Focusing on health and well-being, hundreds of Pasig City residents took part in two fun run activities over the weekend.
The first fun run was held in Barangay Pineda last Saturday, Oct. 19, where more than 200 residents joined as part of their celebration for the feast of St. Teresa of Avila.
Barangay Pineda councilor Michael Publico said the activity was meant to share their blessings with the residents and to highlight the role of the youth in nation-building and other sectors of the society, including the LGBTQIA+ community.
The local government also held mini-Olympics that aimed to encourage the youth to engage in physical activities amid the digitized world.
Former Pasig City Mayor Bobby Eusebio and his wife Maribel were present during the event to thank residents of their support for the event and to assure them of his continued support.
We wish to thank Mayor Bobby at Mayora Maribel Eusebio for their unending support for the youth, not just for Pineda but for the whole of Pasig,” Publico said.
The second fun run was held on Sunday, Oct. 20, and was organized by the Pasiguenas’ Organization for Women Empowerment Recognition or POWER Foundation chaired by Mrs. Eusebio.
Mrs. Eusebio said this was the second year the activity raised awareness against any form of abuse against women, the children, and the youth. The event also coincided with the Campaign to End Violence Against Women and Children.
“This program supports the drive to let everybody learn domestic violence against women and children, and bring more attention to their problems,” she said.
“This is actually a fund-raising event so that the programs or the Foundation would be sustained, because we are also assisting institutions that are also shelters for victims of violence. These are shelters for teenage pregnant women, battered women and rape victims,” Eusebio said.
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