For the past 13 years, the Villar family through the Villar- Social Institute for Poverty Alleviation and Governance (SIPAG) has been giving Christmas joy and blessings to children from the communities of Barangay Irusin in Tagaytay, Cavite and in Baseco, Tondo, Manila by bringing them to the Christmas Village in Britanny-Crosswinds, an idyllic residential property in the said city.

Taken to the Swiss-inspired and pine-scented Crosswinds in Tagaytay were 150 children who attended the party and the merry-making at the Banquet Hall. It was the first face-to-face celebration amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Crosswinds has been all decked up for Christmas — where the Villar Foundation prepared more fun activities and games.”

The children and their companions were treated to good food and beverages while on board chartered buses. When they reached Tagaytay, the children enjoyed the cold December breeze and breath-taking environment. Crosswinds has been all decked up for Christmas– where the Villar Foundation prepared more fun activities and games.

The children played with various toys at the Christmas Village, built for children and adults to enjoy. They also had their pictures taken at the Christmas Village and around the area.

Aside from the gifts from the Villar Family, they also spent time with Senator Cynthia Villar and her husband, former Senate President Manny Villar.

Joining the Villar couple were their sons Senator Mark Villar and Vista Landholdings CEO Paolo Villar, their daughter Deputy Speaker Camille Villar, and their grandkids Emma and Tristan. Sen. Mark’s wife, Atty. Emmeline Villar also joined the event.

“It has been a tradition of our family to host a party for the children at the Christmas Village.”

Sen. Cynthia stressed it has been a tradition of their family to host a party for the children at the Christmas Village.

“We want to make them happy and to make their stay at Crosswinds unforgettable, even for a few hours. We made sure that the event would be fun-filled so they could always look back at the fond memories they had here,” the lady senator concluded.



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