Entertainment editors mark 3rd anniversary with elderlies
A billboard at the entrance identifies the place as a sanctuary for abandoned elderlies

A billboard at the entrance identifies the place as a sanctuary for abandoned elderlies

Former Manila Chronicle Entertainment editor, Iskho F. Lopez

Former Manila Chronicle Entertainment editor, Iskho F. Lopez

Members of the three-year old editors’ organization, the Society of Philippine Entertainment Editors (SPEEd) marked the founding of the organization with an outreach activity at the Anawim Home for the Abandoned and Rejected Elderlies in Barangay San Isidro in Rodriguez, Rizal Sunday. 

Anawim has been established through the efforts of Catholic lay preacher andminister Bro. Bo Sanchez

Former Manila Chronicle entertainment editor Iskho F. Lopez, who also edited the paper’s tabloid publication Bongga before moving on to another career, the latest of which before he decided to join other elderlies in the facility was as editor at the Presidential Press Office during the term of Pres, Noynoy Aquino, was among the residents of the facility.

The one-time entertainment journalist’s eyes lighted up to see his fellow writers in the facility on a Sunday morning.

Members of SPEEd are briefed by an Anawim officer on how the outreach activity must be conducted

Members of SPEEd are briefed by an Anawim officer on how the outreach activity must be conducted

The group, with the help of friends like Claire de Leon Papa of UNILAB, Manila Water (donated bottled water – Healthy Family), Kamuning Bakery and Café’s Wilson Lee Flores (sent enough bread for the residents), Perci Intalan of IdeaFirst Company, Aileen Go of Megasoft, Rei Tan of BeauteDerm and her publicist Chuck Gomez – donated medicines and other stuff the residents need.

Lunch for the elderlies was also served. Before that, the editors engaged the elderlies in a sing-along and dancing to make their Sunday morning extraordinary.