Prov’l Capitol fetes ‘kiddie fun’ Christmas party

IT’S A CHRISTMAS FUN PARTY- Filled with holiday cheers, the Capitol employees together with provincial officials shared the fun and excitement as the Provincial Government stages the 2014 Christmas ‘kiddie fun’ party.

IT’S A CHRISTMAS FUN PARTY- Filled with holiday cheers, the Capitol employees together with provincial officials shared the fun and excitement as the Provincial Government stages the 2014 Christmas ‘kiddie fun’ party.

Province of Davao Oriental—After two years without an employees’ get-together for the holidays, the Provincial Capitol staged this year’s Christmas Party, which is by far considered one of the most ‘fun’ and exciting party ever held for the Capitol family.

Held at the Subangan Parkland at the Provincial Tourism Complex in the City of Mati last December 12, 2014, this year’s theme feted a ‘kiddie fun’ motif, which saw Capitol employees garbed in their kids party attire or donned their childhood fantasy characters.

“It’s so nice to feel like a child. After all, there is a saying that Christmas is for children,” says Governor Corazon N. Malanyaon. “We set the world aside to rejoice in the birth of Christ. We celebrate Christmas in all of its memories and all of its meanings. I think that is the reason why we planned this to be a children’s Christmas Party,” she adds.

The level of excitement heightened even more as Governor Malanyaon, garbed in her ‘Princess Sophia’-inspired attire, announced this year Christmas bonus to the employees.

The level of excitement heightened even more as Governor Malanyaon, garbed in her ‘Princess Sophia’-inspired attire, announced this year Christmas bonus to the employees.

“We want this party to be an unforgettable one as we are trying to collect memories for us to remember. This also strengthens our bond as well as our fellowship.”

Although it was, at first, uncertain whether the province will stage a party for this year, the provincial government had managed to push through with the celebration.

Capitol employees were thrilled to finally have a celebration this year after not holding a celebration in the last two years brought about by unfortunate events. In 2012, the province was hit by the unprecedented Super typhoon Pablo that flattened three of its towns in the east coast. The following year, in 2013, Davao Oriental had sympathized and mourned with the people of VIsayas, who were ravaged by the catastrophic Super typhoon Yolanda—one of the strongest storms that hit the country in years.

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Most joyous Christmas Party

Aside from the overwhelming entertainment presentations and performances, Capitol employees considers this year’s Christmas Party as the most joyous one because of the bonuses that is way much higher than the past years.

Governor Malanyaon said this is the sign of her gratitude to all of the Capitol employees who have worked hard with her throughout the challenges the province had encountered.

During her speech, the governor announced this year’s Christmas bonus that pleasantly surprised employees. For the elected officials, heads and assistant heads, executive assistants and consultants, P25, 000. For the rank and file, P20, 000. For job orders, who have serviced for 6 months and above, P15,000 and job orders below six months is P5,000.

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More reasons to celebrate

Despite all the adversities and trials the province went through in the last two years, the province still has more reasons to celebrate as it manage to uphold its status as the Champion Province in the entire region, says Gov. Malanyaon.

It practically championed all aspects of governance, such as in disaster preparedness, health facility enhancement, local collection efficiency, and agriculture, among others.

In fact, just recently, the province was once again cited by the Mindanao Rural Development Program as the best performing provincial LGU in the whole Mindanao for the implementation of the Cateel Irrigation System, which is by far the biggest project realized under the program.

Gov. Corazon N. Malanyaon in her 'Princess Sophia'-inspired attire.

Gov. Corazon N. Malanyaon in her ‘Princess Sophia’-inspired attire.

Another of its groundbreaking milestones is the realization of the Subangan Provincial Museum that had been drawing a lot of people from all walks of life. 

Also this year, one of the province’s properties—the Mt. Hamiguitan Range Wildlife Sanctuary was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and as an ASEAN Heritage Site. This prestigious inscription has brought Davao Oriental to the international map. For the province, this is another opportunity to promote the province’s tourism industry as well as protecting its wealthy biodiversity.

“We have a lot to celebrate because we have milestones and accomplishments. We have every reason to celebrate because we have worked together. We worked hard as a team and we were able to attain much to gain these milestones,” said Gov. Malanyaon, noting this celebration is an act of thanksgiving that amidst many adversities, the province was able to move and move up.

“Practically all that happened is a testament of our resiliency, of our determination, of our competencies as well as our capacities. We really thank God to all that is happening to our province.” By Karen Lou Deloso/ Photos by Eden Jhan Licayan.

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