Philipinne Anthem

Lupang Hinirang

On June 5,1898, Aguinaldo issued a decree setting aside June 12
as the day for the proclamation of Philippine independence.
At the same time, he commissioned Julian Felipe, a composer from Cavite,
to prepare a composition which would be played during
the independence ceremonies.
On June 11, Felipe showed Aguinaldo the draft of his musical composition,
which was entitled Marcha Filipina Magdalo.
Aguinaldo and the other revolutionary leaders,
upon hearing the composition played on the piano,
adopted it as the official march of the Philippines.
Aguinaldo then requested Felipe to teach the music to
the members of the band of San Francisco de Malabon,
so it could be played the next day.
Felipe changed the title of the march to Marcha Nacional Filipina
(Philippine National March).

Lupang Hinirang

Official version used since 1956

Bayang magiliw
Perlas ng Silanganan,
Alab ng puso,
Sa dibdib mo’y buhay.
Lupang Hinirang,
Duyan ka ng magiting,
Sa manlulupig,
Di ka pasisiil.
Sa dagat at bundok,
Sa simoy at sa langit mong bughaw,
May dilag ang tula
At awit sa paglayang minamahal.
Ang kislap ng watawat mo’y
Tagumpay na nagniningning,
Ang bituin at araw niya
Kailan pa ma’y di magdidilim.
Lupa ng araw, ng luwalhati’t pagsinta,
Buhay ay langit sa piling mo;
Aming ligaya, na pag may mang-aapi
Ang mamatay nang dahil sa iyo.