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Sa Kabukiran was a Spanish song that was translated into Cebuano.
The famous lyricist Levi Celerio wrote Tagalog words for it, which were then popularized in a recording by Sylvia La Torre in the 1940’s. It became such a hit that a movie was made with the title Sa Kabukiran in 1947.
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.