Pasko sa Pinas, Pasko with Jetti Contest Winners

So today is the day! We are finally announcing the winners of our Pasko sa Pinas, Pasko with Jetti Photo and Essay Contest (http://jetti.com.ph/news/paskosapinas/)!

We’d like to say a big thanks to everyone for participating! It has been a great pleasure receiving your photos and essays. They were all amazing! Our panel of judges chose the winning entries based on how well they exemplified the entry requirements.

And now here are the winners of our first online contest:
1st Prize – PHP 5000 Jetti Petroleum Gift Certificate
Mr. James Aquino

Like a glowing Christmas lantern in a dark, cold night – the Christmas in Philippines is a heart-warming and hopeful season that also spans the longest in any country in the world. A season of giving, love, hope, and family, Christmas in the Philippines is a reminder that no matter how terrible your year is, there is always a moment that will give you hope and happiness. #PaskosaPinas #PaskoWithJett

– James Aquino, Bulacan

 

Consolation Prizes – PHP 1000 Jetti Petroleum Gift Certificate
Ms. Desdemona Diwata S. Espina

Mr. John Rey Jose
Mr. Adrian Santos Javier
Mr. Angelo Mar C. Mallari
Mr. Edwin Torres

 

I came home one night to our seven-year-old carefully wrapping old coins in sheets of writing paper.

“Huwag ka munang titingin, Mama. Surprise ito.”

She then placed the wrapped packages under the Christmas tree and declared, “Christmas gifts ko yan sa inyong lahat!”

Christmas in the Philippines always reminds me of the essence of giving, of sharing what you have with others even when you have very little left for yourself. #PaskoSaPinas#PaskoWithJetti

– Desdemona Diwata Espina, Quezon City

 

Bakit mas masaya ang Pasko sa Pilipinas? Marahil dahil lahat ng Pilipino ay nagdiriwang ng Pasko. Saan mang sulok ng bansa, ano man ang estado, at kahit ano pa ang relihiyon, sama-samang nagsasaya at inaalala ng mga Pilipino ang kapanganakan ng Poong Hesukristo. Kasama ang kaibigan, pamilya, at mga mahal sa buhay, hindi maipagkakaila ang kasiglahan ng mga Pilipino tuwing sasapit ang Pasko. Kailanma’y hindi mapapantayan ang Pasko sa Pinas!

– Adrian Javier, Quezon City

 

Family is everything when it comes to Christmas in the Philippines, to be thankful for the family that I have around me during Christmas and I learned that receiving is not everything, it is always better to give. It did not matter if you did not get a gift; your family is definitely the greatest blessing of all. Christmas is a special day for families and I’ve learned to always spend Christmas with the ones I love. Christmas brings families together, with Jesus at the center, to celebrate love, share joyful moments, and strengthening relationships.

– John Rey Jose, Bacolod

 

“Bakit mas masaya ang Pasko sa Pilipinas?”

Mas masaya ang Pasko sa Pilipinas kasi kahit maliit ang aming Christmas tree ay masaya pa rin kaming nagsasalo salo. Buo ang aming pamilya tuwing Pasko kung kaya’t buhay na buhay ang diwa ng Pasko sa aming tahanan.

– Angelo Mar Mallari, Cavite

 

Sa pagtungtong palang ng mga buwang nagtatapos sa “bre” ay maririnig na natin sa radyo ang mga awiting pamasko. Nagkakabit na rin tayo ng mga palamuti sa bahay kagaya ng Parol at Christmas lights. Andiyan rin ang grupo ng mga batang nangangaroling at ang inaabangang Simbang Gabi na kahit antok pa ay kailangang gumising. Pinaghahandaan din ng lahat ang Noche Buena, ang pagtitipon-tipon at pagsasalu-salo ng buong pamilya. Kahit iyong mga nasa malayo ay darating para makasalo tayo sa Noche Buena. Andiyan pa ang palitan ng mga regalo at kung anu-ano pa. Tunay na napakasaya ng Pasko sa Pinas!

– Edwin Torres, Batangas City

 

Again, a big thank you to all other participants! You did very well! We’ll be having more contests in the future, and next time more prizes are guaranteed! #PaskosaPinas #PaskoWithJetti