COLD SUMMER NIGHTS
To the Man from Manila from Manila Boy,
Maraming Maraming Salamat!
Why Francis M is the Philippines' Bob M:
1. Both were patriots who truly loved their countries,
and expressed it through their songs, most notably,
Mga Kababayan Ko and Redemption Song.
2. Both artists will forever be identified
with the music they put their indelible signature on:
Rap and Reggae respectively.
3. Both men had lots of children;
12 for Bob, 8 for Francis.
4. Both were young victims of cancer:
Marley was 36; Magalona, 44.
5. Both loved, and I say this with the utmost respect,