WATCH: This 'Hiraya Manawari' theme song cover will make you nostalgic


Posted at May 21 2020 05:25 PM

MANILA — Here's a dose of nostalgia for '90s kids.

Millennials will remember "Hiraya Manawari," the well-loved ABS-CBN values education program featuring Filipino folklore.

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For eight years since 1995, its theme song was a familiar morning tune for children tuned in to ABS-CBN.

Composed by National Artist for Music Ryan Cayabyab, the song "Hiraya Manawari" was originally performed by Cris Villonco.

On Thursday, theater performer Teetin Villanueva and Arvy Dimaculangan shared a fresh rendition on Twitter that has since drawn over a thousand likes and hundreds of comments, mostly from millennials thanking them for two minutes of nostalgia.

"Hiraya Manawari" was among the slate of educational programs of ABS-CBN Foundation that started in the '90s, along with "Sineskwela" and "Bayani."

The trio of programs returned in March this year, as part of ABS-CBN's temporary TV programming amid the coronavirus lockdown, until the government shutdown of the network's broadcast in May.