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Reader Comments on 'Yoyoy Villame, Philippine King of Novelty Songs Passes Away'

The famous Boholano singer succumbed Friday, 18 May 2007, to a cardiac arrest at the Las Piņas Medical Center.

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Joe wrote:
Monday, 29 February 2016 04:28:32 PHT
My ship pulled into PI many times in the 70's. The ladies and gents of the Philippines were so very kind to me. At a friend's house I heard Yoyoy and was delighted with his wit ,humor and talent so I purchased one of his albums, the octopus album. I still have it down in the garage. Philippinos are very musically talented. I also still have albums from Nora and Freddie. Fond memories. God bless and protect the Philippines.
Joji Pinzon wrote:
Tuesday, 24 June 2014 16:31:38 PHT
Dear Ofelia: Hello! I read your comment which i cut and pasted below. I am interested to have a copy of the video you took of Yoyoy. It would greatly help me in my research on Yoyoy Villame. Is there anyone out there with a video of Villame? Kindy please send me a copy. Thanks so much. :)) Sinerely, Joji Pinzon my email addy: jojipinzon@gmail.com Your Ofelia Mutia wrote: Sunday, 22 February 2009 07:50:11 PHT I shall miss you Yoyoy. I still vividly remember my college years at SWU in Cebu - we preferred to ride the jeepneys that played your songs. It was great to have met you Yoy at your concert in South Carolina. I will treasure the video I took of you and your company. May God Take you in His Arms. Thank you for the fond memories. Love, Angging Atlanta, Georgia
Arsenio Amorio wrote:
Tuesday, 18 February 2014 04:40:51 PHT
I am a Boholano, and used to ride MB Liner bus when I was a litle kid. I would like to sing the song, MB Liner ... "Kung ikaw inday, gusto'g hayahay, MB Liner, Maoy sakyi kanunay...." I just can't complete the whole lyrices. Can anybody help me, please. Daghan kaayong salamat, Arsenio
Arsenio Amorio wrote:
Tuesday, 18 February 2014 04:35:43 PHT
I am from Bohol and used to ride MB Liner bus. I would like to sing the "MB Liner" song of Manong Yoyoy, but could not put all the lyrics together, can anybody help me. Arsenio
Albert Thomas wrote:
Sunday, 12 February 2012 15:48:51 PHT
I enjoyed the music of YoYo since my first trip to the Philippines in 2007 and continue to do so today and call Philippines my home.... YoYo and Max Surban continue to be favorites...
ROMEO T. DY wrote:
Saturday, 3 December 2011 13:42:28 PHT
I remembered the joy of singing his "Magellan" song way back in 1972 when I was still in my 2nd year Engineering. The song became so popular that we always sing it especially when we have a drinking spree for some occasions. Today, after roughly 39 years my youngest son still sings his later songs in a duet with another still popular singer Max Surban. In his loss, we also lost some of the country's contribution to local talent and the joy of country exposure.
Ofelia Mutia wrote:
Sunday, 22 February 2009 07:51:04 PHT
I shall miss you Yoyoy. I still vividly remember my college years at SWU in Cebu - we preferred to ride the jeepneys that played only your songs. It was great to have met you Yoy at your concert in South Carolina. I will treasure the video I took of you and your company. May God Take you in His Arms. Thank you for the fond memories. Love, Angging Atlanta, Georgia
Ofelia Mutia wrote:
Sunday, 22 February 2009 07:50:11 PHT
I shall miss you Yoyoy. I still vividly remember my college years at SWU in Cebu - we preferred to ride the jeepneys that played your songs. It was great to have met you Yoy at your concert in South Carolina. I will treasure the video I took of you and your company. May God Take you in His Arms. Thank you for the fond memories. Love, Angging Atlanta, Georgia
Leo wrote:
Thursday, 29 January 2009 19:48:23 PHT
Yoyoy, we are so lucky to have one of the best songwriter and composer or shall we call 10 in one, you are my idol every time we played your song its kind of flash back on my childhod days, I heard your song every morning on DYHP AM station before. You're always in our heart. Thank you for all the wonderful memories and fun,,.leo
Tony From: South Carolina, USA wrote:
Wednesday, 25 June 2008 04:31:24 PHT
Philippines lost a great talent. Yoyoy inspires everyone. It reminds me about the movie "Forrest Gump" a story about on how an ordinary man can become extra ordinary person. His songs and lyrics are absolutely talented and hilarious. He was my favorite singer growing-up and still my favorite singer today. I went back to the Philippines 12 years ago and the first thing I bought in the store are Yoyo's CD's. The people from the Philippines and specially "the folks from Bohol" should be very proud of this man. He was indeed a true legend and deserve a credit in music history. There was only one Yoyoy Villame. He will surely missed and cannot be replaced.
Tony From: South Carolina, USA wrote:
Tuesday, 24 June 2008 02:19:25 PHT
