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RHFG and the Many Kinds of Love

The Regional Home for Girls or RHFG meaningfully celebrated the love month in February 2019. While in the care of the center, residents are expected to receive guidance in every stage of their development. Teenage years is an exploratory stage for both young women and men, and RHFG commits to instill in them the necessary values to make this stage of their life contribute positively to their character.

On 16 February 2019, the residents staged “Ang Pag-ibig ng Isang Ina (A Mother’s Love)”. The story is about a poor family being raised by a selfless mother. Their relationship is challenged by peer pressure and social expectations. The play brought a lesson to recognize and appreciate the sacrifices of the people who love us unconditionally, especially mothers.

The resident, who portrayed as the mother, shared that they should not seek for romantic love only but also on the love of family, friends and God. Mrs. Marivic Framancilla, the center’s supervising social worker, said that everyone should love and care for their parents while one of the residents shared she learned about sacrifice as an expression of love.

A friendly competition was also conducted dubbed as The Search for Miss Teen Valentines. Ms. Annika Kuchenbecker, a volunteer from Germany, Mrs. Framancilla, Ms. Melody Grace Pangilinan, the center’s resident psychologist served as judges for the said activity.


Ms. Annika Kuchenbecker, Mrs. Marivic Framancilla and Ms. Melody Grace Pangilinan as judges

The participants showcased their talents in dancing, singing and spoken poetry. A special part of the program is the little children presented as Little Miss Fashionista. They were awarded with Miss Close-up Smile for the ‘always ready for the camera’ smile, Best in Talent, Best Attire and Best in Q & A were given as well as the 3rd, 2nd and 1st runners up and Miss Teen Valentines 2019.

The winner shared that she did not expect to win. She just enjoyed the competition and gave her bes. At the end of the program, Ms. Pangilinan shared the importance of having sportsmanship when in a competition. She also reminded everyone the real meaning of love.

For whatever it may seem, love can only be ascertained through its effects. Love is always constructive. It is enabling, encouraging and empowering. When it destructs you or your values are compromised, then it is not love. Adolescents need to live by their age and should be allowed to explore for it this through guided journey that they will learn fruitful lessons. We must be someone they can trust by being non-judgmental so they will not hesitate to discuss with us their feelings.

Story by: Victoria Marie Q. Pelayo | Photos by RHFG

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