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Philpop x PETA song advocacy

I have always a dear love for music. As a dancer, it is not merely a hobby but way of self-expression that turned into passion. Today, Let me share great local advocacy from my country that caught my eye. Philpop creates song advocacy for Pasig River to improve environmental awareness around the Philippines.

What is Philpop Music Fest?

PhiliPop Music Festival is a year-long celebration of original Filipino music compositions highlighted by a series of events that put the spotlight on new Filipino songs churned by Filipinos across the country and the world.  

PhilPop 2018 features a songwriting competition; mall tours and activations in key Philippine cities; songwriting boot camps in colleges and universities in few cities in the whole country; PhilPop sees Filipino music as a cultural treasure and as a reflection of Filipino’s identity. Its main advocacy is to search for and inspire excellent Filipino musical composers.

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Songwriting for Advocacy

With the success of last year’s TampisAwit and its initiative to promote culture of sustainability and utmost care for Pasig River, PETA and NCCA have expanded the mentorship program for budding songwriters and composers by making a song advocacy for environmental awareness.

This round event, Philpop conducted a 2-day intensive workshop which allows the participants to enhance their song composition and writing skills. Even, it was a tough competition, it was still successful. The top 1 winner will be given a chance to make their song featured in a music video and be part of top Philpop’s music artists for the year 2019.

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Camp Activities

The participants has given a chance to be trained by coaches on songwriting basics with emphasis on both form and content. The sessions included consultation with the coaches, as well as presentation and evaluation of their work.

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“This time, we’re not only imparting techniques to improve their craft,” Taga-Alog Mini Bootcamp 2019 Chairman Noel Cabagon said. “It is also our responsibility to prepare them in the real world, and help them pitch advocacy concepts that are geared toward 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.”

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Why it caught my attention?

They promote environmental awareness

Showing initial efforts to rehabilitate the Pasig River

Discussing Water Waste Management

They embraces the zero waste campaign

I’ve always been a fan of music artists cause it has a greater part in my life as well as dance. As well in real life, many things could happen, Music makes as one.

Music also makes our busy life more lively and hopeful. Even, One simple song could help a thousand people to make a change for a better lifestyle.  Let’s make the world a better place with one simple action. Awareness.

You can cast your vote for your song choice among these top 3 composers. Click here.


  • Wendy

    it’s good to know na may opportunity na ganito for composers. may mentoring pa sila from coaches. parang The Voice:-)… sinusubaybayan ko ngayon e. ang galing ng mga Pilipino talaga sa musika.

  • may palacpac

    meron pa pala nito? these workshops and songwriting festivals used to create a lot of noise in the 90’s. at least among musicians . I wonder bakit nawala. para kasing ang mga nananalo dati sa mga competitions, yung mga kilala na or may kilala na sa loob ng industriya. sana lalo pang umusbong at umunlad ang mga ganitong initiatives. this is the right time to revive Filipino music.

  • Jam

    There’s just so much positivity that’s happening in the Philippines that everyone has to know apart from all the negas. This one is a gem actually. Bringing out the best in composers. Thanks for your feature and kudos to the people behind Philpop!

  • Rad

    It has a catchy and easy to remember name “TAGA-ALOG”! Haha

    Its actually quite cool that they launch events like this that promote environmental awareness. Metro Manila really needs it! I hope this info campaign can be extended to informal settlers too. 🙂

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