CALIRAYA, LAGUNA โ€“ On 21 โ€“ 23 September 2022, the Department of Labor and Employment MIMAROPA conducted its annual Family Day as it joins the celebration of the 122nd Philippine Civil Service Anniversary. All DOLE MIMAROPA employees attended the activity to celebrate it โ€œgoing RETROโ€.

The Retro-themed celebration included intermission numbers from the different units using retro music in their outfits from the 60โ€™s to 90โ€™s. The following awards were given at the end of the night:

  • Best Retro Outfits:
    • Male: Mr. Carlo B. Villaflores
    • Female: Ms. Jerrylyn Alipoon
  • Star of the night:
    • Male: Mr. Renell G. Mayo
    • Female: Ms. Joanna Marie Agutaya
  • Face of the night:
    • Male: Mr. Eljohn Gonzales
    • Female: Ms. Niรฑa A. Leido
  • Discovery of the night:
    • Male: Mr. Jeffrey Manalo
    • Female: Ms. Monicca Bolos
  • Mr. and Ms. Family Day:
    • Mr. Jonathan Apigo
    • Ms. Kristel Ramirez

On the second day, the whole DOLE MIMAROPA group was divided into 10 teams for the team games. All teams had members from different units giving them a chance to socialize with other DOLE MIMAROPA employees in doing physical activities also as part of the wellness program.

In celebration, DOLE MIMAROPA ARD Erwin N. Aquino gave this message to the employees. โ€œWe have achieved a lot in the past two years. Sama โ€“ sama tayong nagimplement at nagpatupad ng mga programa para makatulong sa pangangailangan ng mga kababayan natin dito sa MIMAROPA. Itโ€™s about time that we also take time to relax and get to know and mingle with other employees from other provinces as we were apart for too long because of the pandemic and can only see each other virtually. Let us all meet and greet each other, participate in the team building activities and most of all, enjoy and have funโ€, he said.

The DOLE MIMAROPA family day is celebrated yearly for its employees. For this year, it was enjoined with the CSC Anniversary with the theme: โ€œTransforming Public Service in the Next Decade: Honing Agile and Future-Ready Servant-Heroesโ€.