Melchora Mabilog of Laguna wrote “Mahal Kita Pero” as one of the 15 finalists in Himig Handog P-Pop Love Songs 2014. The composition is about a teen girl who is bound by limitations in love. Still confined by the boundaries set by her parents, school, and age, she knows what she wants but hesitates to jump in.
Being the suitor, you may encounter or may have already heard the words in the song title when you are pursuing your high school sweetheart. This is an indication that you are still very young to be “legal” or “official.” You may need to exert extra effort not on her but on her family as well.
The song is interpreted by Janella Maxine Salvador, one of the country’s well-loved teenage sweethearts. She is also known by the TV character she portrays, the pretty Nikki Grace Lim of the very successful series “Be Careful with My Heart.” Her character is a perfect fit for the lyrics of the song perfectly.