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Birds in Paradise on its 7th Year

Christmas party with the scholars. (Middle row, seated L-R: Cherry and Aisya Salazar, Ging Naguiat, Tessa Tayag, Sylvia SIngson, Kathy Romero-Salas and guests)

Manila, Philippines — In 2004, a group of dedicated women from the Assumption San Lorenzo high school class ‘68 (ACSLV68) established a scholarship program to help economically disadvantaged students get their college degrees. Sharing the conviction that education is one way out of poverty, they have persevered in finding ways to fund the program.

Batangas scholars with Jenny Paradies and Madlen Faustmann
Batangas scholars with Jenny Paradies and Madlen Faustmann

To date, 22 students have successfully completed their college degrees in various fields such as Chemistry, Civil and Electronics Engineering, Accountancy, Physics, Education, Political Science and Journalism. Some of the scholars have graduated with honors: Magna Cum Laude (Chemistry, Physics and Education), and Cum Laude (Accountancy, Education, HR Development Management and Journalism). Two others are working to complete their postgraduate degrees in Molecular Medicine and Law.

The intrepid crew of Birds in Paradise (L-R: José Macicior, Jenny Paradies, Chona Mercado, Becca José, Sylvia Singson, Tessa Tayag, Luisa Valdés, Pilar Roxas de Areilza, Merce Tovey, and Beng Aspillera)
The intrepid crew of Birds in Paradise (L-R: José Macicior, Jenny Paradies, Chona Mercado, Becca José, Sylvia Singson, Tessa Tayag, Luisa Valdés, Pilar Roxas de Areilza, Merce Tovey, and Beng Aspillera)

There are 13 scholars currently enrolled in Medicine, Architecture, Management, Customs Administration, Accountancy, Development Communication, Civil Engineering and others, at UP (Manila and Los Baños), Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP), Batangas State University, Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila (PLM), Jose Rizal University, Don Honorio Ventura State University (Pampanga).


Christmas party with the scholars. (Middle row, seated L-R: Cherry and Aisya Salazar, Ging Naguiat, Tessa Tayag, Sylvia SIngson, Kathy Romero-Salas and guests)
Christmas party with the scholars.(Middle row, seated L-R: Cherry and Aisya Salazar, Ging Naguiat, Tessa Tayag, Sylvia SIngson, Kathy Romero-Salas and guests)
Pillows covered with meticulously-selected fabrics from around the world embellished with delightful fringes and tassels.
Pillows covered with meticulously-selected fabrics from around the world embellished with delightful fringes and tassels.

Now on its 7th year, the pop-up Birds in Paradise has become a much-anticipated annual event in Makati.  Selling exciting, unique and exquisite items sourced from countries in Europe and Asia, it provides financial support to the ACSLV68 education assistance program.

A mélange of cobalt blue glass.
A mélange of cobalt blue glass.
Carefully curated vintage tableware and decor
Carefully curated vintage tableware and decor

This year, on February 14-16, 2019, Birds in Paradise opens once more at the Makati Garden Club (10AM to 5PM, Recoletos St. cor. Ayala Ave., Makati City).

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