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Pordalab's Makibaka featuring Yohi

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A Filipino pop-alternative band that sings to express their love for the country, Pordalab directly connotates the Filipino slang of ‘for the love’. They sing to inspire people to love more and care more for others. Through music, they are also encouraging Filipinos to stand-up for what is right and for advancing real change for the good of the many. As their byline goes: Awiting puso, awiting bayan. (Songs of the heart, songs of the nation)


The current line-up is composed of six members with Karl Ramirez for vocals and guitars, Boogs Villareal for vocals, kalimba and ukelele, Burn Belacho for lead guitar, Jomar Mangulbnan for rhythm guitar, Kyle De Leon for bass and lastly, Pedro Magat for percussion and drums.

Past members include Matthew Carretero and Jason Legaspi. Both are bassists.

Sessionists include Marlon Trinidad on bass and Markuss Javier on drums.

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Awards and Recognition[]

They won BEST MUSICAL SCORE at the 65th FAMAS with Karl Ramirez doing the score for film Bubog featuring Pordalab’s WAG MONG ISIPIN. Karl Ramirez was also nominated BEST INDIE MOVIE MUSICAL SCORER and PANATA rendered by Pordalab and written by Ali Ariesgado won BEST INDIE MOVIE THEME SONG in the 33rd PMPC Star Awards. The films are by Arlyn Dela Cruz.

Pordalab wrote and performed the theme songs of Radyo Inquirer , TUKLAS Innovation Labs, Gawad Bayani ng Kalikasan, Baybayin Buhayin, and music scores of 3 films. Kalahati ng Mundo is also part of Oxfam Philippines' #WeMakeHerstory campaign besides originally being part of the award winning documentary Walang Rape sa Bontok.


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Further Reading[]

  1. ‘Makibaka!’ by Pordalab x Yohi is a call to unite for human rights
  2. Listen to Pordalab's ode for the women of the world
  3. Movement fuses popular musical genres with socially relevant content