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Online Newsletter Nr. 201
|(left front) Veron Bönsch, President of the Pastoral Team, leading the stretching and warm-up exercise.|
The event, organized by the Pastoral Team headed by Fr. Jun de Ocampo, could not have been successful without the cooperation of the different community groups that brought different foods for the potluck and donated the prizes for the games.
Amidst the well attended gathering, Fr. Jun blessed and officiated the Palaro opening. Like at the Olympics, a symbolic torch was carried around the field by the young participants.
The volleyball became the highlight of the day. The exciting competition was stretched to the limit in five sets between the Beckies and the Philippine Embassy staff, with the latter winning the finals.
The Palaro is not only intended for the Filipinos in Bayernallee, but is inclusive of Filipinos in Berlin and their families and friends, according to Fr. Jun's guidelines.
The organizers thank all those who participated and contributed in this year's Palaro. A special mention goes to Juven Catbagan of the Philippine Embassy for his huge support. Congratulations to all the winners and “maraming salamat po“ to all the teams, players, coaches, and cheerleaders who gave their best. Mabuhay!