Artists offer song for typhoon victims

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Oct 16 2009 02:58 PM | Updated as of Oct 16 2009 10:58 PM

MANILA - Popular singer and composer Ogie Alcasid has found a way to help typhoon victims through an original song titled "Kaya Natin 'To."

The track will be performed by some of the most well-known artists in the music industry. Over 39 singers have already agreed to be lend their voices - free of charge - to help raise funds for needy Filipinos.

Some of the artists are Jolina Magdangal, Erik Santos, Karylle, Chrisian Bautista, Agot Isidro,Geneva Cruz, Rico Blanco, Jay-R, Zsa Zsa Padilla, Sarah Geronimo, Charice, Arnel Pineda, KC Concepcion and Sharon Cuneta.

"Hindi ko akalain na ganito siya kalaki," Magdangal said.

"Ang sarap ng feeling na parang walang network war. Friends tayo lahat with common purpose and common goal," Bautista said.
 
 "SNN: Showbiz News Ngayon" reported that proceeds from the single will be given to the Philippine National Red Cross and Gawad Kalinga and their respective disaster relief projects.

The collaborative project was reportedly inspired by the US-Africa project, led by the late King of Pop Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie. The two artists gathered the US's top singers to record a version of the song "We Are The World" to help war-torn Africa.

Aside from the single, Alcasid and his fellow singers are also set to do a "unity concert" on Christmas Day this year, also for the benefit of typhoon victims.