The spirit of giving inspired this year’s company Christmas party. Instead of the usual elaborate celebration, a simple checkered-theme gathering was held at The Club Pavilion at Northtown in Cabantian, Davao City for all employees last December 17.
Reverend Father Dionisio Tabiliran presiding over the holy mass.
The program began with a Thanksgiving Mass followed by the recognition of employees who have served the company for five years or more. Alsons Dev’s Vice President & General Manager, Eric D. de la Costa, gave a short message before presenting plaques of appreciation to the various awardees who were accompanied by their family.
Special video presentations were also made for those awardees who garnered more than five years of service. Sharing a spot for their 20 years of dedicated office were Vice President & General Manager Eric D. de la Costa and Assistant General Manager Management Services Group, Amado C. Bernardino.
Last but not least were the awardees who celebrated their silver jubilee (25 years) at Alsons Dev. These employees were none other than Sr. Project Officer Jeannette P. Cabaya, Sr. Club Operations Supervisor Cecile A. Fabroa, and Sr. Cashier Marites M. Ancog.
Project Engineer Donnie M. Delapuz giving his meaningful address.
The awarding ceremony was followed by a message from Project Engineer Donnie M. Delapuz, who delivered an acceptance speech on behalf of all the awardees. The audience was moved by his inspiring message on his challenging and exciting journey in the company. He highlighted courage and determination as values he learned on the job, which molded him to become a better version of himself.
Following that speech was the keynote message by Alsons Dev’s Executive Vice President, Rosvida A. Dominguez. She congratulated everyone for another very successful year. She also shared that the company decided to simplify its Christmas celebrations to enable the company to help in the rehabilitation of Makilala, Cotabato after the recent earthquakes. Her husband and Alsons Dev Board Director, Paul G. Dominguez, also gave a meaningful address on the implications of this success to everyone involved in this challenging industry.
Alsons Dev employees flash big smiles as they delight in their meal.
A sumptuous buffet dinner immediately followed, with everyone relishing the variety of dishes that was prepared. Employees mingled with their coworkers as they enjoyed the feast. Exciting prizes were also distributed to the lucky winners of the raffle.
Alsons Dev’s group of talented dancers performing their best on stage.
Alsons Dev band serenading the audience.
After dinner, the second part of the evening began with a performance by two groups of Alsons Dev’s very own talents. The first group wowed the audience with their groovy dance moves. This was then followed by another group of talented singers and musicians who came together to form a multi-department band.
Alsons Dev cheerfully united for the night’s revel.
The night ended on a high note with the employees dancing to throwback hits led by a dance instructor. The energy in the venue proved that, indeed, the employees did not need much to enjoy each other’s company and celebrate yet another productive year together.