Hooked up with a fiery passion for music, iloveyouruby, one of the
hottest bands in Puerto Princesa City, Palawan, gradually ignited its
entrance to the world of songs in 2004. With Allen Montejo on vocals
and lyrics, Israel Cruz on lead guitar, Donald delos Reyes on bass
guitar, Elshan Sabuero on percussion who was replaced then by Mark
Balmonte, and Joy Soriano on rhythm, everything set out with the idea
of producing songs in pop-alternative genre to quench their unceasing
thirst for music.
These highschool batchmates, essentially drawn together by their
genuine love for music made their collection of songs which included
Kung Kulang Pa, Halika, Dahilan, Maybe Now, Ectopic, Paalam,
Ilusyunado, Paraiso and Never be the same. Recently, the band compiled
their songs forming their album Istoryang Ticag, (flirt stories) a
collection of different stories of love. Two of these songs
(Ilusyunado and Dahilan) ranked on top in a local radio station in
Iloveyouruby got its name from the ultimate crush of their lead
guitarist named Ruby. Though he never had the chance to see and talk
to the girl, with her face only self-painted on his mind as his
friends described her features, his undying admiration for her
persisted through time.
Currently, iloveyouruby continues to smear the joy of their music.