Veco spreads Christmas cheer to Naga kids
More than a hundred employees of the Visayan Electric Company (Veco) trooped to Naga City, southern Cebu for the ninth Pasko sa Kabataan last December 8.
The annual event aims to spread the Christmas spirit to children.
A total of 108 kids from the different barangays in the city enjoyed the early Christmas treat from the Veco Kaibigans (employees).
The children are temporarily taking shelter at the Naga Central School after the areas where they lived were declared geohazards following the landslide last September.
“Veco chose to hold its PaskosaKabataanthisyear here in the City of Naga because we want to bring happiness to all the kids who have been displaced because of the landslide. The relief operations we conducted last September inspired us to come back and do more,” Quennie Bronce,head of Veco’sReputation Enhancement Department said.
The children were treated to the different games, face painting and food stations that served ice cream, cotton candy, popcorn and french fries. The party got even more exciting with the presence of a magician, clowns and a dance per- formance from Jollibee.
The kids also received Christmas gifts such as new slippers and backpacks filled with school supplies from Veco.
Irene Desquitado, a Veco Kaibigan who has never missed joining the Pasko sa Kabataan, said Christmas becomes more fulfilling when you make someone happy. “At least, in our own little way and through sharing a little of our time, we made these kids happy,” she said.
“Whatmadethisyeardifferent is that these kids witnessed a traumatic event. To some, this must be their first time to celebrate Christmas in an evacuation center,” she added.