Tourism Capability Building Trainings
June 17, 2016
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June 17, 2016

Admin Updates

CEMCDO staff during their team building activity at Lake Sebu, South Cotabato

CEMCDO staff during their team building activity at Lake Sebu, South Cotabato

The last quarter of 2015 has been a remarkable act for CEMCDO employees as different activities took place in the last three months of the year following its splendid work. The administrative unit with the leadership of the unit head Ms. Shirley T. Cunanan was able to plan and capture this together with the lessons learned. Consider:

The Speical Projects Division staff proudly presented their banner.

The Special Projects Division staff proudly presented their banner.

1. Part of the workings of an office just like CEMCDO is to conduct its annual operations review and planning workshop in order to focus on the strategic direction of the office. Given this, Monte Cielo Eco-Resort in Lake Sebu, South Cotabto played host to this affair on December 2-4, 2015. And to navigate through its activity, the office hired a resource person and at the same timefacilitator in the person of Ms. Filipinas R. Amolat. Mr. Charles U. Pesodas and Ms. Ji-le Y. Tolimao from the Investment Division were the masters of ceremony. The two-day affair was successful because of the collaborated efforts of Ms. Amolat and everybody; as for all intents and purposes the latter was involved and they participated very well in the different activities prepared.

The active participation of all Administrative Unit staff resulted to an impressive activity output.

The active participation of all Administrative Unit staff resulted to an impressive activity output.

The affair was graced by the presence of The last quarter of 2015 has been a remarkable act for CEMCDO employees as different activities took place in the last three months of the year following its splendid work. The administrative unit with the leadership of the unit head Ms. Shirley T. Cunanan was able to plan and capture this together with the lessons learned. Consider: 1. Part of the workings of an office just like CEMCDO is to conduct its annual operations review and planning workshop in order to focus on the strategic direction of the office. Given this, Monte Cielo Eco-Resort in Lake Sebu, South Cotabto played host to this affair on December 2-4, 2015. And to navigate through its activity, the office hired a resource person and at the same time the City Administrator Atty. Arnel A. Zapatos, who gave his remarks on the vision of the City Mayor for the city of General Santos.

The Tourism Division Staff working hand-in-hand on during the banner-making activity.

The Tourism Division Staff working hand-in-hand on during the banner-making activity.

While the Acting Department Head, Engr. Riza Marie T. Paches laid down the directions of the office for the year 2016 and asked the support of the staff to work hand-in-hand in order to achieve the vision of the office and continue to contribute in the economic development of the city. 2. To an extent the admin division is engaged in a few technical works notwithstanding the nittygritty on the basic of handling administrative work like moving papers around and outside the office. Such arrangement does enhance the division’s prompt respond to comply with the requirements of the City Budget Office, City Accountant’s Office and among others.

Members of the Investments Division showing their teamwork in completing the activity given to them.

Members of the Investments Division showing their teamwork in completing the activity given to them.

And then this:(i) prepared the obligation of accounts for properties and utilities with the collaboration of the other divisions; (ii) submission of the PPMP CSE 2016 was achieved given the standing policy from the management that the City General Services Office will prepare all procurements of the different departments along with its responsibility to furnish only a copy of the different programs of the department, of which said PPMP was submitted on December 29, 2015; and (iii) conducted inventory of the office supply and equipment to verify its availability and usefulness done by our designated property custodian Mr. John Jireh Ramos assisted by some staff assigned by the Acting Department Head. On account of this, nonfunctioning office equipment was returned to the CGSO for proper disposal. 3. In the spirit of Christmas, CEMCDO staff held its annual Christmas Party in the most famous Yakimix Restaurant at Veranza Mall, this city.

Division banners during their Strategic Planning Activity. (From left to right: Investments Division, Tourism Division, Special Projects Division and Administrative Unit)

Division banners during their Strategic Planning Activity. (From left to right: Investments Division, Tourism Division, Special Projects Division and Administrative Unit)

It was a unique party for everyone since usual parties are being held at Beaches and Resorts. Majority of the staff attended the event while some were not able to attend because of prior commitments. The Staff were excited to taste the special delicacies of other countries which Yakimix offers. Others had their first, second and third batch of food since it’s unlimited. Everyone enjoyed their sumptuous meal over chitchats and laughters. Other personnel stayed outside while others preferred to eat inside. It was an eat all you can party. After meal time, the staffs proceeded in the outside area of the venue to do the traditional gift-giving activity during Christmas Parties. There are laughter and teasing all over the place whenever someone describes her “manito” or “manita”. The gift- giving showed the generosity of each employee however the sincerity and belongingness in the group shows the true spirit of Christmas. Other staff gave personal gifts to their friends and special colleagues. Everyone was happy and they appreciated the unique gifts they received. This is another fun and unforgettable experience to each member of CEMCDO Family. 4. Another important highlight for the quarter is the addition of a newly hired Tourism Operations Officer I, Ms. Sarah Kristina Nejemiah Chua. Everyone welcomed her as the new member of the family of CEMCDO.

CEMCDO Staff Christmas Party Celebration at Yakimix, Veranza Mall.

CEMCDO Staff Christmas Party Celebration at Yakimix, Veranza Mall.