DA-BAR holds sports fest and team building activities

To strengthen the camaraderie among DA-BAR employees and cap off the sports festival activity, a team building activity was held on 13-15 May 2022 in Tanza, Cavite. 

“This will serve as an opportunity to strengthen the bond among divisions, sections, and unit…May this bring out our competitive spirit but also to promote camaraderie in the bureau,” said DA-BAR director Dr. Junel Soriano in his opening speech during the sports festival kick-off on 21 March 2022. 

The staff were grouped into four teams,Coral Peach, Powder Blue, Periwinkle, and Mint Green. They participated in various sports competitions such as  volleyball, basketball, badminton, table tennis, darts, chess, cycling, running/walking, as well as fun games such as chinese garter, toss the stack-catch the stack, and junk in the trunk. 

Following a point-scoring system—Coral Peach championed the 2022 BAR Sportsfest with 90.5 points–as they stood among the rest in basketball, cycling, and cheerdance competitions. Mint Green came in second place. The Powder Blue and Periwinkle teams took third and fourth place, respectively. 

During the team building, the teams also participated in various exercises to foster skills in communication, problem solving/decision making, planning/adaptability, and trust. 

Exhibition games, participated by bureau’s officials and staff, also highlighted the three-day team building activity. 

To formally end the month-long activity, assistant director  Dr. Anthony Obligado recognized the efforts and dedication of all staff that led to the success of the event. He also encouraged the staff to apply the lessons they learned in the workplace. 

The bureau’s Human Resources Management Unit, led by Ludivina Pelayo and Melody Memita, facilitated the team building activities while the Association of BAR Employees-Board of Trustees, led by its president Kris Thea Marie Hernandez, organized the sports festival. (### Diwa J. Velasquez)