Last November 11 – 12, 2016, twenty (20) pairs of fathers and sons from Brgy. Loyola Heights, QC, underwent the Ninoy and Cory Aquino Foundation (NCAF) Journey in Punta de Fabian in Baras, Rizal. Different from NCAF’s usual Leadership Journey seminars of reflective and prayerful modules focused on spiritual-leadership, the Father and Son Journey consisted of interactive activities designed for the group and the bond and connection found between father and son. The participants also joined in separate modules for fathers and for sons, exploring how fathers can better relate with their sons and how sons can better understand their fathers’ love language.
One of the fathers during the event said: “I learned it is important to have ‘bonding’ time with my son. It is important to have time for family.” Another added, “Nothing compares to the bond between a son and his father in this world.” Caezar Marquez, barangay captain of Brgy. Loyola Heights, expressed how the program was a meaningful start for the community and that he hopes the program can continue in the succeeding years, as well as develop more programs that will aid families in forming deeper and closer bonds.
The Ninoy & Cory Aquino Foundation (NCAF) traces its roots to the Benigno S. Aquino, Jr. Foundation (BSAF), established by the late Senator’s widow in November 1983 to perpetuate his legacy. It seeks to build on the legacy of Ninoy and Cory Aquino by supporting activities that embody the spirit of People Power as a strong and positive force for social change in a robust democracy. Since 2008, the Foundation has made a deliberate effort to strengthen this advocacy through leadership formation development.