Day off came early to approximated 50 kasambahays as they were treated to a day of fun and excitement in celebration of this year’s “Araw ng Kasambahay” on February 6 at the Nene Pimentel Hall, DILG Compound, Baguio City.
The well attended festivities marked the 3rd year celebration of Republic Act 10361, otherwise known as “Batas Kasambahay”. For the program to be fun and informative, a health and wellness, dental and medical booth were set up and short updates from concerned government agencies were given. Social and health benefits were briefly explained by representatives from PHIC, HDMF, ECC, RTWPB and SSS. Students from the Technical Skills Development Authority provided free massage, haircut, pedicure and manicure to relax and glamorize the hardworking househelpers. Dental and medical checkups were rendered by the Philippine Dental Association-Benguet Chapter and Philippine Medical Association-Baguio Chapter.
The inner tot in each attendee was illuminated as they joined the games. Little is seen of their calloused hands incurred while providing ultimate care and affection to their ward/employers. (Lyla Jane B. Tacio)