IN PHOTOS: Winners of Visayan Music Awards 2019

By: Cris Evert Lato-Ruffolo July 28,2019 - 06:54 AM

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu—For his song “Matag Piraso,” Ferdinand Aragon, a freelance graphic and visual artist, bagged the top plum in the first Visayan Music Awards 2019 on Saturday night, July 27, at the Oakridge Pavilion in Mandaue City.

Aragon, 24 and alumnus of the University of the Philippines Cebu (UP Cebu) is the composer and lyricist of the song.

He also sang the song on finals nights and gained the roaring support of the crowd.

According to Aragon’s profile posted on the Visayan Music Awards 2019 Facebook page, Matag Piraso is a song for the brokenhearted wanting to pick up the pieces after the pain in order to love again.

Yana Durado and Adonis Durado’s Balitaw won second place, while Melay Libres’ Lingi-a finished at third place.

The song “Hit and Run” went home with the Texters’ Choice Award. It was composed by Neil Salarda and lyrics by John Petersen Villarin.

Gail Blanco, who sang Fr. Raymond Quito’s Sama Lang Kanimo was awarded Best Interpreter.

Check out the photos of the winners here:

Photos by Raul Tabanao 

Ferdinand Aragon, a freelance graphic artist, is the grand winner in the first Visayan Music Awards for his song, “Matag Piraso.”

Yana Durado and Adonis Dorado’s Balitaw finishes the Visayan Music Awards 2019 with a second place recognition.

Melay Libres’ Lingi-a wins third place in the Visayan Music Awards 2019.

“Hit and Run” wins Texters’ Choice Award. It was composed by Neil Salarda and lyrics by John Petersen Villarin.

Gail Blanco wins Best Interpreter Award for performing Fr. Reymund Quito’s Sama Lang Kanimo.

 

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