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200 Baseco kids get early Christmas treat

Christmas came early to less fortunate children after the Villar Social Institute for Poverty Alleviation and Governance (SIPAG) Foundation gave them gifts at Brittany’s Crosswinds in Tagaytay City Sunday.

The Villar SIPAG Foundation is a non-profit organization that “aims to support projects geared toward helping less fortunate” Filipinos.

The organization brought around 200 children from Baseco Compound in Tondo, Manila and Barangay Iruhin in Tagaytay to the Christmas Village in Brittany’s Crosswinds.

It was dubbed as “Pamaskong Handog ng Villar Foundation.” The event is on its seventh year. The event aims to bring joy to less fortunate children during Christmas season.

The children along with their mothers were picked up by a bus from Baseco in order for them to attend the annual Christmas party and gift-giving event of the Villar SIPAG Foundation.

Senator Cynthia Villar said that they are bringing the less fortunate children to the Christmas Village at the Britany’s Crosswinds in Tagaytay for them to feel the cold wind that makes them feel like Christmas. She also said that she want the less fortunate children to experience such parties.

“Christmas is for children. We are bringing the children from Baseco here in order for them to feel Christmas because of the cold weather. We want them to be happy that’s why we are giving them gifts,” Villar, the chairman of Villar SIPAG Foundation, told the media.

All the family members of the senator were present during the event: former senator Manny Villar, DPWH Sec. Mark Villar, Paolo Villar, Camille Villar, and her grandchildren.

Children, aged four to 13, played traditional parlor games and received special gifts from the foundation.
(Jel Santos)