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"Sino Ba Talaga Si Edgar?": CHITO MIRANDA Tells Its Entire Origin Story!

Renuel Fallore

Posted at August 26, 2019


Parokya Ni Edgar frontman Chito Miranda shared more interesting trivia on the band's 4.9 million-strong Facebook page. This time around, the singer revealed how they got the name 'Edgar' which has baffled old and new fans since nobody on the iconic OPM group is actually named Edgar.

Chito revealed that they first heard the phrase "Parokya Ni Edgar" from their classmate named Bambi back when they were 3rd year high school students studying Noli Me Tangere.

"Before anything else, sagutin na natin yung tanong na kung sino ba talaga si Edgar...sa katunayan, di rin namin alam at di rin namin talaga sya kilala.βœŒπŸΌπŸ˜‚1st time naming narinig yung phrase na "Parokya ni Edgar" sa kaklase namin na si Bambi."

"3rd year highschool kami nun, at may contest kami sa classroom kung saan magtatanong yung teacher namin tungkol sa Noli Me Tangere, at isusulat namin yung sagot sa board.

Magbibigay sya ng tanong, tapos magsasabi sya ng number. Example: 4 Kung ikaw yung naka-upo sa ika-apat na upuan sa column ninyo, sabay sabay kayong mga number 4 pupunta sa blackboard at isusulat nyo yung sagot.

Kung yung column ninyo ang pinakamaraming tamang sagot, kayo ang panalo at may plus points kayo sa quiz hehe! Anyway, tinanong ng teacher namin kung saan nag-aral si Crisostomo Ibarra, at natawag yung number ni Bambi. Sabay sabay silang pumunta sa blackboard, kasama ng mga kapareho nyang number mula sa ibang columns, para isulat yung sagot. Pareparehong "Europa" yung sagot na nakasulat sa blackboard...maliban sa sagot Bambi.

Nagtawanan lahat, maliban sa teacher namin. Yung sagot nya kasi, "sa parokya ni Edgar". Medyo matagal-tagal bago kami tumigil kakatawa at galit na galit yung teacher namin. Mula nuon, naging joke na sa klase namin yung katagang "Parokya ni Edgar", hanggang i-announce ni Jeric na yun yung pangalan ng banda namin nung una kaming tumugtog sa Ateneo nung 1993," Chito vividly recalled.

Although "wala talagang Edgar", the band's name has become synonymous to OPM greatness. Check out some of Parokya ni Edgar's MYXclusive performances on All Music MYX:

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