City Hall hosts trick or treat for chil­dren

Cebu Daily News - - NEWS -

OF­FICES in­side the Cebu City Hall cel­e­brated Hal­loween on Mon­day with a trick or treat, games and a mini-hor­ror booth for kids.

The an­nual trick or treat or the giv­ing of can­dies and food to the chil­dren of City Hall em­ploy­ees and to kids who would come and visit dur­ing the ac­tiv­ity has be­come a tra­di­tion ac­cord­ing to Lea Jap­son, head of the De­part­ment of So­cial Wel­fare and Ser­vices (DSWS).

Ac­cord­ing to Jap­son, more than 150 chil­dren took part in this year’s trick or treat which is higher that last year’s at­ten­dance of 100 plus kids. Jap­son said they were more pre­pared this year.

“Last year 100 ra­man amoa gi- pre­pare unya more than 100 man na abot so amo gi- in­crease og 150. So nagpa- reg­is­ter mi, first 150 gi tagaan og snacks (Last year we pre­pared 100 [snacks] but more than 100 [chil­dren] came so we in­creased our count to 150 then we let the first 150 kids reg­is­ter and gave them snacks),” said Jap­son.

The of­fices were not re­quired to pre­pare can- dies and snacks ac­cord­ing to Glaise On­ng­coy, Ex­ec­u­tive Sec­re­tary of Coun­cilor James Cuenco. But be­cause it has be­come a tra­di­tion, ev­ery of­fice would pre­pare snacks or any­thing that they could give to the vis­it­ing kids. Some of­fices also had their own “pakulo” like the of­fice of Coun­cilor Joel Gar­gan­era which was trans­formed into a hor- ror booth.

Chil­dren were greeted with peo­ple wear­ing scary cos­tumes like a ghost nun and other mon­sters wait­ing in­side the dimly lit of­fice, com­plete with can­dles and even a fog­ging ma­chine. Kids screamed as they tried to find their way through.

Those brave enough went in­side and left with

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