Batangas Lakelands in Balete, Batangas hosted the Senior Faith Expo, on December 8.
Seniors Faith Club, a ministry spearheaded by Mr. Tony Meloto, founder of Gawad Kalinga Community Development Foundation, has a noble undertaking to bring joy and put forth a more appreciated existence of senior citizens from all over Batangas.
The Senior Faith Expo was attended by a thousand senior citizens from Mataasnakahoy, Malvar, San Jose, San Luis, Talisay, and other towns and municipalities in the province.
In an interview with WOWBatangas, Tony Meloto, a 73-year-old senior citizen himself, stated that the event was centered on appreciating the less fortunate elderly: “Para mabigyan sila ng halaga, kaligayahan, makapunta sa magandang lugar, makapagsayaw at mabawasan ang kalungkutan ng pagiging matanda.”
Representatives from various towns participated in “Ageless Beauty” — a beauty pageant showcasing the timeless beauty of select senior citizens.
The occasion also had booths featuring Batangueno delicacies and some plants and flower kiosks that enthralled the attendees. The event was also attended by Attorney Frankie Quijano Senator Vicente “Tito” Sotto.
The Senior Expo is done three times a year. Senior Hope Expo was held last October 1 and the Senior Love Expo is slated for early 2023.