Abandoned Children In Pampanga Visited by Singapore Athletes
SINGAPORE ATHLETES – The Singapore athletes offered some help to the abandoned children in Pampanga.
The Philippine government did its best in hosting the 30th Southeast Asian Games. Days before the event, the organizers had some glitches regarding transportation, food, and accommodation.
It seemed that the organizing committee has settled all the issues. People were amazed by the extravagant opening ceremony at the Philippine Arena. The official theme song of the biennial meet “We Win As One” was performed by Lea Salonga.
The composer of the song, Ryan Cayabyab, explained the meaning of the song. “We’re not just talking about ourselves as a nation, we’re also talking about our relationship with our neighboring countries,” he said.
Recently, foreign athletes showed some sympathy towards the young orphans in the Philippines. It definitely touched the hearts of the Filipino people.
Based on a report from Philstar, Singapore athletes visited the “Duyan ni Maria” orphanage in Pampanga. They gave $2,000 (P100,000) cash vouchers and food.
The founder of the orphanage, Sr. Maria Alessandrina Casas, was so delighted by the act of kindness of the athletes. They represent for the wakeboarding and sailing competition.
According to the report, the head of the Singapore National Olympic Committee, Christopher Chan, said they decided to bring cheer to other people who are less fortunate since Christmas is coming. He said it just took them 2 to 3 days to finalize the idea.
‘Duyan’ executive director Marlyn Dagama said they are thankful for the vouchers to buy food for the children. “Masaya kami lalo na sa panahon ng krisis, makatutuling talaga,” she said.
Based on the report, Marlyn Dagama said she hoped that all of their orphans could finish college or find their families. The Christmas gift of the Singaporean athletes will surely be cherished forever by the children at the orphanage.
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