Working towards a healthy work-life balance, Aldersgate College launched its Health and Wellness Program.
Activities began with the holding of the monthly convocation spearheaded by the different units. The School of Medical Sciences (SMS) and the School of Criminology (SOC) jointly led this month’s convocation. Rev. Mark Anthony Dela Peña, alumnus, former employee and now the Associate Pastor of the Solano UMC, served as the guest preacher. The good reverend spoke about the significance of walking with God.
The opening of the sports fest followed shortly after the convocation. Hussel Jan Pacipas, the incoming Sports Coordinator, challenged everyone to release their inner athlete. The Health and Wellness Zumba Team entertained the crowd with an intermission number. This was followed by a message from the Chief Executive of the College, Rev. Dr. Micah Ryan B. Ramel who underscored the significance of a sustained implementation of the health and wellness program because of the far-reaching impact of health on employee productivity. Johanna R. Chua administered the oath of sportsmanship after the President’s message.
Representatives from each competing unit participated in the torch relay and lighting of the flame, heralding the message of friendship and peace during the ensuing games.
Employees were grouped into four units: the Green Warriors with Carolyn Amaranto, VP for Finance and Administration as unit leader; the Red Giants headed by Engr. Josephine Jasmin, VP for Administration; the Blue Jays with VP for Academic Affairs, Dr. Divina Gracia Apolonio as unit head; and the Yellow Strikers led by the President, Rev. Dr. Micah Ryan B. Ramel.
Each unit then took part in the dance and yell competition. The first game of the season was a mixed volleyball tournament where the Green Warriors prevailed against the Yellow Strikers. A dart competition between the Blue Jays and the Red Giants was in play as of press time.