The Museo Pambata in Roxas Blvd., Manila were visited by the students, teachers and parents of The Jesus Church – Children of Tomorrow, Inc. (TJCCOT), Antipolo City, last February 28, 2015 as one on the list of their annual educational tour. — That’s us!
Museo Pambata were our third destination since we had already been in Santa Elena FUN Farm and Nuvali of Laguna Province. The travel from one place to another is a little bit fast so we could cover all the scheduled destination.
What is Museo Pambata? Why visit?
The Museo Pambata is an interactive children’s museum in the City of Manila. It is located along Roxas Blvd. corner South Drive. The museum is well-known on their hands-on exhibits integrated with the children’s curiosity and playful nature.
I had been reading reviews of the Museo Pambata over the internet and they are consistently and highly respected. They are admired because Museo Pambata’s staffs and volunteers are never exhausted in their outreach programs to sharing their boundless knowledge and creativity particularly to the urban poor children on the City of Manila.
We are of course no longer new in several ‘ningas-kugon’ programs for children’s education which were used in some political and advertising campaigns. Museo Pambata is already more than 10 years in their dedication to help and educate Filipino childrens.
Museo Pambata is a children’s discovery museum with various programs in support of children’s rights and a broad range of creative and educational services for children and adults involved in children’s welfare.
To be a children’s discovery museum and resource center promoting Filipino culture, children’s advocacies and creative educational programs with linkages to global communities.
Yes, Antipolo could be a City of Arts and Culture. Antipolo is related to Angono, Rizal, Arts Capital of the Philippines, why can we not create a PUBLIC museum at least similar to Museo Pambata. There’s no limitation when it comes to educating and helping our little children.
Yexel’s Museum is a collection of toys by Yexel Sebastian with the main museum located in Las Piñas, Philippines. His second museum, Yexel’s Toy Collection, is located inside the Boom na Boom Complex in Pasay City. The third, the Amazing Stories of Yexels Museum is located at the Manila Ocean Park.
Who is Yexel Sebastian?
Yexel is one of the most popular Filipino Toy Collector and an Artist. His story is narrated on the image below which I took before the exit of his museum at the Manila Ocean Park.
As an art enthusiast, the visit at Yexel’s Toy Museum in Manila Ocean Park were a big reward for me and a perfect gift for my kids who themselves appreciate art very much. I already had seen a lot of resin works but the toys in the museum is beyond compare. The toys had just resurrected my inner child.
Unlike some other countries, Family Day in the Philippines has no particular day like Mother’s Day or Father’s Day. It seems that Philippines or most part of the world cannot afford another commercialized day yet. Anyway, it’s not the concern of this post but a special family day scheduled by The Jesus Church Children of Tomorrow, Inc. for its staffs, teachers and students. This family day is usually scheduled every before the end of school year.
We gathered at Deogracia’s Garden Resorts of Brgy. San Roque, Antipolo City. A simple place yet comfortable enough to accommodate us. The resorts has an adult swimming pool, kids swimming pool and several cottages in countryside style.
A one hour and a half programme were held before the kids actually soaked into the water. The students had their part as they perform in groups. I enjoyed watching, specially during my kids’s turns, but nevertheless, all were beautiful performances.
One highlight of the programme is an enlightening messages from a guest speaker. He related relevant points on christian family values and I concur specially on his point of raising a child as an obligation of parents unconditionally. He also reiterated that a family will grow and last if parents will help each other and God must be its foundation and pillar.
After the programme, all the kids rushed in wearing swimsuits. They were all very excited, maybe because the summer season is just starting again. I had much fun just watching my kids and their classmates play and swim into the water.
As a parent, I admire this activity. Some family may really need a push for a Family Day. I will always value the effort of the school in making every school year fun for my children. Since this will be the last activity for the school year 2013 to 2014, I am thanking the school, the staffs, the faculty and specially the teachers who had so much wit and patience in teaching my two children. May God bless you all.