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Jul 06, 2015

Insular Foundation Gets Physical with Larong Pinoy

Aiming to bring back the joys of playing with other children and promote the value of Filipino heritage through games, Insular Foundation, in partnership with Magna Kultura Foundation, gathered about 80 children composed of employees’ dependents and children from Gawad Kalinga Manggahan Kawayanan Village for the Larong Pinoy (Filipino games), at the Insular Life headquarters in Alabang, Muntinlupa The activity, which aimed to reintroduce Filipino games to participants, included a short lecture conducted by Magna Kultura Foundation Executive Director Dickie Aguado, and a demonstration of some games such as jack en poy, piko, limbo rock, karera ng sako, suot lusot, patintero and luksong lubid. It was a truly exciting day for the kids, who ended the activity saying it was a Magandang Araw para Mag-Larong Pinoy!


The Insular Foundation holds regular volunteer activities at the Gawad Kalinga Manggahan Kawayanan Village in Parañaque City, teaching children ages 7 to 13 years old values education, arts and crafts and holding sports activities.

Children play patintero, a game that pits two teams against each other, with one team trying to pass through a grid manned by the other team, without being tagged by the opposing team’s members.

Luksong Lubid is played by using a rope which two individuals hold from both ends, turning it, while a third jumps over it without touching any part of the rope.

The participants, made of children from the Gawad Kalinga Manggahan Kawayanan Village and Insular Life employees’ dependents with Insular Life employee volunteers and Magna Kultura Foundation Executive Director Dickie Aguado