By Jeannette I. Andrade
Over P66.4 million worth of Christmas gifts have been cleared for distribution to Quezon City’s indigent families after the local council authorized Mayor Herbert Bautista to enter into a contract with private firms to make the city’s yearly Yuletide offering possible.
THE SM Foundation and the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) are once again collaborating for the Share-A-Toy, Make a Child Happy project, which is now on its 14th year. This year’s tie-up was formalized in an agreement signed between DSWD Undersecretary in Institutional Development Group Angelita Medel, DSWD Assistant Bureau director Pacita Sarino, [...]
By Jeannette I. Andrade
Three councilors have come up with a resolution which will allow Quezon City Mayor Herbert Bautista to enter into a P66-million contract with private firms for the purchase of Christmas gifts that will be distributed to indigent residents.
By Philip C. Tubeza
Here’s a tip to children coming from no less than a Roman Catholic priest: Don’t grouse if you failed to see your godparents on Christmas Day to ask them for gifts. You still have until New Year’s Day to hunt them down.
By Erika Sauler
The recent Miss Universe pageant may inspire little girls to play beauty queen and use toy cosmetics, but an anti-toxics group warned the public against giving these as Christmas gifts because of their high mercury content.
The Criminal Investigation and Detection Group in Central Visayas (CIDG-7) played Santa and distributed gifts to 72 elderly men housed inside the “Gasa sa Gugma” compound run by the Missionaries of Charity yesterday.
By Chito O. Aragon
In this season of giving, policemen in Central Visayas were reminded not to ask for or receive Christmas gifts from private individuals. The warning was issued by Director General Nicanor Bartolome, chief of the Philippine National Police (PNP), in his visit in Cebu. Bartolome said policemen should avoid soliciting donations for their Christmas parties. Bartolome, [...]
MORE than two months after Typhoon “Pedring” destroyed their houses, thousands of residents remain at evacuation centers in Navotas City with no place to go. Give them hope this Christmas by donating gifts or money through the University of the Philippines’ College of Social Work and Community Development’s “Ngayong Pasko” project on Dec. 18. Check www. ngayongpasko.blogspot.com or call Dean Angelito Manalili (0927-913 8230) for more information. For details and pick-up arrangements, e-mail CD221222@gmail.com.