6.01.2012

Pinoy Summer, Da Best Forever

Summer in the Philippines is often associated with the genesis of activities you and your family can engage in. It usually starts when classes in all levels end, as well as the beginning of high temperature and humidity that could reach to an astounding 40 degrees Celsius (seriously)!

 ABS-CBN, one of the largest television network in the country created the video below as their summer station ID that best delineates the word, s-u-m-m-e-r. Though this season is soon coming to an end ( until the first or second week of June), it is never too late for me to share to you the myriad festivals which are celebrated in the different regions of the country; the pristine and breathtaking beaches teeming in the 7,100 islands where one can enjoy any water sport or simply bask under the sun for a great tan. Similarly, this is also the time of the year when various tropical fruits are in abundance like the famous Philippine mangoes that are seemingly sweet and fragrant; and my favorite dessert, halo-halo sold in every nook and cranny to beat the summer heat.

The video also depicts "a picture of how  proud we are of our heritage and values as reflected in our very own festivals. Bayanihan, camaraderie, unity, respect, and love for one's self are the prime Filipino values highlighted. Color and joy spread like summer heat, awakening the festivities and making celebrations more alive," says Robert Labayen.

I am  a Filipino and I am exceedingly proud of being one. E Yo! E Yo! Hey! Pinoy Summer, certainly is da best forever! 




Tuwing tag-araw kulay mo'y lumilitaw/ Sumasayaw sumisigaw ang totoong ikaw/ Sinasalubong mo ng ngiti ang mundo/ Sa bagong kaibigan puso'y lumulukso/ Pagsapit ng init lahat magkakapit/ 'Sang bayan 'sang pamilya sabay nagsasaya (ulitin)/ Pinoy summer pinoy summer Da best da best da best forever (ulitin)/ E yo! E yo! Hey! E yo! E yo! Oh! (ulitin) Da best forever/ Sa tunay na kulay ng lahing Pilipino/ Ipakita pag summer na da best tayo! 

155 comments :

  1. a great video, loved the dancers.

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  2. Beautiful video! Some of my cousins are from the Philippines, and it's great to see what things are like there. :)

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  3. Looks like such a festive time in your area of the world...flowers, smiles, friends, blowing bubbles...just an all around good time had by all.

    Thank you for sharing this wonderful video. I love learning the culture of others, no matter what part of the globe they live.

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    1. You are most welcome, thank you for your kinds words!

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  4. Hi Farida, You do live in a gorgeous place and have every reason to be proud of it...

    Our Summer season is just getting started here. I'm not a fan of the heat ---so I will be happy to see Fall come!!!! ha

    Love Mangoes.... YUM.
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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    1. I wish I could experience fall too! The photos though in the net is sufficient in the meantime. :)

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  5. Very colorful and inviting video and it didn't look like anyone was sweating buckets, or struggling with the heat, which is the hardest part of the hot summer!

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    1. Very true... summer + heat + buckets of perspiration = still fun :P

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  6. Wow..that looks like hot summer. The music was refreshing even in the hot summer day.

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  7. I am enjoying my summer, too! :) Halo halo is one of the best! :)

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  8. It's really such a fun summer. I love this video.

    Hopping from BC Bloggers...

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  9. May gulay, di ko na kilala mga artista ngayon. Tsk tsk. Daming bago. Oh halo-halo, I miss you so much. Hehehe!

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  10. now I am suffering from a severe case of homesickness.

    wonderful video!

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    1. Ooops... I'm glad there are many ways to reconnect to the people you love in the Philippines :D

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  11. So trueee! Proud Filipino here, I like the song! pinoy summer the best! :)

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  12. I love ABS-CBN's station ID. They are always good at it.

    Watching the video made me miss our country. Indeed, it's more fun in Philippines

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    1. Visit us soon so you won't miss Philippines so much :D

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  13. i always love ABS video, i'm looking forward for this every summer and christmas season. =)

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  14. napakanta tuloy ako.. hahaha... the writers and the composers are brilliant ...I always think its a matter of how we use this time of the year to be da best forever .. love the video..

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  15. ang ganda talaga ng summer station ID ng channel two.

