"Trick or Treat" is a customary practice for children during Halloween in many Western countries. Children dressed in costumes travel from house to house to ask for treats such as candy, chanting the phrase "Trick or Treat, Happy Halloween!" The 'trick' is usually an idle threat to perform mischief on the homeowners or their property if no treat is given to the children.
As an adaptation of this tradition, the Food Services Division spearheaded the Halloween activity at the Philippine Heart Center on October 29, 2014. The purpose is to foster camaraderie among PHC management, employees and their families.
Participants included 150 employees' children, grandchildren, nephews and nieces from the Administrative, Medical and Nursing Services. The children, dressed in various costumes with bags/baskets, were divided into three (3) batches, together with their parents/guardians, also in costumes. They made the rounds of PHC offices decked in Halloween decorations and sometimes, with scary sounds for effects/ambiance. The kids received their treats in the form of candies, chocolates, jellies, little toys and other goodies.
The offices tried to outdo each other in creating a spooky atmosphere for the kids and attracting them with 'gimmickry' such as the Chocolate Fountain of Nursing Education & Research and free 'taho' at the Auxiliary office. The children went home tired and 'spooked out' but happy at the end of the day with their bags full of goodies.
Last Modified: December 15, 2014