KASAPI Group of Companies marked a decade of fulfilling dreams from its humble beginnings with the celebration of its 10th Founding Anniversary and Thanksgiving Party on December 17, 2016 at Hotel Stotsenberg Clark Freeport Zone, Pampanga with the theme,“Sampung taon ng Kalinga At Serbisyo Alay Para sa Inyo”.
The celebration is by far the biggest and grandest gathering of KASAPI wherein approximately 1,400 employees attended and participated in the momentous event. Employees displayed elegance and poise as they graced traditional Filipino dresses such as Maria Clara, Filipiniana and Barong Tagalog.
MusiKASAPI, the official contest, was one of the most anticipated parts of the event. It is a musical variety and rendition contest based on the company’s hymn. Performances were represented by 4 satellite head offices (Naga, Agoo, NCR, Santiago), Central Office, Ecijanos & Foundation and Enterprises and KMC. Out of the seven competing groups, three were hailed winners, who aside from the pride and prestige had won cash prizes worth P70,000 for the Champion, P50,000 for the 2nd place and P30,000 for the 3rd place. Here are the winners: Enterprises and KMC team – Champions; Central Office – 2nd place and Santiago Head Office – 3rd place.
Another highlight in the event is the Employee’s Awards wherein deserving employees were given recognition for their commendable service throughout the year. Also, employees who carried themselves with beauty and grace were given acknowledgement. The awardees are as follows:
Outstanding Branch Managers, Paul Joseph Soriano and Ryan Paul Nool for KKPLI and Jowell Fajardo and Ceasar Ganggo for KMRDI; Outstanding Branches, Ilagan and Cauayan for KKPLI and Sta. Maria and Agoo for KMRDI; Outstanding CI Appraisers, Roque Rey and Michael Seril for KKPLI and Gary Cruz and Alexander Balagtas for KMRDI; Outstanding FAs and AOs, Reynante Andam and Jenifer Maguigad for KKPLI and Jason Allam for KMRDI; Outstanding LP/Cashiers, Charmae Liwan and Juliet Sagun for KKPLI and Mary Joy Cruz for KMRDI; Outstanding Posting Clerks, Carille Mendoza and Jolly Mae Mariano for KKPLI and Christine Candenilla and Beth Biscarra for KMRDI; Best Bookkeeper, Mary Grace Alivia; Loyalty Awardees for KKPLI, Romalyn B. Dela Cruz, Rufino A. Esguerra Jr., Roselle A. Ferrer, Francis B. Maniquiz, Franz M. Orenio, Cris C. Palcone, Villasar Villafuerte, Eric H. Medina; Loyalty Awardees for KKPLI, Ed Shayne S. Atraje, Jeffrey M. Baltao, Sheila May G. Casimiro, Laarni S. Contawe, Jennelyn M. Quezada, Chique B. Sanchez, Armando M. San Juan, Rubie Ann S. Tallon; Loyalty Awardee for KE, Joel Artes; Model Employee of the Year, Ceasar Ganggo; Face of the Night (Female), Mary Ann Rombaoa; Face of the Night (Male), Alvin Gotico.
Intermission numbers were also given to selected employees. KASAPI Divas, composed of Irish Sabado, Schayenne Kaye Bautista, and Patrice Jade Diaz rendered OPM classics with a trio style arrangement. Guest judge for MusiKASAPI, singer and composer, Raymond Lauchengco serenaded the audience with his timeless hits. President and CEO, Carlito A. Fernando with his daughter, Lara Kristen, also performed a heart-rending duet of an Apo Hiking Society hit, Batang-Bata. GMA artist and comedienne, Boobsie Wonderland together with other celebrity performers rendered entertainment with their impersonations and punch lines.
Distinguished personalities and public officials were also present in the event. Mayor Nerivi S. Martinez, Rep. Raprap Villanueva, President and CEO of Chartwell Insurance, Mr. Edgardo Mallari, Owner of The North Grove Cabanatuan, Mr. Jojo Libunao, Ms. Jona Pascual of Federal Phoenix Insurance, Rev. Fr. Aldrin Domingo of St. Isidore the Worker Parish, Talavera, Mr. Lemuel Dela Cruz, Professor of UST Conservatory of Music, Ms. Abegail Calma, CCP Artist, and eminent representatives from partner institutions.
The event was hosted by Miss Philippines Earth 2013 and Montage Brand Ambassadress, Ms. Angelee Claudette Delos Reyes with DJ Bobby of 101.5 Big Sound FM Cabanatuan.