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FULL LIST: Philpop 2018 Top 10

Oct 18, 2018 - 10:33 PM

Check out if your favorite from the Top 30 made it here!

Meet the Philpop 2018 semi-finalists from Visayas and Mindanao

Aug 08, 2018 - 8:30 AM

'If you give us an open door, then we will show up'

IN PHOTOS: Philpop Songwriting Boot Camp 2017 – Antipolo leg

May 28, 2017 - 6:07 PM

Here s a peek at PhilPop s first of 4 boot camps this 2017

Willy Cruz, writer of hit OPM classics, dies

Apr 17, 2017 - 11:06 AM

UPDATED The 70 year old songwriter is known for songs such as Bituing Walang Ningning and Sana’y Wala ng Wakas

PhilPOP Songwriting Boot Camp expands nationwide

Feb 04, 2017 - 11:45 AM

The PhilPOP Songwriting Competition will not be held in 2017 it will instead be held in 2018

PHILPOP BOOT CAMP 2017. Jungee Marcelo, Ryan Cayabyab, Noel Cabangon, Manuel V. Pangilinan, and Patrick C. Gregorio at the PhilPOP Boot Camp press conference on January 2. Photo by Vernise L. Tantuco/Rappler

Nobel laureate Bob Dylan: Uneasy 'voice of a generation'

Oct 14, 2016 - 9:37 AM

If the phrase voice of a generation were trademarked it may well belong to Bob Dylan – but the singer and poet has been an uneasy spokesman

NOBEL LAUREATE. This file photo taken on June 3, 1984 shows US singer Bob Dylan performing during a concert at the Olympic stadium in Munich, southern Germany. Istvan Bajzat / DPA / AFP

A look back: Elements Music Camp 2015

Jan 02, 2016 - 8:00 PM

Francis Brew Reyes takes us back to the 5 day music camp

Apply for a songwriting camp with OPM greats

Aug 27, 2014 - 4:45 PM

Aspiring singer songwriter? Join the ELEMENTS songwriting camp and be mentored by OPM greats

Profile: The emancipation of Armi Millare

Dec 03, 2013 - 12:02 PM

Up Dharma Down’s Armi Millare shares her pursuit of a life in music her aversion to bright lights and her love for her cat

SHY, BUT SNEAKY. Millare admits to having snuck out to perform during her adolescent years, much to her parents’ chagrin. Photo by Francis Reyes

Sharon Cuneta back to singing in new show

Sep 19, 2013 - 9:47 AM

The Mega and the Songwriter features Megastar s singing and Ogie Alcasid s songs

'MY PLEASURE.' The Megastar (Sharon) and the Songwriter (Ogie). Photo from the show's Facebook

TV 5 gears up weekends, GMA reaches out

Sep 13, 2013 - 11:02 PM

Kapatid targets Saturday and Sunday night audiences Kapuso goes to the field

GLOBETROTTING SHOW. Aga Muhlach plugs 'Pinoy Explorer.' Photo from TV5's Facebook

WINNERS: Philpop Music Festival 2013

Jul 20, 2013 - 9:47 PM

Here is the list of winners updated as they are announced

A MUSICAL SPECTACLE. Musicians from different genres will battle it out on July 20 at the Meralco Theater. Image from the Philpop Music Festival Facebook page

HIGHLIGHTS: Philpop 2013 Finals Night

Jul 20, 2013 - 6:15 PM

Rappler brings you the event as it happens at the Meralco Theater

PHILPOP 2013 FINALS NIGHT. Rappler brings you the event LIVE. Graphic by Raffy de Guzman/Rappler

VOTE for your Philpop 2013 winner

Jul 13, 2013 - 10:04 AM

Which of the songs by this year s Philpop finalists will you vote for?

CELEBRATING OPM. The Philpop Music Festival shines the spotlight on songwriters and composers. Image from the Philpop Music Festival Facebook page

Philpop 2013 finalist: Thyro Alfaro and Yumi Lacsamana

Jul 13, 2013 - 9:36 AM

The Philpop 2013 entry from Thyro Alfaro and Yumi Lacsamana is an homage to fond memories of a first love

DUO. Yumi Lacsamana (left) and Thyro Alfaro are finalists of Philpop Music Festival 2013. Screenshot from YouTube (Rappler)

Philpop 2013 finalist: Ganny Brown

Jul 13, 2013 - 9:28 AM

Ganny Brown s Philpop 2013 entry is about the inequality in Philippine society and the hope that transcends it

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

Philpop 2013 finalist: Joey Ayala

Jul 13, 2013 - 9:15 AM

Joey Ayala s Philpop 2013 entry is about how paper and the roles we play control our lives

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

Philpop 2013 finalist: Johnoy Danao

Jul 13, 2013 - 9:00 AM

Johnoy Danao s Philpop 2013 entry tries to capture the best of romance

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

Philpop 2013 finalist: Jungee Marcelo

Jul 13, 2013 - 8:45 AM

Jungee Marcelo s Philpop 2013 entry fuses together hip hop and Pinoy spirit

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

Philpop 2013 finalist: Kennard Faraon

Jul 13, 2013 - 8:30 AM

Kennard Faraon s Philpop 2013 entry is about wanting to change the past

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

Philpop 2013 finalist: Lara Maigue

Jul 13, 2013 - 8:15 AM

Lara Maigue s Philpop 2013 entry is about a girl secretly in love with someone

LARA MAIGUE. She is a finalist of Philpop Music Festival 2013

Philpop 2013 finalist: Marlon Barnuevo

Jul 13, 2013 - 8:00 AM

Marlon Barnuevo s Philpop 2013 entry is written for his fiancée

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

Philpop 2013 finalist: Myrus Apacible

Jul 13, 2013 - 7:45 AM

Myrus Apacible s Philpop 2013 entry is about the pain of seeing the one you love choose someone else

MYRUS APACIBLE. Myrus is a finalist of Philpop Music Festival 2013. Screenshot from YouTube (Rappler)

Philpop 2013 finalist: Nino Regalado and Adrienne Buenaventura

Jul 13, 2013 - 7:30 AM

The Philpop 2013 entry from Nino Regalado and Adrienne Buenaventura is about moving on despite painful experiences

FUSING LYRICS AND MELODY. Nino Regalado and Adrienne Buenaventura are finalists of Philpop Music Festival 2013. Screenshot from YouTube (Rappler)

Philpop 2013 finalist: Paul Armesin

Jul 13, 2013 - 7:15 AM

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)

Philpop 2013 finalist: Raffy Calicdan

Jul 13, 2013 - 7:00 AM

Raffy Calicdan s Philpop 2013 entry is about being in a suffocating relationship

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

VIDEO: Greyson Chance lights up Manila

Nov 18, 2012 - 2:22 PM

The young singer songwriter says he loves how Christmas starts so early in Manila

SUNSHINE AND CITY LIGHTS. Greyson Chance was in Manila for the second time to promote his new album, Truth Be Told Part 1, and to join shoppers in welcoming Christmas in TriNoma. All photos by Roopak R Nair

Noel Cabangon's journey goes on

Sep 28, 2012 - 6:12 PM

The singer launches a new album and holds a concert for the benefit of fellow Filipino artists

HEAR YESTERDAY's SONGS TODAY, rendered by Noel Cabangon. Image from the back cover of his new album 'Tuloy ang Byahe' under Universal Records