This song has accompanied almost every struggle since the turn of the century to recapture the visions and ideals of the First Republic -- from the anti-American protest movement and millenarian revolts of the 1920's and 30's, to the resistance against the Japanese occupation in the 40's, the student revolt of the 70's and more recently, the 1986 "People's Power" revolt that toppled the Marcos dictatorship.
Original Tagalog lyrics by Jose Corazon de Jesus, melody by Constancio de Guzman.
Source: Philippine Graphic Centennial Yearbook.
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