MANILA, Philippines – Knocking on the doors and hearts of government and private sector employees, a choral group composed of young boys and girls is hoping to raise funds to buy gifts for their less fortunate neighbors.
The “Munting Tinig (Small Voice)” visited the office of INQUIRER.net on Monday as part of its annual carolling tradition. The group delighted employees and editorial staff with their sweet voices as they sang “So This Is Christmas” by John Lennon, “Diwa ng Pasko” by Pol Galang” and “Last Christmas” by George Michael
Orlando Maunio, founder of the group, said their group from Barangay (village) 18 in Caloocan City has been singing carols to several offices in Metro Manila since 2004.
He said their aim was to bring a little happiness to their neighbors, as well as the employees.
“We are wearing black because we want to remind people that not everyone is happy during Christmas,” Maunio said, adding that they are singing for the people who are suffering in poverty.
He said the money they would get from carolling would go to their neighborhood organization to buy gifts and food for the less fortunate families in their community.