Philpop 2013 finalist: Paul Armesin

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Paul Armesin's Philpop 2013 entry is about how each second counts

PAUL ARMESIN. He is a finalist of Philpop Music Festival 2013. Screenshot from YouTube (Rappler)

MANILA, Philippines – Time captivates Paul Armesin. He believes that it is a gift from God that comes in limited supply for everyone, whether rich or poor.

His song, “Segundo,” is a mourning for opportunities and moments lost, and a promise to make the most of the time that remains. Armesin sees the strong ties between music and faith.

He sees music as an instrument to bring one’s message across. When an idea is carried by music, more people are likely to listen.

“Segundo” is performed by Yael Yuzon of Sponge Cola.

Video transcript:

Napakahalaga ng musika sa pananampalataya, kasi isang paraan ‘yan para din ma-express mo ‘yung paniniwala mo, ‘yung pananampalataya mo. So pwede kang mapakinggan ng tao dahil yung mensahe mo, nilagay mo sa musika, papakinggan ka nila kahit di ka nila kakilala.

(Singing) Walumpu’t anim na libo, apat na raan ang nasa palad ko, walumpu’t anim na libo, apat na raan, pano ko gagamitin ‘to? (Singing stops)

Ang title po ng kanta ko sa Philpop ay “Segundo.” Tungkol sa kahalagahan ng oras, at kahalagahan ng bawat segundo. Kasi naniwala ako na ang oras ay regalo ng Diyos. Siguro dahil na rin na marami akong pinalampas na opportunities, marami akong pinalampas na pagkakataon.

Yung oras pala, equalizer sya. Kesyo mayaman ka, mahirap ka, pareho din tayo, meron tayong walumpu’t anim na libo, at apat na raang segundo sa araw-araw.

(Singing) Parang hangin, dumaan at naglaho, salamat sa Diyos, bukas may panibago, walumpu’t anim na libo, apat na raan segundo, di ko na sasayangin ‘to. (Singing stops)

Mahalaga na merong representation yung Gospel music sa Philpop dahil kasama naman din sa kultura ng Pilipino yung lakas ng pananampalataya natin sa Diyos.

Watch and listen to the music video:


– With reports from Pia Ranada/Rappler.com


1. Ganny Brown
Song: “Askal”
Interpreted by: Jose and Wally


2. Joey Ayala
Song: “Papel”
Interpreted by: Joey Ayala, Gloc-9 featuring Denise Barbacena


3. Johnoy Danao
Song: “Kung ‘Di Man”
Interpreted by: Ney Dimaculangan


4. Jungee Marcelo
Song: “Pansamantagal”
Interpreted by: Sitti and Julianne Tarroja


5. Kennard Faraon
Song: “Time Machine”
Interpreted by: Six Part Invention


6. Lara Maigue
Song: “Sa ‘Yo Na Lang Ako”
Interpreted by: Karylle


7. Marlon Barnuevo
Song: “Araw, Ulap, Langit”
Interpreted by: Christian Bautista

 


8. Myrus Apacible
Song: “Sana Pinatay Mo Na Lang Ako”
Interpreted by: Kimpoy Feliciano


9. Nino Regalado and Adrienne Buenaventura
Song: “Sometimes That Happens”
Interpreted by: Ace Libre of Never The Strangers


10. Paul Armesin
Song: “Segundo”
Interpreted by: Yael Yuzon of Sponge Cola


11. Raffy Calicdan
Song: “Space”
Interpreted by: Kean Cipriano of Callalily and Kleggy of Banda Ni Kleggy


12. Thyro Alfaro and Yumi Lacsamana
Song: “Dati”
Interpreted by: Sam Concepcion, Tippy Dos Santos and Quest

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