PHOTOS CREDIT TO LIBERTINE AMISTOSO & LOLITO GO'S FACEBOOK
With its catchy melody and relatable lyrics, it’s really impossible not to get LSS with the Himig Handog 2017 Grand Winner “Titibo-tibo”, which has conquered the local airwaves and has spawned to innumerable covers on the worldwide web.
Popularized by Queen of Hugot Songs Moira Dela Torre, this mushy pop hit was inspired by the inspiring life journey of its composer Libertine “Tin” Amistoso, whose story got featured in the June 16 episode of Maalaala Mo Kaya.
Just like what the song narrates, she used to be ‘tomboy’ during her younger years, even before she reached adolescence. Her parents strongly disagreed with her disposition.
She got into different relationships with the same sex, until she met Andrew, the first-ever guy she got smitten with and eventually became her first boyfriend when she was 18 years old. However, their relationship soured as their time and focus got occupied by their personal endeavors.
Due to her first heartbreak, Tin stopped dating. Depression struck her as she felt confused with her sexual orientation anew, complicated by the pressure from her domineering parents who still pushed her to her former flame and to go to Japan to work for her aunt.
She found solace in radio jock Boom to whom she sought advice for her problems. They stay connected through social media and phone calls, and became a couple later on. However, Tin’s parents were not in favor of their romance.
Thus, in order to pacify them, she went to Japan despite her pregnancy just to heed to their request. There, she was introduced by her aunt to a Japanese guy, but refused to accept his marriage proposal.
This almost wrecked her relationship with Boom and with her parents, but she remained indignant and fought for what she truly feels. In the end, everything went well for all of them, as Tin gave birth to their firstborn and the song she penned in collaboration with her partner won last year’s Himig Handog fest.
Truly, behind the lyrics and melodies of our favorite songs hide stories that give insights to the life and perspective of the composer/s. Keep on creating good music, Libertine!