"In the clip below from GMA-7's Aawitan Kita Special featuring songs from MUSICAT PHILIPPINES' 'Sino Ka Ba, Jose Rizal?,' Jose Rizal (played by Roy Rolloda) writes his final message to the loves of his life--Family, Friends and Country, as he prepares to embrace death for his political cause and heart's desire. Special thanks to Nonoy Gallardo, Celeste Legaspi, Girlie Rodis and Armida Siguion-Reyna."
Thanks, Roy, for the clip! And for the gift of your voice and talent. (A live version of the song here--and my rant-cum-review of the concert/festival that featured Mr. Rolloda's performance, among other Pinoy musical-theater excerpts, here.)
PLUS: "It could be the most translated patriotic swan song in the world. Aside from the 35 English versions and interpretations into 46 Filipino languages, this poem has been translated into at least 37 other languages: Indonesian, Bengali, Bulgarian, Burmese, Chinese, Danish, Dutch, Fijian, French, German, Greek, Hawaiian, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Igbo (Nigeria), Italian, Japanese, Javanese, Korean, Latin, Maori, Norwegian, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Sanskrit, Sinhalese (Sri Lanka), Somali, Tahitian, Thai, Tongan, Turkish, Urdu (Pakistan), Vietnamese, Wolof (Senegal), and Yoruba (Nigeria)."
"Mi Ultimo Adios" in original Spanish and in English and Filipino translations here.