Independence Day is a celebration nationwide in the Philippines and a time for a lot of Filipinos for a vacation since it’s also a national holiday but to some of the Kiwanians under Philippine Luzon District in Division 3A; Mckinley, Malate West, Makati, Manila Bay, Pasay, Pasay North and Pasay Eagle, they made sure that 1000 kids from National Housing Authority will enjoy the freedom they are experiencing today.
Headed by Engr. Grace Bondad Nicolas, Lieutenant Governor for that Division which is composed of the Metro Manila clubs, they launched the feeding, medical mission and gift giving for the children that resides inside the National Housing Authority in Barangay Santo Tomas, Calauan, Laguna headed by Captain Rommel Belano.
The children enjoyed the festivities with games headed by Manila Bay President Ezelle Gascon with different prizes that’s provided by the club and supported by President Lito Marquez as the emcee while two from Pasay; President Daisy Mapili and Past President Daisy Anzures assisted also.
At the same time, Dr. Rocaya Mangondato of Mckinley started the medical mission with a check up for the children and giving vitamins, she brought also 10 of her members to help.
Kiwanis members from different parts of the globe with the objective to improve the welfare of the indigent children and statistically provides more than 150,000 service projects annually globally. Glenda Veloria Hufano is the upcoming Governor this October 2023 that will lead over 5000 members nationwide which comprises 27 divisions.