Rex, Win Gatchalian lead fun-filled lighting of Tree of Hope for Christmas

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Valenzuela City Mayor Rex Gatchalian and his brother, Senator Sherwin Gatchalian, took time off from their busy schedules on November 23 to lead the lighing of the giant “Tree of Hope” built for the Christmas season.

The Gatchalian brothers joined other city officials and residents at the Valenzuela People’s Park for the lighting ceremony, which featured a performance by OPM singer Yeng Constantino.

In separate speeches, Rex and Sherwin dedicated the Tree of Hope to the residents who have brought pride to Valenzuela City by excelling in their respective field.

For this year, the lighting of the Tree of Hope was conducted simultaneously in three separate venues – Valenzuela City People’s Park, New Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Valenzuela Maysan Campus and Disiplina Village – Bignay.

As Constantino serenaded the residents and city officials at the People’s Park, Moonstar 88 and Gino Padilla gave heartfelt performances at the PLV Maysan Campus and Disiplina Village Bignay, respectively.

Lighting the Tree of Hope has been a tradition in Valenzuela since 2004 to formally usher in the Yuletide season.