CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebuano singer Juan Karlos Labajo’s hit song “Buwan” was named Song of the Year during the MYX Music Awards 2019 held on May 15, Wednesday at the ABS-CBN Vertis Tent.
The announcement of winners was also done on MYX’s official Instagram page.
“#MYXMusicAwards2019 Song of the Year: “Buwan” by Juan Karlos,” the post reads with Cebuano singer’s photo on Instagram.
“Buwan” defeated the songs “Kathang Isip” (Ben&Ben), “Mundo” (IV of Spades), “Nadarang” (Shanti Dope), and “Tagpuan” (Moira dela Torre) for the Song of the Year category.
The MYX Music Awards is an annual recognition of hitmakers in the country organized by the channel MYX.
Labajo was not able to attend the awards night but reposted MXY’s photo on his Instagram account.
“Okay pa itsura ko sa pic na to ngayon mukha nang ewan nako baka mawalan ako ng career Pinas mahirap maging successful dito ang mga pangit hahaha
thanks @myxph and mas maraming salamat din sa nag vote,” he said in an Instagram post.
Labajo also explained in a poscript that he was not able to attend the awards night because he had to attend to someone who was sick.
The Cebuano singer established his name in the industry after he joined “The Voice Kids” Season 1 in 2014 and was part of Team Bamboo.
He made it to the Top 4 along with Darlene Vibares, Darren Espanto, and Lyca Gairanod.
After the singing competition, the 18-year-old Consolacion native appeared in several ABS-CBN’s series like “A Love to Last”, “Pangako Sa ‘Yo”, and “Hawak Kamay.” /dbs