More than 150 kids were treated to a holiday get-away during the annual Christmas party and gift-giving sponsored by the Villar Social Institute for Poverty Alleviation and Governance (Villar SIPAG) at the Crosswinds Resort Suites in Tagaytay.

During the activity, the kids from Baseco in Tondo, Manila, and Bgy. Iruhin in Tagaytay, bonded with Santa Claus, played in the artificial snow and had a wonderful time playing games and watching magic shows and mascot performances.

The kids also personally received gifts from the Villar Family–former Senate President Manny Villar, Sen. Cynthia Villar, Vista Land CEO Paolo Villar, Department of Public Works and Highways Sec. Mark Villar, and Las Piñas Rep. Camille Villar.

Now on its 9th year, the annual gift-giving activity is the Villars’ way of giving back to Tondo where the former Senate President was born.

“It really warms our hearts seeing how happy the kids.”

“This is one of the yearly activities we look forward to because this is a time where we spend time with kids. It really warms our hearts seeing how happy the kids are and how they enjoy the activities and gifts that we prepared for them,” the veteran legislator  said.

The kids, aged 2 to 13 years old, were treated to fun-filled activities at the Crosswinds Christmas Village where a Christmas Store and Santa’s House were built. Various toys such as inflatables were also made available for  them to play with in the area.


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