JDLC bassist Mike Hanopol, meanwhile, looked back on the band's last performance on Dec.
Aside from 'Himig,' JDLC also churned out such classic hits as 'Beep Beep,' 'Balong Malalim,' 'Titser's Enemy No.
But before joining JDLC in 1970, Smith was already making a name for himself as the drummer of The Downbeats, which opened for The Beatles in the Fab Four's concert at the Rizal Memorial Stadium in 1966.
"We are pleased to be able to share our success with others," says Bill Woolley, superintendent of education for the Florida DOC and JDLC
Another member of the JDLC
triumvirate, Wally Gonzalez, acknowledges the efforts that Dodie Gonzalez, his brother and then JDLC
manager, in independent record promotion, buying airtime in radio station DZRJ: 'Binili namin every Wednesday from 10 to 11 p.m., for two months, puro lang kanta ng Juan dela Cruz ang pinapatugtog.
Garcia, JDLC chief operating officer, pointed out in a press statement on Sunday that the decision concerned "procedural lapses" and that the antigraft court upheld the finding by the Commission on Audit (COA) in a special audit that "the total project cost, including price adjustments, is reasonable and, therefore, not overpriced."
Although the court held that there was no conspiracy between JDLC and the PEA in the bidding, award or the execution of the contract, Legaspi was, nevertheless, included because the Sandiganbayan said "(t)he bottom line is that accused Legaspi continued working on the project even without the assurance that he will be paid."
Garcia explained in his statement: "Contractor (JDLC) was held liable for constructing the Seaside Drive Way connecting the PDMB to Roxas [Boulevard] without the assurance that he would be paid.
Four companies, including JDLC, later submitted their proposals and were declared eligible to take part in the process.
Tokwing Construction Corp (TCC) had the lowest bid, followed by JDLC. But TCC was disqualified after it failed to comply with the postqualification evaluation done by Cobac.
Since JDLC is the second-lowest bidder, it was asked to submit additional documents for Cobac evaluation on Aug.
11, 2013, recommending to Ona that JDLC be declared the winner in the tender.