Valuable teammates

PEOPLE come and go. That is the reality of life, especially in the corporate world.

For 25 years, SunStar Davao had endured so many lineup changes. From the paper and its other service to the people behind.

Where SunStar Davao is right now, will not be possible without the people behind who tirelessly worked hard in achieving what SunStar Davao is today.

There are those who had served and parted ways, while some chose to stay because of one thing -- loyalty.

With that, SunStar Davao acknowledges its employees, not just in the years served, but also for their dedication and service.

Here are some of the testimonies of Sunstar's service awardees.

Cristina Alivio - Editor

20 years of service

"I started working as a proofreader/encoder at Sunstar Davao in September 2000, a few months after I graduated from college. I stayed because I love the people, no toxic people; I love the working environment, I feel at home. In the 20 years of working with Sunstar Davao, I only applied for the position of Editor in 2017 because I thought I was ready. And I am. I realized I love telling the stories of the people on the ground, I love being an instrument for the voiceless people to be heard, I love being an instrument to correct the perception of the world on what Mindanao, particularly Davao, is all about. It does not make me regionalistic but patriotic, I believe."

Bing Catedrilla-Panio - Finance Head

15 years of service

"For 15 years with SunStar Davao, I enjoyed my work experience here because I saw great/best leadership in the management since I entered the company. I admire how they molded me to be a good leader, employee, and as a person. What made me stay for years now? I love the challenge of my work. I am enjoying the culture here in SunStar Davao. Not to mention the perks and benefits."

Hollaissa Mae Miraflores - Advertising Consultant

15 years of service

"My experience in SunStar needs a lot of patience and dedication since I am tasked to scout for advertisers and other clients. Luckily, the marketing team and the management are very persuasive and supportive. Good thing, I get to keep up with my quota. What I am most proud of with my work is that I get to meet different clients and different people. There are still a lot of things to work on, but I know my SunStar family will continue to support and guide me."

Ace Perez - Digital Content editor

5 years of service

"I'm always grateful to be part of SunStar Davao as it helps me grow personally and professionally. SunStar Davao allows me to do almost all things I'm passionate about -- writing, broadcasting, hosting, videography, photography, food (haha), and travel among many others. The healthy working environment and the people are also two other things I love about SunStar Davao. Above all, this company gave me the opportunity to be a journalist -- an opportunity to tell stories straight from the people and an opportunity to help shape an informed community, that for me is the most fulfilling part of the job."

Prince Agustin - System Administrator

5 years of service

"My main job, which is to ensure that all units in the office are of good condition. The system and internet connection are stable. People depend on me, especially when there are problems, like in their unit or they need assistance, especially on the technical stuff in the office. The reason why I stayed longer in SunStar is that the people around are easy to work with. The management really cares for their employees, especially when you will be requesting vacation or emergency leave. They are not that strict. For as long as SunStar will still be around, I will stay."


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