Love, Hope, and Happiness

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February 26, 2015
07:23 AM

BY QUARREN M. DEL ROSARIO, SHAI LAGARDE AND KHRISTINE ECHEVERIA

“Sharing Love, Spreading Hope, and Celebrating Happiness” is the theme for this year’s Christmas Party, celebrated last December 5, 2014 at Xavier Sports & Country Club Convention Hall.

abrown christmas party gallery

The Brown Group of Companies’ celebrated another year of thanksgiving as employees came in their cowboy & cowgirl attires. It was a fun-filled night of dance competitions & showcasing of different talents.

abrown cowboy dance competition

Four teams competed for the Cowboy Dance Competition, namely: ABERDI’s Finest (4th Place Winner), Team Bulabog (3rd Place Winner), Cowboy’s Treasure (2nd Place Winner), and Club Maneuvers (1st Place Winner), each team rocked the dance floor with their cowboy/ cowgirl moves.

club maneuvers hit first place in cowboy dance competition
1st Place Winner: Club Maneuvers
cowboy’s treasure as second place in cowboy dance competition
2nd Place Winner: Cowboy’s Treasure
team bulabog as third place in the competition
3rd Place Winner: Team Bulabog
aberdis finest as fourth placer in the competition
4th Place Winner: ABERDI’s Finest
abrown mr. and ms. rodeo 2014

Another highlight during the said event was the Mr. & Ms. Rodeo 2014 contest represented by the finest men & women in each team who presented their talents and handpicked their question as a pair. The employees were entertained by the four lovely pairs who displayed poise, confidence, wit and intelligence.

mr. & ms. rodeo 2014 mr. ranier ridao & ms. maben jane lumpas
Mr. & Ms. Rodeo 2014: Mr. Ranier Ridao & Ms. Maben Jane Lumpas
1st runner up mr. juan b. galon jr. & ms. eira kristian pajo
1st Runner up: Mr. Juan B. Galon Jr. & Ms. Eira Kristian Pajo
2nd runner up mr. haresh frederick dela serna & ms. pauline parcutilo
2nd Runner up: Mr. Haresh Frederick Dela Serna & Ms. Pauline Parcutilo
3rd runner up mr. gusflor rambat & ms. emmarmel bandoles
3rd Runner up: Mr. Gusflor Rambat & Ms. Emmarmel Bandoles
abrown cowboy fashion walk

A Cowboy Fashion walk followed, where employees stride along the catwalk and took a pose on their best cowboy/ cowgirl attires.

Special awards were also given to employees.

best dressed ms. maben jane lumapas
Best Dressed: Ms. Maben Jane Lumapas
scene stealer ms. eira kristian pajo
Scene Stealer: Ms. Eira Kristian Pajo
king of the dance floor mr. ian eblacas
King of the Dance Floor: Mr. Ian Eblacas
queen of the dance floor ms. kristina pizarro
Queen of the Dance Floor: Ms. Kristina Pizarro

The most awaited part of the night where everyone was very excited was the Christmas Raffle. There were 26 winners for the minor and major prizes and among the prizes that were raffled are 24”, 29” and 32” TCL Televisions.

The night ended with dance, music and live band.


Manila celebrations

manila office’s christmas rodeo

The Manila office’s Christmas rodeo may not be as huge, but it was a fun and intimate afternoon.

abrown manila office cowboy themed celebration

Held in Rack’s El Pueblo, Ortigas on December 11, plaid and peasant tops were the order of the day for the cowboy theme.

The party games were judged by Dr. Walter and Mrs. Annabelle Brown, Mr. Roel and Mrs. Jas Castro, and Atty. Rosanne Duavit Santiago.

ms. shai lagarde and mr. bok lamayan presented intermission numbers

Ms. Shai Lagarde and Mr. Bok Lamayan presented intermission numbers, a song-and-ukulele and a harmonica performance respectively.

raffle prices distribution at the end of the party

Of course, raffle prizes were at hand at the end of the party. Everyone went home with full tummies, cool gifts and wonderful memories.

Sporty stuff

abrown manila doing bowling

After the Christmas party, A Brown Manila headed to SM Megamall for a good old game of bowling.

abrown manila doing bowling 2

Meanwhile, on the same day in Cagayan de Oro, Brown Group of Companies held its first ever basketball tournament at XSCCI’s indoor and outdoor basketball courts. The said event was participated by 5 teams from all companies.

abrown basketball tournament green team
Team Green Lanterns
abrown basketball tournament black team
Team Black Cougars
abrown basketball tournament blue team
Team Blue Eagles
abrown basketball tournament red team
Team Red Stallions
abrown basketball tournament team yellow
Team Yellow Minions

The program kicked off by the parade of colors accompanied by a drum and bugle corps. All groups presented their team’s Cheer and Chants, and then they got the basketball rolling.

Winners for the Men’s Division:

Champion: Red Stallions
1st Runner up : Black Cougars
2nd Runner up: Green Lanterns
3rd Runner up: Blue Eagles
Male MVP: Juan Paolo Pizarro – Red Stallions

Winners for the Women’s Division:

Champion: Green Lantern
1st Runner up: Blue Eagles
2nd Runner up: Black Cougars
3rd Runner up: Yellow Minions
Female MVP: Rosemay Simbajon – Green Lanterns

If these events are any indication of the fun times and camaraderie up ahead for 2015, then A Brown Company, Inc. and the entire family are in for a wonderful year.