Hi, I am Santa Bob! I am the founder of Santa in the Philippines!
I started doing Santa appearances in 2015. At the time I was working with Cherry Mobile, the Cellphone Company here in the Philippines. I visited many of their stores all through Southern Mindanao. At that time, I heard many Filipinos talking about how glad they were that finally they have seen the “real Santa” and it really warmed my heart. It also showed me that there was a real demand to have foreign Santas here in the Philippines. Because of this, I decided to start my own Santa Claus company and provide Santas throughout the Philippines!
So, in early 2015, I started Santa in the Philippines! I approached malls, hotels and other businesses in the Philippines and had many clients in the year of 2015. It was very fun! I love children, and being Santa Claus gave me an opportunity to see joy brought to these kids, and a real enjoyment of the Christmas Season! It really meant a lot to me!
Unfortunately, I suffered some health problems in 2016 which prevented me from doing my Santa appearances (for the most part). Luckily, I had a friend, though, who was interested in filling in for me and being Santa! His name is Santa Robert, and although I am now back to full health, Robert is still with Santa in the Philippines and will continue to make appearances! Thank you so much for that, Robert.
I said that in 2016 I did not do Santa appearances for the most part. I did do one appearance. In November 2016 I had Heart Bypass surgery at SPMC’s (Southern Philippines Medical Center) Mindanao Heart Center. Because the people at SPMC treated me so well, in December, once I got feeling well enough, I donned my Santa Suit and went there to visit the Medical Team and the Patients at the Heart Center, particularly the Children. Have a look at the pictures below, showing my visit at the hospital!
So, if you have a need for a Santa Claus this year or in future years, Santa in the Philippines would be more than happy to provide you with the highest quality Santa that you can imagine! We are jolly, happy folks who love kids and also we love “kids at heart”. We can make your Christmas occasion a big success!