As The Brigade Turned One Year Old Back in 1978
This articles was lifted from the 1st Anniversary Yearbook of the Brigade.
Our brigade being one year old is only in its infancy. Like many organizations in its infancy, the brigade encountered problems related to its birth. Some of the problems were internal while many were externally caused. However, with the necessary dedication and devotion of its members plus the solid support given by its mother organization, the Negros Occidental Filipino Chinese Amity Club, Inc., we were able to solve most of the problems.
As we move into the second year of our existence, we will bring along with us the immeasurable riches of our experiences in the first year. And as our experience grow, we will be better, more competent, and as always… ready to serve.
Joining the brigade has been very rewarding. We have problems, but we too have our share of fun. We dance, we play, we make new friends. We learn to adjust to people. We learn to trust and be trusted. We share our joy as well as our sorrow. But most rewarding of all is the feeling that we have shared, that we have helped, that we are useful.
The brigade was organized, not to created conflict, not to compete with other organizations, but to foster better amity and friendship between the Filipino and Chinese people. Through the brigade, the Chinese, the Chinese-Filipino, and the Filipino people were able to join one another, work hand-in-hand for the good of all.
To those who have supported the brigade in one way or another, we would like to express our deepest thanks. Our existence would not have been possible without your support. And as the brigade continues to exist, it will continue to need your support.
We, the brigade, pledge to do our best to be worthy of your support.