image, on-stage costumes, macho songs about women. The group was originally formed by Juan dela Cruz Band singer and bassist Mike Hanopol and Vic del Rosario [1] as an answer to Village People as the Hagibis is called the Village People of the Philippines.[2] They are also cited as the First Boyband in the Philippines[3] They original line-up were composed of Sonny Parsons, Bernie Fineza, Mike Respall, Joji Garcia and Mon Picazzo.


According to Mike Hanopol, who composed almost of Hagibis' tracks, Vic del Rosario wanted to recruit famous actors and singers on the new group but later changed and instead they recruit unknown musicians. Hanopol also reveals on the same interview that he sung the songs himself on the recording.[1] Parsons also said during Hagibis' guest appearance at the Tonight with Arnold Clavio that he originally auditioned for VST & Co. before joining Hagibis.[4]

In 1981, Hagibis was featured in the action movie Legs, Katawan, Babae[5] with Myrna Castillo, Laarni Enriquez, Dinah Dominguez and Val Iglesias, directed by Tony Ferrer. Two of Hagibis' members, Sonny Parsons and Bernie Fineza went on to become actors.[6]

The new lineup of Hagibis appeared at the Tonight with Arnold Clavio in 2014 and is still active until today. [4] Original member Fineza died on January 15, 2015.



  • 1979: Hagibis micco
  • 1980: HumaHagibis
  • 1997: Walang Katapat


  • 1994: Katawan[7]
  • 2012: OPM Back to Back Hits (with VST & Co.)


  • "Lalake"
  • "Katawan" / "Legs"
  • "Babe"
  • "Ilagay Mo Kid" / "Nanggigigil"
  • "Mama Monchang" / "Mandurugas"


  • 1981: Legs, Katawan, Babae

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