Jim Paredes

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Jim Paredes
Jim Paredes.jpg
Paredes in 2013
Born Jaime Ramon Paredes
(1951-08-30) August 30, 1951 (age 66)
Manila, Philippines
Nationality Filipino[1]
Alma mater Ateneo de Manila University
Occupation Singer-songwriter, television personality, columnist, photographer, author
Home town Quezon City, Philippines
Political party Liberal[2]
Spouse(s) Lydia Mabanta[3]
Children 3 (incl. Ala Paredes)[3]
Website Official website

Jaime Ramon "Jim" Paredes (born August 31, 1951) is a Filipino musician, producer, educator, writer, photographer, television personality, workshop facilitator, and activist best known for being one of the members of 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 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 EDSA Shrine, which commemorates the 1986 revolution.[4]



Paredes' most prominent television appearances include:[5]



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


  • Ako Lang (1996)
  • Laro (2011)

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Facebook post by Jim Paredes". August 2, 2015. 
  2. ^ Franco, Bernie (June 15, 2016). "NEWS Jim Paredes, Leah Navarro slam Duterte over separate inauguration with Robredo". Philippine Entertainment Portal. Retrieved October 9, 2017. 
  3. ^ a b Ricky Lo (2008-09-14). "Awit ng Barkada". The Philippine Star. 
  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. Archived from the original on 2011-06-05. Retrieved 2009-09-10. 

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