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Chummy Chum Plays with Kids with Disabilities at Binan’s Laro ng Lahi Event.

May 21, 2019 Tuesday 9am to 12nn Puto latik festival peoples park Binan Laguna.

Chummy Chum spent a day with children with disabilities in Binan Laguna during the Laro ng Lahi event as part of the Puto Latik Festival. Both kids and adults enjoyed the entire program, the food, and freebies. It was raining cats and dogs when the team arrived at the venue. While the team was still setting up, early birds came who are those special kids who are the very important guests of the day. When the popcorn has started to smell around the corner, members of the team started to play “piko”, “tumbang preso” and “sipa” with the children. The first lady of the city (none other than the mayor’s wife) joined the children playing “Chinese garter”, and was able to jump over her height. Not so long after, popcorn and cotton candy were served and special prizes were given. Finally, Chummy Chum came out in a jazzy mood that attracted the special children to dance with him. At the end of the event, special gifts were given to each and every child.

Piko – is the Philippine variation of the game hopscotch. The players stand behind the edge of a box, and each should throw their cue ball. The first to play is determined to depend on the players’ agreement (e.g. nearest to the moon, wings or chest).

Tumbang Preso – Tumbang preso (“knock down the prisoner”), also known as tumba lata (“knock down the can”) or bato lata (“hit the can [with a stone]”), is a traditional Filipino children’s game. It is usually played in backyards, parks, or in streets when there is little vehicular traffic. The game has elements of both dodgeball and tag, and it teaches children strategic thinking.

Sipa – is a national game and traditional sport of the Philippines. It is a difficult sport to play, where players are required to have high skills of ball control, speed and agility. The sport has some similarities in gameplay to that of Footbag Net and Footvolley. The sport can be played both indoors and outdoors, using a softball.

Chinese Garter – a game requiring flexibility, balance and coordination, is a popular game for Filipino children, most specifically among girls during their elementary years. The game revolves around an ordinary garter, around two to three yards long, which were brought from a sewing store at around twenty pesos or less.

Thank you Local Government of Binan for appreciating all of our efforts.

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