Today, when Ruben Tagalog rests now in the laurels of his revivals, with Armando Ramos and Cenon Lagman gone to their own peace, who can still sing pure those love-songs with still the freshness of our ‘libis-ng-nayon” countryside?
Truly one of the chosen few called to be a singing champion by the popular singing contest “Tawag ng Tanghalan”, Ric Manrique Jr. holds still in his throat a rich legacy of our Filipino “Harana and Kundiman” sounds.
The hit song “D’yos Lamang ang Nakakaalam” written by Don Manolo Villar and music by Leopoldo Silos, Ric was chosen to interpret and which yet none of his contemporaries in the same genre can match. The music and melody are so inspiring to the point where it was embraced by Religious Congregations in the Philippines.
Selections of his recordings has been showcased as theme songs in Filipino movies as well. So listen to a whole romantic and emotional era with Ric Manrique Jr. album for your recollection.