    **visit from bc bloggers**

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  16. ABS always comes out with great and creative station ID's

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  17. Filipino Summer the Best! It is really more fun in the Philippines! :)

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  18. Phillipines is really a great place to be in Summer..love the tropical fruits and beaches.

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  19. love this video too! the song is so catchy..abs really makes good station id's :)
    visiting from bc bloggers

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  20. Nice video. Proud to be Pinoy too!

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  21. Summer = fiesta. There are many fiesta gathering during summer, hence more fun here.

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  22. awww! I miss celebrating summer in the Philippines :-) miss the fresh fruits especially the mango and especially going to the beach :-)

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  23. Summer has just ended. But summers are indeed fun and worth looking forward too!

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  24. Well to us, Filipinos, summer is one of the best time because of the celebrations of Fiestas and family bonding.

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    1. Certainly and family bonding is a great event to every Filipino :)

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  25. love summer also kaya lang super-super init naman itong huling summer natin...di ko carry, alam mo na effect ng global warming

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  26. I can't enjoy these things anymore :( It's too hot in the Philippines during summer! I feel like I'm gonna die everytime I go out :/

    Nakakamiss din yung mga nakasanayan ko nung bata ako. Like the fiesta, manood nang sagala etc.,

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    1. The heat is unbearable, I agree with you but that's part and parcel of summer in the Philippines.

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  27. Summer in the Philippines really is fun. :) Too bad it's usually raining recently. But I'm sure it won't stop us from having fun. We are Filipinos. We'll find a way to make it fun. :D

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    1. Yes, we Filipinos manage to have fun even if summer is over!

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  28. I miss spending summer in the Philippines! I'm currently living in the land of perpetual summer - the Middle East! 40 deg is just one of the ordinary not-so-hot days here if its summer.

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    1. Hope you are able to visit the Philippines again :)

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  29. yeah i also like their summer station ID :) di halatang certified kapamilya ka ngang talaga!

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    1. Lol, di naman masyado. But I prefer channel 7s news programs.

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  30. I've not visited the Philippines before. I'd love to one day, though.

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    1. Hope you are able to when you have the time.

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  31. I love mangoes! And yes, summer is not complete with our favorite halo-halo :-)

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  32. Cool video! Summer really is the best time for Halo Halo! Miss ko na yun. *sigh*

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  33. thanks for sharing. hehe i haven't seen this on tv yet

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  34. I really love watching station IDs, always checking who's doing what in every scene. By the way, try Razons for their halo-halo.

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    1. Thanks, I love Razon's too but got that particular photo kasi di masyadong attractive ang Razon's pero mas masarap :D

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  35. I didn't see Ms. kris and Boy Abunda in the video. Nakaka-LSS and eyo eyo ha! Thanks for sharing! Feeling ko summer paren. I still plan to go swimming all year round with my kids hehe :)

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  36. Nice.. I love this video.. It's really more fun in the Philippines!

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  37. I loved that video too, so vibrant and festive. Don't we always look forward to ABS CBN's station IDs, and who is or isn't part of it? :)

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    1. Kaya love ko ang channel 2. They have a creative team that brings out the best in the Filipinos! :D

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  38. Its more Summer Fun in the Philippines

    ~CorbyLove

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  39. year in and year out, this station has really one of the best station IDs. I am amazed at how creative the people are, those who are behind the scenes to work on it. I know for a fact that they put in really long hours to get this done. It's so nice. Sayang lang umuulan na ulit! hahahaha!

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    1. Extend natin ang summer kahit umuulan :P

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  40. you're absolutely right! Philippine summer is the best, especially if spent with the family!

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  41. I miss the fiesta in our province. Here in Manila we don't celebrate it anymore.

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    1. You can visit your province when the fiesta is being celebrated :)

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  42. My brother-n-law lived in the Philippines for a few years and loved it...he intends to go back one day.

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  43. I have to admit that I hardly now the actors in that video :). I need to brush up on my showbiz 101, I think. thanks for posting this. It's so refreshing to watch.

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  44. Nice Video.
    Summer is really full of fun. Fiesta, reunions, beach hopping etc.

