Roel Cortez

Roel Cortez (born Roel Corpuz, July 30, 1967 – April 1, 2015) was a Filipino singer and songwriter who rose to fame in the 1980s due to his Tagalog hit songs such as "Napakasakit, Kuya Eddie", "Dalagang Probinsyana", "Pinay sa Japan" and "Bakit Ako'y Sinaktan".[1]

Roel Cortez
Roel Corpuz

(1967-07-30)July 30, 1967
DiedApril 1, 2015(2015-04-01) (aged 47)
Years active1984–2015
Spouse(s)Corazon Corpuz

Other songs include "Baleleng" (Tagalog version), "Iniibig Kita" and "Sa Mata Makikita". Universal Records in the Philippines released a compilation album entitled The Best of Roel Cortez with a videoke edition.

Musical careerEdit

In 1984, he had a hit song in his home country with "Napakasakit, Kuya Eddie" on the Universal Records label, which also became something of an anthem for overseas Filipino workers. By then, he had changed his surname to Cortez, and he married his wife Corazon. Through his music, he was also able to finance a Civil Engineering course for his wife at the Technological Institute of the Philippines. Together, they started 'CPC Builders', based in Marilao, Bulacan. He also found fame with his Tagalog version of "Baleleng", and with "Iniibig Kita". In 1992, Universal Records released The Best of Roel Cortez, an album containing 16 tracks, including those three biggest hits.


Cortez died of colon cancer on April 1, 2015 at 9:30 p.m.[2][3][4][5][6]



  • 1992: The Best of Roel Cortez (compilation)


  • "Ang Mahal Ko'y Ikaw Pa Rin"
  • "Bakit"
  • "Bakit Ako'y Sinaktan"
  • "Bakit Puso'y Nasusugatan"
  • "Baleleng"
  • "Dalagang Probinsyana"
  • "Halika Na"
  • "Happy Birthday To You"
  • "Iba Ka Sa Lahat"
  • "Iniibig Kita"
  • "Kahit Hindi Ka Na Malaya"
  • "Kahit Malayo Ka"
  • "Kay Sarap Mabuhay"
  • "May Tama Ako Sa'yo"
  • "Napakasakit Kuya Eddie"
  • "Nasaan Ka Aking Mahal"
  • "Neneng"
  • "Paniwalaan Mo"
  • "Panyolito"
  • "Pinay sa Japan"
  • "Sa Mata Makikita"
  • "Sa'yo Ibibigay"
  • "Tanging Pag-Ibig Mo"
  • "Tutulungan Kita"
  • "Unang Pag-Ibig"
  • "Walang Ibang Mamahalin"


  1. ^ Roel Cortez Fanatic Syndicate. "Roel Cortez".
  2. ^ "Roel Cortez, the singer behind "Napakasakit Kuya Eddie," passes away". Kicker Daily News.
  3. ^ "Singer Roel Cortez dies". Rappler.
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  6. ^ ""Napakasakit Kuya Eddie" singer Roel Cortez succumbs to colon cancer". Retrieved 31 August 2017.

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