Dong Abay

Born Apr 5, 1971

Westdon Martin Abay, popularly known as Dong Abay, is a poet and a Pinoy rock musician. He was the founding member, songwriter and lead vocalist of the bands Yano, Pan, and dongabay, which are now all defunct. As of January 2008, he is pursuing a career as an independent artist.… Read More

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1971 Birth Born on April 5, 1971 in Manila, Philippines, he shares his birthday with the former Philippine President, Gloria Macapagal Arroyo and the date of Abay's birth was also the day when American rockstar Kurt Cobain of Nirvana committed suicide in 1994. … Read More


1992 21 Years Old In 1992, Dong Abay, Eric Gancio and Larry Mapolon met in Patatag, a progressive vocal ensemble. … Read More
1994 23 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1994, the band's self-titled debut album came out and spawned classic Filipino rock songs such as "Banal Na Aso, Santong Kabayo" ("Holy Dog, Saintly Horse"), "Tsinelas" ("Slippers") and "Esem" (wordplay for SM or Shoemart mall). … Read More


2002 31 Years Old In 2002, Abay returned to the music scene and formed Pan together with Onie Badiang, former bassist of Yano. … Read More
2003 32 Years Old In 2003, Abay decided to go back to school to finish his bachelor's degree. … Read More
2005 34 Years Old In early 2005, Abay became an indie artist and initially released an EP called "Sampol" ("Sample") at the University of the Philippines as part of his undergraduate thesis. … Read More
2008 37 Years Old …  As of January 2008, he is pursuing a career as an independent artist.
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