Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Not Goodbye... Until then Francis M.

Yesterday March 10, 2009 was the last public viewing for the remains of Master Rapper Francis "Kiko" Magalona at the Christ the King church in Green Meadows, Quezon City, Manila. Necrological service was held last night at 8:30pm and ended at past 10pm. Afterwards, Kiko's remains were removed from Christ the King church at 12:30am brought to Funeraria Paz for cremation. The remains reached Funeraria Paz at 1am then the family were given an hour to stay with the remains of Kiko. Cremation started at 2am and ended at 5am. Pia loving wife of the late FrancisM went back to Funeraria Paz at 8am to claim the ashes. This morning, March 11, as of 8:32am his remains are brought back to Christ the King church after being cremated and put on a metal brass urn for his final mass 9am before bringing his remains to final rest at Loyala Memorial Park in Markina. We will surely miss him with his music, funny attics, photography and his presence hosting a noon time show.

He will never be forgotten. He will remain in every Filipino's hearts either young or old, rich or poor. Sadly I was not able to catch a final glimpse of him. Nevertheless, his legacy will continue for he has put up a strong foundation ahead of him. His shirts are selling like hot cakes off the market even before and I know this will continue. Memories of him will not be set aside and will continue to be seen everywhere through his music and shirts. His passion to help others and is proud to be a full blooded
Filipino will never be forgotten.

Whenever we will see someone wearing his shirts or see the logo he has made, he will be remembered. I hope they will pursue the idea of exhibiting his works on photography and I also hope that they will open it to the public. The National Commission for Culture and Arts (Philippines) might consider Kiko as one of the National Artist of the Philippines but as of this time, the nomination for 2009 is closed and the next nomination for National Artist will be opened after 3 years. With that, I hope that Kiko will be one of our National Artist in 2012. This is not the end of Francis Magalona, this is the beginning of a new life. We will remember you Kiko as long as we live. I know your reunited with your parents now up there. We will pray for you.

Remembering Francis "Kiko" Magalona

Kaleidoscope World - Francis Magalona

So many faces, so many races
Different voices, different choices
Some are mad, while others laugh
Some live alone with no better half
Others grieve while others curse
And others mourn behind a big black hearse
Some are pure and some half-bred
Some are sober and some are wasted
Some are rich because of fate and
Some are poor with no food on their plate
Some stand out while others blend
Some are fat and stout while some are thin
Some are friends and some are foes
Some have some while some have most

Every color and every hue
Is represented by me and you
Take a slide in the slope
Take a look in the kaleidoscope
Spinnin' round, make it twirl
In this kaleidoscope world

Some are great and some are few
Others lie while some tell the truth
Some say poems and some do sing
Others sing through their guitar strings
Some know it all while some act dumb
Let the bassline strum to the bang of the drum
Some can swim while some will sink
And some will find their minds and think
Others walk while others run
You can't talk peace and have a gun
Some are hurt and start to cry
Don't ask me how don't ask me why
Some are friends and some are foes
Some have some while some have most

Every color and every hue
Is represented by me and you
Take a slide in the slope
Take a look in the kaleidoscope
Spinnin' round, make it twirl
In this kaleidoscope world

Kaleidoscope workd...
In this kaleidoscope world


viper said...

A true artist in the great sense that he contributed a lot in the industry, and had helped a lot of artists who were given the opportunity to develop their singing career. But most of all, an artist who shaped and moulded the youth's mind and all Filipino people to be nationalistic and be proud to be a Filipino.

Why is it that people get to value our worth only when we leave this world? Gosh! I will be bitter to find people speaking good things about me only when I die... (should my soul be roaming around guarding my physical body and assure that I will be cremated by that time? hey! make sure I will be cremated hmmmm?)

May FM's soul finally rest in peace & have a joyous reunion with his parents and our loving Creator.

Thanks for posting the song, I truly love it. And I'm breaking my neighbors' eardrums singing it upon reaching home. LOL! My life is one true kaleidoscope!

the donG said...

who will ever forget the man from manila?! he once made us so proud to be pinoy. now we will forever remember that. salamat francis.

nga pala, cancelled na ang trip to pinatubo. so sorry! next time. dont worry ill definitely be trekking it again.

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Lalaine said...

Until then Francis M... Thank you for your musics! =)


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