Last Saturday, I spent my afternoon at Presidio in Sucat to watch the Fly for Rare event. It is a day of kite exhibitions, kite‐making workshops and kite flying competitions with the stylish Presidio community as backdrop. This kite flying event is for the benefit of children with rare disorders and was organized by The Philippine Society for Orphan Disorders, Inc., in partnership with Lakefront, Skyworks and Air 21.
At 10 AM they already started the Kite-Making Workshop and Kite Exhibit and at exactly 1PM marks the start of the much awaited Kite-Flying Competition. Proceeds from this event will go to the Philippine Society for Orphan Disorders, Inc.'s CARE FOR RARE FUND to help subsidize the critical and emergency medical needs of children with rare diseases.
Display of their giant saranggolas dominated the sky while basking in the last of the summer sunshine at the lovely Presidio in Lakefront (a Vista Land Community).
Kids with rare disorders and their families as well as other participants get to enjoy Fly for Rare is an effort to help raise awareness about the different rare diseases in the Philippines is also a fundraising campaign to help subsidize the critical and emergency medical needs of children with rare disorders.
Rare Diseases in the Philippines
Children born with rare diseases or disorders may appear normal at birth but eventually develop severe medical problems in life. These medical conditions become long‐standing, progressively disabling, life threatening, requiring multidisciplinary care.
In the Philippines, these medical conditions are considered rare if it affects 1 in 20,000 or less. Individuals with rare genetic disorders are “orphaned” by society. They suffer from social abandonment due to lack of understanding of their disorders and lack of a support system. Medical help is elusive under the current conditions of the country’s health program due to prohibitive cost of treatment and/or scarcity of available medications and health care facilities in the country.
Why 'Fly For Rare'?
As more people are diagnosed and coupled with the prohibitive and increasing cost of treatment and therapies, PSOD is now tasked to accelerate efforts to increase awareness and generate resources in order to sustain consistent and timely access to critical medical treatments and therapies as well as to address the emergency medical needs of our patients.
The weather is unpredictable that day, at first these giant kites didn't have the chance to take off because there's only a minimal amount of air in the area. Then after a few hours, the clouds becomes gloomy and it looks like it's gonna rain good thing it rains when the competitions already ended.
Please bear with me because not all photos look stunning because I'm still a newbie in DSLR, I don't know how to manually set it, especially shooting with clouds. :)
Here are the other photos of the event:
About Vista Land
Vista Land is the Philippine's largest homebuilder. It was incorporated on 28 February 2007 and was listed on the Philippine Stock Exchange on 25 June 2007. It is the market leader by far in terms of total number of houses built, having constructed more than 200,000 homes in 20 provinces in Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao
The Company currently ranks among the top listed property firms in the country in terms of total assets, earnings and market capitalization. With four distinct brands - Brittany, Crown Asia, Camella and Vista Residences, and through its provincial marketing arm Communities Philippines - Vista Land caters to all income segments in the different provinces of the country. The range of product offering starts at Php 800,000 (approximately USD 18,400) up to Php 48,000,000 (approximately USD 1,100,000).
Vista Land has demonstrated its continued confidence in the Filipino market through its plans for further expansion into new areas in the country. With the widest geographic reach among all property developers in the Philippines, the Company continues to solidify the status of "Camella" as a truly national brand.
Lakefront is an exclusive community that's already built right beside Laguna de Bay in Sucat. Within this 60-hectare masterplanned development will rise 14 mixed-use enclaves, six of which have already been built - The Marfori Tower, Presidio, La Posada, Marina Heights, Victorianne, and the Wharf. Enjoying a wide setback from the main access, South Luzon Expressway, there is no outside noise and traffic that can bewilder the residents' morning waking hours. With sweeping vistas of the country's largest lake, you get 100% natural fresh air and a sense of tranquillity that is hard to match.
The Next CBD – Lakefront
Rising from the property boundaries measured by Don Augusto Posadas centuries ago is a visionary multi-community development, Vista Lakefront representing the unprecedented vision for the 60-hectare, ultra modern, multi-community development in Sucat. It was in the early 1980’s that the Posadas family partnered with Vista Land to make their vision a reality. With it also came the ambitious plan of developing Lakefront as the next Central Business District (CBD).
With sweeping vistas of Laguna Lake and Sierra Mountains, Vista Lakefront is an amazingly quick 10 minutes from Makati business hub and 15 minutes from Ortigas’ financial district via C-5. It is 10 minutes away from Alabang and 15 minutes from the airports through SLEX via the Nichols exit. With four major entry points from the South Luzon Expressway SLEX via Sucat exit,the future C-6 exit, Bicutan access and the Taguig National Road, Vista Lakefront is a natural growth and business extension to Makati. Here, modern seclusion is unequaled – where a quick escape, nature views, lifestyle amenities, shopping havens, and urban access can all at once be–at your fingertips.
Vista Lakefront - the center of a thriving, multi-community development
• Residential Development - Mid-rise and High-rise Residences in Presidio and Marfori, as well as planned Shophouses. Residential Estates, for private homes and large-size lots at La Posada, Marina Heights, and Victorianne.
• Commercial Center Development -The Lakefront Wharf and The Presidio Embarcadero for Shopping, Leisure, Entertainment, Sports, and Upscale Commercial Retail Hubs.
• Corporate Business Development - Offices and Multinational Headquarters, Healthcare and Education Campuses, Business and Hospitality Complexes, and Technology and BPO Centers.
Presidio is a sprawling midrise condominium cluster built on a 7-hectare area at Vista Lakefront. It has residential and mixed use structures comprising studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom units designed for singles and young families, which can be purchased as multiple units to create more spacious custom residences. It also has an expansive clubhouse, living and leisure facilities, home concierge and condotel services.
Presidio is synonymous with the city-resort lifestyle that combines home accessibility and exclusivity set on a quiet and secluded community. Presidio is perfect for the busy professional who would like nothing more than to come home to a peaceful, lakeside residences within minutes from his office in Makati or at the Fort.
check out more photos of this event at BLOG-PH.com's Official Facebook Page.