Man’amko look forward to the holiday season


The man’amko kicked off the holiday season with a bang, with the Matua Riders visiting the Office on Aging yesterday and giving gifts to the elderly.

According to Office on Aging executive director Walter Mangloña, it’s always exciting to have the Matua Riders visit the center for their annual Christmas drop.

“Whenever the motorcycles come roaring in here, it brings a lot of excitement to our man’amko,” said Mangloña.

He said there are currently 90 active senior citizens who are under the Office on Aging program and all 90 will be receiving gifts from the Matua Riders.

“Everyone received a gift and we still have leftovers that we’re going to give out to the clients that were absent,” he said.

The Man’amko Center has a whole bunch of activities on their calendar for the month of December. The man’amko will be visited by other agencies and organizations throughout the month as a way to make the man’amko feel special.

The man’amko will also be singing at multiple government agencies throughout December.

Also last Tuesday, the Rotary Club of Saipan hosted a late Thanksgiving lunch for the man’amko.

Mangloña said the man’amko were really happy because they were able to interact with the youth of Rotaract and Interact and share their stories with Rotary Club members.

“The Rotary Club is always thinking about our man’amko. …It makes our man’amko feel very special. I am truly grateful for their kind generosity and their support,” said Mangloña.

Kimberly Bautista Esmores | Reporter
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