Sarah G Sings About Manila

At the recent Miss Manila 2014 beauty pageant coronation night last Araw ng Maynila, (congratulations by the way to the winner, Krischelle Halili) a number by Sarah Geronimo, one of the Philippines’ most popular artists created as much buzz as the event itself.

Partly I suppose was due to her sheer professionalism that she showed despite the technical glitches that occurred during that number. But I’d like to think that the song she sang played a big factor as well, a song entitled “Dito sa Manila.”

Sarah Geronimo at the Miss Manila 2014 coronation night (photo courtesy of Philtrends.com)

It was apt enough to have this song sang not only by a popular, well-loved artist, but also someone who is a true-blue Manileña who was born and raised in the city’s Santa Cruz district. (I believe her family used to live in Quiricada Street) It doesn’t hurt that the song itself is catchy as well.

Now before comparisons can be raised against another popular song about Manila sang by the iconic Manila Sound group Hotdog, I think there should be no point of pitting these songs against each other. The more music that can be sang and heard that will promote Manila and its beauty, the better.

Great job to Sarah G! The Urban Roamer hear this song, especially around the city!

Anyway, here’s the video of the aforementioned performance from Viva Entertainment’s Youtube channel. Hope you’ll enjoy it!

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Unfortunately I was not able to find online yet the lyrics of this song, so out of sheer boredom (lol) I decided to put the lyrics of “Dito sa Manila,” which I think I got mostly right, save for a line which I could not figure out what was said. (hope anyone there can help)

Sama na nananananana
dito sa Manila, dito sa Manila
Sama na nananananana
dito sa Manila

Nasubukan mo na bang mamasyal sa Luneta?
Naglakad ka ba ng matagal sa Escolta?
Tumungo sa Roxas, nakijoyride sa tropa*
Nakipagtawaran sa ale sa Tutuban at Divisoria?

Sama na’t dumayo, ano pang hinihintay?
Sama-sama tayo, lahat sabay-sabay

Sama na nananananana
dito sa Manila, dito sa Manila
Sama na nananananana
dito sa Manila, dito sa Manila

Dito sa Manila, tara sa Manila

Naikot mo bang kainan sa Binondo?
Nabisita mo ba ang simbahan sa Quiapo?
Ang Intramuros ba’y nagawa mo nang madalaw?
Natanaw mo ba sa Manila Bay ang paglubog ng araw?

Sama na’t dumayo, ano pang hinihintay?
Sama-sama tayo (lahat sabay-sabay)

Sama na nananananana
dito sa Manila, dito sa Manila
Sama na nananananana
dito sa Manila, dito sa Manila

Ano pang hinihintay?
Lahat sabay-sabay

Sama na nananananana
dito sa Manila, dito sa Manila
Sama na nananananana
dito sa Manila, dito sa Manila

Tara na sa Manila

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*thank you to the reader who provided the correct lyrics

5 thoughts on “Sarah G Sings About Manila

  1. whoa, thyro and yumi composed that song

    Lam nyo ba ung kantang DATI by sam concepcin and IKOT-IKOT ni sarah g. ay composition din ni THYRO ?

    thats a faCt

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