From February 15 to 21, just after Valentine’s Day, AGAPE-SLCM held their annual Love Express, where gifts and songs can be delivered anonymously or with credits to a specific person. Since 2014, the first year members of AGAPE-SLCM has been heading this event, whose purpose is to encourage students, staff, faculty and doctors of the St. Luke’s community to express their love for their friends, their colleagues or their significant other.
This year the theme was “#becauseofYou” which was inspired by the Bible verse 1 John 4:19: “We love because He first loved us.” The event was headed by Charlotte Yoon and the delivery of the gifts and the songs were done by the first years with some help from the second and third year members of Agape. “Love box carriers” where people can place their orders were placed in the library entrance and in each classroom. Some of the gifts that people ordered were chrysanthemums, stuff toys, roses, daisies, leche puto, chocolates and brownies. Senders were also able to have their recipients serenaded with songs like “Friend of Mine” by MYMP, “With a Smile” and “Ligaya” by the Eraserheads, “Ngiti” by Ronnie Liang and “O Pag Ibig” by Ylona Garcia.