PH Embassy in Yangon Spreads Christmas Cheer at St. Mary's Home

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Philippine Embassy in Yangon personnel with A Capella Manila members and St. Mary’s Home Sisters and girls

YANGON 26 December 2018 —The Philippine Embassy in Yangon shared its blessings through a Christmas outreach program with the 124 Myanmar girls of St. Mary’s Home on 13 December 2018 in Kyauktan, south of Yangon region.

The Embassy held a Christmas party for the girls with parlor games, a special performance by A Cappella Manila, distribution of gifts prepared by Embassy personnel, and a simple dinner. The girls showed their appreciation through musical performances where they sang and played musical instruments.

St. Mary’s Home is an orphanage run by the Servite Sisters, a religious congregation of nuns affiliated with the religious order of Servi di Maria. Most of the girls in the orphanage are from conflict areas in Myanmar. END

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Left photo: A Cappella Manila performs for the orphans of St. Mary's Home. Right photo: Embassy Charge d’Affaires, a.i. Stephanie Alexis Cruz delivers a Christmas message. (Yangon PE photo)

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Left photo: The girls have a sumptuous dinner prepared by the Philippine Embassy in Yangon personnel. Right photo: Gift-giving to the children by CDA Stephanie Alexis Cruz on behalf of the Embassy. (Yangon PE photo)

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The girls of St. Mary’s play parlor games. (Yangon PE photo)