Jojo Mendrez‘ latest single “Handog” won the Revival Recording of the Year at this year’s 11th PMPC Star Awards for Music. The said awards night was held at the SM Skydome last January 23.
The song “Handog” was originally performed by Florante. There’s a rumor that if you revive the song, there will be misfortune happen to the artist. He did experience some unexpected events in his life, both positive and negative.
“Bago ko gawin ang Handog ang daming nag-warning sa kin na wag kong gawin kasi parang farewell song. May nakakabit daw na sumpa ang kantang yan.
“Nagkakasakit o may hatid na negative vibes daw ang kanta. Hindi naman ako naniwala, pero kinabahan ako. Na-surprise ako ng prinopromote ko na ang song dahil belive it or not pabalik-balik ako ng hospital.
“Ang brother ko, katatapos lang few days ago ng andioplasty. Twice siyang nag-andioplasty and almost P1.5M ang hospital bills,
“Kaya nung Star Awards, parang na-blanko ako at di ko alam ang sasabihin ko. Parang mixed emotion kasi may negative at positive effect na nangyari.” Sabi ni Jojo.
Jojo beat other well-known artists including, Erard (Be My Lady), Kyla (Even The Nights Are Better), LA Santos (Isang Linggong Pag-ibig), Ronnie Liang (Ligaya), Jona (Ngayon at Kailanman) and Sarah Javier (Sana Ngayong Pasko).