A Christmas treat in January-A A +A
Saturday, January 12, 2013
WHAT a great way to start 2013 with a bang! Some members of the media in Cagayan de Oro, including local bloggers, gathered on Thursday at N Hotel and enjoyed a fun-filled day hosted by Globe Telecom dubbed “Christmas Treat in January.”
Though the party was held in January, it was never too late for Globe Telecom to say “thank you” to their media partners in Cagayan de Oro who played a vital role in making the public informed about the company’s products and services.
It was indeed a day of fun, games and surprises for the hardworking journalists from different media outlets who had certainly set aside the pressures and deadlines even just for a while.
Everyone participated in the games that surely tested one’s wit and teamwork. The journalists were like children aiming to get more prizes.
The gracious host gave away freebies, kitchen appliances and expensive gadgets as prizes for the raffle.
Those lucky enough to bring home the expensive gadgets were Joey Nacalaban, photojournalist of Sun.Star Cagayan de Oro, who won the grand prize of Samsung Galaxy Note II; and Jao Gumapac, station manager of Radyo Ultra, who won a Samsung Galaxy Tablet.
Gumapac’s colleague at Radyo Ultra also won a Blackberry Curve.
At least three staff from Mindanao Daily also won a breakfast maker, electric griller and electric oven.
But all those who attended the party never went home empty-handed as each was given loot bags filled with freebies.
This is the second year that Globe Telecom played Santa to Cagayan de Oro journalists and generously gave away expensive prizes and freebies.
Yoly C. Crisanto, head of Globe Telecom’s corporate communications department, says it was her first time to visit Cagayan de Oro.
She assured that the company will strengthen its services in the city through the planned 4G technology.
“Being the country’s number one telecommunications provider, we continue to pledge in providing excellent service and laudable corporate social responsibilities this year,” she says.
The party was all fun and pleasure as everyone is hoping for another round of Globe experience next year.
Published in the Sun.Star Cagayan de Oro newspaper on January 13, 2013.