For the past 13 years, the Villar Family, through the Villar-Social Institute for Poverty Alleviation and Governance (SIPAG), has been giving Christmas joy and blessings to children from the communities of Brgy. Irusin in Tagaytay, Cavite, and Baseco Tondo, Manila, by bringing them to the Christmas Village in Britanny-Crosswinds, an idyllic residential property in the said city.
It was last December 18 (Sunday) when 150 young children were fetched from their places and taken to the Swiss-inspired and pine-scented Crosswinds in Tagaytay.
The party and the merry-making at the famous Banquet Hall was the first face-to-face celebration after the Covid-19 pandemic.
Happiness and intense excitement can be gleaned on the innocent faces of the children as the bus carrying them traversed the road going to Crosswinds.
The children and their companions were treated to good food and beverages while on board chartered buses.
When they reached Tagaytay, the children enjoyed the cold December breeze and breath-taking environment.
Crosswinds has been all decked up for Christmas— where the Villar Foundation prepared more fun activities and games.
The children played with various toys at the Christmas Village, built for children and adults to enjoy. They also took pictures at the Christmas Village and around the area.
Aside from the gifts from the Villar Family, they also brought home the loving times spent with Sen. Cynthia Villar and her husband, former Senate President Manny Villar.
The Villar couple were also joined by their sons, Sen. Mark Villar and Vista Landholdings CEO Paolo Villar, and daughter Deputy Speaker. Camille Villar and grandkids Emma and Tristan. Sen. Mark’s wife, Atty. Emmilene Villar also participated in the event.
Sen. Cynthia said it had been a tradition of their family to host a party for their children at the Christmas Village in Crosswinds because they want to make them happy.
“We want to make them happy and unforgettable their stay at Crosswinds, even for a few hours. We made sure that the event would be fun-filled so they could always look back at the fond memories they had here,” she noted.