Pinoy Stop

One stop information site for Filipinos in Wellington, New Zealand

22 May, 1867

Julio Nakpil, a Filipino composer who fought in the Philippine Revolution, was born. During the Philippine Revolution, Nakpil served the country using the covert name “J. Giliw,” as Secretary of Command for the revolutionary troops under Andres Bonifacio. Together with Supremo Isidro Francisco, he commanded the troops in the north of Manila. Nakpil’s experience on […]

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02 November, 1960

Julio Nakpil, a Filipino composer who also fought during Philippine revolution died at the age of 93. One of his compositions “Marangal na Dalit ng Katagalugan” was a candidate for the Philippine national anthem but eventually went to Julian Felipe’s “Lupang Hinirang” composition. Julio, who later became a piano teacher, composed his first short polka […]

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