PPI Celebrates Family Day
Saturday, September 08, 2012
Maria Criselda S. Bautista
Themed “Pamilyang Sama-sama sa Iisang Kultura”, Planters Products, Inc. held its first-ever Family Day at Belvedere Covered Court, Merville Park, Parañaque City.
The event began with a thanksgiving mass presided by Fr. Jesse Escala, SDB, then followed by a welcome speech of the Assistant Vice President, Mr. Ian Francis B. Loria. Mr. Loria welcomed the employees to the celebration with hopes that the 50th Anniversary will be a success.
The Family Day was replete with games and exciting activities depicting our country’s culture of Piyestang Pinoy.
Games such as Limbo Rack, Kadang-kadang, Sack Race, Tug of War, and Pinoy Henyo were actively participated by employees and family members. The Filipino-favorite Bingo Social was played where ten (10) raffle prizes were given away. Magic Show and Face painting activities were held to the delight of kids and their parents.
Foods served to the event featured Pinoy-fiesta favorites like Adobo, Lechon, and Pancit. Food carts for fishball, kikiam, scramble and cotton candies also adorned the venue to provide food and sweets in making the day enjoyable and fun-filled.
True indeed, the Family Day event has enlivened the Filipino Fiesta and has shown that Planters Products, Inc. is committed in providing employees a balance work-life, and in giving importance to the values of family and culture.
Mr. Jose Robel Cantimbuhan, Director for Crop Nutrition, and Ms. Shierralyn Belleza, Corporate Services Assistant emceed the event with a lucid greeting of “Maligayang ikalimampung anibersaryo sa inyong lahat!”- giving emphasis that the Family Day is one of the many events for a part of a week-long celebration of PPI’s Golden Anniversary.