Army lights up Christmas Park

    05 dec 18 Christmas park

    FORT BONIFACIO, Metro Manila – The Philippine Army lighted up the PAOVille Christmas Park located here at the Army Headquarters on Monday, December 2, 2018. The event signaled the start of the Army’s celebration of the Yuletide season.

    The ceremonial lighting ceremony was led by the Army Commanding General Lt. Gen. Macairog S. Alberto wherein he was assisted by the Camp Commander, Col. Virgilio B. Bartolome. The park was crowded by people composed mainly of soldiers and their families who eagerly waited for the commencement of the event. Apparently, the opening program was highlighted by awesome presentation of entertainers that provided further excitement and color to the activity.

    Tall replicas of the Eiffel Tower and the Leaning Tower of Pisa outlined with bright Christmas lights were put up and served as the main attraction for visitors in the park. This is the first time that such kind of concept and project was erected inside the camp which aims to provide the personnel and their dependents an ambiance to unwind and relish the spirit of the Yuletide season.

    Aside from the towers, the park also have some playground apparatus such as swings, slides, activity towers, rockers, and seesaws where children can play with the supervision of their parents.

    The opening program culminated through the barrage of fireworks display and simultaneous rendition of Christmas music by the Army band. The CGPA was very much delighted and in his message, he reminded the troops to be thankful with all the blessings that came along and further encouraged everyone to do more as a public servant and as parents to their children.

    The Philippine Army continuously promotes and supports activities that help strengthen soldiers’ families. It recognizes the vital role of the family as the main source of inspiration for each soldier who are doing extreme sacrifices for the love of country and people. #

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