Friday, April 13, 2012

Field Trip to Malacañang

We experienced over and beyond what we planned and expected in this trip. Thank you Lord!

a big THANK YOU!!!

Thank you to Mommy Aileen (kids' mom) for collating the list of kid's names coming and cascading the information to dress well, bring IDs etc. She also looked for a jeep to rent.

Thank you to Chini for sending the list of names of confirmed children coming to the event. Thank you for her help in securing a vehicle - FREE Van from Brgy. Bungad!!! We saved P700 because of this.

Thank you to Brgy. Bungad officials for lending their van for our trip free of charge!Thank you to Lester Co, Leticia, Ramonito and Lourdito Mata for offering their vehicle for some kids to ride and for volunteering that day! (Incidentally Ramonito and LourditoMata are the 1st runner up inners of the Pilipinas Got Talent Season 2 and their liveswere featured on MMK. (see them here )

Thank you so much to Jobaqs who requested Atty. Edwin Lacierda to get us in despiteour late confirmation. We got permission to go in AND we didn't have to pay the fees.  We saved P1610!  Thank you to our brother Atty. Edwin Lacierda for arranging the children to have free admission to Malacanang Museum!!!Thank you to Malacañang security that despite late confirmation and 1 child not wearing the proper attire, 1 child with no ID, we all got in! Even the driver of the free van and the moms who didn't give their names for confirmation got in and enjoyed!

Thank you to Kuya Richie for driving the free van! Thank you Michi for being our navigator! Thank you to Joey Dulalia who drove and picked up volunteers. 

Thank you to the He Cares kids who behaved themselves (and didn't break any priceless historical stuff) as the tour guide said mababait daw lahat.Thank you to Rain and Carmina who volunteered, help serve food, and provide pantsfor someone in shorts.Thank you to our sister (anonymous upon request) who sponsored all 40 delicious lunches and drinks! She also tipped the kids to answer the tour guide correctly about who the 15 Philippine presidents were!

Thank you to Shannon, Malou, Leonor family for coming and help organize the children! Thank you specially to Steven and Christine for bringing us a lot of joy just by being there! In behalf of all the children, we thank you from the bottom of our hearts!  God is good!  This was really a test of faith because we moved forward in faith even when we didn't have:funds vehicle confirmation from Malacanang that we can go in (only finally given Thursday, day before) but everything went smoothly on the day itself! :)

This coming April 28, we will have another field trip to the Planetarium.This time, we only need 5 volunteers and the children will number 50 (!) becausethis is the request of Planetarium to have the rate of P1500 for all.Do let me know asap if you are coming so I can reserve a slot for you and now we need LOTS of vehicles na!