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  SAYA Alay kay Lolo at Lola 2017  
  Post by: Catherine Perez | 4/21/2017 5:18:03 PM  

  A total of 1,115 third year college students assembled and warmly welcomed the senior citizens from Barangays Tibig, Mataas Na Lupa, and Makina in Lipa and Balete, Batangas on March 10, 2017 at the SENTRUM.

The program dubbed "SAYA Alay kay Lolo at Lola" is organized regularly by the Community Involvement Office under the "Lasalyanong Pagtugon at Pagbubukas-Palad," in cooperation with the Lipa City Federation of Senior Citizens Association, Inc. (LICFOSCA). It is an annual event that brings both the young ones and young once together in an interactive undertaking.

In fact, presentations were packed with thoughtful performances and segments that affirmed the guests' self-worth, which eventually bonded the two groups.

Although the young Lasallians were meant to provide entertainment, the senior citizens, donned in elegant Baro't Saya and Barong Tagalog, delighted the crowd with their dance and song numbers.
After a half-day activity, the processing deeply moved the blended groups and brought tears to their eyes following a profound reflection on the short-lived bonding. Such a heartwarming scene often occurs every time the groups are about to part ways, similar to the previous batch of students who rediscovered and learned to value more the senior citizens.