At the 7th PMPC Star Awards for Music, Boom Panes won Best Novelty Song of the Year, Himig Handog P-Pop
Love Songs was picked 2015 Compilation of the Year, and ADA The EDM Diva had been cited Best Dance Album.
The four champions of Philippine culture and arts--Komisyon sa Wikang Filipino chair Virgilio Almario, NCCA chair Felipe De Leon, Jr., CITEM executive director Rosvi Gaetos, and CCP president Raul Sunico--talk about Filipino cultural identity, the kind of cultural renaissance and 'P-pop' they hope to see, and what every Filipino can do to make it happen (Portraits by Noel B.
The Filipino is good at imitation, so P-pop is possible.
4: I Got a Boy," MCA Music; 3) Colton Dixon, "A Messenger," MCA; 4) Various Artists, "Himig Handog P-Pop Love Songs," Star; 5) Girls Generation, "Girls and Peace," MCA;
1) Various Artists, "Be Careful With My Heart," Star; 2) Various Artists, "Himig Handog P-Pop Love Songs" Star; 3) Gary Valenciano, "Gary V.
Maria's character); and most recently, was one of the Top 15 finalists in this year's Himig Handog P-Pop
In its original four-year run, from 2000 to 2003, the "Himig Handog" songwriting competition produced a handful of Original Pilipino Music (OPM) hits that are still heard on radio today, like "Hindi na Bale," "Kung Ako na Lang Sana," "Hanggang" and "This Guy's in Love with You, Pare." ABS-CBN and Star Records has re-launched the project, with the theme "Pinoy Pop (P-Pop
) Love Songs: Mga Awit at Kwento ng Pusong Pilipino."
Among potential winners in "Himig Handog P-Pop
Love Songs 2014" are "Pare Mahal Mo Raw Ako" by Joven Tan as interpreted by Michael Pangilinan; and "Pumapag-Ibig," by Jungee Marcelo as interpreted by Marion Aunor, Rizza Cabrera and Seed Bennye.
Michael Pangilinan, dubbed "Bagong Kilabot ng mga Kolehiyala," is getting big support from the LGBT community as he interprets "Pare, Mahal Mo Raw Ako?," an entry to the Himig Handog P-Pop
Love Songs competition which culminates on Sept.
Pinoys have always dreamed of making it abroad, and MTV Pinoy might be the springboard for that full on P-pop