RENOWNED singer and song writer Noel Cabangon continues to inspire freedom, tolerance and good governance through his music. To encourage more people to take on this advocacy, Cabangon and the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom (FNF) teamed up on May 29 to launch the Freedom Song competition.

“Ako ay may laya, may laya managinip. Sinlaya ng awit mula sa pusong umiibig,” Cabangon sang before a crowd of 300 people in Cubao, Quezon City.

“We want you to share your thoughts on freedom as a personal and as a social experience through music. The Freedom Song writing competition is a chance for amateur composers to showcase their talent and to inspire all of us to have a role in making our society and our lives more free,” said Cabangon.

Noel Cabangon
Noel Cabangon launches the Freedom Song competition (Contributed photo)

The contest is open to amateur composers, bands, musicians or singers of any age who are resident of the Philippines.

The composition should be about aspects of freedom: about the citizens’ role in promoting freedom, human rights and anti-corruption in today's society, about the values of liberty, responsibility and tolerance, about how clean government and honest politics leads to development, or about the freedom to pursue one’s personal dreams.

Deadline for entries is on July 31, 2014. The composition must be submitted in MP3 format to

Performance nights will be organized in famous music bars in Metro Manila, Baguio, Cebu and Davao as part of the preliminary judging.

A concert with the 10 finalists is scheduled on October 19, 2014.

The top 10 songs will be published on a music CD, and the Jury’s Pick as well as the People’s Online Choice will win their own professional music video.

More information is available on

For more information, contact FNF Executive Assistant Lady So at 0917 5423725. (PR)