On the night of December 13, 2017, Elarvee Events Place was filled with great people who were on their big smiles as Fligno Software Philippines, Inc and LogicBase Interactive LLC held their year-ender Christmas party with the theme Paskong Pinoy 2017: Gabi ng Parangal at Pagbibigay Pugay, Ipagmalaki ang Galing ng Pinoy.
Among the attendees were the big bosses of Fligno and LogicBase Interactive, together with a client from IOSystems who was able to witness how Filipinos typically celebrate Christmas, as well as meeting what consists the whole company who were dressed in their best modern Filipino-inspired garbs.
The mistress of ceremony, Ms. Angel Carbajal, called the party to start, welcoming everyone and providing hints about the highlights of the night’s event from giving recognition to employees who have given their best efforts in doing their work and other special awards, the Christmas caroling contest, parlor games to enjoy, and raffle prizes to be given away.
An opening prayer was then offered for the success of the party led by Felicisimo. A video presentation was then showed to the guests which displayed “What is Fligno” with all of Fligno employees in it, which ended with “Fligno is Family”. It was then followed by a welcoming message from the President himself, Mr. Bryan King. The Vocal 3plets composed of Gab, Jeff and Felicisimo then sang their own rendition of the Tagalog Christmas song entitled “Sana Ngayong Pasko”. The first set of games were then played which required one female and one male representative for each team.
Mr. Felix Chua II, the chairman of Fligno, gave his warming inspirational message through narrating the story of Fligno and how it started. He also shared a motivational video of Jack Ma, the founder and executive chairman of Alibaba Group, during an interview.
The first set of grocery packages as raffle prizes were then handed to 5 lucky winners, followed by the presentation of the first 2 contenders of the Daygon (Christmas Caroling) sa LBI ug Fligno 2017 Contest consisted of the Crownlands and the Riverlands. Filipino dishes were then served for dinner, to mention the Pinoy favorite lechon baboy and Avocado-flavored sorbetes.
After a luscious meal, everyone was then serenaded by the duo of Beau (vocals) and Mr. Richard Badlisan (piano) singing the hits of Khalid, Ed Sheeran and Boyz II Men. Those that were familiar with the songs joined them in singing their hearts out. The 2nd set of raffle prizes in the form of gift certificates were then given to 2 lucky winners, followed by the 2nd game which was Pinoy Henyo. 2 representatives were then asked to participate for each team requiring them to guess the exact Paskong Pinoy word they have randomly picked.
Employees who have excelled in their field of work for the past 6 months were then given recognition and rewarded them for their efforts and contribution to the company.
Employee of the Month Awardees:
- Lovely Joy Deloso (June)
- April Mae Ablon (July)
- John Emmanuel Balili (August)
- Aldrin Katipunan (September)
- Ralph Julian Siasat (October)
- Michael Bryan Reyes (October)
- Joan Gambuta (November)
- Norman Amaro (November)
- Richard Badlisan (Coffee Maker Award)
- Richard Badlisan (One Call Away)
- Mertony Sarceda (Congeniality)
- Richard Badlisan (Hinapay Award)
- Judilee May Briones (Bring a Buddy)
- Oskie Villarin (Corporate Attire)
- Ethel Ceniza (Snackabogable)
- Lovely Joy Deloso (Most Frugal)
- Aldrin Katipunan (Walking Encyclopedia)
- Ethel Ceniza and Richard Badlisan (Smiling Award)
- Jeffrey Badal (Trillian Award)
- Norman Amaro (Perfect Bio-Logins)
- Jeffrey Badal (Loyalty Award)
Representatives of the SEO team, Joy and Jeff, then went on the stage to dance the music of Bruno Mars’ 24K Magic.
Mr. Rafael Bergola, the director of Fligno, then graced the stage with a presentation of the growth of Fligno on its first few months and the goals it met that were revealed during the Fligno Philippines kick-off party last August. And for 2018 and 2019, new targets were then disclosed for everyone to look forward to. And the 3rd and 4th contenders for the caroling contest were then called to present their entries namely the joint forces of the Iron Lands and the Vale, and the Stormlands. Followed by the 3rd parlor game which required all male members of each team to participate. Mr. and Ms. Filipino Costume were also awarded to the 2 best-dressed employees, namely Ralph Julian Siasat and Glaiza Obido.
And finally, the last contender for the Daygon sa LBI ug Fligno 2017 was the team from the North. With all of the 5 teams already presented their own mix of Tagalog and Bisaya Christmas songs as their entries, only 3 teams were awarded with 3rd, 2nd and 1st prize. And the winners are as follows:
1st Prize: The Stormlands
2nd Prize: The Iron Lands and The Vale
3rd Prize: The Crownlands
Another set of raffle prizes were then given to 2 lucky winners of one JBL speaker and Sony digicam, which was then followed by the exchanging of gifts. It was done through a fun story that was read by the emcee, of which prompted everyone to transfer the gifts on the right, left or across if ever those words are mentioned in the story. And as the story was finished, everyone owns the gift that they are already holding.
For the finale awards, 2 grand raffle prizes were handed to 2 lucky winners of one 32’’ flat screen TV each. Congratulations to all winners!
The event was then concluded with the closing remarks coming from Sir Raf. And the team pictorials commenced.
This year’s Paskong Pinoy Christmas Party was not only about the giving of gifts, but also about recognising the people behind the company’s achievements for this year, 2017, and building camaraderie between all of its growing members. With this year’s event being a successful one, there’s more to look forward to next year!