LA TRINIDAD, Benguet – The National Library of the Philippines issued the required copyright for the musical album that embodied the songs of the Less Traveled Roads band which was recently launched.
The copyright was issued to its owner former Mountain Province State Polytechnic College (MPSPC) and Apayao State College (ASC) president Dr. Nieves A. Dacyon by the National Library on February 27, 2018.
The term of the copyright will be during the lifetime of the author and for 50 years after her death pursuant to existing laws, rules and related regulations.
The Less Traveled Roads band is an ‘all-walk’ musical group composed of young and upcoming singers from the different parts of the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) playing various types of original music pleasing.
The LTR ban recently launched its first album last February 21, 2018 containing 10 new songs originally composed by Dr. Dacyon with each songs telling stories drawn from real life journeys with family, relatives, love ones, friends, co-workers, networks and development partners.
Delicately put together, the group’s first album definitely revives not only the passion for music but also the willpower to ‘win more battles at the less travelled roads,’ which literally mean, those roads where our feet seldom step on or the road where only a few can pass through. Figuratively however, these Less Travelled Roads may mean the decisions, choices and judgments we prudently make in our lives.
16 Hours is for the drivers who ferry us to places from the far north, and for those who make right decisions the quickest in split seconds, for those who pilot the wheel night and day just to bring us to our destinations on time, for those whose senses are wide awake keeping us away from the impinging danger of the highway, and for our most patient and graceful drivers who talk, laugh, cry and sing with us along the way when there is no one we can share our worries and disappointments, joys and victories.
“Can you see through the mountain” draws inspiration from the late Father of Apayao and Founder of Apayao State College (ASC), Elias K. Bulut (EKB) Sr., whose priceless toils and efforts for the Province are now gradually being realized whilst posing the challenge. This song was EKB’s implicit quest for the composer to decipher as she commenced her service in Apayao as the 3rd ASC President. EKB’s contagious passion further rhymes with the song’s verses blended with the gentleness of the Apayao rain that fertilizes the sown seeds of hope by the Iyapayaos. “Your song is my song,” first sung during the turn-over of the College Information Monitoring and Evaluation System (CIMES) developed by the late Wesley S. Duran, a fellow musician, artist and IT enthusiast, is dedicated from his family to the Apayao State College. The song transcends not only Mr. Duran’s worthily-lived life but the lives of those whom he continuously inspires through time. As the song goes: “Let time heal as it moves on,” it mellows the pain of passage. Nevertheless, it invites us to sing the same song that would comfort the wearisome and fill the tenor of life itself.