Cebu City, Philippines
JUDE GITAMONDOC is a multi-awarded songwriter. He has bagged the top prizes in many songwriting contests, among which are the 1st, 3rd and 5th Venerable Master Hsin Yun Songwriting Contest held in Taiwan, the Dream Songwriting Competition conducted by ABS-CBN Broadcasting Corporation and the highly prestigious Cebu Popular Music Festival, wherein he garnered both the Grand and Second Prizes for his songs "Pasaylo-a Ako" and "Bisan Pa" all in the same year.
His professional songwriting career made a remarkable debut in 2006 when five of his songs were recorded by Mr. "Pure Energy" Gary Valenciano, and released in his album "Relevance" under Universal Records, his song "Wait Forever" being the carrier single of the album. The second single of the album, "In Another Lifetime," likewise became the theme song of the movie "Eternity," produced and released under GMA Films. Last 2007, the same track bagged for him his first Awit Award, winning in the Best Ballad category. Since then, many his songs have been recorded by some of the country's top entertainers, among whom are Erik Santos, Juris, Ariel Rivera, Rachel Alejandro, KC Concepcion, Piolo Pascual, Toni Gonzaga, Gretchen Espina, Aljur Abrenica, Chad Peralta and Raki Vega.
His body of work likewise includes musicals (Siddhartha, Zephyrin, Song Of Bernadette, etc.), product/event jingles (Casino Rubbing Alcohol, Happy Booster Hotdog, the Mantawi Festival Theme Song, etc.), and even wedding songs.
Currently, he continues to write and produce songs for a number of OPM artists while giving songwriting and creative thinking workshops on the side.