Salamat, Open Heart! The Open Heart Youth Movement (OHYM) Official Song
It was during the Open Heart Summer Youth Camp in year 2018 when the idea of having an Open Heart theme song was floated. After years, this idea became a reality with the help of the Open Heart Youth Movement (OHYM) members and the Center for Social Action (CSA) of De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde (DLS-CSB) through their community service. The team of CSA was facilitated by CSA staff Ms. Catherine Panganiban and Mr. Ron Malaluan and by a volunteer student adviser, Mr. Dante Rivero.
A Song Writing Workshop was done by Patrick John Atok, a Music Production student, from January 19-27, 2021 which was attended by 23 OHYM members. The participants were divided into three groups for the activity, which was represented by members from different areas. Then, they creatively produced three sets of song lyrics inspired by how the Open Heart Foundation Worldwide Inc. (OHFWI) helps them and how they extend to others what they received. After this, the selection of the official song was followed through votation by the OHYM Groups (per area) and OHFWI staff. There were four entries for the official song which were the three output from the workshop and one from beneficiary which was written during Open Heart Summer Youth Camp in year 2018. The official song was “Salamat, Open Heart” which was written by group 2 during the workshop. The instrumentation of the song was enhanced with the help of Jungyoon Hwang, also a Music Production student from DLS-CSB, through a workshop done on March 4, 2021.
The main objective of this activity was to develop a Music ID to creatively bring identity to Open Heart Youth Movement as an organized youth group of the Open Heart Foundation. Through music, the group and the foundation may bring joy, inspiration, and promote unity in serving the community especially the children and youth.
Pusong bukas ng bente kwatro oras, Handang umagapay sa aming pagbagtas
Bago pa man sumuko nagsisilbing liwanag, Walang hanggang pasasalamat.
Bawat Delubyo’t mga suliranin buong pusong kakaharapin
Sigaw ng kabataan kanila’y pinakikinggan, pinaglalaban mga karapatan.
Salamat Open Heart, Salamat sa pagtulong, Buo na ang aming kinabukasan
Salamat sa proteksyon, Mga puso’y naghihilom, Kami’y Taos pusong nagpapasalamat
Salamat, Salamat, Salamat, Salamat Open Heart!
Lyrics by: Ailyn Donato, Angelika Alesna, Antonette Cometa, Henna Kenisha Aquino, Jayson Tapong, Johyses Lee, Reymark Lincallo Orilla, Wowie Mapakit.
Lyrics Arrangement & Instrumentation: Patrick John Atok, Jungyoon Hwang.
Copyright: Open Heart Foundation Worldwide Inc. 2021
Prepared by: Saleah Joy Uclusin, RSW/Program Area Coordinator 1