“Palarong Pang-empleyado 2.0 was a success. The UPV employees enjoyed the unique games facilitated by the faculty of the Department of Physical Education. Also, everybody was happy because of the free food and super exciting prizes prepared by the UPV Healthy Lifestyle and Wellness Committee.” -Enrique Legaspi III – Office of the College Secretary, College of Arts and Sciences
“It was really a fun and a stress relieving activity. We were so excited to join in all the games because they have unexpected twists. Maybe next year, it should be a whole day event. We wanted more. I hope ball games can be included. It was a success.” -Melany Calcaben, Administrative Officer, Campus Development and Maintenance Office
“We gained friendships and camaraderie through teamwork. We thoroughly enjoyed the games and we were happy with the cash prizes.” -Jo Ann Sadia, University Library, Iloilo City
“It was a great time for us to have fun and have a break from work. At the same time, get the chance to bond with other new employees.” -Agustin Villareal, Budget Office
These statements echoed the overall sentiments of the UPV employees who participated in the “Palarong pang Empleyado 2.0” held on November 27, 2019 at the covered court in the Miagao campus.
The event was primarily designed to encourage office workers to have a break from the monotony of sitting in the office eight hours a day, five days a week, year after year. Thus, the games had enough physical movements without taxing too much the not so very athletic employees of the university.
Likewise, the games also tested for speed, endurance, agility and flexibility although these were gentler and combined with an element of fun.
“The UPV Healthy Lifestyle and Wellness Committee offers this activity to inspire every one of us to pursue a life of balance and wellness. This is also an opportunity for us to strengthen camaraderie with one another and develop teamwork, as well as give us a day to focus on our health,” says College of Arts and Sciences Dean, Ma. Severa Fe Katalbas who gave a brief message on behalf of Chancellor Ricardo Babaran.
This is the second year that the Committee has organized this event.