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• Marangal na Dalit ng Katagalugan, the first Philippine National
Anthem, which was composed by revolutionary musician Julio
• Julio Nakpil, composer of the Katipunan,married Gregoria de
Jesus, widow of Andres Bonifacio. This tune "Marangal na dalit ng
Katagalugan" could have become our National Anthem instead of
"Lupang Hinirang" (aka Bayang Magiliw) had history taken a
Life of the composer Julio Nakpil
Known as J. Giliw in the Katipinan, Julio Nakpil is
known more as a composer than as the commander of
all the Katipunan troops in the north. At the request of
Andres Bonifacio, Nakpil composed "Marangal na
Dalit ng Katagalugan" as the national anthem that is
also known as the Himno Nacional of 1896.
Julio Nakpil's original Tagalog lyrics of Himno
Nacional (1896) uses the word
"Sangkapuluan", indicating that the word
"katagalugan" in the original title "Marangal na Dalit
ng Katagalugan" refers to the whole country and not
just the tagalog regions. At the time the Katipunan was
founded, the term "Filipino" referred only to the
Spanish born in Las Islas Filipinas. In his unpublished
memoir, “Ang Paghihimagsik ng 1896-1897” (The
Revolution of 1896-1897), Carlos V. Ronquillo
explained the term "tagalog":
Example of the
“Marangal na Dalit ng
Sino ang sumulat ng “Marangal na dalit
Sino ang naging asawa ni Julio Nakpil?
Sino ang nag-utos kay Julio na gawin
ang “Marangal na dalit ng
Gregoria de Jesus
Ano ang pangalan ni Julio Nakpil sa
Ano pa ang isang tawag sa “Marangal na dalit
Ang “Marangal na dalit ng katagalugan” ay
tumutukoy sa Buong bansa hindi lamang sa
Answers for hard questions
Himno Nacional ng 1896
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