Inigo Pascual surprises children at SNFC Summit
Singer Iñigo Pascual made the night extra special for World Vision children when he visited them in Tagaytay recently during the Spiritual Nurture for the Filipino Children (SNFC) Summit.
Iñigo, who is also a World Vision ambassador for Spiritual Nurture, reminded the children to always thank God for all the blessings He gives. “We come from different places and background but we are all here because of Him,” he said.
He also expressed his admiration for the children who joined the SNFC Summit’s songwriting contest. There were 10 entries to the songwriting contest. Iñigo is one of the six judges for the songwriting competition.
The children, who hailed from various World Vision poor, rural communities in Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao, joined Iñigo in singing “Dahil Sa ‘Yo” and “Mahal na Mahal”.
Now on its third year, SNFC is a five-year World Vision project that aims to cultivate positive values and love for God and others through various activities for the children in the communities and their families.
Manila wins songwriting award
The Summit also showcased children’s talents through a songwriting competition. Children from Manila was judged as the best entry beating nine other contenders. Children’s teams from Sorsogon and Antique, on the other hand, won 2nd and 3rd prizes, respectively.
Children’s group from Bohol received the Children’s Choice Award.
Aside from Iñigo, songwriting judges also included composer Jungee Marcelo and singer/songwriter Ogie Alcasid, among others.
All winners received cash prizes and plaques.
Another activity during the Summit is telling one’s transformational story where children shared and listened to other children’s experiences. Princess, a child from Marawi, thanked World Vision for its training on Empowering Children as Peacebuilders. “Nagpapasalamat po ako, kami sa World Vision kasi tinulungan nyo kaming magkaroon ng pag-asa ulit sa oras na halos walang-wala na kami,” she said.
Former sponsored child, Cherry Marcelo, who currently works in World Vision US, also shared her life as a sponsored child, and how she’s able to help uplift her family’s life through perseverance and trust in God. She also encourages children not to give up on life and hold on to Jesus.