Since its inception in 1985, The Bombo Music Festival has not only become a regular special “Christmas Gift” of Bombo Radyo Philippines to the people of Western Visayas, it has in fact become a tradition among Filipinos that missing to stage it will surely leave the Filipinos with nothing spectacular to anticipate in the first day of the Yuletide month.
This is how Filipinos have come to nurture a passion for excellent Filipino music developed out of the past Ilonggo Music Festivals. This is very apparent in the overwhelming public acceptance of and positive response towards the Ilonggo Music Festival songs.
Historically, the Bombo Music Festival was born out of Bombo Radyo Philippines’ commitment to bring to higher heights the awareness and love for our own music and culture, widen the avenue for development of Filipino musical talents, and eventually bring prestige to the Filipinos. Our commitment has become a tradition of our people. And in pursuit of that commitment, the tradition has to move on. Hence, Bombo Radyo Philippines is launching this year’s edition of Bombo Music Festival: “An original song writing competition”.