Kalayaan Grounds, Malacañan Palace
December 4, 2022
Around 600 children were treated to various games, playtime with inflatables and kiddie entertainment as the Kalayaan Grounds in Malacañan Palace was opened for the ‘Balik Sigla, Bigay Saya: Nationwide Gift Giving’.
President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. and First Lady Atty. Louise Araneta Marcos played hosts to the invited children who had an enjoyable time on a Sunday morning.
In brief remarks, the President expressed his happiness in reviving this Christmas tradition in the Palace, saying that this Yuletide season for Filipinos is all about seeing the smiles from their children.
He and the First Lady handed out backpacks containing school essentials to several children and interacted with them as they toured around the Palace grounds, even trying out some of the games in several booths.
‘Balik Sigla, Bigay Saya’ is simultaneously held in more than 40 locations across the country. It is spearheaded by the Office of the President (OP) in cooperation with the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), Department of Health (DOH), Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR), Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO), local government units (LGUs), private companies and volunteer groups nationwide.
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