In 2014, David became a finalist in the Philippines’ premier songwriting competition: ABS-CBN’s “Himig Handog”. He won “2nd Best Song” & the “Star Cinema Choice Award" with his composition “Halik sa Hangin”. In 2015, “Halik sa Hangin” became the title & theme song for a romantic horror movie, starring Julia Montes & Gerald Anderson. In 2016, David once again made the finals for that year’s edition of Himig Handog, going on to win “3rd Best Song” with his composition “Laban Pa”.
David has written, arranged, engineered & produced for various Filipino talents including: Inigo Pascual, Erik Santos, Gloc-9, KZ Tandingan, Jay-R, Jolina Magdangal, Ebe Dancel, Abra, Jed Madela, & Enchong Dee. But with a deep-seated desire to "make music with a message, not just for the masses", David founded the underground Christian record label: Giant Killer Music, & released his first full length album "Tongue of Fire", on Jan. 29, 2019.