2017 was a great year for REBAP Marikina Chapter. It placed second in two REBAP National events :
- First Runner-up as well as host to the Annual Bowling Tournament held at E-Lanes Bowling and Billard Center, Ortigas Avenue, Greenhills, San Juan, Metro Manila which culminated on August 20, 2017.
- Second Place Winner in the 2017 REBAP Annual Convention presentation among the seven Chapters that competed and interpreted the song: “Mga Kababayan Ko” by Francis Magalona, held at L’Fisher Hotel, Bacolod City on November 29-December 1, 2017. The Chapter received a cash prize of Ten Thousand Pesos which was spent for the Christmas Party and outing.
A joint Christmas Party and induction of the 2018 Chapter Officers was held at Bali Oasis Clubhouse, Marcos Highway, Pasig City on December 13, 2017. Special guests of said event were incoming 2018 National President CRB Rene Jularbal and incoming National Treasurer CRB Benilda Gaerlan. Everyone enjoyed the catered buffet dinner with lechon, along with games and prizes, songs and dances.
At the REBAP National Christmas Party on December 27, 2017 held at One Esplanade, Pasay City some members took home prizes (except the new red Honda City car!).
Whew! REBAP Marikina City was back to business on January 12, 2018 when it held its first membership meeting at Delicere, San Roque, Marikina City under the new leadership of Chapter President Miel Ricafrente. UCPB was the presenter at the meeting. On February 9, 2018, the second meeting was held at the same venue with CRB Eleanor Liganor as lecturer on lot plotting. The next meeting was held on March 9, 2018 at Industriya, Calumpang with a lecture from Phivolcs on earthquakes and fault lines.
An outing to Jalajala, Rizal was held January 21-22, 2018 where all expenses on transportation and food were covered by the Chapter, from cash prize from the last Convention. Sumptuous meals and merienda at Winmar Lakeside Resort were provided by CRB Boy Opinion whose birthday was celebrated that weekend and who together with CRB Sylvia Opinion, showed their farm and town.
We look forward to another great year in 2018 !!