Daniel Padilla and Moira dela Torre’s recent collaboration “Mabagal” bagged multiple awards at this year’s Himig Handog songwriting competition.
During the special telecast of “ASAP Natin ‘To” for the contest’s grand finals yesterday, October 13, the track, which was composed by Dan Tañedo, swept all honors under the special awards category. Among the awards were the MOR Philippines’ Choice Award, MYX Choice for Best Music Video, ONE Music PH’s Choice for Favorite Interpreter, Star Music’s Choice Award for Best Produced Track, and Listener’s Choice for Most Streamed Track.
The feel-good ballad also topped the competition after emerging as this year’s Best Song.
Other finalists include “Simula Ng Dulo,” composed by Davey Langit and Therese Marie Villarante, who ranked second, “Please Lang,” which was written by Michael Angelo "Aikee" Aplacador and interpreted by Alex Gonzaga, who placed third, “Nung Tayo Pa” by Rex Torremoro and Elmar Jann Bolaño, and interpreted by Janella Salvador, on the fourth spot, and “Panandalian,” a song by Jerome Arcangel and Cee Jay Del Rosario, and was interpreted by TJ Monterde, who landed on the fifth spot.
In an Instagram post, Moira expressed gratitude to everyone who supported their song.
She wrote, “Thank You, Lord, for another memorable Himig Handog experience. Congratulations to all the amazing contestants, to the whole Star Music family behind Himig Handog, to our ‘ASAP Natin ‘To’ family, my Cornerstone family, to my dear friend Daniel Padilla, and our grand champion Dan Tañedo!”
“Thank you for letting me be a part of this at nagpapasalamat ako sa nabuo nating friendship. I am such a big fan of you both,” she continued.
“Excited ako sa mga susunod na gagawin natin. At sa lahat po ng nagstream, nagpuyat at nagvote ng ‘Mabagal,’ ramdam na ramdam po namin ang suporta at pagmamahal ninyong lahat. Maraming-maraming salamat po! Mabuhay ang musikang Pilipino. Thank You, Lord!” Moira ended.
Himig Handog, which is the country’s biggest annual songwriting competition spearheaded by ABS-CBN Music, aims to produce quality OPM hits and to hone songwriters and performers alike.
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