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Hi, Im looking for information about the national anthem of Philippines.
Who wrote the Philippine national anthem (lyrics and music)?
When was the national anthem of Philippines officially adopted?
Please add any valuable information like links to anthem's mp3, video, lyrics, free sheet music etc.
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The National anthem of Philippines is "Lupang Hinirang" which means in English "Chosen Land".
Philippines's anthem lyrics were written by Jose PALMA (revised by Felipe PADILLA de Leon) and the music was written by Julian FELIPE.
Music Adopted 1898, Original Spanish Lyrics Adopted 1899, Filipino (Tagalog) Lyrics Adopted 1956; Although The Original Lyrics Were Written In Spanish, Later English And Filipino Versions Were Created; Today, Only The Filipino Version Is Used.
National anthem of Philippines free mp3 download
Press to download the mp3 file of Philippines's National anthem - See link (file source: cia world factbook).
Listen to Philippines national anthem on Youtube
Philippine anthem lyrics (English translation)
Unofficial English Translation
Country Dear,
Pearl of the Orient,
The blaze of the heart
In Your chest is alive.
Chosen Land,
Cradle of the valiant,
To invaders,
You shall never be subjected.
On the seas and mountains,
In breezes, and in Your azure sky,
There is this splendor in the poem
And song for beloved freedom.
The glimmer of Your flag is
Victory that shines.
Its stars and Sun
Will never ever grow dim.
Land of the sun, of glory and love,
Life is Heaven by Your side.
'Tis our joy when there be oppressor,
To die for Your cause.
You can find more information about Philippine anthem on Wikipedia - See link.
Sheet Music: View the Philippine national anthem sheet music - See link.


Philippine national symbol: Philippine eagle.

Philippines flag

Conventional short form country name: Philippines.
Conventional long form country name: Republic of the Philippines.
Local short form country name: Pilipinas.
Local long form country name: Republika ng Pilipinas.
Philippines Government Type: republic.
Republic is a representative democracy in which the people's elected deputies (representatives), not the people themselves, vote on legislation. 
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