Philippines lost a great talent. Yoyoy inspires everyone. It reminds me about the movie "Forrest Gump" a story about on how an ordinary man can become extra ordinary person. His songs and lyrics are absolutely talented and hilarious. He was my favorite singer growing-up and still my favorite singer today. I went back to the Philippines 12 years ago and the first thing I bought in the store are Yoyo's CD's. The people from the Philippines and specially "the folks from Bohol" should be very proud of this man. He was indeed a true legend and deserve a credit in music history. There was only one Yoyoy Villame. He will surely missed and cannot be replaced.
Tony From: South Carolina, USA wrote:
Tuesday, 24 June 2008 02:18:59 PHT
Philippines lost a great talent. Yoyoy inspires everyone. It reminds me about the movie "Forrest Gump" a story about on how an ordinary man can become extra ordinary person. His songs and lyrics are absolutely talented and hilarious. He was my favorite singer growing-up and still my favorite singer today. I went back to the Philippines 12 years ago and the first thing I bought in the store are Yoyo's CD's. The people from the Philippines and specially "the folks from Bohol" should be very proud of this man. He was indeed a true legend and deserve a credit in music history. There was only one Yoyoy Villame. He will surely missed and cannot be replaced.
Meliza Jane wrote:
Monday, 9 June 2008 15:29:06 PHT
Ohh....hindi ko talaga inakala na namatay na ang idol ko! Kung hindi ako naghanap ng song sa lyrics na butse ke! hindo ko nalaman died na pala sya idol ko pa namn ang mga songs nya lalo na ang Philippine Geography...i like it so much kahit nahihirapan ako sa pag memorize gustong gusto ko talaga matutu sa kanyang mga songs! Babush idol! i will not forgot you! Alam mo maraming tao ang napangiti mo sa mga songs mo! bye bye.....
Ramon, Toronto,Canada wrote:
Thursday, 24 April 2008 10:29:13 PHT
Flash backs, signs of pride despite broken english I have decided to help my daughter write up a topic for her class presentation about Ferdinand Magellan, starting up with a song by our Yoyoy Villame. Teachers found it amusing and glad that it helped reminded the kids about history in a sort of unique way. Sort of how the First Nation aboriginals try to do in their own way back here. Thanks Yoyoy
Nonny Alojamiento wrote:
Thursday, 21 June 2007 23:50:43 PHT
"Yoyoy" was the kind of singer that wakes your mind on the opposite side of your life, not only doing life seriously but it needs a little spark to see whats the meaning of living. He's just like an "Enchanted Kingdom", when you get inside there are full of surprises and keeps you smile, thats what "yoyoy" has, when you hear his songs, diffinately, you will also keep on smiling... I like the way he is...
Gina B. Monteron wrote:
Sunday, 17 June 2007 02:19:12 PHT
We love Yoyoy Villame.
Leziel Batoon wrote:
Thursday, 14 June 2007 10:06:09 PHT
Yoyoy Villame is one of my idol, my favorite singer until now even if I am young...i like his song (Magellan). I know him, his career and his behavior... May he rest in peace! My condolences.....
Bato wrote:
Sunday, 10 June 2007 11:00:22 PHT
Oh... I never forgot this man! amazing! with his song the nine planets, I've made my exam perfect in high school. Hahaha... I'm here in japan, but I'm truly amazed that he was gone. But then, the memories of his songs will remain forever in the hearts of all Filipinos.
Titen wrote:
Saturday, 2 June 2007 20:53:53 PHT
I'm only 19 and from Cebu but I am so thankful that I was able to know, enjoy and remember a legend. I came to know Yoyoy because of my dad. When I was young, before I would go to sleep, my dad would sing me his Magellan song and that was the "lullaby" for me. Up to now, i still know the lyrics and the tune in my heart. I grew up to this man's "music lessons," so to say. Yoyoy, whoever you were to many people's hearts, thank you for what you imparted with me.
Charlie in England wrote:
Monday, 28 May 2007 22:34:05 PHT
Yoyoy you will be missed by the world. I am 8500 miles from you and we listen to your music everyday and it always makes us happy we will carry on listening to you for always hope your time now is as happy as the happy times you gave us all, rest now your work here is done but you will live on in your songs and will never be forgotten from a English fan thanks for your gifts of happiness and fun ..... Charlie.
Margie wrote:
Friday, 25 May 2007 15:13:40 PHT
I know Yoyoy too through my father Boy Rabon. They were together in MB liner. He is so popular to all Visayans particularly to the Boholanos. May he rest in peace! My condolence.
Mimi wrote:
Tuesday, 22 May 2007 15:54:37 PHT
I know Yoyoy Villame because he was one of my favorites singer during my childhood. Kauban sila sa akong tatay, "Restituto Bernadas Sr." sa unang panahon nga usa pa siya ka driver sa MB Liner diha sa Tagbilaran, "Bus Passenger" I remember his song like Kon ikaw Inday gusto ug pahayahay sa MB Liner maoy sakyi Kanunay. You're always on my mind.
Macky wrote:
Saturday, 19 May 2007 19:04:31 PHT
He may fade, but his songs are imortal.... Yoyoy, you are trully a legend... You made us all happy... I could not forget your song during my childhood which features "kainggit" I forgot the title now.. May you rest with a smile...

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