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  45. I always look forward for the ABS-CBN station music video during summer and holiday season

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  46. Wonderful Video. It's so wonderful to be FILIPINO!!! :)

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  47. Summer has always been my favorite season. Nice

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  48. I always wait for the station ID videos, because they are very creative and truly PINOY :)

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  49. I love the tv station ad, they are always very creative and truly PINOY :)

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  50. I love the station videos, they are always very creative and truly captures the Pinoy spirit.

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  51. nice video, summer here is super hot!!!!

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    1. I'm glad it's not freezing, LOL!

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  52. No question, summer is the best time in the Philippines. Most provincial towns have their fiesta and the Flores de Mayo. Great video!

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  53. Station ID award goes to....

    ABSCBN!

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    1. ** round of applause (background noise)

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  54. Its more FUN in the PHILIPPINES talaga:) I am a proud FILIPINO too:)

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  55. ABS CBN really puts an effort to its station IDs. I've seen this one and it has that let's show the world some Filipino summer fun sense of showmanship. :)

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    1. I can't get over this station ID the first time I saw it and even blogged about it :))

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  56. Honestly sa sobrang busy ko sa iyo ko lang napanood yung summer station id ng ABS, thanks

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  57. It's like a tropical Mardi Gras, what fun!

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  58. This is a really really nice video! :D Summer na summer na, the editing and frames are so good pa! I've enjoyed this summer, but I think I'll have to live it more before it goes to a close.. ^^

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  59. ABSCBN really makes great station IDs! This one's one of the best. It's being shown here in Abu Dhabi via TFC evevryday.

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  60. i agree with u and ABS, Summer is best spent with family and in the Philippines.

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  61. ABS-CBN really makes good station IDs. This one is fun! I also love that Sukob Na they did in the past for the rainy season ;)

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  62. I love this video as well. Nakaka-goodvibes :)

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  63. my summers as a kid were always full of fun. playing games all day and beach outings, too! it's always fun in the Philippines because of the beautiful beaches!

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    1. I had a fun summer too when I was a kid :) Thanks for sharing your thoughts. I suddenly feel reminiscent of my childhood days :D

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  64. I think I hate summer, it's so very hot here... With regards to the video, even though the theme is SUMMER,it seems so cool :)

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  65. ABS-CBN station is the best Filipino channel. :)

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  66. It's really great to spend summer sa Pinas! I didn't have the chance to do it this summer, maybe next year. Sana makauwi ako sa Pinas.

    Nice video!

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  67. I always enjou station ID of abs-cbn their summer station ID for this year is one the best, so colorful and shows our culture talaga and how we enjoy our sumemr.

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  68. Families have been trying to convince us to migrate but if we are ever to leave the Philippines, it would be merely for travel. I'm a Filipino through and through, yo!

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    1. Nice to know that there are people like you who value their roots :)

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  69. Oh yeah! Pinoy summer forever. Galing ng ABS gumawa ng station ID.

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  70. I agree with everyone. ABS-CBN makes the best station ID's!

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  71. We, Filipino, are very proud that our country is loaded with festivals not only during summer but all-year round. There's indeed more fun in the Philippines. In times of trouble, distress or whatever calamities may come, we still can afford to smile. That's how we handle things because of this culture.

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  72. Winner talaga ang ABS sa paggawa ng station IDs. I was so excited to go to the beach dahil sa video na toh :D Missing those childhood summer!! hehe hope you can also post ABS next stations ID especially for the coming of rainy seasons :)

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    1. Thanks for suggesting the next station ID they will soon release. Yes I'll make a post about it :)

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  73. I love the summer here in the Philippines. More reason to go to the beach but the heat is seriously something.

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  74. I've always loved ABS-CBN's station summer ID better than the other channel!

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    1. Every channel has their own strengths. I like the news program of GMA 7!

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  75. The heat may be stifling but we've got thousands of places to go to for plenty of great summer fun. Plus, we've got yummy halo-halo!

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  76. Hi Farida, I love how you celebrate your beautiful country and your heritage. Oh my goodness, that heat would melt me but you obviously thrive in it... no doubt all that yummy fruit refreshes! Good wishes :D)

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    1. I am not so fond of exposing myself under the sun too but I look forward to the abundant fruits during this season!

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