Simple Christmas celebration

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Monday, December 16, 2013

NOT much prepping up was done to celebrate Christmas for Sun.Star Davao. It only took the presence of the employees bundled up with a little ingenuity, and the Christmas party went on with nothing but utter joy.

Utilizing only the spacious Sun.Star Davao warehouse at Granland Business Center on R. Castillo St., Agdao, few things were put in place just to set everybody's mood for an all-night Christmas party held last December 13, and the rest was endless merriment that made the event nothing less than an unforgettable festivity.

Employees coming from different departments - editorial, production, circulation, G & A, and marketing - and few columnists were one in the celebration; the rarest time of the year to see up close the faces of the employees who have worked hard to build the name of Sun.Star Davao in the community newspapering through the years.

The party was made even livelier because of the fun games, some of them even came with different twists from those we got used to playing several Christmases back.

The gaiety of the Christmas party was also nothing short of a surprise, given only the limited resources in place. This revealed everybody's ingenuity to push through the celebration, which gave genuine happiness a whole new meaning.

Sun.Star Davao general manager Tessie Alcoriza said the budget intended for the party was instead donated to help the Yolanda survivors in Central Visayas who are still reeling from the typhoon aftermath. Giving to people who now have less in life, she said, was the truest sense of Christmas.

Just before 2013 comes to a close, Sun.Star Davao cited the outstanding employees who did an exemplary work for the year. Among them were Roselle Diva, outstanding employee for the 1st quarter, Irene Signo for the 3rd quarter, and for the 2nd and 4th quarters was Jonelyn Ballen, who's also named as the most outstanding employee of the year.

Advertising consultant Joyce Ricarse was also cited for her 15 long years of service for Sun.Star Davao.

Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on December 16, 2013.


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