Danny Javier of Apo Hiking Society dies, 75

Daniel “Danny” Morales Javier, lead vocalist of legendary Filipino musical trio Apo Hiking Society, died on Monday, October 31.

Danny helmed the Original Pilipino Music (OPM) movement in the ’70s with his Apo Hiking Society bandmates Boboy Garrovillo and Jim Paredes. The group was behind timeless hits such as “Batang-bata Ka Pa,” “”Pumapatak ang Ulan,” “Kabilugan Ng Buwan,” and “Panalangin,” among many others.

In 2020, Danny disclosed on his Facebook account that he had “underlying health concerns with my heart, lungs, and kidneys.”

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