Abakada Song by Florante

The folk singer Florante made famous an Abakada song that has served as a useful mnemonic for Filipino children and students learning the Tagalog alphabet. Here are the lyrics and a recording.

A-Ba-Ka-Da, E-Ga-Ha-I-La, Ma-Na-Nga-O-Pa, Ra-Sa-Ta-U-Wa-Ya
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Saranggola ni Pepe (Kite Song!)

Saranggola ni Pepe (translation: Jose’s Kite) is a popular Tagalog folk song in the Philippines. The Filipina singer heard here is Celeste Legazpi.

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Bahay Kubo (Folk Song)

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Sa Ugoy ng Duyan (Filipino Song)

The song Ugoy ng Duyan, literally translated as “the swaying of the hammock,”was composed by Lucio San Pedro and the lyrics were by Levi Celerio, both National Artists

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Umupo Po Kayo: Children’s Song


Umupo po kayo,
Umupo po kayo,
Ang munting upuan
ay ariing inyo.

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Mag-Exercise Tayo Tuwing Umaga

“Let’s Exercise Every Morning!” by Yoyoy Villame is a great song to get children moving in the morning!

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Tong, Tong, Tong, Tong Pakitong-Kitong

This is a very fun-sounding children’s song from the Philippines.

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