"Dalawang Letra," interpreted by Itchyworms, emerged as the Best Song at the Himig Handog P-Pop Love Songs 2016.
Himig Handog awarded P1 million to the grand prize winner. Meanwhile, P500,000 was given to the 2nd Best Song, which went to "Monumento" interpreted by Kyla and Kris Lawrence.
The composers of the 3rd, 4th, and 5th Best Songs received P200,000, P150,000, and P100,000, respectively.
The awarding ceremony of the OPM songwriting competition took place earlier tonight, April 24, at the Kia Theater in Cubao.
In this year's edition, the top 15 songs were picked from over 6,000 entries attracted by the competition.
Himig Handog P-pop Love Songs was hosted by Robi Domingo, Enrique Gil, Liza Soberano, and Kathryn Bernardo.
Gary Valenciano performed the opening song while Daniel Padilla entertained the crowd with his performance of "Yakap sa Dilim."
The competing entries were: Kyla and Kris Lawrence for “Monumento” composed by Jungee Marcelo; Angeline Quinto and Michael Pangilinan for “Parang Tayo Pero Hindi” by Marlon Barnuevo, KZ Tandingan featuring Jay-R for “Laban Pa” by David Dimaguila; Janella Salvador and Marlo Mortel for “Mananatili” by Francis Louis Salazar, and Bailey May and Ylona Garcia for “O Pag-ibig” by Honlani Rabe and Jack Rufo.
Completing the list of interpreters are Barbie Almalbis for “Ambon” by Nica Del Rosario, Nyoy Volante for “Patay na si Uto” by Oliver Narag, Itchyworms for “Dalawang Letra” by Davey Langit, Kaye Cal for “Nyebe” by Aries Sales, Morissette for “Diamante” by Jungee Marcelo, Juris for “Bibitawan Ka” by Hazel Faith Dela Cruz, Klarisse De Guzman for “Sana Tumibok Muli” by Jose Joel Mendoza, Jona for “Maghihintay Ako” by Dante Bantatua, Daryl Ong for “Minamahal Pa Rin Ako” by Rolando Azor, and Jolina Magdangal for “Tama Lang” by Agatha and Melvin Morallos.
Here are the winners of Himig Handog 2016:
Best Song: Dalawang Letra
2nd Best Song: Monumento
3rd Best Song: Laban Pa
4th Best Song: Tama Lang
5th Best Song: Parang Tayo Pero Hindi
Star Music Listeners' Choice Award: Nyebe
Best Music Video Award: O Pag-ibig
Onemusic.ph favorite interpreter award: Bailey May and Ylona Garcia
MOR Choice Award: O Pag-ibig
TFC Global Choice Award: O Pag-ibig
Himig Handog 2016 winners revealed; Bailey May and Ylona Garcia win in four categories
by Text by Jocelyn Dimaculangan / Report by James Patrick Anarcon posted on April 24, 2016