Filipino musicians - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Filipino musicians


Ryan Cayabyab: The man, the artist

Aug 04, 2019 - 6:43 PM

It's hard to imagine a world without Ryan Cayabyab's songs

Ryan Cayabyab during the press conference of their movie, "Ang Larawan'. Photo by Jay Ganzon/

You don't have to call him a musician – Carlo Aquino will keep singing anyway

Aug 03, 2019 - 4:00 PM

With a concert and a new single coming up, the actor is slowly breaking into the music scene as a solo artist – but he doesn’t want to call himself a musician just yet

RECORDING IN PROGRESS. Carlo Aquino records Rivermaya's 'Balisong' at the Yellow Room Studios in Ortigas. Photo by Iya Forbes/Rappler

WATCH: Filipino musician plays 'Bohemian Rhapsody' with chopsticks

Feb 13, 2019 - 1:11 PM

Ralph Jay Triumfo proves that Pinoy talent knows no bounds

BOHEMIAN CHOPSODY. Ralph Jay Triumfo plays the iconic Queen song using chopsticks. Screenshot from

Pepe above the clouds

Jan 30, 2019 - 3:28 PM

In Baguio, Philippine rock icon Pepe Smith was able to quietly craft songs for his solo album, the underrated ‘Idiosyncrasies,’ which got a cold reception in Manila

Pepe Smith with artists Rebecca Padilla and Benjie Mallari. Photo from Benjie Mallari's collection

LOOK BACK: Pepe Smith's indelible mark on Filipino rock

Jan 28, 2019 - 12:25 PM

Which Pepe Smith song is your favorite?

ROCK LEGEND. Pepe Smith may have rocked his last, but his memories – especially his music – lives on. File photo by Luis Liwanag/Rappler

Musicians to hold benefit gig for Juan dela Cruz band founding member

Oct 17, 2018 - 7:30 PM

Super Jam for Wally Gonzalez to give fans great music, for a great cause

Broken chords and the heart of music

May 09, 2015 - 4:00 PM

He once lived the rock n’ roll lifestyle during his heydays but it has been a while since he last made music

The Brat Pack: 'Jazzin' up' Manila's music scene

Sep 07, 2014 - 7:08 PM

Brat Pack pianist RJ Pineda describes brattitude as a high energy approach to anything And confidence

Hip hop for a cause

Aug 07, 2013 - 10:32 PM

A group of Filipino Hip Hop and RnB artists performs to raise money for kids with biliary atresia