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‘Very important prisoner’ is ‘new male recording artist’ of 2014

/ 05:19 PM December 17, 2014

MANILA, Philippines–The convict who owns the fully-equipped music studio discovered during the raid of luxurious living quarters of 19 convicts at the New Bilibid Prison (NBP) last Monday has won a music award and an album which reached platinum status under his belt.

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Herbert Colangco, who adopted the name “Herbert C,” won the “New Male Recording Artist” award at the 6th Philippine Movie Press Club (PMPC) Star Awards for Music last September for his debut album titled “Herbert C: Kinabukasan,” according to a report from entertainment news website Pep.ph.

Colangco shared the award with actor Richard Yap.

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The music video for his album’s carrier single, “Pa’no Yun,” was shot in his luxurious “kubol” at the NBP.

His hit album, which features 10 tracks and released under Ivory Records, has reached gold and platinum status last May.

In a separate interview with the same website, Colangco cited the late Michael Jackson as his number one music idol, and said that in the local music scene, he adores Martin Nievera, Rodel Naval, Ariel Rivera, and Freddie Aguilar.

A convicted bank robber, Colangco came under fire last May because he was brought outside the NBP to seek treatment for his purported urinary tract infection. During Monday’s raid, authorities discovered eight watches -five Rolex, one Philip Stein and one Cartier–in his possession.
The raid, led by Justice Secretary Leila de Lima, yielded expensive watches, a life-sized sex doll, sauna, jacuzzi, among other luxurious amenities and items found in the quarters of 19 “very important prisoners” at the Maximum Security Compound in the NBP.

(All videos lifted from Colangco’s YouTube page)

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