Not so much support for Philippine Choirs
April 5, 2007 11:34am CST
I would say there are about more than 100 choirs in the Philippines and most of them are really excellent and would usually win in international competitions. Why is it then that these choirs bring home the bacon to our country and yet the government does not do anything about it? In my experience, I had joined two international competitions and represented the country and brought home 3 gold medals in the last choir olympics and yet, when we asked the help of the government for help, none of them can share just a miniscule of the amount that we spent in our travel? Don't you think the government should be doing something?
• United States
7 Apr 07
First of all, congratulations on your achievements. That was truly admirable. I understand that you are frustrated. I'd say as frustrated as our athletes who have to shoulder their own training expenses themselves. I know someone from a choir who tours internationally and their funds do not come from the government but from solicitations/ sponsors. I suggest a good marketing strategy. Don't rely on the government. You'd just be frustrated.
7 Apr 07
Ey thanks :) It's just that it's not easy to get sponsorships from companies easily. We've actually tried but usually these big companies would decline because it's not in their line of brand, etc. If there's just a way that the government can help. :(