Junior social work student Renemar Sadilles won the Valentine Songwriting Competition (VSC) 2018 last Feb.14 at Luce Auditorium.
Among ten entries, Sedilles’ “Pagya,” which means to tease someone, was named Best Song.
Sedilles said that it was his first time to write a song and that he submitted it only for the experience of joining.
He said he wrote the song, whichwas inspired by a love story of his friend, during his free time and it took him three months to complete it.
Asked what the message of “Pagya” was, Sedilles said, “Usahay sa atong kinabuhi kinahanglan ta’g tawo [as] God’s instrument para makita nato ang worth sa isa ka tawo para nato. (Sometimes we need a person used by God to make us realize someone’s worth to us.)
He dedicated his song to his friends, family and Eric Duhaylungsod who made the tune of his song.
Duhaylungsod, from SU College of Engineering and Design, also joined the competition and garnered the Best Interpreter award for his song “Aking Reyna.” The song is about Miss Silliman 2016 4th Runner Up Ellise Dolleton.
Meanwhile, Best Music Arranger was given to Patrick Miguel Suzon forthe song “What Might Be.”
Official CD and Zine with complete artworks and lyrics of all entries are available at the Culture and Arts office at P150 to P250 each.
VSC is now in its 27th year, hosted by College of Performing and Visual Arts.