17 December 2018. A group of volunteers and interns held a Christmas Program for children in BASECO. The program was organised by Natsuko Watanabe, and guided by our tour leader Tessie Reyes, and house owner Kuya Ramil. Volunteers Lucylle B.C. and Atsuki, with our interns Deanne Gonzales and Therese also helped made the event possible. They changed our Community Library tarpaulin, cleaned and decorated the library, repacked and gave away generous donations from NGO Thrive, taught Origami and how to colour, dance, sing and played games with the children. SO to everyone who helped gave donations (Jennifer Bacatio through Manila Women's Forum, Dutch Club Philippines, former guests, Rebie Ramoso from Quarkus, Non Iwanamoto through Zaan Japanese Tea House, delivered by Jay Yao Campos III and others), and to everyone who helped made the event possible, thank you!