Kakai Bautista surprises netizens with ‘Mahal Kong Manila’ singer reveal 


Kakai Bautista brought nostalgia to netizens after singing the Maynila theme song that she originally sang 20 years ago. 

The actress-comedienne took the online community by surprise after she uploaded a TikTok video of her belting out the iconic “Mahal Kong Maynila” song used in the now-debunked GMA drama anthology.

“Ito na yung request niyo, tingnan natin kung virginal pa rin yung boses niyan siya,” Kakai said in the video before singing her rendition of the song composed by Vince De Jesus 

The song’s popular opening lyrics goes: “Mahal kong Maynila, sayo’y hindi mawawalay”. 

In an Instagram post, Kakai shared that “Mahal Kong Maynila” was the first and only theme song she recorded. 

“Nakakatuwa may sayaw sa TikTok,” she wrote as caption in a video of her lip syncing and grooving to the song. 

 Netizens were taken by surprise after belatedly discovering that she was the voice behind the LSS-inducing sound. 

“Why are we just finding this out now? Love you!”

“OMG! Ikaw pala yun Miss Kakai Bautista after 20 years, ngayon ko lang nalaman. Ang galiiing!”

“Nakkamiss maging bata ulit. Alamo mong Sabado na pag Maynila na”.

“Grabe brings me back to my childhood days. Kailangan ko na talaga mag-asawa”.

Fellow celebrities, likewise, raved over Kakai’s revelation.

Nikko Natividad:  “Ikaw yun!!!!!!??? Hala”

Melai Cantiveros: “Boses mo yun tekakay? Waaahhhh LSS ako niyan lagi.”

Macoy Dubs: “Ikaw pala singer niyan miiiiii!! Haha iconic”

Cai Cortez: “Sumabog din utak ko nung nalaman ko yan beb”.

Lyka Nicart
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