To extend love and support to the selected residents, the External Affairs Committee of Cebu Normal University – Medellin’s Supreme Student Council held a Christ-Love Drive activity at Sitio Boongon, Maharuhay, Medellin, Cebu, on December 22, 2023.

The event kicked off with a prayer led by SSC’s External Communication Director, Elloise Gabutan. Mr. Joebert Padata, the SSC Adviser, delivered a welcome address highlighting the importance of giving and showing love this Christmas to all attendees.

“True riches are in the heart. We are here because we want to share our love to you. And this will not happen for just once a year,” Padata stated.

To engage with the residents, various games such as Shoot the Bottle, Eat the Cookie, Sack Race with a twist, and Trip to Jerusalem were organized and facilitated by Marjun Amit, SSC Senator Head of the Committee on Health & Support.

Moreover, Reynaldo Nene, SSC Senator Head of the Committee on Ways and Means, shared his words of encouragement emphasizing the true essence of the holiday.

“Sa kining pamaagi, makahatag mi og gagmayng hinabang og mapasundayag namo kaninyo ang essence of giving and essence of love ilabi na tulo ka adlaw nalang og pasko na. Amoang paninguhaon nga kani nga aktibidades dili lang mahitabo kausa kundili masundan pa kini aron ubay2 mi og mapalipay og matabangan bisan paman sa gagmayng paagi,” Nene said.

More so, the highlight of the event was the distribution of donations, spearheaded by Mark Joseph Reso, SSC Chairperson of the External Affairs Committee, aimed at bringing joy and assistance to the recipients from Sitio Boongon, Maharuhay.

The students and staff of CNU-M hope that these donations will brighten the lives of those who received them, fostering a sense of community spirit and goodwill during this holiday season.

Text by Lhea Gimenez and Norlyn Dela Cruz | BANWAG

Photos from CNU-Medellin’s Supreme Student Council