2017 01 11 dandin cebu best ent main

This 51 year old man is responsible for those festive songs like ‘Cebu (I’m Longing to See...)’ and the popular ‘Sinulog, Ishagit og Kusog

During Christmas season you hear Christmas songs from the likes of Wham!, Hall & Oates and Mariah Carey. These artist’s holiday songs will never fail to get you in the spirit of the season.




In Cebu, where the Sinulog festival is held, there is a somewhat of a holiday music that’s only played during the Sinulog season in January. These songs have now become a tradition in the province of Cebu, playing such songs signify that the Sinulog season has arrived.

You will hear these Sinulog songs in the streets, inside the malls, everywhere you go, really, and sometimes you’ll hear remixes of them in some parts of the city.

These songs were composed by one man. Dandin Ranillo. He is now about 50 years old and is the son of famous Cebuano power couple actors Gloria Sevilla and Matt Ranillo Jr. If the internet is to be believed, he is apparently also an actor and director.

In 2010, Ranillo was awarded the Sinulog Personalities Award during the 30th Sinulog celebration for his involvement and cultural influence in the Sinulog festival’s then 30 year-history.

Dandin Ranillo also composed the beloved love-letter song to Cebu called Cebu (I’m Longing to See...)

Check out the song and lyrics below.



CEBU!
Mactan, Colon, simbahan ng Senyor Sto. Niño
Lugar sa katahum ug gugma para kaninyo
Lain-laing turista sa Sinulog malingaw
Maanyag nga Cebuana gihigugma ko ikaw
Rosquillos sa Liloan, danggit sa Bantayan
Mag-shopping sa Gaisano, mag-beach ta sa Hadsan
Cebu (Cebu), I'm really longing to see you
Cebu (Cebu), di gyud ko mobiya nimo
Palangga ko ang kaanindot nimo
Isisigaw ko sa buong mundo

Cebu (Cebu)
Mohangyo ka sa PU kung padung ka sa Mango
Sakay ug tartanilla kung para sa Sanciangko
Paggawas sa San Carlos, sa Belvic manan-aw
Inasal, nukos, lato, sa Carcar ang mga ampaw
Sista sa Lapulapu, Atlas sa Toledo
Pagsuroy mo sa Fuente, may barbecue ug puso
Cebu (Cebu), I'm really longing to see you
Cebu (Cebu), di gyud ko mobiya nimo
Palangga ko ang kaanindot nimo
Isisigaw ko sa buong mundo


Cebu (Cebu)
Nganong molayo pa man ko
Kung anaa nimo ang kasingkasing ko
Kinahanglan na mahibaw-an mo
Nga ikaw lang, ikaw gyud ang gihigugma ko
Pag-abot sa kagabhion, Boulevard ta magtipon
Mag-disco ta sa Plaza, diskoral sa Carbon
Sa Fort ug Kapitolyo, bukid, Tops, San Jose
Danao, Tambuli, Jones, Uptown, sa Pasil, ug Mandaue
Recle, UV, ug White Gold, Kawasan sa Badian
Ug sa Krus ni Magellan, mangadto kitang tanan
Cebu (Cebu), I'm really longing to see you
Cebu (Cebu), di gyud ko mobiya nimo
Palangga ko ang kaanindot nimo
Isisigaw ko sa buong mundo
Cebu (Cebu)

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