Be part of Silahis ng Pasko PMA Cadets Day at the park offering

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By Nars Padilla

Kafagway Roundup

Friday, December 6, 2013


IT WILL be another great day for Silahis ng Pasko as Baguio tomorrow, Sunday, when the traditional Philippines military academy cadets' day at the park offering be on center stage at Burnham park and at Justice Malcolm Square. For sure the cadet's day presentation will add glitter and joy to the 45th anniversary of the NCCB-CSWDO Christmas Season month long program designed to give more essence and substance to the eternal message of the nativity for all mankind.

Last Thursday, we received a message from the department of tourism CAR that about 100 foreign tourism officials will join us at the main park to witness the first PMA Day activity .Of course; we are deeply elated to welcome the VIP's from different parts of Asia who are in the city for a very important business conference. Welcome po sa inyong lahat! Tuloy po kayo! Together with the expected throng of domestic travelers and our city residents, let us enjoy the PMA Cadets palabas!

An elite Company from the PMA Cadet corps will start the day's program with a silent exhibition set at Burnham Park at10:00 o'clock in the morning. I am sure that the drill team will wow the spectators with their razor sharp manual of arms, exciting drill formations and spit and spam marching precession on the field .Like in previous years, there will be surprise activities by the Cadets after the dill company parade in review. Be there when it happens!

As I mentioned earlier in my article last weekend, the new set of officers and members of the NCCB will be inducted to office by PMA Supt.Vice Admiral Edgar L. Abagado, guest of honor for the short and simple but meaningful occasion. The NCCB officers will be led by yours truly as president. I already mentioned the names of the other officers of the club in my previous column. All my colleagues in the roll of honor are outstanding media personalities in the print, broadcast and television business occupation based in the city. By the way ,Supt.Abagado will also turn over to the NCCB-CSWDO "Operation Delata Para Sa Kapwa," committee the PMA Cadets corps donation of assorted canned goods to augment our relief and rehabilitation effort for the benefit of our kababayan victems in Eastern Visayas who still suffering and are hopefully slowly recovering in the aftermath of killer typhoon Yolannda.

At 2:00 o'clock in the afternoon, the PMA Band and PMA Combo will showcase a repertoire of classical music, famed Christmas carol numbers and Filipino harana love songs billed at the Malcolm Square. The Christmas concerts at the park is dedicated to one and all specially / the music lovers and aficionados.

The simple poem in acrostics form which yours truly penned is lovingly dedicated to the PMA Day at the Park presentors and to all the generous and active participants and supporters of Silahis ng Pasko. Thank you for your Bayanihan caring and caring spirit.

S..S-ILAHIS NG PASKO SA BAGUIO
I..I-s a noble and colorful pageantry of
L..L-ove, understanding and faithful service, fashioned for all ages
A..A-nd for all season and being.
H..H-armory ,prayers, sacrifice and respect for human dignity
I..I-s primarily the "heart and soul" of the annual December offering built and anchored on the
S..S-pirit of "caring and sharing"

N..N-oteworthy for its varied programs, SILAHIS NG PASKO always
G..G-enerates and radiated the meaningful and joyous message of love of the Nativity

P..P-rominent in its calendar are religious, educational , cultural
A..A-and tourism-oriented attractions , accentuated with
S..S-pecial sports events delicately designed for
K..K-id's, and elderly as well as for the differently able society
O..O-f our cosmopolitan community.

S..S-urely, the variety of key and heartwarming
A..A-ctivities of the month-long premier presentation in this

B..B-eautiful mountain resort city and Cordilleras has been through the years the touchstone to a great Christmas Season tradition
A..A-ccordingly, the litany of events in the Yuletide sked, big or small, are all done sincerely and lovingly in
G..G-od's names and glory! Alleluia!
U..U-doubtedly , the unique Christmas Season project led by the NCCB-CSWDO in partnership with friends and patrons.
I..I-still Holy Christmas virtues, fidelity and loyalty to the Blessed Holy Family and our fellowmen based
O..O-n the Biblical episode of the Birth and Life of Jesus Christ and His Sufferings and death on the Cross.

Published in the Sun.Star Baguio newspaper on December 07, 2013.

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