ABS-CBN CELEBRATES PINOY LOVE VIA “HIMIG HANDOG P-POP LOVE SONGS”

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In celebration of 60 years of Philippine television, ABS-CBN and Star Records once again set the stage for brilliant Filipino composers to share their musical masterpieces to the world as it relaunched the country’s biggest multimedia songwriting competition “Himig Handog” with the theme, “Pinoy Pop (P-POP) Love Songs: Mga Awit at Kwento ng Pusong Pilipino.”

Now on its 5th year, “Himig Handog” received a total of 2,500 original compositions from Pinoy songwriters worldwide. And from the thousands of entries gathered, 12 songs were chosen as “Himig Handog P-Pop Love Songs” finalists, which include “Alaala” by Ma. Fe Mechenette Tianga, Melvin Huwervana, and Joel Jabot Jr. from Iloilo; “Ano’ng Nangyari Sa Ating Dalawa” by Jovinor Tan from Malabon; “If You Ever Change Your Mind” by Marion Aunor from Makati; “Hanggang Wakas” by Soc Villanueva from Australia; “Kahit Na” by Julius James de Belen from Quezon City; “Nasa Iyo Na Ang Lahat” by Jungee Marcelo from Pasig City; “One Day” by Agatha Obar Morallos from Baguio City; “Pwede Bang Ako Na Lang Ulit” by Jeffrey Cifra from Cavite; “Sana’y Magbalik” by Arman Alferez from Caloocan; “Scared To Death” by Domingo Rosco Jr. from Bohol; “Tamang Panahon” by Wynn Andrada from Makati; and “This Song Is For You” by Jude Gitamondoc from Cebu City.

The 12 song finalists will be immortalized by some of the biggest names in the Philippine music industry including Angeline Quinto who will be the interpreter for “One Day,” Aiza Seguerra for “Anong Nangyari Sa Ating Dalawa,” Erik Santos for “This Song’s For You,” Yeng Constantino for “Alaala,” Juris for “Hanggang Wakas,” Toni Gonzaga for “Kahit Na,” Bugoy Drilon for “Pwede Bang Ako Na Lang Ulit,” Jovit Baldivino for “Sana’y Magbalik,” KZ Tandingan for “Scared To Death,” and Daniel Padilla for the song “Nasa Iyo Na Ang Lahat.”

Two young songwriter-finalists will be the interpreters of their own compositions– Marion will sing her song “If You Ever Change Your Mind” and Wynn will share his heart out through his creation, “Tamang Panahon.”

Aside from the “Himig Handog P-Pop Love Songs” CD, which is now available on all record bars nationwide for only P250, the 12 song finalists will be featured in music videos created by the students from some of the country’s most prestigious universities including University of The Philippines, Ateneo de Manila University, De La Salle University, University of Santo Tomas, Polytechnic University of The Philippines, San Beda College, Far Eastern University, University Of The East – Caloocan, MINT College, Philippine Christian University, Adamson University, and Technological Institute of The Philippines. The music videos will be first aired on “Himig Handog Pinoy MYX special” on MYX SkyCable channel 23 this Friday (February 1) at 6pm.

Just like its previous runs, “Himig Handog” will be giving away special awards aside from the grand prize. Fans will have the power to choose the winners in various special awards categories. For the Star Records Buyer’s Choice, simply purchase a copy of “Himig Handog P-Pop Love Songs CD” at leading record bars and fill-up the voting cards or download your favorite songs via http://www.apple.com/itunes. For the Tambayan’s Choice and MOR’s Choice, tune in to Tambayan 101.9 and MOR stations Nationwide and request for your choice love songs in the CD. For the sa TFC’s Choice, Kapamilyas abroad can vote online through http://www.tfc.tv. While for the MYX Choice for Best Video, Support the music videos by requesting through MYX or register at www.myxph.com and choose your favorite “Himig Handog” music video. The deadline of voting for MYX Choice for Best Video is on February 23 (Saturday) at 12noon.

“Himig Handog P-Pop Love Songs” grand finals will happen on February 24 (Sunday) at the Mall Of Asia Arena in Pasay City and will be aired live on ABS-CBN channel 2.

For more information about “Himig Handog P-Pop Love Songs,” visit Star Records’ Facebook fanpage at www.facebook.com/starrecordsphil or follow @starrecordsph on Twitter.

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12 komposisyon, handa nang bihagin ang puso ng sambayanan…
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Bilang bahagi ng engrandeng pagdiriwang ng 60 taon ng Philippine television, muling inilunsad ng ABS-CBN at Star Records ang pinakamalaking multimedia songwriting competition sa bansa, ang “Himig Handog” na ngayong 2013 ay may temang “P-Pop Love Songs: Mga Awit at Kwento ng Pusong Pilipino.”

