Wag Kang Magnakaw

WAG KANG MAGNAKAW
BY PURPLEJAMM

Sometime in April last year, we met with Father Anton Pascual of Radio Veritas to collaborate on one of the songs we have written a couple of weeks before the meeting. The meeting was actually surprising because the “WAG KANG MAGNAKAW” was written without an inkling from our songwriter and his band that the song will be used for the one-year campaign of RADIO VERITAS for clean government particularly focused on appealing to the masses to vote for candidates who were not tainted by corruption.

It is sad that we, as a people, need a song for that addresses this pervading issue in our society. WAG KANG MAGNAKAW, while upbeat and fast, is really a sad song because the issue surrounding it blemishes us as a nation. And the problem persist because we allowed it to happen.

We are giving away the song for free at this time because we would like to contribute to the solution. And as musicians, the best we can do is music. Please share a copy of the song – so that our children and our children’s children will not go through the humiliation that we are experiencing as a people in this generation. The song will also be available in our store at .99 cents and anybody who wants help poor children can do so by buying a copy.

The song was not written with a particular politician in mind. And up until this day more that half a year after its online publication, we have yet to direct the song towards a particular person, a group or a party. The song is simply and ideal and a clamor musicalized. William Faulkner once said, “Never be afraid to raise your voice for honesty and truth and compassion against injustice and lying and greed. If people all over the world…would do this, it would change the earth…” More easier said than done if you are in the Philippines where you can be shot for raising your voice for those issues… However, we can all sing “WAG KANG MAGNAKAW”… and perhaps with our collectively voice, we can change our nation.