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Freddie Aguilar receives recognition from the Senate

  • Music icon Freddie Aguilar was recognized for his contributions in the Philippine music industry by the House of Senate.
  • The hit song ‘Anak’ celebrated its 4oth anniversary this year.

As the hit song ‘Anak’ will celebrate its 4oth anniversary since its release back in 1978, the veteran singer and music icon was recognized by the House of Senate for his contributions in the Philippine music industry. Senate Resolution No. 658 was signed to honor the 65-year-old singer-songwriter for his lifetime outstanding contributions to Philippine arts and culture.

“Aguilar is the only singer and composer who broke into the western market and gained massive global recognition, bringing pride and honor to our country. His unceasing nationalistic contribution to Philippine music and culture warrants recognition,” as stated on  Senate Resolution No. 658 of Senate Majority Leader Vicente ‘Tito’ Sotto III.

For the record, the song ‘Anak’ already released 30 million copies in 53 countries worldwide. It was translated into 29 different languages.

“Billboard, the music industry standard record chart in the United States for singles, reported that the song was the number one in the United States for two weeks and a world hit of the 1980s. As of 2006, it was unsurpassed as the all-time highest-selling record of Philippine music,” added in the said resolution.

Freddie was accompanied by his wife Jovie Aguilar during the ceremony. Senate President Aquilino ‘Koko’ Pimentel III handed a copy of Senate Resolution No. 658.

Last 2015, Korean film ‘Gangnam Blues’ used the iconic song as its official theme song.


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