Bukidnon Boy Roel Manlangit singing “I Will Always Love You” video goes viral

Roel Manlangit, a street kid from Valencia Bukidnon, has become the newest YouTube sensation after the video that shows him belting out Whitney Houston’s “I Will Always Love You” went viral online.

First posted on August 24, 2012 by YouTube user migue2K, the video has so far garnered more than one million hits and a thousand comments on the popular video-sharing site.

Roel, whose monicker “Bukidnon Boy” was born since mainstream media picked his story up, is a flashflood victim. His aspiration is to get out of poverty through his talent.

Roel has won in amateur singing contests in the past.