Several singers led by Vehnee A. Saturno have recorded “Tulong Taal.”
They are Isay Alvarez, Robert Seña, Ice Seguerra, Kakai Bautista, Frenchie Dy, The CompanY, Poppert Bernadas, Ebe Dancel, Jaya, Aicelle Santos, Bayang Barrios, and Angeline Quinto.
It is said that Vehnee was in tears while watching footage of the Taal eruption and those affected by it. This inspired him to write the song after which Dr. Carl Balita initiated a call to action with his business associates and celebrity friends.
Aside from the song, there will be a fundraising event dubbed “Tulong Taal Musical Collaboration” at the Cuneta Astrodome on Feb 1, 6 p.m. Some of the featured artists there are Zephanie, The Fortenors, Tricia Canilao, Alakim, Beverly Salviejo, Carla Guevarra-Laforteza, El Gamma Penumbra, Gerphil Flores, Janice Javier, Jamie Rivera, Jose Rizal Institute Singers, Kiel Alo, Lawrence Mossman, Mandaluyong Children’s Choir, Richard Reynoso, and Jenine Desiderio.
“The one who started and organized Tulong Taal is my good friend Isay Alvarez alongside Carl Balita,” Jenine shared. “Relief goods the evacuees are receiving now are just for the short term. The bigger question is how do they start again from all this.”