"Bayan Ko" (Spanish: Nuestra Patria, English: My Country) is one of the most recognizable patriotic songs of the Philippines. It was originally penned in Spanish by the Revolutionary general José Alejandrino, and translated into Tagalog some three decades later by the poet José Corazón de Jesús.
The song, which is a kundiman, is often considered the unofficial second national anthem of the Philippines, and is sometimes sung by Overseas Filipinos groups after the Lupang Hinirang or by itself. It is sometimes assumed to be a folk music because of its popularity, and due to the nature of its lyrics it has been used as a protest song by different political groups at various points in Philippine history.
A patriotic song or maybe classical because it was solemn.
Bayan ko means, my nation, you can clearly hear from the lyrics, "Ang bayan ko'y tanging ikaw, Pilipinas kong mahal" which means, you're my only nation, Philippines my love, the song is all about the characteristics that every citizen of the nation should have, and that was patriotism, being grateful to be a part of a lovery, rich, and independent country.
although philippine films cover many topics and subjects like those of other countries, i have noticed three topics and subjects that dominate the cinema.
the topic of family problems is always a big seller for the masses. they can relate to the struggles of maintaining a good relationship with its members.
stories about love are abundant in philippine films. the beautiful rich girl and the poor lad touches the well-loved topic of the rich and the poor who fought for their love.
the oppressive landowner and the poor farmer. this one is a favorite, seeing the mestizo actor who plays as the hacienda owner die in the hands of the oppressed poor is repeated in many movies.
the choice of topics when they make movies seems to echo a feeling that the filipinos have from the time of colonialism, they admire and actually want to look just like the rich white colonizers but detest the treatment they get.
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