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PLDT Group gives smiles to 200 families in Paskong Kapatid

by Katrina Mallari | Jan 11, 2018
Shown in photo are PLDT ComRel Head Katherine Diaz De Rivera and PSF President Esther Santos, left and right, respectively, in this posterity shot with four-year old Rainer.

Christmas has always been a time for giving and sharing – one of the many things that truly makes it the most wonderful time of the year. PLDT, through its Community Relations Division (ComRel) and PLDT-Smart Foundation (PSF), joins this year’s Paskong Kapatid led by TV5’s Alagang Kapatid Foundation.

Held at De Los Santos Medical Center in Quezon City, the Paskong Kapatid is an annual Christmas outreach program of the companies led by business leader Manny V. Pangilinan that aims to bring some happiness to indigent families across Metro Manila especially during the Yuletide season. The companies under the the MVP Group CSR Council provided noche buena packs and hygiene kits.

Some families struggle to find resources that will get them through the day, especially during the Christmas season. Through Paskong Kapatid, many are delighted by the blessings that have come their way. 39-year-old housemaid and a mother of three, Ruth Oliveros, appreciates the PLDT Group’s effort to reach out to their community. She shared that events like Paskong Kapatid help families like them to prepare for Christmas, making their children happy. “Nagpapasalamat po kami sa PLDT, PSF, TV5 at sa lahat po ng mga kompanyang nagbigay daan para matulungan kami. Malaking biyaya po ito para sa amin, lalung-lalo na ngayong Pasko,” Oliveros said.

PLDT ComRel gave away 100 noche buena packs to families. PSF gave 100 noche buena packs and 500 MVP shirts for the children and adult guests from the community. The Delos Santos Medical team, who provided the venue, also brought a clown act and treats for the kids as well as medical attention for both children and adults, alike. TV5 Alagang Kapatid Foundation coordinated with the community — making the event an over-all success.

The over 200 family-beneficiaries were likewise entertained with fun games and food with the Filipino all-time favorite pancit and delicious desserts such as ice cream and cotton candy. The MVP Group CSR Council who participated in Paskong Kapatid 2017 were PSF, PLDT, DLSMC, Alagang Kapatid Foundation, Maynilad, One Meralco Foundation, Metro Pacific Investments Corporation, Asian Hospital, Makati Medical Center, Cardinal Medical Charities Foundation, Roxas Holdings, Inc., and MVP Sports Foundation.

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