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Jim Paredes
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Paredes in 2013
Born August 30, 1951 (1951-08-30) (age 70)
Manila, Philippines
Alma mater Ateneo de Manila University
Occupation Singer-songwriter, television personality, columnist, photographer, author
Political party Liberal
Spouse(s) Lydia Mabanta
Children 3, incl. Ala Paredes
Musical career
Genres
  • Pop
  • OPM
Instruments
  • Vocals
  • Guitar
Years active 1969 (1969)–present
Labels Universal Records
Associated acts APO Hiking Society

Jaime Ramon "Jim" Paredes ( born August 31, 1951) is a Filipino singer-songwriter best known for being one of the members of APO Hiking Society (along with Danny Javier and Boboy Garovillo); media personality, photographer, workshop facilitator, writer, political activist and critic.

Paredes' most prominent solo work, Handog ng Pilipino sa Mundo, became the anthem of the peaceful 1986 People Power Revolution that overthrew the regime of Ferdinand Marcos. It was participated in by 15 Filipino artists in April of that year, and its English version "A New and Better Way" was launched in Australia a few months after. In recognition of its significance, the lyrics of the song are embedded on a wall of the Our Lady of EDSA Shrine, the Roman Catholic chapel sanctifying the 1986 Revolution.

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