December 22, 2010-– The Aboitiz Leaders of Excellence celebrates Christmas by distributing boxes containing Christmas presents for kids in the South. This even was participated by the members of the Aboitiz Leaders of Excellence (ALEx), representatives from those who supported our shoe box project which was launched a few weeks before the distribution day. There were participants from Cebu Doctor’s University, NSTP class of Sir Aldwin (USC), JPIA and UP.
The beneficiaries of the Shoe box Project are children living South with ages 0-12, we were going joyriding to South. The Shoe Box Project was intended to be a caravan. Hehehe, however, it turned something like a race and our jeepney was always left behind. Anyway, even if it is so, what’s important is not how the convoy or caravan went, it’s making kids happy on Christmas day.
FIRST STOP: Talisay City…
We actually had trouble with the boxes in this area. I think it has something to do with the labeling or numbering of boxes. The team was starting to get stressed and I’ve heard comments from participants saying that they were beginning to get tired and stressed out already; nevertheless, they are happy.
Third STOP: San Fernando
|I successfully connected my C3 to San Fernando’s Wi Fi|
The third stop is the municipality of San Fernando. Ricci Reluya, one of the members of ALEx and a participant of the Kahon Pahalipay sa Sugbo Project belongs to a political family. Up to now, there are still unresolved political issues in San Fernando. When we visited to distribute shoe boxes to children, some people misconstrue our good intentions to be political. I didn’t witness it with my own eyes, but members of the opposite political party to which Ricci belongs, harassed some members of ALEx. They thought that the Shoe box project was a political plot.
|Obviously, Clarizza is beginning to stress herself out. Still lookin’ good, though.|
|The wife of the municipality Mayor of Sibunga assisted us in distributing the boxes.|
Last STOP: Carcar
We only dropped by to leave the boxes. There was no interaction with the children. Unfortunately, I don’t have much picture of the place, since my batteries died. I was able to take a few shots, but at one point, I couldn’t do something with the freakin’ batteries anymore. It’s freakin’ dead.. total flat line. It was very unfortunate that my batteries had to die; Carcar was such a nice place. The architecture of the Spanish era was clearly demonstrated by the preserved ancestral houses there.
|This is the Museum. I would’ve camwhored some more if it weren’t for the fact that my camera’s batteries were dead.|
|This is where my good friend Regie goes to High School.|