Newsletter (December 2015) - Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office


Newsletter (December 2015) - Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office
By: Darcy Geronimo
The Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office
(PCSO) together with the Civil Service
Commission (CSC), the Philippine Sports
Commission (PSC) and the Government
Corporations Athletic Association (GCAA)
participated in the 1st ASEAN Civil Service
Games (ACSG) to be held in Malaysia from
Nov. 15 to 19, 2015. Other member agencies
composing the delegate are athletes and
officials from the Landbank of the Philippines
(LBP), Philippine Gaming and Amusement
Corporation (PAGCOR), PhilHealth, Manila
International Airport Authority (MIAA),
Tourism Infrastructure and Enterprise Zone
Authority (TIEZA), Social Security System
(SSS), National Food Authority (NFA) and
National Power Corporation (NAPOCOR).
Heading the Philippine delegation, bearing
the title “Chef de Mission” is PCSO Assistant
General Manager for Administrative Sector
Atty. Lauro A Patiag, who is also the Chairman
of the PCSO Sports Committee.
The PCSO Board of Directors is grateful for the
opportunity to head the Philippine delegation
and extends support to the activity and to the
PCSO delegates.
About 60 athletes and officials from the
10 ASEAN member countries joined and
competed in the five feature sports, namely:
badminton, table tennis, golf, tenpin bowling
and futsal.
Malaysia as the Chair of ASEAN for 2015
had tasked the Malayan Civil Service Council
(MAKSAK) in cooperation with the Ministry
of Youth and Sports to lead in organizing the
event, carrying the theme “Towards A PeopleCentered Civil Service in ASEAN”.
The aim of the ACSG is to promote and intensify
networking, friendship and understanding
among the ASEAN member states (AMS)
and at the same time support and encourage
healthy lifestyle and sporting culture.
The 5-day sporting games are open to public
servants of AMS. The official mascot of the
ACSG is a tiger named Putra, symbolizing
courage, strength and passion of all athletes
who will compete in the games.
The PCSO Board of Directors wishes all the
participants, the best of luck.
PCSO Newsletter (December 2015)
PCSO Newsletter (December 2015)
1st ASEAN Civil Service Games in Kuala
Lumpur, Malaysia Concluded
by: Eugenio Darcy M. Geronimo
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia-Ten ASEAN member
countries battled it out
in five different events:
bowling, table tennis, golf,
futsal and badminton,
during the 1st ASEAN Civil
Service Games (ACSG)
held in Kuala Lumpur,
Malaysia, on November
15-19, 2015.
While in the Team’s Event,
the third place was bagged by
the Men’s team comprising of
Oscar Abuan (MIAA), Julius
Catolico (SSS), Virgilio Matel
(MWSS), and Ryan Romero
(LBP). While in the women’s
category, the Philippine team
comprising of Maria Dolor
“Dolly” Geling (PCSO), Susan
Sarmie Viray (MIAA), Bella
Lacar Ablan (NAPOCOR) &
Gloria Doromal Quintos (PSC)
placed 4th in the overall team
standing, over-powering Lao,
Vietnam, Cambodia and others.
The 10 ASEAN nations who
participated in the event
were Philippines, Malaysia,
Brunei, Indonesia, Thailand, MISSION ACCOMPLISHED. The entire Philippine Delegate, during the Gala Ending the weeklong event was
Cambodia, Lao, Myanmar, Dinner held at the Palace of the Golden Horses in Seri Kembangan, Malaysia. a grand Gala Dinner at the Hotel
Singapore, and Vietnam. Each
Palace of the Golden Horses
country was represented by their respective Chef de Missions or Head in Seri Kembangan on November 19, 2015, which was sponsored
of the Delegates. For the Philippines, Atty. Lauro A. Patiag, Assistant by the Malaysian government. The night was filled with spectacular
General Manager for Administrative Sector of the Philippine Charity performances from the Malay Royal Dance who performed dances
Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) led the Philippine delegates composed from several cultures such as Malaysia’s Tarian Zapin Tangkas Beralun
of players from Civil Service Commission (CSC), PCSO, Philhealth, (a folk dance of Malaysia that had a distinctive character of the midLandbank of the Philippines (LBP), Manila International Airport eastern musical influence.); China’s Tarian Cina “Journey Along A
Authority (MIAA), Philippine Sports Commission (PSC), Manila Silk Road”; India’s Tarian India; and Malaysia’s Tarian Sarawak “Tebah
Water and Sewage System (MWSS), Social Security System (SSS), Rentap” (Serawak, better known as “State of the Hornbills”. Sarawak is
Government Service and Insurance System (GSIS), National Food located in East Malaysia; Tarian Sabah “Aku Anak Kampung” (Sabah,
Authority (NFA), National Power Corporation (NAPOCOR) and better known as states “Below the Wind”, also located in the Eastern part
Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR).
of Malaysia). Best local musicians in Malaysia also performed during
the event: Jari, a versatile and well-known musician with more than 25
years of experience in the music industry, and Fauziah Gambus, the
one and only established female gambus player and singer in Malaysia.
