Two Cagayan de Oro entries – “Hulagway” by Dexter Latosa and songwriter Ma. Rhodora Veloso; and “Siya Ra Tawn Ang Nahigugma” performed by Winset Jacot and Jane Abaday were announced as among the six (6) finalists of VisPop 5.0, the 5th annual song writing competition featuring original compositions in the Cebuano (Bisaya) language.

The finalists were announced last April 9 but their videos were released online only last June 26. The finalists were picked from among more than 350 entries for this year’s competition.

Dexter Latosa (right) and songwriter Ma. Rhodora “Bingbing” Veloso are both members of the jazz-blues Filipino band Karumata Repablik.

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Meanwhile, Winset Jacot (left) is known for her “Gugma Pa More” song while Jane Abaday is a known radio personality (MOR 91.9) in Cagayan de Oro.

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You can show support by liking their videos below.

“Hulagway” – Music and lyrics by Dexter Latosa and Bingbing C Veloso


“Siya Ra Tawn Ang Nahigugma by Winset Jacot and Jane Abaday

VisPop is organized by Cebu-based Artist and Musicians Marketing Cooperative (ArtistKo) in cooperation with the Filipino Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (FILSCAP). The VisPop 5.0 finals night will be held on July 29 at the SM Seaside City Sky Hall in Cebu. LINK

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