The Office of the City Social Welfare and Development Officer under OCSWD Officer-in-Charge Liza Bulayungan has said that Christmas carolers are not required to get solicitation permits.
“Under Dept. of Social Welfare and Development Memorandum Circular No. 05 series of 2021, caroling is one exemption for solicitation permit,” she said.
However, Bulayungan emphasized that carolers are required to observe health protocols especially that there is still active coronavirus disease transmission in the city.
“House-to-house and main thoroughfare caroling is still discouraged and minors who engage in caroling must be under the supervision of parents to ensure health protocols are properly observed,” she said.