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P.O.T. was a Filipino rock band, formed in 1994 and officially disbanded in 2005. The band was fronted by Karl Roy who also fronted the bands Advent Call and Kapatid. The group is famous for their 1997 remake of the song "Yugyugan Na", originally performed by The Advisors in 1977. The band held their reunion concert on July 22, 2006 at the 70s Bistro in Quezon City.

OriginManila, Philippines
GenresPinoy rock, alternative rock, funk metal, stoner metal
Years active1994–2000, 2004–2005
LabelsPolyEast Records
Associated actsAdvent Call
Dead Ends
Rizal Underground
Leper Messiah
Orphan Lily
The Dawn
Past membersKarl Roy
Mally Paraguya
Francis Reyes
Ian Umali
Jeff Lima
Harley Alarcon
Jayman Alviar

The initials of the band name P.O.T. is a pseudo-acronym, meaning it doesn't stand for anything at all or as what Karl Roy stated in an interview, fans of the band can freely decide in making up any meanings that fit the initials.

On March 13, 2012, Karl Roy reportedly died due to cardiac arrest. Hours after his death, Roy became the top trending topic on Twitter Philippines.[1]


  • Karl Roy† – lead vocals
  • Mally Paraguya – bass guitar
  • Francis Reyes – guitars
  • Ian Umali – guitars
  • Jeff Lima – drums
  • Carol Hope Castillo – drums
  • Jayman Alviar – drums

Session musiciansEdit

  • Tom Vinoya – Keyboards
  • Jay Gapasin – Percussion


Studio albumsEdit

  • P.O.T. (1997; PolyEast Records)
  • Remastered (2005; PolyEast Records)


  • "Yugyugan Na!"
  • "Fishcake"
  • "F.Y.B."
  • "Hindi N'yo Alam"
  • "Overload"
  • "Love to See"
  • "Monkey on my Back"
  • "Posse-bility"
  • "Panaginip"
  • "Don't Blink"
  • "Ulitin"
  • "Piece of This"
  • "It Don't Matter"


Year Award Giving Body Category Nominated Work Results
1997 NU Rock Awards Best New Artist N/A Won
Album of the Year "P.O.T" Won
Bassist of the Year (for Mally Paraguya) Won
Drummer of the Year (for Harley Alarcon) Won


  1. ^ Casal, Marj (March 13, 2012). "Pinoy rock legend Karl Roy dies at 43". GMA News and Public Affairs.

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