Anvil Business Club together with Bong Go gave away 10,000 tikoy with indigent communities in Caloocan

Anvil Business Club is an Association of Young Filipino-Chinese Entrepreneurs invited special guests Mr. Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go, Mayor Oscar Malapitan , councilors last February 1 ( Friday )morning. The organization shared 10,000 tikoys in two urban poor communities in Camarin and Barracks in Caloocan City.

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Anvil Business Club poster

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Anvil Business club officers and members

The group met at a well known fast food restaurant at around 7:00 am in Quezon City before proceeding to the community.

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Anvil Business Club members and officers together with Honorable Anna Karina Teh  ( councilor first district ) Caloocan

The project was coordinated with the National Anti-Poverty Commission, Presidential Commission on the Urban Poor (PCUP) and with the help of Caloocan City officials and barangay officials.

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Mr. Wilson Lee Flores and Mr. Joeben Tai shakes hand with Mr. Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go

Mr. Wilson Lee- Flores ( chairperson)  along side Mr. Patrick Cua ( president) and Mr. Joeben Tai ( project director of the tikoy sharing project).

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large crowd which included senior citizens from Barangay 186 ( Barracks)

Chinese New Year had been celebrated by the community for centuries, It only became an official non-working holiday in the country since 2012.

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Camarin Elementary School band

February 5 also starts new “Year of the Pig” , one of the 12 animals zodiac signs of the Chinese.

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Anvil Business Club officers, members together with Mr. Bong Go and Mayor Oscar Malapitan

Anvil Business Club has many economic, socio-civic projects and advocacies, like free college scholarships, disaster relief donations, medical, dental missions, annual September 28 Teachers Day honoring all Philippine teachers on the birthday of great teacher and philosopher Confucius.

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tikoy, tike or nian gao

Tikoy” is the Filipino name for the glutinous rice cake dessert called ” ti-ke” in Hokkien ( southern Fujian language) of the ethnic Chinese. Literally called ” sweet pastry” . The tikoy is called “nian -gao ” in Mandarin Chinese or ” sticky cake” . Tikoy can be eaten as is, but it is also more popularly cooked by dipping in beaten egg and lightly pan fried until cooked in crispy golden color , It is crispy outside but chewy inside.

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Camarin D Elementary School located within Barangay 178

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teachers and parents eagerly waited for the arrival of Mr. Christopher Bong Go and Anvil Business Club members

Caloocan City official led by Mayor Oscar Malapitan, councilor Anna Karina Teh, councilor Aurora “Onet” Henson, councilor Dean Asistio, Hon. Marc Merville Orozco and  Congressman Dale “Along” Malapitan.

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The group was later joined by celebrity actor Cesar Montano and President Rodrigo Duterte impersonator.

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Mr. Elcias Bugsad- impersonator of the president

Mayor Oscar Malapitan also pledged cooking oil and eggs as an added treat to the occasion. The mood is very festive and the crowd is happy to meet Mr. Christopher Lawrence” Bong ” Go who is down to earth and eager to have selfies with the crowd. No wonder at the recent SWS survey, He is among the top 6 most popular senatorial candidate.

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Anvil Business Club members and officers at Luk Foo restaurant in Commonwealth, Quezon City

Happy Chinese New Year , Gong xi Fa- chai ( Mandarin) , Kiong hee Huat chai (Hokkien) , Kong fei Fat Choi ( Cantonese) to all !