Thursday, September 15, 2005

TARA NA, BYAHE TAYO!


Puerto Galera from the air

I've noticed that those who visit this blog are mostly kababayans who haven't been home for the longest time. Glad to know you still have the yearning to know more about the Motherland. I'm dedicating this official tourism jingle to all our kababayans abroad. Listen to the jingle here.

For the WOW Philippines website, visit here.

For video teasers of the Philippines, visit here. The Regine Velasquez video is also here, with a quick look at the new and very young Tourism Secretary from Cebu, Ace Durano.

Ikaw ba'y nalulungkot
Naiinip, nababagot?
Ikaw ba'y napapagod
Araw gabi'y puro kayod?

Buhay mo ba'y walang saysay
Walang sigla, walang kulay?
Bawa't araw ba'y pareho
Parang walang pagbabago?

Tara na, biyahe tayo
Kasama ang pamilya
Barkada at buong grupo
Para mag-enjoy nang todo.

Halika, biyahe tayo,
Nang ating makita
Ang ganda ng Pilipinas
Ang galing ng Pilipino.

Napasyal ka na ba
Sa Intramuros at Luneta
Palawan, Vigan at Batanes
Subic, Baguio at Rice Terraces?

Namasdan mo na ba
Ang mga vinta ng Zamboanga
Bulkang Taal, Bulkang Mayon
Beach ng Boracay at La Union?

Tara na, biyahe tayo
Mula Basco hanggang Jolo
Nang makilala ng husto
Ang ating kapwa-Pilipino.

Halika, biyahe tayo,
Nang ating makita
Ang ganda ng Pilipinas
Ang galing ng Pilipino.

From city to city,
Seven thousand and a hundred plus islas
Sa mahal kong Pilipinas
Luzon, Visayas, Mindanao ating puntahan.
Huwag maging dayuhan sa sariling bayan!

Nasubukan mo na bang
Mag-rapids sa Pagsanjan
Mag-diving sa Anilao
Mag-surfing sa Siargao?

Natikman mo na ba
Ang sisig ng Pampanga
Duriang Davao, Bangus Dagupan
Bicol Express at Lechong Balayan?

Tara na, biyahe tayo,
Nang makatulong kahit pano
Sa pag-unlad ng kabuhayan
Ng ating mga kababayan.

Halika, biyahe tayo,
Nang ating makita
Ang ganda ng Pilipinas
Ang galing ng Pilipino.

Nakisaya ka na ba
Sa Pahiyas at Masskara
Moriones at Ati-Atihan
Sinulog at Kadayawan?

Namiesta ka na ba
Sa Peñafrancia sa Naga
Umakyat sa Antipolo
Nagsayaw sa Obando?

Tara na, biyahe tayo
Upang ating matamo
Ligaya at pagkakaibigan
Kaunlaran, kapayapaan.

Halika, biyahe tayo,
Nang ating makita
Ang ganda ng Pilipinas
Ang galing ng Pilipino.

Tara na, biyahe tayo
Upang ating matamo
Ligaya at pagkakaibigan
Kaunlaran, kapayapaan.

Halika, biyahe tayo
Nang ating makita
Ang ganda ng Pilipinas
Ang galing ng Pilipino.

Halika, biyahe tayo...
WOW Philippines...

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LYRICS: Rene Nieva
ARTISTS: Lea Salonga, Sharon Cuneta, Freddie Aguilar, Rey Valera, Rico Puno, Joey Ayala, Apo Hiking Society, Ogie Alcasid, Janno Gibbs, Jolina Magdangal, April Boy Regino, Jessa Zaragoza, Paolo Santos, Nina and Rico Blanco of Rivermaya, John Lesaca, and Jong Cuenco

5 comments:

nina said...

i LOVE that song. the original version ha, not the one now being used in the commercial of one telecom company.

The Talking Mute said...

That's a nice shot of Puerto Galera. My parents and siblings went there last summer (Philippine time zone) and told me that they had a great time. They recounted how beautiful and clear the water was. It shall be my first stop when I get a chance to go home.

The Talking Mute said...

Pahabol:
Philippines is such a beautiful country to waste. I just wish that the political situation would become more stable. It's the only thing that's keeping me from calling it "My beautiful country" wholeheartedly. I can say this because I now have a point of comparison after having lived in Canada for 17 years. I don't want to criticize the Filipinos like our fellow citizens do but sometimes I just can't help it but to join their bandwagon because of what I see and here about the turmoil in the philippines. That's why I love your blog because I forget that we have that ugly side of the Philippines.

Citizen of the World said...

Nina, the one being used by SMART is still sanctioned by DOT. Regine is doing it pro bono :-)

Citizen of the World said...

I will feature some ugly side soon enough, but for now i bet we've had enough of it to last us a lifetime.

let's just surround ourselves with beautiful things, he he!