Give Back: A Love Project in Sirao!

00 Group Pic

NCR Trekkers in cooperation with #LifeAtNCR and YPRO (Young Professionals Reachout Organization) brought love to Sitio Upper Langob, Sirao, Cebu City on Saturday, December 12, 2015.

46 volunteers participated. 32 of which trekked from Baogo to Upper Langob, 11 rode the jeepney and 3 on the service vehicle provided for the event. The gift boxes were divided up amongst the 2 vehicles.


01 Prayer
Prayer just before leaving Gaisano Talamban.

Assembly for the trekkers was at Gaisano Talamban at 9:00 AM. By 10:30, after a little GTKY (Getting To Know You)  and prayer, 28 trekkers proceeded to Baogo via Motorcycle. The remaining 4 trekkers caught up with the rest at the mini-falls after lunch and at the store.

01 Trekkers
28 Trekkers! From L-D-R: Elijah’s, Dianne’s, Edulleen’s, Joshua’s and Kring’s Group.

At 11:00 AM, the trek started after the warm-up and assignment of group leaders. There were 5 mini-groups led by Kring, Elijah, Edulleen, Dianne & Joshua.

At 1:00 PM, while the trekkers were having lunch at the mini-falls, the jeepney with the riders left the assembly area at JY Market.

02 Ways
Buhis-Buhay moments of the route!
02 Falls
View of the falls, group picture & lunch above the falls!
04 Ways
After lunch, few minutes before the store for the outreach.

At 1:30 PM, the trekkers arrived at the Basketball Court. 30 minutes later, the riders arrived. The program proper started after the registration of kids.


05 registration
Unloading of gifts and registration!

At 2 PM, the jeepney arrived with the gifts and the riders. Registration of the kids followed.  The program proper started with a prayer led by Ray Llesol followed by a quick GTKY exercise for the trekkers & kids led by Analyn Sarte.

Opening prayer & GTKY!
Hello Kids!!!
Hug & say “Merry Christmas”!

To foster camaraderie & friendship between the kids & trekkers, the group was divided into 4 teams. They were tasked to name their team and present a group cheer. After almost 30 minutes of practice, the 4 teams were ready.

09 practice
On-The-Spot Cheer Practice. From L-R, T-B:   Mocking Jay, Team Onyok, Face Stylers, Team Pura

They presented in the following order: Mocking Jay, Face Stylers, Team Onyok and Team Pura. The judges were Diane’s group. Team Pura emerged as the best among the 4 competing teams. After the competition, distribution of gifts followed.

10 presentation
Cheer Presentation!
11 distribution
Gift Distribution To Kids!

The kids were given a bag with school supplies and a loot bag with goodies. 62 bags with school supplies were given. 40 adults received a gift basket.

12 distribution
Gift Pack Distribution to Parents!
13 awarding
Cheer Champion, Team Pura and the 2 Most Participative Kids: Johna & Ramil
14 Closing
Closing & group picture!

The program ended with the closing remarks by Mr. Herbert Villarante, after the awarding of the cheering competition winner and the 2 most active kids.


The outreach ended at 5:00 PM just in time for the Fiesta Novena. 6 of the participants went home aboard the company ride with the remaining gifts. The others went on to visit Sirao Peak while the others stayed at the foot to camp for the night. The remaining items were scheduled to be distributed to the children of the utilities staff and security guards of NCR.

After outreach trek to Sirao Peak!
15 Going Home
Day Trekkers!

Thank you to all those who supported the event. Till our next outreach. 🙂

Outreach Summary

Day 01: December 10, 2015 – Putting in the contents of the Gift Bags

Packing Day 1 02
Day 01: Gift Bags Production
Packing Day 1
Shopping in style!

Day 02: December 11, 2015 – Wrapping the gifts & picture takings

Packing Day 2 01
Day 02: Loot Bags Production & Gift Wrappings
Packing Day 2 02
More boxes from utilities. Yay!
Packing Day 2 03

December 16, 2015

Turn-Over 01
Preparing of the gifts for the hand-over
Turn-Over 02
The hand-over with the representatives of facilities, guards & utilities


Till our next project! 🙂


Jay – Adviser; Tats Abellana – Preps Manager; Kring Julio – PRO; Analyn Sarte – Finance; Merriam Camposo – Registration; Arnold Jerodiaz – Documentation
Site Visit: Jay Chan
Transpo: Tats Abellana, Jay Chan
Shopping Team: Kring Julio, Analyn Sarte, Merriam Camposo, Charmaine Balmes, Tats Abellana, Randy Patalinghug
Food Team: Michelle Cuandot, Evan Abenoja, Joshua Bacalso
Packers: Kring Julio, Analyn Sarte, Merriam Camposo, Tats Abellana, Randy Patalinghug, Michelle Cuandot, Joshua Bacalso, Carlyn Malingin, Camia Resnera, Ciedel Abuyog, Chaola Velarde, EmJay Sayco, Michelle Dan Sitones, Cee Jay, Lau Sanchez, Chi Dinoy, Arvil Benlot, Rio Lagura, Eloise Enriquez, Elaine Elorde, Keila Verano, Aimee Villanueva, Kat Toylo, Rachel Cruzpero, Aldriech Pierras, Dianne Nuevo
Photographers: Arnold Jerodiaz, Michelle Cuandot, Edulleen Talledo, Norman Salomon, Mark Julio

Details of the project is published here!


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