Joel R. Tangunan is a singer/songwriter. He is physically handicap or Person With Disability since one year and nine months old. He is originally from Tondo, Manila, but when he got married, he moved to Manaoag, Pangasinan in 2008. His genre of music varies from pop to jazz.
As of now, Joel R. Tangunan is a volunteer Dj or a Radio Evangelizer of Manaoag Dominican Radio 102.7 FM, a non-commercial Catholic Community Radio Station in Minor Basilica of Our Lady of Manaoag, Manaoag, Pangasinan and also a website designer and manager, a graphic designer, software analyzer and an in house songwriter/arranger and audio producer of that Radio Station. He accepts writing personalized composition songs for wedding, wedding anniversary, alumni reunion, birthday and any other related special occasions that the celebrant needs a personalized song for.
As a self-claimed amateur songwriter, his humble achievement as a composer had reached the second level dream of every songwriter. And these are the highlights of his achievements. Joel R. Tangunan was one of the pre-judges of the ABS CNB’s Himig Handog sa Bayaning Pilipino of the year 2000 to get the 12 finalists from hundreds of entries. He has a song released by Alpha Records in 2003 Sana’y Kanyang Mapansin which sung by Anne Jomeo, a former member of a girl group named Fruitcake who went into solo. In May of 2014, he was one of the weekly finalists of A Song of Praise or ASOP Music Festival of UNTV with his song entitled Your Never Fading Love and in 2016 his two entry songs A Friend or A Lover and Hoping You’re Mine were commended in the singer songwriter category in the UK Songwriting Contest
.His deep dedication as a volunteer Dj or Radio Evangelizer of the said non-commercial Catholic community radio station and a songwriter is like the way of his life as physically handicap. Life may be tough for him, but such hardship is like a broken chord or note of a music piece that blends a perfect harmony with other notes to create a beautiful melody. His disability is a blessing that's why he doesn't complain. He lives with it beautifully to glorify the Most High