Maria Cecilia Pimentel Bautista, better known as Cely Bautista was born in 1939. She first recorded the song “Waldas” in the 50s under Mico Records. Cely was so popular she was often referred to as the Jukebox Queen of the 1950s. She also became a member of the Mabuhay Singers, a group formed under Villar-Mareco Records in 1958 under the musical direction of composer Leopoldo Silos. She continued singing into the 60s and 70s also appearing in several films. Sadly, Cely Bautista passed away in September 2018.