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Aquino bares eclectic taste in music in launch of Ogie Alcasid’s online store

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President Benigno Aquino III INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines—President Benigno Aquino III on Wednesday night bared his eclectic taste in music, telling his audience that he listens to anything from rock to jazz to even so-called “senti” songs depending on whether he wants to get up and about or sulk.

Only one genre hasn’t caught his fancy and that would be rap.

“Noon pa man, musika na ang katuwang natin sa hirap at ginhawa,” President Aquino said on Wednesday night during the launch of an online music store where one can buy original Pilipino music or OPM.

“Nariyan ang Jazz music, kapag gusto nating mag-relax. May Rock N’ Roll naman kapag kailangan nating ganahan ng kaunti. Kapag nalulungkot, senti ang pinipili nating background music,” he added.

President Aquino said he listens to ballads when he’s “inspired or in love.”

“Aaminin ko naman po: hindi ko gaanong nakahiligan ang Rap music. Kaya naman, nagulat po ako noong kampanya nang ipag-rap ako ng nakakabata kong kapatid,” President Aquino said.

Mr. Aquino said he loves music so much that he said he had his “second-hand” audio equipment transferred to his Bahay Pangarap official residence when he had to move from his Times Street home.

“Puwera biro, pagdating sa musika, nakatatak na po sa aking puso ang OPM o ang Original Pilipino Music. Mula pa po kay Ka Freddie Aguilar at sa Juan dela Cruz Band, hanggang kay Jose Mari Chan at sa Apo Hiking Society; mula kay Regine Velasquez at Ogie Alcasid hanggang sa mga umuusbong na banda at mang-aawit ng henerasyon ngayon,” President Aquino said.

“Ang masasabi ko lang po: iba pa rin talaga kapag OPM. May iba itong timpla na swak sa panlasa nating mga Pilipino. May natatangi itong kakayahan na kurutin ang ating mga puso,” he added

The online music source OPM2GO is a project of Filipino music industry leader Ogie Alcasid, a friend of the President’s.


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  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_HALAYDLIBIZQ5PAEONHE3DZBTA Joji

    busy ang abnoy sa party pero ang problema ng bansa sa kuryente walang pakialam..noynoying attitude!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WYSEPM7BIAEMCNNASWOWQ5RTKY Ang Kampanero

      ang tindi ano! wala akong masabi. hay naku pinas

    • tulfotumbong

      Sa mga tangang katulad ninyo mag mokmok na lang kayo sa isang sulok at tabihan ninyo si BRENDA at baka may maamoy pa kayong masang sang na halimuyak satabi ng lunatikang babaing ito.

  • fuctore

    Pa music music pa itong matandang ito gayung laganap na laganap na ang krisis,
    Magpakaseryoso ka kaya muna sa trabaho at itigil muna ang pakikipag date at PSP
    at harapin ang mga obligasyon sa bayan kaysa magbayad ng utang na loob kay
    Ogie na alam naman ng lahat ng nagkampanya sa iyo noong eleksyon.
    Noynoying talaga itong taong ito….

    • tulfotumbong

      Sa mga tangang katulad mo mag mokmok na lang kayo sa isang sulok.

  • http://twitter.com/top_sandy Desan

    Mag Noynoying na lang tayo……….. Mas maganda pa ang walang ginagawa kesa meron ginagawa dahil nanalo…………

  • akimaxx

    OPM at Filipino music industry ang pinag-uusapan dito at hindi bloggers ng mga ‘TALANGKANG’ udon (tone deaf) at walang hilig sa arte ng musika.  We should commend the president for supporting our talents in music and the industry. Piracy is the biggest problem in our country. Artists have the right for their own bread and butter. Success be to Alcacid and his artist friends who will benefit from this on line store.



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