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Handog

1983

Composer: De Leon, Florante
Arranger: Eddie Munji
Performer: Kuh Ledesma
Album: Ako ay Pilipino
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Key / Mode: C
Genre: Songs of Appreciation / Praise / Tribute
Form: Pop Ballad
Historical Period: Contemporary
Date of Composition: 1978
Premiere Performance: First sung by the composer
About the Song: As suggested by the title, the song is a gift or a never-ending hymn of gratitude for the support of fans. It creates a bond between the singer and the listeners, with the artist making a final promise that even after death, the song will live on and pay homage to the people. (From the CCP Encyclopedia of Philippine Art, vol. 6, p. 237)