Uplifting Lives as Christmas nears

AirAsia Philippines has marked the return of the Cebu-Davao and Cebu-Cagayan de Oro by gifting 30 street children in Cebu and Davao cities with the experience of being among the passengers of the inaugural flights last December 12, 2014.

“Children always dream of flying on an airplane. This Christmas we are making this dream come true by giving them the chance to join AirAsia Phils maiden flights to Davao and CDO,” said Atty. Joy Caneba, AirAsia Phils Chief Executive Officer.


AirAsia Phils launched the new daily routes from Cebu to Davao and Cebu to Cagayan de Oro, adding to its existing route between Cebu and Manila. The new Cebu-Davao and Cebu-CDO routes fly twice every day as part of AirAsia Philippines’ upgrading of its services with more flights, more destinations, and ancillary services while keeping air fares affordable.

Caloy CDO

Kaloy Manlupig of Balay Mindanaw distributes food packs to the street children from Cebu during their brief tour of Cagayan de Oro City.

Twenty kids from the Batang Opon  Foundation,  Cebu City Task Force on Street Children Foundation  and SOS Children’s Village will fly AirAsia Philippines’ maiden flights from Cebu to Davao and Cebu to Cagayan.  They took a DOT Davao assisted tour to the People’s Park in Davao City  before flying back to Cebu. In Cagayan de Oro, Caloy Manlupig of Balay Mindanaw fetched the kids from the airport for their quick tour at the Divine Mercy Shrine.

Mactan Shrine

Ka Bino Guerrero of PRworks and Galleon San Pedro guides eight beneficiaries of the Davao-based Tambayan Center for Street Children Foundation and bloggers Vanessa Mabini and Anna Liza Alfafara.

Meanwhile,  10 children from the Tambayan Center for Street Children Foundation in Davao were on board the maiden flight from Davao  to Cebu. They visited a mix of heritage and crafts tour as they visit the Lapu-Lapu Shrine and the guitar factories in Mactan Island Cebu.

AirAsia Christmas

AirAsia treats street kid beneficiaries of Batang Opon and the Cebu City Street Children Foundation to an early Christmas treat. They were among the passengers of the inaugural Cebu-Davao-Cebu flight. Another group of street kid beneficiaries of Tambayan Center in Davao were on board the inaugural Davao-Cebu flight.

MCIAA General Manager Nigel Paul Villarete, MCIAA Assistant General Manager Ahmed Cuizon, GMR Megawide President Louie Ferrer, Department of Tourism Region 7 Senior Tourism Operations Officer Judilyn Quiachon, Cebu Provincial Tourism Officer Grace Paulino and Capt. Dexter Comendador, AirAsia Philippines Director of Flight Operations joined the ribbon-cutting ceremony.

During the program,  the  street children put their messages of hope and wishes on a Christmas tree put up by AirAsia Phils in this program.

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