#Songs4HeroesConcert #throwbackThursday

How should I describe the concert last night in two words? These words are “heartfelt” and “inspiring”. Not to mention, it was the first time that I had goosebumps while singing the Philippine National Anthem with nationalistic fervour.

Fallen 44

Here’s the lyrics of the song, “Kanlungan”, that is definitely etched in my heart.

Noel Cabangon  Kanlungan SAF44

I could see in the song how a brave man starts wooing a woman and eventually becomes his wife. They had a child and were able to put up a loving family.

Come one day, the brave man was tasked to perform his duty to his nation. The man left his home with an earnest hope to serve the country and its people, with an earnest hope that he can go back to his home and find himself in the arms of his loving wife and children.

But due to heartless people, he faced his fate in return of serving his country. He was left breathless.

That’s how I relate this story to the life of a Special Action Force gentleman who risked his life to protect Filipinos.

Philippine National Police
Kin of SAF 44

(…now bursting into *tears*)

Kanlungan

by Noel Cabangon

Pana-panahon ang pagkakataon
Maibabalik ba ang kahapon?

Natatandaan mo pa ba
Nang tayong dal’wa ang unang nagkita?
Panahon ng kamusmusan
Sa piling ng mga bulaklak at halaman
Doon tayong nagsimulang
Mangarap at tumula

Natatandaan mo pa ba
Inukit kong puso sa punong mangga
At ang inalay kong gumamela
Magkahawak-kamay sa dalampasigan
Malayang tulad ng mga ibon
Ang gunita ng ating kahapon

Ang mga puno’t halaman
Ay kabiyak ng ating gunita
Sa paglipas ng panahon
Bakit kailangan ding lumisan?

Pana-panahon ang pagkakataon
Maibabalik ba ang kahapon?

Natatandaan mo pa ba
Nang tayong dal’wa ang unang nagkita?
Panahon ng kamusmusan
Sa piling ng mga bulaklak at halaman
Doon tayong nagsimulang
Mangarap at tumula

Natatandaan mo pa ba
Inukit kong puso sa punong mangga
At ang inalay kong gumamela
Magkahawak-kamay sa dalampasigan
Malayang tulad ng mga ibon
Ang gunita ng ating kahapon

Ngayon ikaw ay nagbalik
At tulad ko rin ang iyong pananabik
Makita ang dating kanlungan
Tahanan ng ating tula at pangarap
Ngayon ay naglaho na
Saan hahanapin pa?

Lumilipas ang panahon
Kabiyak ng ating gunita
Ang mga puno’t halaman
Bakit kailangang lumisan?

Pana-panahon ang pagkakataon
Maibabalik ba ang kahapon?

Natatandaan mo pa ba
Nang tayong dal’wa ang unang nagkita?
Panahon ng kamusmusan
Sa piling ng mga bulaklak at halaman
Doon tayong nagsimulang
Mangarap at tumula

Natatandaan mo pa ba
Inukit kong puso sa punong mangga
At ang inalay kong gumamela
Magkahawak-kamay sa dalampasigan
Malayang tulad ng mga ibon
Ang gunita ng ating kahapon

SAF 44's Families
Mall of Asia (MOA) Arena witnessed one of the noble initiatives of Bro Eli Soriano and Dr. Daniel Razon. They extend help to the bereaved loved ones of SAF 44 together with UNTV and Members Church of God International.

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