Promoting Health & Happiness Through Laughter

Posted by | Mar 05, 2022 |

IWCPI D380 promotes health and happiness through laughter

“Laughter is the best medicine.” Amidst the pandemic, science of laughter and happiness was felt in the Inner Wheel Clubs of the Philippines Inc (“IWCPI”) District 380 held an online District Rally dubbed as “Laughter Yoga” on 2 Oct 2021 via zoom and Facebook.

About 100 participants viewed the show with Pinoy Laughter Yoga’s Master, Paolo Martin Trinidad, as the guest speaker.

The online District Rally was hosted by the Inner Wheel Club of Antipolo Central headed by President Mitch Ballesteros, Inner Wheel Club of Metro Valenzuela President Liny Delos Reyes , Inner Wheel Club of Valenzuela East President Jonalyn Delos Reyes, Inner Wheel Club of Central Monteverde Ortigas President Anna de Castro, Inner Wheel Club of Northeast Valenzuela President Azucena Ocasla.

The internationally recognised TED Talk speaker, Paolo Martin Trinidad, lectured on the benefits of laughter yoga and demonstrated some activities on laughter that made the audience felt like they have been physically working out.

The online event also featured the amazing laughing family/groups in celebration of the National Family Week in line with the Presidential Proclamation No. 60 issued on 28 September 1992, which aims “to increase awareness on various family issues; enhance effectiveness of national and local efforts to carry out specific programmes concerning families by generating new activities and strengthening existing ones; and promote collaboration among national and local non-government organisations in support of multi-sectoral activities.”

Nine (9) finalists from various places in Metro Manila competed for the top (3) three. Champion was the Inner Wheel Club of Central Ortigas, a video entry of Past President Anna Mira with kids. Other winners were the ROA family of Tandang Sora ES Caloocan and the Noriega family of Balintawak Quezon City.

All non-winning entries received G-Cash prizes as consolation.

Judges were the Inner Wheel Past District Chairman Mary Grace Zamora of District 380, LCP Rosalina “Sally” Magat of the Rotary Club of Mutya ng Pasig, and Councilor Corie Raymundo of Pasig City.

The event was supported by various organisations such as the Rotary Club of Mutya ng Pasig, Pasig City Chamber of Commerce and Industry Inc, Pasig City Scholars Proud Parents and Pasig City Local Women Council.

The online District Rally proved that amidst the challenges of the pandemic, Filipinas could still become healthy and happy because health and happiness in simple things are the true wealth in life.

Michelle “ Mitch “ de Ocampo - Ballesteros