Mrs. Olivia Villaflores – Yanson celebrated her 89th birthday with a thousand schoolchildren at Villa Olivia resort in Barangay Bubog, Talisay City on January 23, 2023.
She was with First lady Lisa Araneta Marcos former Ilocos Sur Governor Luis “Chavit” Singson, Megaworld Corporation CEO Kevin Andrew Tan, Jojie Dingcong, and several others.
OVY and First Lady Marcos led the distribution of the birthday gift bags to the school children from Adela Elementary School, Sto. Rosario Elementary School; Banago 2 Elementary School; Bata 2 Elementary School 2; Bacolod Boys Home; Bubog Elementary School; Catabla Baybay Elementary School; Children with Cancer; Concepcion Elementary School; Day Care Centers of Talisay; Don Enrique Lizares Elementary School; Dos Hermanas Elementary School Enrica Lizares Elementary School; FF Gonzaga Elementary School Guinhalaran Elementary School; Habitat Elementary School; Handumanan Elementary School; Holy Infant Family; JR Torres Elementary School Mambulac Elementary School; AL Jayme Elementary School; Don Simplicio Lizares Elementary School; Busay Child Development; Puntevella Elementary School; Purita Elementary School Talisay Elementary School; Talisay South Elementary School and Tayabas Baybay Elementary School.
Songs and dances were performed on stage, the drum and bugle corps of DELES elementary school, Disney, and Filipino-inspired Mascots danced and had photo opportunities with the children, fun games, magic shows, and TikTok performances that schoolchildren enjoyed and participated in.
They were served breakfast with fruits, snacks, lunch, candies, ice cream, cakes, and other comfort foods from the food carts spreading around the celebration venue.
The school children displayed their naturally high energy and happiness in attending the celebration.
Leo Rey Yanson, the youngest son of Mommy Love, and the late Ricardo Yanson, Sr., preferred to host a celebration with the children because he knows that the heart of his Mother melts seeing school children around happy and enjoying the celebration.
The joy of hosting a party for these underprivileged schoolchildren is unspeakable. My Mother loves to see these school children receive birthday gift bags and had fun dancing, and singing, with Mascots and dragon performances as an additional attraction citing the recently celebrated Chinese New Year.
Leo Rey Yanson said, “My Mother and our family have received many blessings from the Lord, and we want to share them with the children who deserve to receive Mommy Love’s kindness. This is just a simple get-together to impart happiness to others. We are very grateful for the blessing the Lord has given our beloved Mother for reaching the age of 89 and still healthy, happy, and strong. We thanked the school children, their teachers, and parents who celebrated with us to make our Mommy Love smile and be happy,” he said.
These school children received gift bags filled with assorted school supplies, a pail of Happy Time biscuits, a family pack toothbrush, Colgate Toothpaste, Tender care soap, Milo, Bear Brand, Nestea Cold drinks, and Lucky Me Noodles.
Leo Rey Yanson extended his heartfelt gratitude to everyone who made this celebration possible. He wished his Mother sustained good health and unconditional love that would continue to stay in her heart.
“Happy birthday Mommy Love. We love you very much,” he said.