Friday, June 8, 2012

Special Partners' Day Held In Taguig

CCT gives high value and importance to its community partners*. The reason we are in the community  is to serve them and to offer programs that meet their needs. This is a serious business. But of course CCT knows how to have fun and with that reason, CCT marked a special day just for them -- Partners' Day.  

 CCT branches in Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao held Partners' Day to recognize community partners who have loyally stayed with CCT for  five years or more.  They were given certificates and several special privileges to encourage them and to let them know that CCT appreciates partnership with them.  

The CCT Taguig branch highlighted their Partners' Day celebration with a  Nanays' pageant on June 2, 2012 at their community center.The program had the theme Ulirang Ina and was attended by 111 community partners, staff from that area, as well as by some support office staff. 

Pastor Ruel Castino speaks words of encouragement  from Proverbs 31 . 

Some fellowship groups showed what they've got. 
Here and in next photo, fellowship 6 members do an interpretative dance.

Team Servant Arlene Ordinario (right) and Covenant Community Builder Kristie Laurenciano   happily call  partners to the stage to receive their certificates. Seventy-five partners were given a certificate of appreciation.
"We are all hoping for more years of partnership with you," says Arlene Ordinario, team servant.
Here and in next photo,
Grace Cayabyab,  peer servant  for  IT, MIS, and Audit,
congratulates some partners. 

 Fifteen nanays joined the pageant. Here are some of them:
 The contestants showed their talents through song, monologue, dance and drama. 
Some of the Nanays had  fun dancing with student intern from
 HOPE International,  Josiah Meneghini.
Just as in any other pageant, winners were chosen and awards were given out. 
Maharlika Moron, number 11, won the title Mrs. Photogenic

The Best in Talent title was awarded to  Delia Marzan.
She was escorted by A.B. Albania from CCT's support office.

Nanay Francisca Roca received the
  People's Choice and Best in Filipiniana awards. 

Nanay Jacqueline Valderrama, hands-on Nanay:
  winner of the Ulirang Ina title! 

Partners' Day is a day the Taguig nanays won't forget -- a day of inspiration, encouragement, appreciation, and fun.  
*Microfinance recipients are generally referred to as borrowers or clients.  At CCT they are referred to as community partners because they as seen as co-workers in building God's Kingdom.