GROWING AS ONE: Breaking Barriers of Differences

To provide a venue for building camaraderie and improve productivity, so as to increase morale, improve problem solving and teach new skills, the Provincial Internal Audit Office (PIAO) conducted its Annual Team Building Activity (TBA) last June 27-29, 2019 at ITC Compound, Capitol Complex and Atulayan Island, Sagñay, Camarines Sur. This year’s TBA with the theme “Growing as One” was way more exciting, fun and different. Emphasizing the significance of having one goal amidst diverse and contrasting outlook of every member and strengthening the connections and establishing solidarity beyond unity.

Prior to the commencement date the participants were grouped into four teams: Green, Red, Yellow and Blue. These four teams competed and the one stood out was hailed as this year’s champion. The activity was divided into two parts: PIAOlarong Pinoy and Rest and Recreation. The first half was composed mainly of games to test the physical endurance and mental abilities of each players. Attention to details and proper strategies are needed to accomplished each task. Prior to that, Atty. Francis P. Magistrado, PGDH-PIAO, formally started the activities with his cheerful message for everyone to let themselves be free and enjoy the games. Traditional Filipino games such as Patintero, Batuhang Bola, Agawan Base, Sack race and Flag race were introduced and played. After the extreme games, Blue team dominated and won first place, leaving Red team in the second place. 

Part II of the Teambuilding Activity happened at Atulayan Island. At exactly11:00 am on June 28, 2019 participants arrived at MJ Victoria Beach and Resort via sea vessel. All were thrilled and excited to explore what Atulayan Island has to offer. Everyone was too busy taking pictures, swimming and roaming around the area, probably due to the intensive activities in the PIAOlarong Pinoy. The Atulayan escapade, purely intended for leisure and recreation, was indeed a reward for the office’s contribution in promoting and enhancing good governance in the LGU. It may be a tiring day, however, everyone decided to spend a little more time to gather again and share their experiences and untold stories. Who would have thought that the simple yet meaningful activities have left an invisible mark in everybody’s heart. The teambuilding activity indeed served as a venue to unite, solidify the bond and sharpen friendships. Undeniably, it was a successful event due to everyone’s team effort to participate and be involved in this year’s TBA. Moreover, a big thanks to all the organizers for managing the whole duration of the team building activity.

By: Rona Loraine P. Cabral

GROWING AS ONE: Breaking Barriers of Differences