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Bangon - Rico Blanco

Today is the anticipated arrival day of yet another typhoon visiting the Philippines.  The news says this is going to be a super-typhoon having a wind of at least 150kph.  


As one of our task to be of aid to the community, we were assigned to render an overtime work to monitor the movement of the storm and most especially to monitor the general situation of the local governments.  We are in a coastal area so that is one of the gravest considerations.  We are not so worried about lands slides since the mountains in our locality still have lots of trees.  But we are hoping to survive this typhoon.


Since the typhoon "Ondoy" wrecked havoc in my beloved province in 2009, I am here in the office right now, with the only intent to be able to help the people in any little way I can.  Sending information as to the location of the gravely affected communities is for me, constitutes a big help to the people.


Now is the start of our monitoring so I have to focus on the work now. I am leaving you with the lyrics of the song Bangon (Rise Up) written and sung by Rico Blanco  dedicated to the victims of typhoon "Peping".


Enjoy!


BANGON (RISE UP)
Pinaluhod tayo, (we were forced to our knees)
Sa isang hagupit (with one wrath)
Niragasa, sinalanta, (pushed, damaged)
Pinaluha (brought to tears)

Humupa ang unos, isang bahaghari! (The disaster had stopped, one rainbow)
Dala ng bukang liwayway- (brought by the dawn)
Pag-ibig, Pagkakaisa (Love, Unity)


BANGON (RISE UP)
Pilipinas kong mahal (My beloved Philippines)
Akay ang pananampalataya sa may kapal (Armed with faith in the Almighty)
AHON (STAND UP)
Buhay sa yong dugo (Alive in your blood)
Ang tibay na tatak ng tunay na Pilipino (the strength which is the mark of a true Pilipino)

At nagising ang bayanihan* (and unity was awaken)
Milyon milyon naging isa (millions became one)
Walang kami (there is no us)
Walang kayo (no YOU)
Walang sila (no THEM)
Tanging ligaya (the only joy)
Ay pag alay ng sarili sa iba (is giving oneself to others)

[ Lyrics from: http://www.lyricsmode.com/lyrics/r/rico_blanco/bangon.html ]
BANGON (RISE UP)
Pilipinas kong mahal (My beloved Philippines)
Akay ang pananampalataya sa may kapal (Armed with faith in the Almighty)
AHON (STAND UP)
Buhay sa yong dugo (Alive in your blood)
Ang tibay na tatak ng tunay na Pilipino (the strength which is the mark of a true Pilipino)


Bridge:
Hindi ka namin iiwan (We will not leave you)
Hindi tayo susuko! (We will not surrender)
Lulusong tayo't magtatagumpay (We will move forward and succeed)
Magtatagumpay! (We will succeed!)

BANGON (RISE UP)
Pilipinas kong mahal (My beloved Philippines)
Akay ang pananampalataya sa may kapal (Armed with faith in the Almighty)
AHON (STAND UP)
Buhay sa yong dugo (Alive in your blood)
Ang tibay na tatak ng tunay na Pilipino (the strength which is the mark of a true Pilipino)


Coda:
Lahat nitong mga pagsubok (All these challenges)
Ay ating kayang lagpasan (we shall overcome)
Lahat nitong mga pagsubok (all these challenges)
Ay ating kayang lagpasan (we shall overcome)

More lyrics: http://www.lyricsmode.com/lyrics/r/rico_blanco/#share

1 comment:

diegO toliran said...

no doubt about sir Rico blanco, he's creativeness and passion when it comes to music writing is very unique. its like all the types of people can actually relate, the thoughts of every music that he created is has lots of passion to elevate the humor and the inner emotions of the pinoy's.. great write up!:D