SP Sponsors Adopt-a-Child Program
Christmas is a time for giving. You may believe that this statement has become a cliché for you could hear it everywhere. However, the employees of the Office of the Secretary to the Sangguniang Panlalawigan with the support of the Vice-Governor and the Members of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan, made possible the embodiment of this by sponsoring the Adopt-a-Child Program held last December 8 to 9, 2015. The beneficiaries were the children of Mialen Elementary School, Oroquieta City. They, together with their teachers and parents were fetched by the Philippine Army and Sangguniang Panlalawigan service vehicles from far away Mialen for a visit in Oroquieta City.
Upon their arrival at the Provincial Capitol, they were immediately welcomed by the SP employees, headed by Atty. Irene Zapatos. They were then introduced to their host employees/families who acted as their foster parents/families during their entire stay in Oroquieta City. A tour around the Provincial Capitol Building, the Oroquieta City Plaza, and at the Capitol Christmas Display made them feel exhausted, yet elated, especially during their Christmas party in the evening.
The party was filled with fun games and abundant prizes, a delicious dinner, and a generous act of gift-giving. The Provincial Library also gave away books to the children. The Misamis Occidental Employees Multi-Purpose Cooperative also extended financial support which was utilized to buy prizes for the games. The children expressed their gratitude to the employees and everybody who lent a hand to make the said event a successful one through a song, reading their “Thank You” letter, and the giving of personalized “Thank You” cards to their sponsors.
After breakfast on their second and last day, everybody turned emotional as the children bade goodbye and headed back to their respective homes. This good act will surely leave a deep print in everyone’s heart.