Are you ready for some Philpop nostalgia?

Over the years, we’ve witnessed not just a celebration of original Filipino compositions but also an incomparable appreciation to the role of songwriters in the music industry, and continue to nurture a more encouraging community of new and seasoned songwriters in the country.

Philpop continues to inspire

Through social media awareness, these songs have been an inspiration for aspiring Filipino songwriters in all parts of the world to pursue dreams of reaching global popularity. Philpop stands to celebrate a whopping seven years, has established remarkable attendees and following and fully commits to an unending legacy of enriching Original Filipino Music.

Today, Philpop continues to educate and inspire through the Philpop Bootcamp 2019. Iconic musician- mentors and next-generation singer-songwriters like National Artist for Music, Ryan Cayabyab; folk musician, Noel Cabangon; expert composers, Jungee Marcelo, and Trina Belamide; Yumi Lacsamana; and Davey Langit were among the coaches to provide techniques in songwriting.

Here are the guidelines for the PhilPop Bootcamp application:

Throwback to the Philpop 2018

Last year’s Philpop was spent outdoors that rendered iconic performances. The finals night was held at the Capitol Commons in Pasig City—with VJ Ai and Sir Jungee Marcelo hosting the festival of music. Chud Festejo, a young songwriter from Davao won as the champion with his composition “Nanay Tatay.”

One remarkable thing that made Philpop 2018 exceptional is opening its doors to regional music—redefining the beautiful diversity of the OPM genre and recognizing musical masterpieces written in varied dialects like Bisaya and Hiligaynon that marks the expansion of opportunity for musical artists from different parts of the country to be heard and appreciated.

We’ve seen performances by songwriting duo and real-life sweethearts Thyro & Yumi; Joanna Crisanto and Bon Jovie sang TampisAWIT 2018 winning song “Agos” by Adrian Crisanto; Mic Llave (SMART stage) and fast-rising folk-pop band Ben & Ben.

The roster of judges include VP for VIVA South, Mr. Verb Del Rosario; artist and veteran composer, Ms. Trina Belamide; Chairperson of the Film Development Council of the Philippines, Ms. Liza Diño-Seguerra; COO of Maynilad, Mr. Randy Estrellado; veteran fold musician, Mr. Noel Cabangon; Ben & Ben vocalist, Mr. Paolo Guico; and Philpop Music Festival 2018 Chairman and National Artist for Music, Mr. Ryan Cayabyab.

Here is the complete list of winners:

Grand Prize Winner: “Nanay Tatay” by Teodoro Festejo III
1st Runner-up: “Di Ko Man” by Ferdinand Aragon
2nd Runner-up: “Ako Ako” by Jek Buenafe
Interpreted by Feel Day featuring Hans Dimayuga
Maynilad Best Music Video: “Nanay Tatay” by Teodoro Festejo III
Smart Communications People’s Choice Award: “Yun Tayo” by Donna Onilongo
Interpreted by Gracenote

Congratulations to all the winners! Mabuhay ang OPM! Thank you for this opportunity to cover, Manila Concert Junkies and Philpop! #Philpop2018 #PinoyMusicPower
#Philpop2018 #PinoyMusicPower

More photos HERE.

Leaving you the music videos of these awarded songs:


Philpop 2018 – Manila Concert Junkies
Philpop 2012
Gearing Up for Philpop 2014
Philpop 2015

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