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“It’s more fun in the Philippines” – not a campaign but the truth. So what’s the Campaign?

I just wish that posting this question won’t get me sampled by the newly signed Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012 or the Republic Act 10175. Is being curious a crime?

its more fun in the philippines

I found this banner in the Official Gazette home page stating that the tag or slogan (or whatever you call it), “It’s more fun in the Philippines“, is NOT a tourism campaign but the truth. For me who have explored some of the corners of the country, I couldn’t agree more – it is indeed more fun in the Philippines. But my question is – what is the tourism slogan? Wow Philippines?

wow philippines

Yeah, I’m taking it literally. Would that mean you’ll be taking this literally too?

Anyway, here are the two tourism jingles we have.

It’s more fun in the Philippines Jingle




It’s more fun in the Philippines Lyrics

Kating kati na ba ang iyong mga paa?
Handa nang umalis, magliwaliw at lumarga?
Buti na lang taga-dito ka
‘Sing dami ng happenings
Ang dami ng isla

It’s more fun in the Philippines
Bakit pa lalayo?
Sobrang swerte kaya ng tsinelas mo
Nakatapak ka sa paraiso

It’s more fun in the Philippines
Bakit pa lalayo?
Mula Batanes hanggang Jolo
Iba ang saya ng Pilipino
It’s more fun in the Philippines

Nandito nang lahat
Saan pa pupunta?
Malalim ang dagat at mababaw ang ligaya
Halatang-halata na Pilipino ka
Abot-langit ang iyong ngiti
Lahi ng masasaya

It’s more fun in the Philippines
Bakit pa lalayo?
Sobrang swerte kaya ng tsinelas mo
Nakatapak ka sa paraiso

It’s more fun in the Philippines
Bakit pa lalayo?
Mula Batanes hanggang Jolo
Iba ang saya ng Pilipino
It’s more fun in the Philippines

‘Sing dami ng happenings
Ang dami ng mga isla

It’s more fun in the Philippines
Bakit pa lalayo?
Sobrang swerte kaya ng tsinelas mo
Nakatapak ka sa paraiso

It’s more fun in the Philippines
Bakit pa lalayo?
Mula Batanes hanggang Jolo
Iba ang saya ng Pilipino
It’s more fun in the Philippines


WOW Philippines Tourism Jingle (Tara Na! Biyahe Tayo!)

The jingle has also been revived with three versions released in a new title, Pilipinas, Tara na!.


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Original
Artists: Freddie Aguilar, Ogie Alcasid, Apo Hiking Society, Joey Ayala, Rico Blanco, Jong Cuenco, Sharon Cuneta, Janno Gibbs, John Lesaca, Francis Magalona, Jolina Magdangal, Nina, Rico J. Puno, April Boy Regino, Lea Salonga, Paolo Santos, Rey Valera, Mike Villegas, and Jessa Zaragosa

Lyrics: Rene Nieva

Composers: Rico Blanco, Mike Villegas, and Angelo Villegas

Musical Arrangement: Noel Nieva


Original Lyrics

Ikaw ba’y nalulungkot
Naiinip, nababagot?
Ikaw ba’y napapagod
Araw gabi’y puro kayod?

Buhay mo ba’y walang saysay
Walang sigla, walang kulay?
Bawa’t araw ba’y pareho
Parang walang pagbabago?

Tara na, biyahe tayo
Kasama ang pamilya
Barkada at buong grupo
Para mag-enjoy nang todo.

Halika, biyahe tayo,
Nang ating makita
Ang ganda ng Pilipinas
Ang galing ng Pilipino.

Napasyal ka na ba
Sa Intramuros at Luneta
Palawan, Vigan at Batanes
Subic, Baguio at Rice Terraces?

Namasdan mo na ba
Ang mga vinta ng Zamboanga
Bulkang Taal, Bulkang Mayon
Beach ng Boracay at La Union?

Tara na, biyahe tayo
Mula Basco hanggang Jolo
Nang makilala ng husto
Ang ating kapwa-Pilipino.

Halika, biyahe tayo,
Nang ating makita
Ang ganda ng Pilipinas
Ang galing ng Pilipino.

From city to city,
Seven thousand and a hundred plus islas
Sa mahal kong Pilipinas
Luzon, Visayas, Mindanao ating puntahan.
Huwag maging dayuhan sa sariling bayan!

Nasubukan mo na bang
Mag-rapids sa Pagsanjan
Mag-diving sa Anilao
Mag-surfing sa Siargao?

Natikman mo na ba
Ang sisig ng Pampanga
Duriang Davao, Bangus Dagupan
Bicol Express at Lechong Balayan?

Tara na, biyahe tayo,
Nang makatulong kahit pano
Sa pag-unlad ng kabuhayan
Ng ating mga kababayan.

Halika, biyahe tayo,
Nang ating makita
Ang ganda ng Pilipinas
Ang galing ng Pilipino.

Nakisaya ka na ba
Sa Pahiyas at Masskara
Moriones at Ati-Atihan
Sinulog at Kadayawan?

Namiesta ka na ba
Sa Peñafrancia sa Naga
Umakyat sa Antipolo
Nagsayaw sa Obando?

Tara na, biyahe tayo
Upang ating matamo
Ligaya at pagkakaibigan
Kaunlaran, kapayapaan.

Halika, biyahe tayo,
Nang ating makita
Ang ganda ng Pilipinas
Ang galing ng Pilipino.

Tara na, biyahe tayo
Upang ating matamo
Ligaya at pagkakaibigan
Kaunlaran, kapayapaan.

Halika, biyahe tayo
Nang ating makita
Ang ganda ng Pilipinas
Ang galing ng Pilipino.

Halika, biyahe tayo…
WOW Philippines…


Jingle-wise, Biyahe Tayo of Wow Philippines is a lot better in terms of lyrics and musicality.

An yeah, the campaign is the truth itself.

 
Comments

in terms of musicality It’s more fun in the Philippines Jingle is far better. the beat, the rhythm, the excitement, the festive aura and the joyful singing. you can just feel the excitement and encouragement which you cant find in wow's jingle.

I see, people have different appreciation of music…There are another three new version of wow’s but those are now branded as “it’s more fun in the Philippines”, have you heard them all?

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