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Pia Magalona to Francis M on his birthday: ‘Protect us from the dark side’

/ 03:47 PM October 05, 2021
Pia Magalona, Francis Magalona

Francis Magalona and Pia Magalona (Image: Instagram/@piamagalona

Pia Magalona paid tribute to her late husband, Francis Magalona, on what would have been his 57th birthday as she noted that his songs about inequality remain relevant to this day.

The celebrity mom broke her social media hiatus by showing a throwback photo with the Master Rapper on her Instagram page yesterday, Oct. 4.

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“I dedicate my comeback to [Instagram] in commemoration of the day you were born, back in 1964,” she addressed her husband.

Pia pointed out that the situation in the Philippines has changed “for the worse” not only because of the pandemic but also due to injustices that her husband used to write songs about.

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“Believe it or not — they’re back! Yeah, the ones you wrote those songs for: about injustice, inequality and the abuse we grew up with,” she said. “Where is the love, we asked, for the Filipino people BY the Filipino people?”

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Pia then asked Francis to use his “magic” and shield their family from the “dark side,” also through her Instagram page yesterday. The greeting was accompanied by another throwback photo with Francis as well as their children Saab and Frank.

“Happy birthday, Francis M. Please work your magic from up above and protect us, especially your dear children and grandchildren, from the dark side,” she said.

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Francis is known for his nationalistic songs, which called out social ills and lamented issues affecting the public. His tracks include “Nilamon ng Sistema,” “Higante,” “Mga Kababayan” and “Kaleidoscope World,” among others.

The Master Rapper passed away in March 2009, after being diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia in 2008. Francis and Pia had eight children: Unna, Nicolo, Maxene, Frank, Saab, Elmo, Arkin and Clara.  /ra

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