Mrs. Kalayaan 2013 Visits Her Hometown and Gives Back
One of the highlights of Rose Pacia LaBelle’s year long reign as Mrs. Kalayaan 2013 was visiting her hometown of Luyang, Cauayan, Negros Occidental.
She was welcomed with open arms and became an instant local celebrity. Her visit to her alma mater became nostalgic when she met with former teachers, mentors and classmates who are part of the faculty. “A sudden flood of memories came back! I remember being a little girl eager to learn and discover the world. I still see that old tree where we would eat our lunch and seek shade during hot or rainy days”, she enthused.
During her short visit, she donated an air condition unit to the Faculty Room and gave out shirts for students to use.
"I see my self in every child here. I was one of them. I hope that in a small way, I can inspire them to strive hard and reach their goals in life.".