This October 2017, the House of Representatives celebrates its month-long 110th anniversary, since its inception in 1907.
Aside from the forums, exhibits, and workshops usually conducted during the month-long celebration, the House of Representatives Secretariat this year treat kids with trick or treat, a favorite Halloween tradition for some.
Further, this year’s celebration is full of surprises. They also incorporated the celebration of the United Nation’s foundation day, a non-traditional setup in the monthly festival.
The United Nations was established on 24 October 1945 to promote cooperation and strengthen ties among member-nations after World War II. The Philippines is one of the original founding members of the intergovernmental organization.
This year, the trick or treat and the United Nations celebrations were arranged and set a single program showcasing the employees’ children’s talents. They merged the program into one since the activity’s date fell in the second week of October this year.
Twelve booths installed at the South Wing Lobby, and every child participant, numbering 200, were given “treats” in every booth with different stuff and goodies.
The Secretariat conducted several contests to pick among the participants winners for best in costume and other categories.