What are the roots of Philippine folk rock? OPM icon Heber Bartolome unearths them in classical and bandurria music as well as in the 1960s-70s rock scene. This recollection touches on the challenges of turning love of country into music. An illustrative case is this episode’s centerpiece Tayo’y Mga Pinoy, a song that wards off Philippine self-images in colonial mirrors. Bartolome also dwells on Alumusal, Nena, and other tunes portraying the lives of ordinary folk or (as Filipinos say) of Juan de la Cruz.