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A Songwriting Bootcamp kick-starts Taga-Alog 2019 campaign headed by PhilPop, PETA and NCCA

September 16, 2019 – alike Editorial Team

Taga-Alog Mini Bootcamp is a two-day songwriting workshop that aims to promote Ilog Pasig as a center of cultural narrative and heritage and also to raise awareness for the rehabilitation efforts of the river through creative advocacy in music.

Headed by acclaimed and award-winning music industry professionals Noel Cabangon, Trina Belamide, and Jungee Marcelo, the music camp gathered upcoming composers and songwriters who have shown immense promise in writing the next big anthem for the environment.

Noel Cabangon

Trina Belamide

Jungee Marcelo



With the success of last year's TampisAwit and its initiative to foster a culture of sustainability and utmost care for Ilog Pasig, PETA and NCCA have expanded the mentorship program for budding songwriters and composers by tapping PhilPop to come up with a more comprehensive syllabus that put emphasis on Songwriting for Advocacy.

Fellows were in for a treat as mentors provided their expertise on songwriting basics with emphasis on both form and content. The sessions included one-on-one consultation with the coaches, as well as presentation and evaluation of their work.


"This time, we're not only imparting techniques to improve their crafts," Taga-Alog Mini Bootcamp 2019 Chairman Noel Cabangon said. "It is also our responsibility to prepare them in the real world, and help them pitch advocacy concepts that are geared towards creative ways to build awareness on various environmental causes. As musicians, we are more than just entertainers; we can change the world with our art."

The two-day songwriting workshop and competition culminated with the performance of the top 5 finalists and the announcement of the top 3 songs. 

Here are the top 3 songs for this year's Taga-Alog 2019:

3rd Place - Randy Pusing "Kayang-Kaya"

2nd Place - Gerard de Leon & Rica Francisco "Bangon, Ilog"

1st Place - Suzanne Samson “Ilog Pasig Laban"



The first place winner received a grant for official recording and promotions during the entire Taga-Alog campaign for 2019.

Watch out for her song in the future and support the Taga-Alog campaign!


For more information, visit the Taga-alog official Facebook page
https://www.facebook.com/TagaAlog
or email nccatagaalog@gmail.com.


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