Manila, Philippines – Munting Pangarap, a charity-oriented television show being aired at UNTV 37 and with constant support from Members Church of God International (MCGI), celebrated its fifth year on October 7 this year.
Munting Pangarap, translated as “Small Wish” in the English language, is hosted and is a brainchild by veteran broadcast journalist, Daniel Razon.
Munting Pangarap aspires to elevate the standards of living of the indigent and poor members of the society. Part of its mission includes providing micro-businesses, medical assistance, and grant other humble requests by indigents.
Bro. Eli Soriano and Kuya Daniel are major sponsors of Munting Pangarap through the ADD Foundation International, which is the non-profit charitable group of MCGI.
For five years, Munting Pangarap has served around 750 individuals and households coming from all sectors of society. The beneficiaries receive assistance regardless of religion or cultural differences.
On the other hand, Bro. Eli’s philanthropic efforts mounted since the early 2000 in MCGI have already benefited many poor Church members.
Supportive of the advocacies of the Overall Servant, Bro. Daniel has helped conceptualized a television program patterned after the philanthropic works of Bro. Eli. Through Munting Pangarap, non-Church members are the priorities.
“We are thankful to God for letting us uphold this advocacy of giving long-term assistance to the less fortunate. The beneficiaries of the show continue to do well, based on the monitoring that we are doing,” remarked Bro. Daniel during an interview for the program’s fourth anniversary last year.
“They are also able to pay forward by lending their hands to the needy now that they have the capacity to do so,” the veteran broadcast journalist enthused.
Back in 2008, Munting Pangarap started as a short segment on UNTV’s Good Morning Kuya program. Bro. Daniel is Chairman and CEO of Breakthrough and Milestones Productions International (BMPI), the company that currently operates UNTV.
Since becoming a regular one-hour program, the show has been a consistent Anak TV Seal Awardee since 2009. it also was a two-time Best Public Service Program Finalist at the University of the Philippines-Los Baños’ Gandingan Awards. #
(Words by Emmy Borromeo)