Congratulations to the Finalists of the Freedom Song Writing Contest!

15 songs were ajudged as the best among the 82 entries submitted to the competition. "To these song writers, freedom means peace, empowerment, togetherness, and hope. They have different interpretations, but they are one in calling for positive change through their music," said singer-song writer Noel Cabangon. He, along with Deedee Espina, Manager of Conspiracy bar in Quezon City and Paolo Zamora of the Council of Asian Liberals and Democrats, selected the finalists.

The top 15 songs will be performed live at the Freedom Concert on 19 October 2014, right after the Freedom Run at 7 a.m. There will also be online voting from October 1-19. The jury's choice and the winner of the online vote will have their own music video.

The finalists are:

The Freedom Concert is organized by the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom (FNF), a German foundation promoting good governance. The event is sponsored by JB Music.