Jona revives Nonoy Zuniga's hit song for new ABS-CBN teleserye

by James Patrick Anarcon
Feb 26, 2021
Jona's voice will be heard again in a teleserye via the upcoming ABS-CBN Entertainment series Init Sa Magdamag.
PHOTO/S: @jona on Instagram

Jona has been one of ABS-CBN's go-to singers for the soundtrack of its teleseryes and movies.

A former Kapuso singer known as Jonalyn Viray, Jona is tapped once again by the Kapamilya network to perform the theme song of its upcoming teleserye, Init Sa Magdamag.

The song, which is also titled “Init Sa Magdamag,” is a revival of Nonoy Zuniga’s classic hit.

Sharon Cuneta also had her own version of the song, which was used in the 1983 movie of the same title that starred Lorna Tolentino and Dindo Fernando.

The teleserye Init Sa Magdamag, however, is not a remake of the 1983 film.

Jona’s version of “Init Sa Magdamag” will be released tonight, February 26, 2021, by Star Music, ABS-CBN’s music label.

ABS-CBN Entertainment has yet to announce the airing date of Init Sa Magdamag, which will be top-billed by Yam Concepcion, JM de Guzman, and Gerald Anderson.

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JONA: THE TELESERYE THEME SONG SINGER

As a teleserye theme song singer, Jona was last heard rendering Gary Valenciano’s Christmas song “Pasko Na, Sinta Ko” in TV5’s prime-time Christmas series, Paano Ang Pasko?

The series was top-billed by Maricel Laxa, Beauty Gonzalez, Julia Clarete, and Elijah Canlas.

Although Jona was tapped to sing the theme song of the TV5’s teleserye, she has remained a Kapamilya and regular performer in ASAP Natin ‘To.

In January 2021, the TV5 series premiered its book two titled Paano Ang Pangako? with a new theme song—Sheryn Regis’ revival of “Pangako Sa ‘Yo.”

In February 2021, Jona held a music night produced by Star Music, which streamed free on YouTube.

Jona was also one of the artists who participated in noise barrages after Congress killed the broadcast franchise of ABS-CBN on July 10, 2020.

Bashed by a netizen who commented, "lipat lipat ka pa kasi, wala ka na trabaho," Jona calmly retorted, “One thing i'd like to tell these people, just keep following and be updated [praying emojis].”

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She has performed a number of teleserye and movie theme songs for the network since she transferred to ABS-CBN from GMA-7 in 2016.

These projects include: We Will Survive (2016), Barcelona: A Love Untold (2016), My Ex and Whys (2017), Pusong Ligaw (2017), Asintado (2018), and Ngayon at Kailanman (2018).

During her time with GMA-7, Jona performed the theme songs of more than 10 teleseryes, including Mulawin (2005), Bakekang (2006), Gaano Kadalas Ang Minsan (2008), Ang Babaeng Hinugot sa Aking Tadyang (2009), Darna (2009), and My Husband’s Lover (2013).

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Jona's voice will be heard again in a teleserye via the upcoming ABS-CBN Entertainment series Init Sa Magdamag.
PHOTO/S: @jona on Instagram
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