COO Anton Perdices gives his welcome remarks during this year's Oustanding Kaibigan Awards night  in Oakridge Pavilion.
COO Anton Perdices gives his welcome remarks during this year's Oustanding Kaibigan Awards night in Oakridge Pavilion.

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The Magic in OK Night

Every O.K. (Outstanding Kaibigans) Awards night, working people become stars. This year, the people of VECO have transformed into musical actors and actresses.

On the fifth O.K. year, shared service center peeps became witches, quality assurance people became cowboys and corporate communication officers became big-haired singers to name a few.

This night not only recognizes the outstanding VECO employees but it also provides a venue for their other talents like dancing and singing. It is a fun party atmosphere on its own with the overflowing food and drinks.

“There were really a lot of dancers this year. The O.K. Awards has become a venue for exposing the other talents of the VECO Kaibigans,” Connie Sosas of the Human Resource Department comments. She is one of this annual event’s organizers.

For the Outstanding Kaibigan of the Year, Dante Misterio was awarded as Team Leader; Wendel Chua got a Special Award for Innovation; Daryl Bonbon was recognized with a Special Award for Service Excellence; and Rogrido ‘Digoy’ Mendoza was awarded as Team Member.

The O.K. Team Award for Integrity was given to Team CSRD while for Teamwork, Team HANGOUTS was recognized. For Innovation O.K. Team Award, the Online Substation Equipment Condition, Monitoring and Automation Control was acknowledged. The Power Contracting Team was awarded for Responsibility while a Special Award was given to Top Subject Matter Experts. The Warehouse Decentralization team got the Service Excellence O.K. Team Award and another Special Awards was given to Team Jupiter.

For the Kaibigan Video of the Year, Engineering 2’s ‘Hard Knock Life’ was considered best. CSRD ‘Beauty and the Beast’ was the Think Theme Team.

Aside from them, there were also 80 more awardees that were especially nominated by team leaders this year.

“If a lot of people participate, everyone will surely have fun,” Sosas said in Cebuano.

Around 92% of the entire VECO population attended this year’s recognition night.

For the production crew alone, the number of volunteers was around 200 heads. It took three months to prepare for the entire thing.

“This year, we have really leveled up. The production was bigger,” Sosas expressed.

It was truly another night of magic.