Bayan Ko (Tagalog "My Country") is one of the most recognizable patriotic songs in the Philippines that, because of its popularity, is sometimes assumed to be a folk song and the unofficial national anthem of the Philippines. Tagalog is one of the major languages used in the Philippines. The Philippines ( Filipino: Pilipinas, officially known as the Republic of the Philippines (fil ''Republika ng Pilipinas'' RP A national anthem is a generally patriotic musical composition that evokes and eulogizes the history traditions and struggles of its people recognized either by a nation's It was originally written as a poem by Jose Corazon de Jesus in 1929, and set to music by Constancio de Guzman. Jose Corazon de Jesus ( November 22, 1896 &ndash May 26, 1932) also known by his pen name Huseng Batute, was a Year 1929 ( MCMXXIX) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar.
Written as a protest song during the American occupation of the Philippines, it is often sung in protest rallies and demonstrations throughout Philippine history, notably during the funeral of Sen. Timeline of Philippine history The History of The Philippines is believed to have begun with the arrival of the first humans via Land bridges at least Benigno Aquino, Jr. and the ensuing People Power Revolution where Freddie Aguilar led the crowd to sing the song's chorus. Benigno Servillano Aquino Jr ( November 27, 1932 – August 21 Freddie Aguilar is a famous Folk musician from the Philippines.  It has also been re-arranged and recorded by different composers and singers, notably by Lucio San Pedro (National Artist for music) and Freddie Aguilar. Lucio San Pedro ( February 11 1913 - March 31 2002) was born on February 11, 1913 in Angono, Rizal National Artist of the Philippines is a title given to a Filipino who has been given the highest recognition for having made significant contributions to the development of Philippine Freddie Aguilar is a famous Folk musician from the Philippines.