A Hymn of our own!

by jv

“The Pozorrubio Hymn, as with the other symbols of the municipality, should enthuse each and everyone of us to be forever proud of being Pozorrubians wherever we find ourselves, and should inspire us to dream, to plan and to work together for the progress of our town and our people.”

Per Resolution No. 38 – 030209 approved unanimously on March 2, 2009 during the regular session of the Sangguniang Bayan, the revised Pozorubio hymn has been adopted as the official municipal hymn of the town.

The original hymn was composed and conceptualized by Mel Jovellanos in the year 2006. Since then, it had undergone a series of refinements in its melody and composition. Its lyrics were revised in tandem by SBM Dennis C. Uy, District II Supervisor Dr. Rolando Amansec and municipal resident writer Jing Villamil. Musical arrangement was contracted to Gere Domingo.

On January 9, 2009, at the opening program of the Community and Balikbayan Night in celebration of the 139th Founding Anniversary and Town Fiesta, the hymn was first officially heard in public. 

By virtue of the resolution, Mayor Emma Chan instructed all schools and other government and semi-government offices to include the singing of the Pozorrubio Hymn during Flag-Raising rites and before the start of any significant occasion wherein the various sectors or members of the community are one in solidarity and purpose. In her letter of instruction, the mayor writes: the Pozorrubio Hymn, as with the other symbols of the municipality, should enthuse each and everyone of us to be forever proud of being Pozorrubians wherever we find ourselves, and should inspire us to dream, to plan and to work together for the progress of our town and our people.

Below is a printout of the lyrics of Pozorrubio Hymn. The CD copy of the Pozorrubio Hymn is available upon request. 

Pozorrubio Hymn

O beloved Pozorrubio
Golden meadows far and wide;
Historic hometown, wealthy and cultured
Pozorrubio ili mi!

O beloved Pozorrubio
We are proud, loyal and true;
A melting pot of peace-loving people
Pozorrubio bahley mi!

O naraniag ka, Pozorrubio
With joy and pride we offer thee
We pledge our loyalty undivided
Pozorrubians strong and free.

We are grateful God Almighty
We offer all to thee;
God bless us all , Pozorrubians
In our town and overseas!

O naraniag ka, Pozorrubio
With joy and pride we sing to thee;
Pozorrubio, Pozorrubio
Strong and free!
Pozorrubio, Pozorrubio
Strong and free!

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