PMO MOC celebrated its founding anniversary with fun-filled activities that displayed the organization’s camaraderie, sportsmanship and generosity. The celebration which was centered on the theme “Rippling Global Development in Mindanao”, feted on the PMO’s attainments which helped realized its role in national development.

It started with a Eucharistic Celebration on 21 April 2018 followed by a kick-off program.  In his anniversary message, Port Manager Isidro V. Butaslac Jr. highlighted the key to the PMO’s success – working together as a team.  With a word of thought from the African Proverb “If you want to go fast go alone, but if you want to go far, go together.”, he gave tribute to everyone who had contributed to the success of the PMO’s programs and attainment of its goal. As such, notable employees and stakeholders were given due recognition and awards.

During the program, the Inter-Color Sportsfest was declared open by the Administrative Manager, Mr. Guilbert Anthony D. Gimeno. The inter-color sportsfest is a friendly competition among the different PMO MOC regular and outsourced personnel who were divided randomly into three teams representing the corporate colors of PPA. The sportsfest ran for about two weeks which was won by the Red Team which as overall champion, the Gold Team as First Runner-Up, and the Blue Team as Second Runner-Up, respectively. The awarding of winners was done during the culmination program on 05 May 2017.

Acknowledging the role of the community in the success of its programs, the PMO also gave back to the people by holding a Community Outreach Program last 05 May 2017 to approximately 30 underprivileged children. Different agencies also participated in the program including National Youth Commission, Regional Prosecutor’s Office, Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas, DSWD, National Nutrition Council and RIACAT who shared informative and educational talks regarding their roles in society and relevant topics such as violence against women and children, financial management, and the value savings at a very young age. Part of the program was the feeding and gift-giving of school materials to all the children. Meanwhile, PNP facilitated the Libreng-Tuli and free dental check-up. — By CCS Bollozos