Manila, December 4, 2023 – In an intimate event held at the Goldenberg Mansion in Manila on December 3, 2023, the core team of Pagulikid Pilipinas, a non-profit organization dedicated to serve as bridge between the First Lady LAM and the Filipino masses regardless of age, regional, religious and political affiliation, was honored as special delegates at the Thanksgiving dinner hosted by Simon Marcos, son of Philippine President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr.

The Goldenberg Mansion, an iconic venue known for hosting high-profile events, was abuzz with excitement as the Pagulikid Pilipinas core team arrived, marking the recognition of their significant contributions to social causes in the country.

Simon Marcos, the gracious host of the evening, expressed his gratitude for the unwavering commitment of all supporters of his father and of Pagulikid Pilipinas towards uplifting the lives of underprivileged Filipino children, youth, and senior citizens and advancing related initiatives. He emphasized the importance of collaboration between the government and non-profit organizations to address the pressing issues facing the nation.

The Pagulikid Pilipinas core team, led by their dedicated chairwoman Virma Yasa-Apostol, was delighted to be part of the said prestigious event. Apostol expressed her gratitude for the recognition and stressed the urgency of collective efforts in creating a better future for the Filipinos.

“We are deeply honored to be invited to this special occasion. It is a testament to the impact of our collective efforts in fostering positive change in the lives of the less fortunate. We believe that by working together, we can make a lasting difference in the lives of the children who need it the most,” said Apostol.

Pagulikid Pilipinas, known for its innovative programs and projects aimed at providing quality healthcare, and overall well-being for children, has gained widespread acclaim for its holistic approach to addressing the root causes of social injustice and inequality.

The Thanksgiving dinner served as a platform for dialogue and collaboration between and among the Pagulikid Pilipinas team, the first family and other support groups that were present at the event. The discussions centered around potential partnerships and initiatives that could amplify the impact of their joint efforts in addressing societal challenges.

The evening concluded with heartfelt expressions of gratitude from both sides, highlighting the importance of continued collaboration between organizations like Pagulikid Pilipinas and the government to create a brighter future for the Philippines.

As the Pagulikid Pilipinas core team left the Goldenberg Mansion, they carried with them not only the memories of a memorable evening but also a renewed sense of purpose.