One of the first articles we published on this website was about the songs we grew up with in the 1970s. In said article we made mention of the emerging group of Filipino artists whose works were beginning to challenge the dominance of foreign musicians in the local music industry. Recently we stumbled upon a post that expounds on this topic. Written by journalist-screenwriter-editor Jose “Pete” Lacaba, it was first published in the January 1978 issue of The Review and republished in the author’s blog called Ka Pete sa Patalim. We are reprinting the article as part of our continuing trip back in time.