by: Sarah Joson
Friday, May 30, 2014 | Company News |
Upon registration at the venue, attendees were handed t-shirts and stubs for food and beverages. As employees were starting to get settled in the cabanas and tables that overlooked the shore and the stage, event host Ken Villafuerte from the Felina site welcomed everyone with a mini-cheering competition to get everybody amped up for the day.
The "Three Cs" - CEO Philip Kooijman, CFO Sophie Woo, and COO Sjoerd Krosse - officially started the event. Mr. Kooijman gave a sneak peek of the upcoming issue of the MicroSourcerer, the company’s official newsletter, particularly since MicroSourcing is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year.
Other members of the Management Committee (ManCom) - VP of PR & Marketing Nona Tajanlangit, VP of Talent Acquisition Eric Concepcion, and VP of Human Resources Liza Inciong - also joined the activities.
The Music and Dance Club surprised everyone with a flash mob choreographed by Dan Manalastas of MOA and spearheaded by Elizabeth Maybay and Jei Del Rosario, both from 1880, followed by more dance performances.
The highlight of the event was the Navi Hunt, a 10-course race set across the entire resort. Five teams (Management, 1880, MDC &Felina, Picadilly, and MOA) with 15 members each hustled to overcome gruelling obstacles that truly tested their strength, wits, and teamwork. Several pit stops were a breeze for some teams, but there were instances when the intensity of the game was starting to take its toll on the players, but still managed to soldier on and finish the race.
Team Picadilly, who was last year’s champion, bagged first place, taking a cash prize worth Php15,000. The Management team came in a close second and took home Php10,000, while 1880 got the third place and received Php5,000.
A trivia game was also held in the afternoon where four teams (IT, HR, 1880, and TA) tried identifying people, objects, events, and places from the 80’s up to the present. Questions that were related to the sea were also asked to keep the game in line with the day’s nautical theme.
The day went on as live bands from Picadilly and MOA performed their renditions of popular songs. There was also a portion where anyone who wanted to share their musical talents was invited to the stage for an open mic session.
As the tides continued to come in and the sun bid farewell, ManCom thanked everyone for participating in the activities, especially the ones who made this year’s summer getaway a success.