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Yano was a folk/punk rock band in the Philippines. The band members were originally composed of Dong Abay on vocals and Eric Gancio on guitars. It was formed in the early 1990s during their college days in the University of the Philippines. Onie Badiang later joined them as the bassist, Nowie Favila was the usual drummer but declined to join the group due to commitments with Ang Grupong Pendong.
The bandâ€™s debut album, Yano reached quadruple platinum in 1994. After producing three studio albums, Abay quit during the late 1990s because of fame-induced pressure. The group later disbanded after Abayâ€™s absence.
After quitting the band, Abay struggled with clinical depression and stayed only in his bedroom for about five years. He came out of depression while writing new songs set into poetry. He later called Badiang to borrow a guitar and jam. Eventually they formed a new band, which they called Pan and released their debut album entitled Parnaso Ng Payaso in 2003. Although, Pan was later disbanded and Abay recorded a new solo album to be released in May 2006.