he did the rounds of pubhouses and campuses as folksinger and band member.
His performances brought him even
further- to Baguio, Puerto Galera, Los Banos, Pampanga, Quezon Province, Sorsogon-
favorite haunts of artists and musicians.All this time, he was exchanging
notes with the famous folk band Asin. But he himself had always been attached
to a band: with the folk-rock band Ric & Roll in 1979, with the new wave band
Earthlings in 1980, and with the pioneering reggae-rock band Lolita & Sulabama
in 1981. This sometimes restless sojourn ultimately brought him back to native
Mindanao, finally taking root in his birthland Davao.
There he decided to continue his studies in mechanical engineering. But his musical calling would not be suppressed. He formed a new group and named it P.O.W. (Prisoners of the Worldbank)>