BUTUAN CITY- An original song composition with the title “Gawin Mong Legal”, written and performed by Stephen Cupay with bandmates Switzerlou Cruzado and Mark Anthony Lapiz, won the recently conducted Adoption Advocacy Songwriting Contest of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD)-Caraga.

Spearheaded by the Adoption Resource and Referral Unit (ARRU), the contest primarily aims to intensify advocacy on legal adoption and against birth simulation.

Assistant Regional Director for Administration Angelita B. Amista, representing Regional Director Mita Chuchi Gupana-Lim, said during her welcome message that coming up with an advocacy song would be of much help in the popularization of the Department’s advocacies related to adoption.

“Since songs are proven influential to the public, composition of song to be used for advocacy is much needed,” said Amista.

“The winner song will be used as the official advocacy song of adoption in the region. Also, through the composed songs, we aim to educate the public on the legal process of adoption that may lead to applications for domestic adoption or inquiries on adoption and other alternative family care,” she added.

Final presentation of 15 shortlisted song entries was held on May 10, 2018 at Robinsons Place, Butuan City.

The songwriter of the said winning song received Php25,000 while consolation prizes worth Php5,000 each were received by other participating contestants. Other than being the grand winner, Cupay’s “Gawin Mong Legal” song composition also bagged the People’s Choice Award. ###

 

“GAWIN MONG LEGAL”

Wohhh Ohhhhhhh Oh Oh Oh

Gawin mong legal! Gawin mong legal!

Gawin mong legal! Gawin mong legal!

Gawin mong legal!

1st Verse

Gusto mo ba ng isang pamilyang

Puno ng kulay at masaya?

Kaya’t gawin ang nararapat

Pagmamahal ay ipadama

Ito ang iyong tatandaan

Tamang proseso lang ang kailangan

Kung gusto talagang magkaroon

Ba’t di mo subukang legal na adapsyon

Rap:

Ang legal na adapsyon ay dapat mo tong seryosohin

Ipalaganap sa lahat upang maiwasang abusuhin

Ang anak mong itinuring, mahal mo bang talaga?

Kung tunay mo mang mahal dapat maging legal ka!

Ref:

Kaya’t ating gawin ang batas dapat sundin

Ma-proseso man pero ito’y sa kapakanan mo rin

Ang hinahangad mo na magkaroon ng pamilya

Di na maagaw matawag na anak mo siya

Dahil ang komunidad na Malaya sa lahat

Ay binubuo ng pamilyang puno ng pagmamahal!

Chorus:

Kaya’t gawin mong legal

Gawin mong legal

Para magkaroon ng pamilyang puno ng pagmamahal

Kaya’t gawin mong legal

Gawin mong legal

Sa mata ng lipunan at sa mata ng Maykapal

Kaya’t gawin mong legal

Gawin mong legal

Para magkaroon ng pamilyang puno ng pagmamahal

Kaya’t gawin mong legal

Gawin mong legal

Sa mata ng lipunan at sa mata ng Maykapal

2nd Verse:

Magkaroon ng isang pamilyang

Pinapangarap ng bawat isa

Di maiwasan ang problema

Sa dahilang di magka-anak ang ina

Nararapat na solusyunan

Yan ay ang legal na adapsyon

Mahalin mong mabuti

Parang pagmamahal mo sa iyong sarili

Rap:

Maging tunay mo na anak, maging tunay ka niyang ina

Legal na adapsyon lang ang may tunay ka ng pamilya

Matatawag na sayo ama’t ina’t mayrong anak

Dapat ang maging legal na adapsyon

Ipalaganap! Ipalaganap! Ipalaganap!

(Repeat Refrain)

 

(Repeat Chorus)