The biggest songwriting competition in the country – Himig Handog P-POP Love Songs – is now opening its doors once again for more original compositions from professional and budding Filipino composers around the globe.

Professional and amateur Filipino songwriters (Filipino citizens or individuals of Filipino descent) are welcome to send in their original love songs online via the official website of the competition, himighandog.abs-cbn.com until July 31.

Himig Handog P Pop Love Songs 2016

Interested applicants just need to fill out the online registration form, upload their songs, which must not be longer than four minutes, and submit their entry.

Himig Handog P-POP Love Songs also accepts songs that are composed by a maximum of three individual composers/lyricists, as long as an individual composer’s entry do not exceed two entries.

Songs may be written in Filipino, English or Taglish, and in any popular music genre or a fusion of known genres.

Last year, the original Filipino love song “Mahal Ka o Mahal Ako,” interpreted by KZ Tandingan and written by Edwin Marollano, won the P1 million grand prize and a trophy designed by renowned sculptor Michael Cacnio.


Now on its seventh year, Himig Handog P-POP Love Songs continues to scour for brilliant Filipino songwriters who produce exceptional OPM love songs that can turn out to be the next set of OPM classics. Some of the OPM hit entries throughout the years are “Kung Ako Na Lang Sana,” “Hanggang,” “Scared to Death,” “Nasa Iyo Na Ang Lahat,” and “Simpleng Tulad Mo.”

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  1. Hi! I’m a 14 year old kid. I have already written about 50 songs. I’m a fan of Taylor Swift. I got inspired. Then, I started writing songs. Michael Cuela

  2. just want to know when will be the next song writing contest , someone interested to my composition please send me a msg.

  3. Hi everyone. I have lots of song lyrics that i’ve made, but needing help on how to put a tone/sounds on it. could anybody help me with that? 🙂 thanks

  4. Good day,

    Paano at saan pwede magpasa ng mga song.
    May mga ginawa akong kanta… may pang MAGULANG, OARA SA MGA ANAK AT SA AT SA LOVE…. gusto ko sana kantahin ito nila ms. JAMIE fivera, Janella salvador-elmo magalona, marco gallo-vivoree esclito,and isang bata o teenagwr na pwede nila kantahin yung isa sa mga xong na ginawa ko para sa mga magulang.

    Hope marepkyan ako sa mga tanong ko. Gusto ko ksi marinig ng mga mahal ko ksi po alay ko ito sa knila. I made this bcoz them.

    Thank you

  5. Gooday to all us congrats sa lahat in music industry im jerby david start on being musician and now my dream become a songwritter looking for some opportunities for my written songs here’s my digit 0906-907-4568 thank you and godbless