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Reev Robledo is a music composer, songwriter, teacher and author.

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TV5 Good Morning Club Music Themes

Wrote several music themes for TV5’s morning program. Continue reading TV5 Good Morning Club Music Themes

So Much More, song of Abigail

A lot of people think this is a love song. Well it is, and it isn’t.

This is the second of 3 power-pop-ballads in the roster (the other ones are “Still”, song of Rachel and “Beautiful”, song of the Daughters of Job). Meaning: it’s formulaic. I’ve always touted this one as the American Idol song because it’s meant to be sung in a “take the stage” way or at least something that would sound good in karaoke. Haha. Continue reading So Much More, song of Abigail

TV5: T3 Reloaded Music Theme

The Tulfo brothers bring their distinct brand of public service in a program that promises to deliver quick action to people’s everyday concerns.

Title: T3 Kapatid Sagot Kita
Client: TV5 News and Public Affairs
Type: Music theme and music beds
URL:

 http://www.tv5.com.ph/shows/title/169/t3-sagot-kita-kapatid

Original music theme with variations for bed (chase, drama, suspense, revelation).

ABS-CBN Rated K Music Theme


Rated K features human interest stories and no-holds barred interviews with interesting personalities.  Korina Sanchez once again showcases her specialty in news gathering and presentation as she goes to all places and spaces wherever there is a story that needs to be told.

Title: Rated K

Client: Acid House Post | ABS-CBN News and Public Affairs
Type: Music Theme
URL: http://www.abs-cbn.com/Weekends/article/61/ratedk/Rated-K.aspx

Original music score and sound design by Reev Robledo.
Vocals by Vida Curray-Panopio
Visuals by Acid House Post.

Storytelling with The Kids of Ipo Dam

We may not be able to plant as many trees as we want in our lifetime, but planting seeds of learning and caring for the environment in the hearts of children will surely go a long way. This was the simple guiding principle of an odd mix of people (my 60-year old mother, myself, and two young mountaineers) who decided to travel to Ipo Dam at least once a month to educate the children about earthkeeping.

Ipo Dam in Bulacan province is a reservoir that supplies Metro Manila its major water needs. But because of deforestation, clean water and flood management has been a major problem for everyone. Illegal settlers in Ipo Dam are the main culprits of kaingin (the slashing and burning of forest trees for cultivation purposes).

You can’t see the book from this angle…but it’s Noah’s Ark! Talk about flood control.

Thankfully, they allow their children to attend our nature activities. Our informal classroom agenda consists of singing songs like “Ang Mga Ibon” (The Birds), games such as trash-gathering, stories like “Diola, Heroine of Philippine Eagles”, bird-watching and rock piling. Of course, we also teach them about the dangers of kaingin.

Reading Diola: Heroine of Philippine Eagles.

We know that there is the challenge of understanding the big picture of things economy-wise, setting up alternative livelihood programs, and instilling a deep personal conviction of stewardship for our one and only home—the earth. But when we put our heads together and get on our feet, great things can happen from small beginnings! At least, that’s what we believe.

By the way, if any of you are interested in doing something like this, let me know! Leave a comment below and let’s make the world a better place.

ABS-CBN: Krusada Music Theme

In light of Advocacy Journalism, KRUSADA focuses on the different causes of ABS-CBN’s veteran pool of news anchors every week.  In their crusades, the journalists take on the most sensitive issues the country faces today. Continue reading ABS-CBN: Krusada Music Theme