One of the few things Erap did right during his presidency--make Ernani Cuenco a National Artist for Music. Here's a rare video of Rachel Alejandro, Nolyn Cabahug, Josephine Roces and Edward Granadosin singing five immortal Ernani Cuenco songs: Bato Sa Buhangin, Nahan, Diligin Mo Ng Hamog Ang Uhaw Na Lupa, Kahit Na Magtiis and his most enduring hit, Gaano Ko Ikaw Kamahal.
All four singers are first-rate, but Mr. Granadosin, in my view, impresses the most with a vaulting Kahit Na Magtiis (the beautiful lyrics, incidentally, contributed by Mr. Estrada). This medley, arranged by Ryan Cayabyab, was performed at the Kulturang Handog sa Bayan concert in 1999, a joint production by ABS-CBN and the Cultural Center of the Philippines. Enjoy great Pinoy music.