Marione Thea B. Rodriguez, Φ2017, Class 2021
Last December 9, 2017, the Phi Lambda Delta Sorority brought the holiday cheer to PGH at PASKULILIT: Pasko para sa mga Bulilit, a Christmas event for the benefit of the patients enrolled in the Silahis ng Kalusugan School for Chronically Ill Children. The event was headed by Charmaine Ray Ramos Caisido, Ф2016 Class 2020, Nashelle Rae Hernandez Manapil, Ф2016 Class 2020, and Innah Marriah Villajin Tolentino, Ф2016 Class 2020, and co-headed by Stephanie Paige Cruz Abellera, Ф2017 Class 2021, Marien Fershell Joemir Babar Siao, Ф2017 Class 2021, and Isabel Kristine Malabag Valdez, Ф2017 Class 2021.
The program, which was hosted by Gabrielle Pagdilao Flores, Φ2017 Class 2021 and Pamela Danielle Tanglao Lanuza, Φ2017 Class 2021, started off with games that did not only bring fun and prizes to the children but also to their parents and guardians. They had fun playing Jingle Bell Shake, Santa Goes to Baguio, Pin the Ribbon on the Gift, Questune and Cookie Game. Aside from the prizes they received from the games, they also won more prizes from the raffle brought to them by the Boom Boom Girls namely Jillean Camille Quidaoen Fabi, Φ2017 Class 2021, Maria Lourdes Santiago Mahusay, Φ2017 Class 2021 and Switzale Macaraeg Pidlaoan, Φ2017 Class 2021.
There were also performances by PHIreflies Φ2017, UP Manila Indayog and UP Medicine Choir that brought energy and entertainment to the crowd. The kids were amazed and in awe of the magic tricks and performances brought to them by the YURIE Clowns and Magicians.
Paskulilit was not just all about games and performances only. It also aimed to educate and in line with this, an interactive and educational public health lecture about Pinggang Pinoy were delivered by members of UPCM Class 2022. The children, as well as their parents, learned about the different go, grow and glow foods and on how much of each they should eat to have a balanced and healthy meal. It was indeed a day filled with fun and games, magic and dances, and gifts a-plenty!
This event wouldn’t have been successful without our sponsors, S&R Membership Shopping and McDonald's. We would also like to thank our partner organizations YURIE Clowns and Magicians, UPM Indayog Dance Varsity, and UP MedChoir, as well as our media partner, WhenInManila.com, for helping us make this event possible. #PhiService #PhiLove