The Binibining Pilipinas Charities Incorporated recently revived its partnership with the Makati Medical Center Foundation and brought joy to soldiers at the AFP Medical Center–V. Luna General Hospital.
On 1 September, BPCI and the MMC Foundation spent time with around 150 soldiers as they celebrated the hospital's 85th anniversary. Binibining Pilipinas Intercontinental 2022 Gabrielle Basiano, Binibining Pilipinas Globe 2022 Chelsea Fernandez, Binibinibing Pilipinas 2022 2nd Runner Up Stacey Gabriel, and BPCI officials joined the soldiers in a talent show organized for the celebration.
The Binibini queens delivered inspirational speeches to uplift the spirit of the soldiers. They also expressed gratitude for the soldiers' service to the country by distributing gift packs with products from Ever Bilena, Blackwater, and Casino Ethyl Alcohol. The ladies also joined the soldiers as they enjoyed the meals provided by Pizza Hut and JAG Jeans.
"With the ease of the health protocol restrictions, we will be continuing our plans to visit and provide mission works and workshops to our soldiers," said BPCI head Gines Enriquez.
It has been a tradition of BPCI to assist the MMC Foundation in offering relief assistance and inspiration to wounded soldiers at the AFP Medical Center through the Binibini candidates and queens.
"Kami sa Makati Medical Foundation, ang turing po namin sa inyo ay you are part of our family. Know that you have a family in Makati Medical Center Foundation, and in our partners in Binibining Pilipinas Charities, Incorporated. I would like to express my gratitude to the Binibining Pilipinas queens, that despite their busy schedule preparing for their competitions, they made time to spend the afternoon with our heroes," said Marge Macasaet-Barro, MMC Foundation executive director.