Rico Blanco 'blushes' over fan edit of 'Trese' intro using his song 'Yugto' | Inquirer Entertainment

Rico Blanco ‘blushes’ over fan edit of ‘Trese’ intro using his song ‘Yugto’

/ 11:17 AM June 16, 2021

Rico Blanco

Images: Instagram/@ricoblanco100, Netflix

A fan’s reimagined “Trese” intro using the song “Yugto” has garnered the attention of thousands of netizens including Rico Blanco himself.

Blanco seemingly found the edit flattering as he only left a blushing emoji as a caption when he retweeted the said video yesterday, June 15.


The edit was of the first episode of the Netflix anime, which includes a few seconds from the opening scene and the intro itself, where the editor, video creator Tito Ken, inserted “Yugto.”


Blanco’s retweet has since gotten over 6,100 likes and more than 720 retweets, while the original Twitter post from Tito Ken has earned over 14,000 likes and around 2,720 retweets.

“I think ‘Trese’ not having @ricoblanco’s ‘Yugto’ as its opening theme is a missed opportunity,” the editor said.

“Sinubukan kong i-edit yung opening credits. Grabe, mangiyak-ngiyak ako nung una kong napanood yung resulta (I tried editing the opening credits. Wow, I almost cried when I first watched the result),” he added

Tito Ken’s edit replaces the original song of the opening credits, which is a traditional song of the Ifugao called “Balluha’d Bayauhen.”


Despite its many retweets and likes, the fan edit garnered mixed reaction as some prefer the original song used in the series.

“It’s a no for me. Takes away the mysticism and mystery the Ifugao folk song brings. But hey good job sa (on the) edit!” replied Twitter user @lablablab_12 to the editor’s tweet.

“I disagree. The eerie, mystic, soulful, somber music has made the montage very cohesive. Not the best melody but tells the story of the grim reality of Alexandra Trese,” @LeoSantival, meanwhile, said.

Others agree that “Yugto” not being used is a “missed opportunity.” For one, Twitter user @jgkags said: “The [Ifugao] song and the video edits of the opening [doesn’t] match the pace of the scenes [that’s] why [it’s] not catchy, for a premiere show like this, they should have picked a song that will [have] commercial qualities. The [Ifugao] song is nice but forgettable. Skip.”

Singer-songwriter Bullet Dumas, meanwhile, lauded the content creator’s edit and commented on the video uploaded on YouTube, “Ikaw lang nakaisip nito. Husay ng utak mo! Kinilabutan ako dito.”

(You were the only one who thought of this. You have an amazing brain! This sent chills down my spine.)

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Image: screengrab from YouTube/Tito Ken TV

Aside from its views on Twitter, the fan edit seemed to have won over thousands of Filipinos as it currently has over 20,000 views on YouTube, while its repost on Facebook has gained over 63,000 shares and around 115,000 reactions as of this writing.

Blanco’s “Yugto,” which was released in 2008 under the album “Your Universe,” won several Awit Awards in 2009, including the Song of the Year and Best Musical Arrangement.

“Trese,” an anime based on the award-winning comic series from Budjette Tan and Kajo Baldisimo, premiered on the top streaming platform on June 11.  /ra


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