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Self Titled (Band)
Origin Manila, Philippines
Genres Pop, R&B, gospel
Years active 2001–2005, 2007
Labels Viva Records
Star Records
Past members Gian Magdangal
Jonard Yanzon
Chino Alfonso
Wackie Valdes

17:28 was a boy band in the Philippines active during the early 2000s (decade).[1] Though known as a boy band, they considered themselves more of a vocal group. The group had four members: Gian Magdangal, Jonard Yanzon, Chino Alfonso and Wackie Valdes. The group was formed when all four members were in their college days, such as that of Gian being from La Salle, Chino being from Ateneo, and Wackie being an alumnus of UP Diliman.

After the band was formed, producer Vic Del Rosario discovered them while they were performing in a live bar gig. Since then, the group adopted the name 17:28 as a reference to verse 17:28 of the Biblical Book of Acts of the Apostles, For in him, we live, move and have our being. And as some of your own poets have said, we are His offspring. They chose the name since all of the members were devout Roman Catholics as they agreed on that decision.

In 2002, though yet without an album, the boys continued performing in various bars and made opening-act guest appearances in concerts of famous Filipino artists. The band specialized in Pop, RnB, and even Gospel music which highlighted their vocal harmony as a group.

Finally in 2003, the band released their self-titled debut album, 17:28 with 18-tracks from Star Records. The album featured tracks such as "Sukob Na", "Come Breathe Me", and "Natutulog Ba Ang Diyos?", which were mostly used as theme songs for ABS-CBN shows. Later that year, Wackie Valdes left the band citing his priorities in his studies. Thus, only three members remain.

In early 2004, Viva Records released their second album titled Cozy, a 12-track CD composed of pop ballads and RnB tunes. It featured carrier singles including "S.H.B.G.", "Sana Muli", and "Close Your Eyes", which were mostly written by the band members themselves.

Before 2005, the band publicly announced their split. Members of the defunct band have encountered different paths in life soon after: Jonard Yanzon migrated to the U.S., Chino Alfonso and Wackie Valdes became working professionals, while Gian Magdangal is pursuing a comeback to the entertainment business as he joined talent contest Philippine Idol and reached the top 3 grand finals show of the internationally franchised television program.

Self Titled played one more concert in their hometown, before breaking up again and permanently on February 2nd of 2007



  • Released: 2003
  • Label: Star Records


  • Released: 2004
  • Label: Viva Records


  1. ^ "17:28 evens out the odds". Manila Bulletin. December 14, 2002. Retrieved April 22, 2010. 

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