CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, December 31 (PIA)—The Department of Agrarian Reform Ladies’ Association (DARLA) celebrated Christmas with the elderlies from Sitio Macanhan in Carmen, on December 22, during their 2015 Social Amelioration “Adopt an Indigent Senior Citizen” program at the DAR-10 Regional Office.
The event is part of DARLA’s social outreach in addressing concerns on the health and welfare issues of the elderly. DARLA conceived this social program to impart the practice of being persons for others, particularly to the elderly of Macanhan where the agency’s regional office is located.
In her opening message, DARLA president Ester Salas talked about the event as a way of giving back to the senior citizens in the community.
Regional Director Faisar Mambuay, meanwhile, emphasized the spirit of Christmas as a way of sharing one’s blessings made more meaningful by giving to the elderly.
“Nalipay ko nga nianhi mo ug hinaot nga magkita pa kitasa sunod nga Pasko,” (I am pleased to see you here and I hope to meet you again) Mambuay told the 25 elderly in the audience.
The event was filled with many activities, including games and culminated with the exchanging of gifts donated by some DAR employees.
In her closing message, DARLA vice-president Amy Baiño expressed her thanks for the presence of the elderly guests in the event and said that she was happy that they had a good time. (Ressan Nash N. Alonto-ERS, DAR 10/PIA)