There is no word to express, how I truely feel every time that I listen to his songs. I am so grateful to have a chance to get a copy of his book(just ordered it recently) and I can't hardly wait to read the story of his life. But at the same time, I feel sad that he is no longer with us, if he only knew, how much he mesmerized my heart. His family are so lucky to have him as their brother. Rest in heaven Rodel.
An essay I wrote about Rodel a couple of years ago. I retrieved it after listening to his songs for the nth time. The quality of his voice has not ceased to amaze me...the mellifluous voice, the tonal range, the sheer versatility. Even today, I find it hard to identify current Filipino singers to match the range of repertoire he was capable of singing be it in English or Tagalog.
I love u Rodel Naval, Dito ka palagi sa puso at isipan ko..
Hi Ms. Delia
I sincerely would like to get a copy of Ody’s book. How can I purchase? Thank you
I’m still wide awake. It’s now 1:45am here in my place. And I need to go to work later at 7:00am. Been thinking about Rodel Naval since morning. Getting back to his songs that I’ve learned to love since childhood days. I was born on early 80’s.
At the time of writing, I had the chance again to meet and speak with my childhood classmate/schoolmate from kindergarten to high school. Exchanging private messages on messenger gave me some exciting feeling, happiness and nostalgia of our school days, recalling how did we look like back then. It brought me everyday excitements to talk to him upon waking up, going to and from work, and ending the day.
Randomly I thougt about the song again, “Muli,” and wholeheartedly sings it over and over again. Thinking that I would like to dedicate this song to my long lost classmate/schoolmate... and all the what ifs that come with it, thinking what my life would have been, have we just reconnected even more earlier than lately.
Then only recently as well, just this morning, that he told me that he has a girl friend waiting for him in the Philippines, and is pregnant now with his child, and she’ll deliver their first born next month!
I was very heart broken in the inside but managed to congratulate him and his girlfriend after learning all the truth that he managed to throw to me as a surprise.
It really breaks my heart to know all these today. And now as I continuoisly singing Ody’s Muli, I keep on crying for the disappointment and brokenheartedness that I’ve just learned.
I hope someday if I visit again this website of Ody, pain will have subsided already.
Now I miss Mr. Rodel Naval with his song “Muli.” Same thing with that “Rodel” of “mine” and my unrequited feelings for him.
Hi to all of Rodel family. I’m like those other wo listen to his song was shock to find out that he is with our creator now.May he rest in peace.Its nice that the family is doing something to keep his legacy😁 He maybe gone but not forgotten
I admit that i am now an avid Fan of Rodel Naval until the first time i heard his music. Nakaka inspire at tagos sa puso yung mga kanta nya. Maka buluhan at may pinanghuhugutan. Songs like his, is extra ordinary and someone lived throughout the hearts of the filipinos. My mom also idolized him.
Mula ng marinig ko uli ang kanta mo nag karoon ako ng intires na muling hanapin at pankinggan lahat ng kanta mo.ang totoo niyan binabalik balikan ko...nagulat nga ako nung una ng mabasa ko na kasama mo na pala c GOD diyan.
Nakikita ko kung paano gumalaw c God sa pamamagitan ng iyong mga song. Sana po muli naming marinig sa mga radio at tv ang kanyang mga kanta.napapanahon po kc at maging inpirasyon para sa mga kabataan.
GOD is good God is faithful.
God bless po sa naval family
Sa naval fans club.
I saw his video in FB "MULI" at sobra akong namangha sa performance nia that time.Though nririnig ko na yang MULI sa mga videoke pero nung napanuod ko mismo ung video sobra akong natuwa...Naisip ko na sya pala ang nsa likod ng magandang kanta na yan at lubos ako nalungkot kasi wala na pala sa sia dto sa mundong ibabaw (RIP to you Mr. Rodel Naval).
SInce then lagi ko ng pinakikinggan ang mga kanta especially ung MULI at LUMAYO KA MAN SA AKIN...very inspiring song at tagos tlaga sa puso...
I will always remember you MR. RODEL NAVAL.
Isa ka sa nagpakilig sa akin...GWAPO, MATIPUNO, MAGALING NA SINGER..THUMBS UP
Remembering my ultimate crush. Total package of an artist. Gwapo , baby face ,
matikas, maganda magdala ng damit , best vocals , wide vocal range & belter. The best !
Love all his songs,,,and I WILL LOVE HIM FOREVER..
Only Last August (2017) when my friend post his video "MULI" at ang gwapo nya don...then I searched his other videos and I started to watch everyday, hindi nakakasawa masarap pakinggan at talagang napaka emotional nyang kumanta, mula sa puso at talagang madadala ka.. But it sad to know na wla na sya, nalungkot talaga ako untill now dpa ako maka get over, even when I sleep naiisip ko parin sya and when I woke up sya parin ang naaalala ko, naawa ako at nanghinayang, but I know his happy now kaya ginawa ko nalang inspiration yong mga songs nya and I am one of your fan now. R.I.P. kuya Rodel your memories and songs lives in my ???forever..
Hello Eric Enriquez, Junnie Marie, and Princess Cyrl: Thank you for your beautiful comment about my brother's music. I'm very glad to receive this kind of comment. Rodel's CD titled Lumayo Ka Man Sa Akin with 18 songs, Rodel's book titled The Life of Rodel Naval - Restored Identity, and a 2-hour video (in 2 dvds) titled The Miracle Concert (held at Toronto, Ontario, Canada on April may be ordered thru our good friend, Norma. You can message her thru Messenger or FB. Her FB name is Norma TanwangcoNew. Or you go to http://www.rodelnaval.com/price-list-information/ for detailed information on how to order this book and the pricing. You may also order all these items (plus another concert video (in one dvd) directly from me, if you live outside the Philippines. Also for your information, Rodel's songs in Lumayo Ka Man CD are available at Spotify, iTunes, and other streamline online stores. Ringtones for each of these songs are also available at all streamline online stores.
I have been collecting long playing albums (vinyl) for more than a year and I have been always trying to find Rodel's albums. Sadly I believe only 45s were released. I hope someone will revive his songs by creating vinyl albums on his songs. I am still an avid fan and still feels sad knowing he has left so soon.
I was born in 1988 but I would rather listen to your songs than the newer stuff I hear played on the radio today. My parents are big fans of your music at nahawa na din ako. Ya really have a good voice and now I am a big fan of you 🙂 :):)
Nung isang araw lng ngppadl si mama ng old songs then sbi ko tgalog nlng muna tpos bgla kong nkita yung kanta niya. 20yrs. old na ako pero mhilig tlga ako sa old songs, tpos pinakinggan ko sya, sbi ko alm ko itong kntang to saka ko nacurious kse ang gnda ng knta tas ang pogi pa ni kuya rodel. Ngsearch ako sa google khpon about sknya at di ako mpkli, I just found out wala na pla yung tao na yun, nkklngkot lng at nkkpnghinayang at the same time. Pero nkkainspire lng tlga ang ngiti at boses niya. Sana tlga mgkaron ng reincarnation niya, sayang tlga. Sno ba nmng mga babae ang di ppngarap sknya. Yung mga mata niyang ngkkwnto hbng nknta hays, ang gwapo gwapo niyo po tlga isa po ako sa tgahanga niyo slmt po sa mgnda niyong kanta :")
I like the way he sang...he is my favorite on my teen age time....until now....R.I.P Idol....your memories and songs lives 4-ever..
he will missed you and i love your songs
The best singer of 90s...tnx a lot
He will be missed and his songs will live on forever!!!!
Everyday i would always play Muli in my playlist...a way to remember him...thanks!