Francis Magalona Foundation (FMF) to be launched by the Magalona Family and Friends to continue FrancisM’s legacy of Filipino pride, personal integrity and commitment to positive change.

Francis Magalona (October 4, 1964 – March 6, 2009), in his life and works, promoted nationalism and pride among Filipinos.  Through his music and other artistic endeavors, FrancisM always believed that Filipinos could make an impact not only in their country, but in the international scene as well.

As a musician, he was the first Filipino rapper to cross over to the mainstream.  He was credited for experimenting on the merging of rap with rock music – becoming a significant influence to artists in the same genre.

More than that, FrancisM was the pioneer of Makabayan (nationalistic) rap in Filipino hip-hop.  He was known as one of the most socio-political voices in the music scene. He used his songs as a platform to address various cultural and social problems of Philippine society – apathy, political instability, defeatist outlook.

He believed that in order for the Filipinos to rise from poverty and other issues that concern the nation, they had to believe in themselves and have a change in mindset that hindered this transformation.

“For his musical and artistic brilliance, his deep faith in the Filipino and his sense of national pride that continue to inspire us,” Magalona was awarded the Presidential Medal of Merit (posthumous) through the National Commission for the Culture and the Arts.

In 2009, FrancisM passed on and there was an outpour of support and gratitude, validating his influence among the Filipinos.  It was his wish that even after his death, his legacy be carried out.

The Magalona Family – spouse Pia, sons Nic, Frank, Elmo and Arkin, daughters Unna, Maxene, Saab and Clara – together with FrancisM’s close friends have come together to continue FrancisM’s legacy. Together they have established the Francis Magalona Foundation in order to Find Meaning in the Filipino: a people with a true sense of Filipino pride, personal integrity and a commitment to positive change.

The Francis Magalona Foundation will be formally launched on October 4, 2011 to coincide with the Master Rapper’s Birthday. Email us at getintouch@FrancisMFoundation.com for more details.

Comments

October 4th, 2011 3:52 pm

pwede po ba humingi ng tulong sa foundation nyo… for my kinakapatid she suffered from bone cancer…….thank you and happy birthday mr.FRANCIS MAGALONA

October 4th, 2011 4:08 pm

This is worth blogging. See you all in a while at the launch!

Rod

Jeojeo Serrano
October 4th, 2011 4:17 pm

happy bday idol FrancisM
long live..
you will always be remembered

admin
October 4th, 2011 10:05 pm

Nakikiramay kami Medzz. Maari kang tumungo sa Philippine Cancer Society – 310 San Rafael St. San Miguel, Manila Philippines PCSI@PHILCANCER.ORG.PH Tel. (632) 734-2126 ; 733-3486 . Pagmay doktor na at treatment plan, maari kang tumungo sa PCSO para sa mga gamot na kailangan.

October 5th, 2011 12:35 pm

ME MGA EVENT PO BA KYO REGARDNG S MGA NASALANTA NG BAGYO S LUZON!!!IM WILLING 2 HELP EVEN NOT IN MONEY BUT IN KIND!!!! MORE POWER FMF!!***

admin
October 5th, 2011 4:51 pm

Hi Reynaldo. Thanks for wanting to volunteer. Please contact Simbahang Lingkod ng Bayan http://www.slb.ph/ we are supporting their efforts to help those affected by the typhoons.

kimberlie
October 14th, 2011 3:03 pm

sana po magkaroon na ako ng kahit mn lang isang tshirt ng idol ko na c master isa po akong tagahanga nya at hanggang ngayon hindi yun nagbabago dahil akoy isang tunay na pilipino…yan lng po ang gusto kong bagay na magkaroon ako.dahil wala nmn po akong pang bili dahil sa khirapan

IDOL MIS N MIS KNA NMIN IKAW LNG ANG NAGIISANG MASTER NG RAPPER..


Leave a comment