• .In her address, Angelica Rivera repeated her commitment to Mexican children. 
  • After his visit to the victims of the explosion in Tultepec, President Enrique Peña Nieto put in a surprise appearance and wished the attendees a Merry Christmas and hoped they would achieve their goals.

President Enrique Peña Nieto works for all the children and youth in the country to protect them and train them for a better future, said Angélica Rivera de Peña, president of the Citizens' Advisory Board of the National DIF. 

At the official residence of Los Pinos, Rivera de Peña received more than a hundred children and adolescents aged 6 to 18 from the Graciela Zubirán Villarreal and Centro Amanecer Children’s Homes, which form part of the National DIF.

At the start of the event, Rivera asked those present to observe a minute of silence for the victims of Tultepec and their families. She said that life has adverse moments, which is why we must be united.

In her Christmas message, she said that, “It is time for generosity, to open our hearts to others. We will celebrate Christmas and welcome the opportunity to be with our families. The best goal is to decide to be the best person we can, in every respect”.

At the event, Mrs. Rivera de Peña confirmed the Federal Government's commitment to education and the integral care of children in vulnerable situations.

"I enjoy talking to them to know what they think and so that they feel close to me,” she said. 

At the party, the children played and enjoyed a Christmas menu and received gifts and a surprise visit from President Enrique Peña Nieto, who came to support the work of his wife as head of the DIF.


The president and his wife greeted each of the young visitors. At the end of the event, the president addressed a few words to the children.

"I wish each of you a very happy Christmas and hope that 2017 will bring you a great deal of joy. Remember that worthwhile things in life are not easily achieved. They require effort and dedication, you have to work really hard. Above all, you must have a great attitude, a positive attitude, which will enable them to achieve everything they propose.

“I’m glad you are part of the DIF family and that the DIF is home to all of you. I wish you a happy 2017 and that you achieve all your goals,” he said.