The weeklong event kicked-off with the opening
ceremony that was held at the Perbadanan
Stadium Malaysia, Kompleks Sukan Negara,
(Panasonic Sports Complex) in Shah Alam
on Tuesday, November 17, 2015 at 8:00 pm.
This momentous event gave every delegate a
chance to show honor and pride by waving
their respective flags. Honorable Tan Sri Dr. Ali
Hamsa, Chief Secretary to the Government of
Malaysia & Patron of the 1st ASEAN Civil Service
Games 2015, delivered the welcome message for
all the guests and delegates. During the parade,
Atty. Patiag together with the other Chefs de
Missions were awarded a trophy of recognition.
Afterwards a grand festivity showcased the local talents of Malaysia.
The 5-day games was opened to public servants of ASEAN member
states (AMS), to improve friendship, networking and understanding
through sports and serves as a catalyst towards promoting healthy
lifestyle and sporting culture.
The games were held in five various sports facilities in Malaysia:
Triways Sports Centre in Padang Jawa in Shah Alam for futsal;
Sunway Mega Lanes, Sunway Pyramid Shopping Mall, Subang Jaya
for bowling; Kelab Golf Perkhidmatan Awam, Bukit Kiara, for golf;
Gymnasium 2, Majlis Sukan Negara for table tennis; and Badminton
Stadium in Cheras for badminton.
The Philippines waved their flag victoriously at the bowling lanes.
It was in this competition where Mr. Oscar Abuan of MIAA bagged
the gold medal on the Men’s VIP Competition, Singles Category, ten
pin bowling upsetting the best players from other competing states.
The Philippine Team (top photo) during the ceremonial opening parade
highlighted by the Malaysian Elite Band (2nd photo).
PCSO Newsletter (December 2015)
Gallery of Events
Chef de Mission, Atty. Patiag and Sir Orly Malaca of PCSO
posed for a souvenir photo with Men’s Bowling Team top
gunner, Mr. Oscar Abuan (MIAA).
The Philippine Delegates during the Opening Ceremony
Chef de Mission, Atty. Patiag posed for a souvenir
photo with Men’s Bowling Team during the finals.
Chef de Mission, Atty. Patiag and Mr. Orly Malaca,
together with PCSO’s number one lady bowler, Ms. Dolly
Execomm, conducting their regular meeting at the
bowling event venue at Sunway.
Chef de Mission, Atty. Patiag and Mr. Orly Malaca (centerleft) with the Philippine Futsal Team.
The Philippine Team happily posed as they waved our flag with pride Mr. Oscar Abuan delivered his winning Mr. Santana battered his opponent from Indonesia during the qualifying
stike during the Bowling Men’s Finals
and joy.
round of the Table Tennis competition in Malaysia.
Named after Malaysia’s “Father
of Independence”, Tunku Abdul
Rahman Putra Al-Haj; PUTRA
(literally “PRINCE”) the Malayan Tiger brings new meanings in
Putra upholds the essence of
amongst teammates. Putra can be
seen sporting his signature white
top symbolising harmony and peace, promoting kindred spirit
amongst sportsmen. The blue bottom he always dons symbolises
integrity and good sportsmanship among the participating athletes.
PUTRA never backs down on a challenge. He will soar through obstacles and emerge victorious. His courage and strength is fuelled
by his passion for everything sports.
Hear him roar. PUTRA, the friendly Malayan Tiger.
ADVISERS: GM Atty. Jose Ferdinand Rojas II
Mercedes J. Hinayon
EDITOR-IN-CHIEF: Atty. Venus T. Buado
Agnes Salgarino-Ibera
Roselle S. Dela Umbria
Eugenio Darcy M. Geronimo
WRITERS: Elizabeth Q. Singson, Antoinette S. Escario,
Roselle S. Dela Umbria,
Eugenio Darcy M. Geronimo
Laura M. Jacinto, Justin B. Santos,
Lowela Y. Lupisan,
Leila N. Valencia, Queenie Rose M. Balita
Archie S.J. Sopenasky
PHOTOGRAPHERS: Ericson L. delos Reyes
Jaime J. Jacinto
Arnold T. Ramos
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