AFTER almost 3 years of prohibited mass gatherings and events due to the COVID-19 pandemic, ANFLOCOR comes back with a grand Anniversary Gala at the DusitD2 Davao Hotel last October 10, 2022. The Dusit Thani Ballroom was transformed into a sparkling, sapphire blue themed venue. The ANFLOCOR service awardees, along with the company’s principals and executives looked astonishing as they exhibited elegance in their formal evening attire.
The gala’s program began with a message from the Chairperson of the ANFLO Group of Companies, Ms. Maria Linda F. Lagdameo, that highlighted the theme of the event and the awardees: “ANFLOCOR has become an epitome of resilience, of commitment, of success, all underscored by one big family. You’re here because you’re part of a distinguished group of employees whose hard work, dedication, and loyalty are recognized in all of this and more. Let tonight be a good example to our next generation of employees and allow yourselves to become an inspiration to them so they, too, can look forward to taking their place in ANFLOCOR history when the time comes.” Mr. Vincent R. Floirendo, President and CEO of Agri Group, DAI, SECURUS, and PITRADE, also sent his well wishes via a written message and expressed his appreciation for the loyalty and perseverance of the awardees.
The opening dance number of the JAZ Up Dance Crew took the centerstage as they performed a jaw-dropping presentation. The audience was also treated to a surprise by selected ANFLOCOR service awardees, when they showcased a traditional cotillion dance choreography to the tune of post-modern jukebox music that captivated the hearts of their colleagues.
127 ANFLOCOR service awardees were given plaques of recognition and special tokens for their dedicated service and valued contribution to the company. Ms. Lilian Beatriz P. Castillo, the SAVP of SSC Treasury, was commended as the ANFLOCOR executive with the longest years of service (35 years) and Mr. Amador L. Maramara is the ANFLOCOR employee with the longest years of service (36 years). A brief part of the program was also shared with 4 ANFLOCOR retirees, who were also recognized.
The venue was filled with smiles and satisfaction as the sumptuous array of food, open mobile bar, and the serenade from Gap 69 band of Muzic’s Kool created the perfect combination of an ambience during dinner time.
Mr. Ricardo R. Floirendo, Vice Chairman of The ANFLO Group of Companies, had everyone in the audience inspired as he talked about the late patriarch of the Floirendo family and founder of the business conglomerate, Don Antonio O. Floirendo, Sr., his teachings and legacy to his employees. “What has always been important to our founder is not only being bright or being well-educated. It’s integrity, loyalty, and what he used to always say, his favorite word: malasakit”. A ceremonial toast marked the culmination of ANFLOCOR’s 45th founding anniversary events, when everyone raised a glass in honor of the company’s significant milestone.
The night ended in style, as every ANFLOCOR party had. People grooved to the music, enjoyed good fellowship, and celebrated the company’s resilience as “One ANFLOCOR”.
A Thanksgiving Mass was also held earlier in the day at the Damosa Diamond Tower. Fr. Rey T. Sabuero from St. Francis of Assisi – Quasi Parish ministered the Holy Eucharist and the Rite of Blessing to the ANFLOCOR service awardees in attendance, while each of the ANFLOCOR departments and the rest of the Damosa-based companies sponsored the offertory gifts.
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