Koronadal City, South Cotabato – Christmastime is a joyful occasion and a time for giving. This  yuletide season, the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) XII headed by its Regional Director Arturo G. Valero conducted its annual outreach program to the children at the DSWD-Reception and Study Center for Children (RSCC) in Maibo, Tantangan, South Cotabato on December 16, 2016.

A simple Christmas program was prepared for the seventeen (17) children.  The NEDA XII Staff sang Christmas carols and provided gifts to each children.  The children gamefully joined in the fun by singing, dancing and playing with their newly acquired toys.

The activity inspired some staff and promised to once again visit the center with friends before this yuletide season ends.

Ms. Engracia J. Ysulat, the Center Head, thanked NEDA XII for regularly visiting the children that provided an environment of family togetherness which is essential to the children’s development.  She shared that some of the kids were already placed out for adoption and others were transferred to a facility more appropriate to their age.

The Center was also a recipient of the vegetables produced from the NEDA XII Gulayan sa Opisina project.    (Evie A. Cabulanan, NEDA XII-DRD)