The NAMRIA Day Care Center (NDCC) celebrated the United Nations Day on 20 October 2017 at the NAMRIA Lecture Hall in Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City. With the theme “International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development,” it featured the NDCC pupils wearing the national costumes of some of the UN countries.
NDCC kids with with their national costumes - Andy Nicolas G. Adeva
The event started with a prayer from the NDCC pupils, followed by the singing of the National Anthem led by Lucas Andrew L. Bartolome. Support Services Branch (SSB) Director Febrina A. Damaso gave the opening remarks, wherein she said that the parents should cherish moments like this with their children as these are the memories that they can look back to someday.
SSB Director Damaso giving the opening remarks
NDCC Parent-Teacher Association (PTA) President Zenaida A. Leaño gave an inspirational message in which she mentioned that this is an opportunity to share the Filipino culture and ideas to the different countries of the world. Afterwards, the NDCC children presented the costumes of their chosen countries, followed by a showcase of their talents, and a hula dance presentation.
Inspirational message by NDCC PTA President Leaño
Awards were given to the NDCC children for the following categories:
Best in Costume – Amanda Brielle B. Acle (Korea)
Best in Talent – Yonna Kayleen C. Leaño (Cuba)
Darling of the Crowd – Asia Trinity A. Guzon (Hawaii, USA)
Ms. United Nations – Erich Panes (Spain)
Mr. United Nations – Qinn Aedan B. Campaña (Brazil)
NDCC kids performing the hula dance
Closing the event was Administrative Division Chief Concepcion A. Bringas, in here she acknowledged the fathers being more involved in the activities of their kids as it should. This is one of the most important times in their lives so the presence of the fathers really mean a lot.
Admin Chief Bringas giving the closing remarks
The judges for the event were Jeffrey A. Quodala of GISMB, Arlene M. Balauro of SSB, and Josephine O. Ferrer of RDAB while the emcee was Ms. Rechelle B. Vicencio.
Judges of the event (standing in front from the right) Mr. Quodala, Ms. Balauro and Ms. Ferrer
Teacher Vicencio serving as the emcee for the event