December 25, 2011 in Baguio City
By LITO DAR/JDP/LD-PIA CAR
BAGUIO CITY ― The city government of Baguio, in partnership with the different foreign community groups here in the city treated indigent senior citizens with an afternoon of entertainment, carols and gift giving last Sunday at the SM Activity Center.
The event dubbed as ‘Christmas Carols Around the World’, was spearheaded by City Council Committee on Children, Women and Social Services Chairperson, Councilor Betty Lourdes Tabanda.
For the entertainment, school children from Baguio Chinese Baptist Church and female teachers from the Baguio Chinese Patriotic School serenaded the senior citizens and mall goers with Christmas carols and religious songs.
For the city’s Korean Community, the Remnant International School Chorale and students rendered carols complete with musical instruments and dance numbers.
Members of the Philippine Government Retired Employees Association (PGREA) also serenaded the crowd with Christmas carols.
Meantime, Baguio Chinese-Cantonese Association President Peter Ng, Remnant Pastor Jung Gab Seok, and Japanese community representatives Masahiro Okuda, gave their respective communities’ Christmas message. Baguio Congressman Bernardo Vergara and Mayor Mauricio Domogan also graced the said activity.
Tabanda said the activity is a tradition for the city government to involve the foreign communities in the area as Christmas season is a time of caring, sharing and giving.
Tabanda also expressed the city government’s gratitude to their foreign community partners, to the SM City Baguio management and to all those in one way or another have help in the success of the activity.
Tabanda also called on the audience, may they be citizens of Baguio or tourists, foreigners or locals , that in the spirit of Christmas and as their gift to Jesus Christ, to share their love and blessings especially to those who really need it.
In the said activity, a moment of silence and prayer was also offered to the victims of flash floods that hit the Mindanao region due to typhoon Sendong. # nordis.net