Manila (CNN Philippines Life) — What makes a Filipino love song remarkable?
Plenty — omnipresence, singability, quotability — but what makes a Filipino love song remarkable amongst all other love songs is The Filipino love song doesn’t suppress, and the Filipino love song doesn’t tire.“What the lover needs,” writes Carson, “is to be able to face the beloved and not be destroyed.” This is why we create things like music; we need something to exist in our stead, to contain the feelings that would rip us in half if we housed them for too long.
I believe that nowhere are feelings more pure than when they’re in a Filipino love song. Whatever poured out of a passing jeepney once leaked, tinnily, from my officemate’s headphones.
Cariza "Aiza" Yamson Seguerra (born September 17, 1983) is a Filipino actor, singer-songwriter and guitarist. 's Little Miss Philippines 1987 he became a child star starring in several movies and TV shows.
Later in his teens, he pursued a career in music spawning his major hit single, Pagdating ng Panahon (When the Time Comes).
Initially coming out as a lesbian in 2007, Seguerra now identifies himself as a transgender man.
On August 12, 2016, Seguerra was appointed by President Rodrigo Duterte as Chairperson of the National Youth Commission.
Now the only karaoke machine that can fire up is in my aunts’ living room, and I’m never there.