TACLOBAN CITY – It was an early Christmas treat for 30 Grade 1 pupils of Judge Antonio Montillo Sr. Elementary School when they were selected by Robinsons North Tacloban to be their guests at the official switch-on of their giant Christmas tree on Sunday(Oct.9).
The pupils received school supplies and toys from Robinsons and their tenants as part of the giant activity held at the shopping mall’s activity area.
Mayor Alfred Romualdez joined Robinsons regional operations manager Jennifer Puno, area marketing manager Ian Virrey, leasing manager Joanna Pauline Modesto, and city tourism officer Malou Tabao in the switching of the giant Christmas tree.
The Palo Ambassadors Orchestra Kusog Performing Arts and the Group San Isidro Dove Choir of Blessed Sacrament provided the entertainment during the more than an hour event.
As Filipinos start to prepare for the Christmas season, Puno said that they wanted their costumers to feel its atmosphere while they shop and dine at the Robinsons shopping mall.
Robinsons North also has lined up events throughout the Christmas season.
Mayor Romualdez, in his message, said that getting back to normal from the pandemic was made possible by the cooperation of all and following protocols set by the government to prevent further spread of the virus.
He also thank Robinsons for staying and helping the city government in facing the challenges brought on by the pandemic that affected the city’s economy.
(ROEL T. AMAZONA/LIZBETH ANN A. ABELLA)