I was still a young boy when "Mga Kababayan Ko" ruled the airwaves. It took me several days to memorize the song and even more days to familiarize with the footsteps that came with the rapping.
Now, the man behind the most nationalistic song (next only Lupang Hinirang and Bayan Ko), is gone. Francis Magalona, Francis M., Kiko is dead. But his rap songs will forever leave a lasting legacy for the country and for the Filipinos who are scattered all over the world.
Thank you Francis, the man from Manila who spent cold summer nights looking at Kaleidoscope, for making us proud to be Filipinos through your music.