Handog ng Pilipino sa Mundo

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"Handog ng Pilipino sa Mundo"
Single by Various Artists
Released 1986
Recorded 1986
Length 4:27
Writer(s) Jim Paredes

"Handog ng Pilipino sa Mundo" (lit. "The Gift of the Filipinos to the World") is a 1986 song recorded in Filipino by a supergroup composed of 15 Filipino artists. The song became the anthem of the bloodless People Power Revolution. The lyrics of the song are inscribed on a wall of Our Lady of EDSA Shrine, the center of the revolution.

Background[edit]

Jim Paredes composed the song in 1986.

Songwriter Jim Paredes wrote the song in three minutes, with no revisions, using the success of the 1986 EDSA People Power Revolution as his inspiration. After finishing the composition, he sent it to WEA Records, who at that time is compiling an album of patriotic songs. The song eventually became its carrier single.[1][2]

A music video was also made for the song. Paredes then invited artists who were involved with the EDSA Revolution. Kris Aquino, then a teenager, also appeared in the music video. National heroes since the Spanish period like Jose Rizal and Andres Bonifacio, prominent anti-Marcos figures and scenes from the revolution were also featured.[2]

Featured artists[edit]

Kuh Ledesma is one of the original singers of the song.

2011 revival[edit]

As part of the 25th Anniversary of the EDSA Revolution, broadcast television network ABS-CBN created a cover version of the song, with slightly different arrangements.

Artists[edit]

Gary Valenciano along with other ABS-CBN singers made a cover version for the 25th anniversary of EDSA Revolution.

In order of appearance

In popular culture[edit]

During the funeral of Corazon Aquino, the song was performed by several artists that includes the APO Hiking Society, Jose Mari Chan, Sarah Geronimo, Piolo Pascual, Lea Salonga, Regine Velasquez, Ogie Alcasid, Zsa Zsa Padilla, Martin Nievera, Erik Santos, Jed Madela and Dulce.[3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ EDSA 20: Isang Larawan [Documentary] (2006). Philippines: Philippine Daily Inquirer and Associated Broadcasting Company.
  2. ^ a b Trivia: Handog ng Pilipino Sa Mundo by Jim Paredes
  3. ^ "Chan sings Ninoy's poem for Cory anew". ABS-CBNNews.com. 2009-08-05. Retrieved 2016-02-25. 

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