BALON by Gary Granada – Tribute Music Video to a great Filipino Artist

My friend Gary Granada, I met him at the Recreation Hall of the Philippine Refugee Processing Center. Bought 3 of his autographed tapes and I’ve listening to it ever since, during 3 year service at the the Philippine Refugee Processing Center in Morong, Bataan, to my adventurous OFW days in Saudi Arabia and now here in Canada. The sound may not be very good because I converted it to MPEG directly from the original tapes, by the lyrics and the musics still touches my soul. I made this video para kanimo bay Gary! Gary: – is a public school tutor (University of the Philippines) of a masteral subject in Development Communications – chairs Kaalagad, an interfaith ecumenical community – is a board member of Conspiracy, FILSCAP and FPE – was born in 1960 in Maco Davao (Compostela Valley) – mother Cristina is a dressmaker; father Ireneo fished, organized unions; sister Gilda is teacher, was an OFW – shined shoes, peddled sweepstakes, newspapers and komiks, boiled and sold bananas, tended sarisari store – grumbled and learned ukelele upon father’s insistence – did fairly well in elementary and high school (finished valedictorian in Maco Heights and Maryknoll) and went to college (Metallurgical Engineering, University of the Philippines) on government stipend (NSDB, now DOST) but was kicked out of UP and has no college diploma – played varsity softball in high school, twisted a finger – was on the 49’ers Engineering champions chess team – worked as a photographer for the Department

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