Saranggola ni Pepe (translation: Jose’s Kite) is a popular Tagalog folk song in the Philippines. The Filipina singer heard here is Celeste Legazpi.
Si Pilemon is a Cebuano folksong that’s popular even with Tagalog speakers who don’t know Cebuano.
The title of this song has also been spelled as Si Filemon, Si Pilimon, Si Pilemon, Si Filimon, si Philimon…
CEBUANO SONG LYRICS
Nakakuha, nakakuha og isdang tambasakan.
Gibaligya, gibaligya sa merkadong guba—
Ang halin pulos kura, ang halin pulos kura,
Igo lang ipanuba.
Lupang Hinirang has been sung as the Philippine National Anthem since 1956 when Ramon Magsaysay was president of the country. It was translated into Tagalog from the original Spanish by Julian Cruz Balmaceda Ildefonso Santos and Francisco Caballo.
Perlas ng Silanganan,
Alab ng puso,
Sa dibdib mo’y buhay.
This is a prayer of St. Francis Xavier translated into Tagalog by Father Albert Alejo, a Jesuit priest. It was set to music by Manoling Francisco, SJ.
Di Na Natuto is a cute Tagalog love song made famous by Filipino singer Gary Valenciano. The man in the song says he never learns. He knows the woman is just teasing him, but he can’t help being enchanted by her.