Gov. DAVIDE’S MESSAGE, Christmas Tree Lighting and the Launch of “The 30 Days of Giving” at Radission Blu Cebu on Nov. 10, 2016


SM Hotels and Convention Corporation President, MS. ELIZABETH SY;

SM Hotels and Convention Corporation Executive Vice President of Operations, MS. PEGGY ANGELES;

Radisson Blu Cebu General Manager, MR. LAURENT BOISDRON;


Ladies and gentlemen;

Good evening.

Maayong gabie kanatong tanan.

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When I was younger, seeing Christmas lights and other Christmas decorations even as early as the month of September doesn’t fail to make me feel ecstatic, extremely happy and excited, very certain that something good is about to happen.

Good thing, I am still young. And I still experience that ecstatic feeling when Christmas is about to come. I hope all of you here share the same feeling of amazement especially tonight.

Christmas is a time of giving.

John 3:16 says, “for God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”

This is the time of the year to be reminded that we already have received the most beautiful gift. And that is Jesus Christ, the greatest gift we could ever receive.

In celebrating Christmas, may we find joy in giving, in sharing our blessings without expecting anything in return.

Allow me to thank SM Hotels and Convention Corporation and Radisson Blu Cebu for inviting me in this beautiful event, your annual Christmas Tree Lighting and the Launch of “The 30 Days of Giving”.

Your invitation stated that for every RSVP confirmation, a pair of slippers will be donated to Mainit Elementary School and Alpaco Elementary School in Naga City. I am happy to know that being here tonight also means painting a smile in one of the lucky students who will receive a pair of slippers soon.

Again, daghan kaayong salamat for inviting me and Mrs. Davide.

I wish all of you a happy and a blessed Christmas.

Good evening once again to all of us.

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