CBI members from 40 districts in Luzon convene for Unity Camp

By VINCE T. BASCO

Date Posted: May 10, 2024

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Christian Brotherhood International (CBI) members from various districts in Luzon gathered at the Ciudad de Victoria (CdV) Complex in Bocaue, Bulacan, Philippines, to attend the CBI Unity Camp. Said activity was hosted on April 14, and 20, 2024, by the Ecclesiastical Districts of Bulacan South and Bulacan West, respectively.

More than 2,000 CBI members from 40 ecclesiastical districts in Bataan, Batangas, Cavite, Laguna, Metro Manila, Nueva Ecija, Pampanga, Pangasinan, Rizal, Tarlac, and Zambales went at the Philippine Sports Stadium for the said event.

The CBI Unity Camp “is an activity launched by the Church Administration that aims to foster stronger ties among student members from different congregations and districts,” explained Jerard Dominic Paraiso, CBI director of Bulacan West District.

The activity featured a variety of booths such as Balloon Burst, Board Games, CBI Chronicles, CBI Formula, CBI Unity Wall Post, CBI Treasures, Fix It to Win It, Sing-Bee-I, and Slides and Ladders. “The booths and interactive activities have given the attendees opportunities to meet new friends and learn skills from their fellow youth’s experiences,” Brother Paraiso added.

“This is truly a memorable occasion,” remarked Gladys Jane Muñoz, CBI member from Tarlac City Congregation in the province of Tarlac. “I met students like me who became my new friends as we engage on the booths that were prepared for us.”

A week earlier, the Unity Camp hosted by Bulacan South District was held at the Mega Tent in CdV on April 14, 2024. CBI officers from the host district welcomed more than a thousand CBI members from the neighboring Ecclesiastical District of Bulacan East. They facilitated fun-filled activities featured through various interactive booths, such as CBI Henyo, Fix Me, Guess What’s in the Box, Pop the Balloon, Tic-Tac-Toe, and a mini-concert, among others. 

“This activity has been a well-deserved respite from our study routines,” said Gemmalyn Guiron, CBI president of Bulacan South District.

“I’m joyful for participating in this timely activity, that is, it happened when the academic year is coming to a close,” Frozzy Tiu, CBI member from the Local Congregation of Lambakin, expressed. “Being with fellow members, I’m inspired to further improve in my studies. This activity also helped boost my confidence when interacting with other people.” — With reports from Anne Maranan and Jewelyn Sulit of INC News Section