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