Sa ikalimang taon ng “Himig Handog,” 2,500 original compositions ang natanggap galing sa mga Filipino composer sa iba’t ibang bahagi ng mundo. At mula sa libo-libong song entries na ito, 12 obra maestra ang napili bilang “Himig Handog P-Pop Love Songs” finalists kabilang ang “Alaala” nina Ma. Fe Mechenette Tianga, Melvin Huwervana, at Joel Jabot Jr. ng Iloilo; “Ano’ng Nangyari Sa Ating Dalawa” ni Jovinor Tan ng Malabon; “If You Ever Change Your Mind” ni Marion Aunor ng Makat Cityi; “Hanggang Wakas” ni Soc Villanueva ng Australia; “Kahit Na” ni Julius James de Belen ng Quezon City; “Nasa Iyo Na Ang Lahat” ni Jungee Marcelo ng Pasig City; “One Day” ni Agatha Obar Morallos ng Baguio City; “Pwede Bang Ako Na Lang Ulit” ni Jeffrey Cifra ng Cavite; “Sana’y Magbalik” ni Arman Alferez ng Caloocan; “Scared To Death” ni Domingo Rosco Jr. ng Bohol; “Tamang Panahon” ni Wynn Andrada ng Makat City; at “This Song Is For You” ni Jude Gitamondoc ng Cebu City.

Ang 12 song finalists ay bibigyang buhay ng ilan sa pinakamalalaking pangalan sa Philippine music industry kabilang sina Angeline Quinto na interpreter para sa awiting “One Day,” Aiza Seguerra para sa “Anong Nangyari Sa Ating Dalawa,” Erik Santos para sa “This Song’s For You,” Yeng Constantino para sa “Alaala,” Juris para sa “Hanggang Wakas,” Toni Gonzaga para sa “Kahit Na,” Bugoy Drilon para sa “Pwede Bang Ako Na Lang Ulit,” Jovit Baldivino para sa “Sana’y Magbalik,” KZ Tandingan para sa “Scared To Death,” at Daniel Padilla para sa kantang “Nasa Iyo Na Ang Lahat.”

Dalawang batang songwriter-finalists naman ang interpreter ng sarili nilang komposisyon–sina Marion para sa kanyang awiting “If You Ever Change Your Mind” at si Wynn para sa obra niyang “Tamang Panahon.”

Bukod sa “Himig Handog P-Pop Love Songs” CD na mabibili na ngayon sa record bars nationwide sa halagang P250 lamang, ang 12 song finalists ay mapapanood na rin sa mga music video nito na likha ng mga estudyante ng ilan sa mga pinakaprestiyosong unibersidad sa Pilipinas kabilang ang University of The Philippines, Ateneo de Manila University, De La Salle University, University of Santo Tomas, Polytechnic University of The Philippines, San Beda College, Far Eastern University, University Of The East – Caloocan, MINT College, Philippine Christian University, Adamson University, at Technological Institute of The Philippines. Ang mga music videos na likha ng mga kabataan ay unang mapapanood sa “Himig Handog Pinoy MYX special” sa MYX SkyCable channel 23 ngayong Biyernes (Pebrero 1) sa ganap na 6pm.

Tulad ng mga nakaraang “Himig Handog,” bukod sa grand prize ay may mga special awards na ibibigay para sa mga song finalists na pinili ng taumbayan. Maaaring suportahan ng fans ang favorite love songs nila sa iba’t ibang paraan. Para sa Star Records Buyer’s Choice, bumili lamang ng kopya ng “Himig Handog P-Pop Love Songs” CD sa mga leading record bar at mag-fill-up ng voting cards, o kaya naman ay i-download ang track sa http://www.apple.com/itunes. Para sa Tambayan’s Choice at MOR’s Choice, tumutok lamang sa Tambayan 101.9 at sa MOR stations nationwide at i-request ang paborito mong song finalist. Para naman sa TFC’s Choice, maaaring bumoto ang mga Kapamilya abroad sa http://www.tfc.tv. At para sa MYX Choice for Best Video, suportahan ang paboritong music video sa pomamagitan ng paboto rito o maaari ring mag-register sa www.myxph.com at piliin ang paborito mong “Himig Handog” music video. Ang deadline of voting para sa MYX Choice for Best Video ay sa Pebrero 23 (Sabado) sa ganap na alas-12 ng tanghali.

Ang “Himig Handog P-Pop Love Songs” grand finals ay gaganapin sa Pebrero 24 (Sunday) sa Mall Of Asia Arena sa Pasay City at mapapanood ito ng live sa ABS-CBN channel 2.

Para sa karagdagang impormasyon tungkol sa about “Himig Handog P-Pop Love Songs,” bisitahin ang Facebook fanpage ng Star Records na www.facebook.com/starrecordsphil o i-follow ang @starrecordsph sa Twitter.

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