Alumni Event

Philippines Chapter – Christmas Gathering 2015


Everyone striking a happy pose for the camera in front of Museo Pambata – the Philippines’ pioneering children’s museum.

On 13 December 2015, several alumni and students of the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy (LKY School) who are living in the Philippines, gathered to share happiness and joy with approximately 30 students of the Pio del Pilar Elementary School and members of the deaf community of Don Bosco in Makati City.

The LKY School Philippines Alumni Chapter, with the support of the LKY School Alumni Relations Team, sponsored a trip to the Children’s Museum (Museo Pambata) in Manila City, as part of the Chapter’s annual gathering. It was a fun-filled day of gaming and learning as the participants explored the hands-on museum, where they even got to view the special SG@50 exhibit in the museum.


Alumni and students of LKY School posing for a group photo at the special SG@50 exhibit, in commemoration of Singapore’s Golden Jubilee.

The President of the Philippines Alumni Chapter, Ms Rowena Tan, first talked briefly about the LKY School and the reason behind organising such charity events as a highlight of the Chapter’s annual Christmas gathering. The rest of the alumni then led the participants as they played the icebreaker games, where a handful of prizes were being distributed, bringing glowing smiles to the children.


Participants playing a running game of “Bahay, Baboy, Bagyo” (house, pig, storm) at the annual gathering of LKY School alumni in the Philippines.


LKY School students, Cess Celestino and Maggie Olvido, and LKY School alumnus, Vladimir Mata, together with children from the Makati Don Bosco Community, sending their smiles from the mock fire truck at the hands-on Children’s Museum (Museo Pambata) in Manila.

Alumni present were:

Rowena Tan, Zak Yuson, Vladimir Mata, Harvey Campos, Wellington Liu, Richard Umali and Linda Mae Aguirre

Students present were:

Maggie Olvido, Justin Muyot, Anton Arcilla and Cess Celestino

With the generous support and assistance from other alumni:

Paolo Damondon, Sonia Malaluan, Tina Laborete, and Jong Cornelio

For LKY School alumni in the Philippines, you are welcomed to join the  Facebook group.


Photo credits: Anton Arcilla

Fri 25 December 2015
08:00 AM - 12:00 PM