TACLOBAN CITY – Give Compassion: Every day the average person fights epic battles never told just to survive!” -Ken Poirot

The Region Eight Administrators League (REAL), an organization populated by career executive officers and eligible, organized and carried out a gift-giving ceremony for 50 female prisoners and 60 impoverished family recipients as a genuine expression of love and service all in Tacloban city.

The event unfolded last February 14, 2024 for the REAL LOVE 2024 and the EASTER GIFT GIVING 2024 for the indigent’s families happened last April 7,2024.

Dr. Manuel Albano, REAL president, had given the green light to implement the twin gift-giving projects as part of Region Eight Administration League projects for the 2023-2024 calendar year. This writer serves as the focal person for the events.

REAL LOVE 2024 seeks to give hope to 50 female PDLs. The event unfolded on Valentine’s Day at the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology Female Dorm in Paterno Extension Tacloban City.

Toiletries and health kits plus canned goods and fruits were distributed to the PDLs.
Attended by Region Eight Administrators League, an organization populated by Career Executive Officers and Eligible.

Aside from Albano, also present were Dr. Clemelle Montallana, president Abuyog Community College, Dr. Lani Cervantes, schools division superintendent Biliran Division, ARD; Rufino Mengote of the Department of Science and Technology and Assistant Regional Director Aleli Hernandez of the Department of Budget and Management and Mrs. Marjorie T. Montallana, foreign language coordinator of the Leyte National High School.

The second gift-giving was the Easter Gift Giving to the beneficiaries in the relocated free housing at the Guadalupe Heights in Tacloban.

The community is part of the Tacloban City Relocation Projects for the victims of Super Typhoon Yolanda, families whose houses and family members perished in the typhoon.

Spearheaded by the very same REAL officers plus the presence of Dr. Chester Tamayo and Dr. Carmela Tamayo, schools division superintendent of Catbalogan City Division, and Dr. Teofilo Montallana, quality assurance director at Abuyog Community College.

The second gift-giving project was appreciated by more than 50 families as the organization distributed canned goods, fruits, toiletries, and health kits, among others.
It was community passion and community engagement at its core as emulated from the Career Executive Service Board initiatives, which were highlighted that day.