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Dong Abay furious over ‘Kumusta Na’ used as BBM-Sara campaign jingle: ‘Over my dead body’

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[Updated: March 22, 2022, 7:48 p.m., 8:08 p.m.]

OPM rock icon Dong Abay has clarified that he didn’t give permission for his track “Kumusta Na” to be used as a campaign jingle by presidential candidate Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. and vice presidential aspirant Sara Duterte-Carpio.

The singer-songwriter, who confused that he wrote the track for all Filipinos, expressed his dismay via his Twitter web page yesterday, March 21.

“Ang kantang ‘Kumusta Na’ na tungkol sa EDSA [People] Power ay para sa sambayanang Pilipino. Hindi ko ito sinulat para sa Marcos loyalists kahit ako ay anti-Aquino. Over my dead body,” he mentioned. “At hindi ko pinahihintulutang gamitin ang kantang ‘yan bilang jingle ng BBM-Sara Unithieves. P*kyu.”

(The track “Kumusta Na,” which is about EDSA People Power, is for the Filipino individuals. I didn’t write it for Marcos loyalists although I’m anti-Aquino. Over my dead physique. And I didn’t give my permission for the track to be used as a jingle for the BBM-Sara Unithieves. F*ck you.)

“Kumusta Na” was composed by Abay and launched by the now-defunct rock band Yano within the Nineties. It talks in regards to the lives of the Filipino plenty in gentle of the 1986 People Power Revolution.

This isn’t the primary time that Abay known as out any misuse or misinterpretation of his track. In 2016, in the course of the thirtieth anniversary of the Revolution, he additionally clarified through his Facebook web page that he didn’t write the track for Marcos loyalists regardless of his being anti-Aquino. He appealed for the general public to fastidiously learn and perceive the lyrics of the track.

The band Yano is thought for its songs which have political and social themes, such as “Banal Na Aso, Santong Kabayo,” “Bawal” and “Trapo.” JB

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