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Capitol employees prepare gifts for children from remote villages

| by: Lee De la Cerna

In this season of Christmas, under the spirit of giving, the Cebu Provincial Government through the Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office (PWSDO) organized a Christmas drive program called Pasko sa Day Care.

The program is a gift-giving activity for the day care children from remote mountain barangays in the province of Cebu.

“Priority ang day care centers sa remote mountain barangays. The purpose is to share the spirit of Christmas to the children who are not easily reached because of their location,” said PSWDO Officer-in-Charge Rocelyn Zosa.

She added that the gift-giving activity is not like a bundle of joy because they are encouraging employees to give brand new toys or clothes to children ages 3-6 years old.

The PSWDO staff already distributed Christmas boxes in the different offices of the Capitol.

Capitol employees are invited to share their blessings in the spirit of the season and they may drop off gifts for the children’s toys, school supplies and children’s books in the Christmas box.

The Christmas gifts will be picked up weekly and the distribution will start next week.

Naa nay nagstart og panghatag karun ug kon nay ma-collect nga toys from the boxes designated per floor sa Capitol, ipanghatag dayon next week (We already started the distribution. If we can collect toys from the boxes designated per floor in the Capitol, we distribute them immediately the following week),” Zosa added.

It’s a fun and easy way to help children in need in the mountain areas. Through this initiative, they can feel the essence of giving and sharing during Christmas season.

It is difficult for parents to provide their children during the season with resources spread so thin. Still, every child deserves a present during Christmas. A simple shirt, new pair of slippers, a teddy bear or even a pack of chocolates can make a difference in the life of a child.