They came as guests of Saint Paul School of Professional Studies along with their children all dressed up and excited. Few others were refused to join but were promised to be included in the future, of similar or better gathering.
At least 60 families from three barangays of Palo, Leyte were treated to a different experience. This was the Outreach Program of the school recently held in campus. Guided by the theme” “Our amyaw, our recipients,” the outreach activity was a shift from the traditional Christmas party where members of the academe would gather together to party until midnight exchanging gifts over sumptuous dinner. “This time we will feed other people, instead of ourselves.” Thus said board chair and president Erwin Vincent G. Alcala during a meeting with the faculty days before the occasion.
Totaling to almost 180 participants from host barangay Campetic, and radiation barangays Pawing and San Fernardo, they were predetermined on the basis of their socio-economic status. They were offered by SPSPS to an impressive feast of food, Christmas gifts such as clothes for adults and toys for the children, games dance and musical presentations and other surprises. Different booths were put up by the school and were manned by the faculty and the administrative staff. To facilitate order, stubs were provided each family and were presented to the booths to claim food and gift items. The raffles draw has turned the activity even more festive.
Participated in by the school administrators headed by the school president and his family, the administrative staff, faculty, and the student leaders, the occasion was organized by SVP Eunice T. Pagatpat and the student government. Lunch were prepared for and by each operational department of the school- MBTarrayo