Pursuant to the Proclamation No. 933 declaring the last week of July of every year as “Linggo ng Musikang Pilipino (LMP),” the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) is designated as the lead agency to ensure the successful celebration in the Philippines. It is implemented annually in coordination and in partnership with the Organisasyon ng mga Pilipinong Mang-aawit (OPM) every July.

For this year 2022, the Management of OPM opted not to take part in the celebration and recommended the NCCA to spearhead the full implementation of the festival. It is critical to achieve the continued promotion and appreciation of the Original Filipino Music that contributes to the development of economy and providing revenue stream.

For the past 2 years, LMP was mostly done on virtual platforms due to pandemic and movement restrictions all over the country. On this year 2022, the NCCA in partnership with the National Parks Development Committee (NPDC) organized a program through its Concert at Park, at the Rizal Open Air Auditorium. This activity will be performances of artists from various genres. The concert will also feature 2 artists from Visayas and Mindanao. A total of 13 artists will perform a set of 3 songs each starting at 6 p.m. It will also be broadcasted in the official FB page of the NCCA on a different date.

The NCCA also partnered with the Filipino Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (FISLCAP) on their 8th Annual Master Lecture Series, which features renowned Filipino songwriters who share their tips, songwriting process, and stories behind their compositions that have become part of our growing collection of Original Filipino Songs. The lectures will start at 7:30 p.m. and streamed via FILSCAP and NCCA Official FB Pages.

This year event schedule is as follows:

  • July 26 Yael Yuzon (Co-wrote “Bitiw,” “Di Na Mababawi,” and “Jeepney” by Spongecola, among others)
  • July 27 Ebe Dancel (Wrote “Bawat Daan” and “Dapit Hapon” which he performed himself and “Dear Kuya” by Sugarfree, among others)
  • July 28 Fr. Manoling Francisco (Wrote the church songs “Ama Namin,” “Anima Cristi,” and co-wrote “Tanging Yaman”, among others)
  • July 29 Edwin Marollano (Wrote the jingels “Ayos Na Ang Buto Buto”, by Vhong Navarro with Streetboys and Gloc9,” “Asim Kilig” by Michael V.,” and the popular song “Mahal Ko o Mahal Ako” by KZ Tandingan