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“Tara ‘nay, tawa tayo,” a PRC CamSur’s Mom’s Day treat

By Lizel S. Macatangay


THE Philippine Red Cross-Camarines Sur Chapter Board of Directors deviate from the usual formal setting of treating their dear moms on special occasions, they came up instead with a plan to make the Mother’s Day a truly unforgettable experience.


The thought of not only filling their tummies with hearty food but also filling their hearts with happiness and laughter is for them the meaningful way to celebrate the occasion with their moms – what a better way to share it with other mothers too while making the bright idea as an avenue to generate funds to support various programs and services of the country’s premier humanitarian organization.


The Gala Night dubbed “Tara Nay, Tawa Tayo,” is slated on May 14, Sunday at the Tent, Avenue Plaza, along Magsaysay Road, Balatas, Naga City featuring the famous Bicolano band, 4k Barrel. 


The quartet is a well-loved home-grown musician known for their rendition of melodic and soulful songs. They demonstrate strong stage presence and a well-chosen repertoire for their audience.  


Lola Feling’s talents, a group of stand-up comedians and performers will be the event’s main feature.  After the pandemic hit the world and severely affected all nations including the Philippines, their regular gigs and performances in Metro Manila and adjacent provinces also came to a halt.


Marvin de Vera Gerero, a native of Sorsogon and the group’s leader, decided to return to Bicol. He brought with him his friends who have done similar gigs in other comedy bars in the metro and started to have a steady following in Bicol when the COVID restrictions started to loosen up.


Lola Feling’s performers have prepared well-chosen antics, songs, and other acts that will surely delight and amuse their audience.


The Dinner-For-A-Cause ticket only costs P1,000.00 inclusive of a palatable meal prepared by The Tent’s chefs. Diners can also have a chance to win raffle prizes.


PRC Camarines Sur OIC Chapter administrator Maria Felisa Badiola said that the chapter fully supports the BOD’s fund-raising drive as its proceeds will go to the various services of the PRC CamSur Chapter and will surely extend to the less privileged segment of society.


“The Philippine Red Cross, as a humanitarian organization, responds to the needs of the most vulnerable sector. We have a lot of services yet 80% of our funds are coming from donations. I am grateful to all the hard-working Board of Directors for all their support to raise funds. The dinner for a cause is their idea and its proceeds will be used to fund the various programs of the chapter,” Badiola stated.


Sponsorship Packages


The Board of Directors (BOD) crafted different sponsorship and donation packages that potential sponsors and donors can choose from.


The Platinum Red sponsorship package, which costs P25,000.00, provides sponsors with the following benefits: a Certificate of Donation with tax exemption, a certificate of recognition as a sponsor of the event, the inclusion of the company logo in the Gala night promotional materials, and a live credit mention during the event. Additionally, three (3) company personnel or officials will receive standard First Aid Basic Life Support Training, valid for one (1) year. The package also includes 2 gold Platinum membership cards (valid for 1 year) and four (4) free tickets to the concert.


The Yellow and Silver Gray Sponsorship packages, which cost P20,000.00 and P15,000.00, respectively, offer the same benefits, except for the allocation of free tickets. The Yellow package includes three (3) complimentary tickets to the concert, while the Silver Gray package includes two (2) free tickets. Both packages provide sponsors with a Certificate of Donation with tax exemption, a certificate of recognition as a sponsor of the event, including the company logo in the Gala night promotional materials, and a live credit mention during the event.


The Bronze Brown package worth P10,000.00 and the Classic White with P5,000.00 sponsorship package will receive a certificate of donation with tax exemption; a certificate of recognition as sponsors of the event, and the inclusion of the company logo in the event’s promotional materials. The Bronze package sponsor is entitled to 2 gold membership cards and one free ticket while the White Classic package will give one free ticket to the sponsor.


Badiola said that the event was also organized to give tribute to mothers who devoted themselves to raising their children and to those moms who have made sacrifices to provide their families with the utmost care and love they need and deserve.


“We are knocking on every generous heart to help us ensure the success of this event. The PRC Camarines Sur Board of Directors need benevolent and generous people whose values align with our goal of giving tribute to all mothers, and who believe that their donation will go a long way in alleviating human suffering,” Badiola added.  


The PRC Camarines Sur Chapter is headed by its Chairman, San Fernando Mayor Fermin Mabulo; Vice Chairman- Naga City Councilor Lito Del Rosario; Secretary- Philippine Information Agency (PIA) Region 5 Deputy Regional Head and concurrent PIA Camarines Sur Provincial Head Ana-Liza S. Macatangay; Treasurer- Eudeza Racadag; and Asst. Treasurer– Melecia De Guzman.


Other BOD members are Directors Ed Yu (NIA) Committee on Human Resources Chairperson; Mayor Pamela Rinah Fuentebella, Committee on Welfare Services Chairperson; Jeremie Janseen Lo, Fund Gen Committee Chair; Atty. Peachy Moraleda, RC 143 Volunteers Chairperson; Atty. Marion Legacion, International Humanitarian Law (IHL) Chairperson; Dr. Jonathan Clark “Joke” Zantua, Safety Services Chairperson, Nathan Sergio, Committee on Blood Services Chairperson Director Orbel Cepeda and Mayor Antony Reyes.


Dr. Jem Baldemoro and April Motos represent DepEd Naga and DepEd CamSur respectively as mandated members, including LTC Clark Dalumbar of the 9th Infantry Division, Philippine Army.


“Tara Nay, Tawa Tayo” tickets are available at the PRC CamSur Headquarters, Panganiban Drive, Naga City. (PIA 5/Camarines Sur)  


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