Lopez Group chairman emeritus Oscar M. Lopez and FPH chairman Federico R. Lopez with SVP Pearl CatahanFirst Philippine Holdings Corporation (FPH) honored 11 service awardees and three retirees during the FPH Gabi ng Parangal held at the EDSA Shangri- La Hotel on June 29, 2013.
Honored for five years in service were vice president Ariel Ong and Comptrollership supervisor Jason Jimenez. Ten-year service awardees were Igor Simon Korionoff of IBSI, Maribel Rubia of Asian Eye Institute and Fergie Santiago of the Treasury Department.
Spending 15 years in FPH and counting, Arlene Sabella of the Administration Department and Asian Eye general manager Alwin Sta. Rosa indeed continue to serve the company well.
Abegail Cabrera and Mercedita Rosaldo of the Finance and Treasury Department, and Ria Silvino of the Legal Department were awarded for their 20 fruitful years of service. Cory Miguel, the ever-reliable secretary of FPH president Elpidio L. Ibañez, was awarded for serving the company for 30 years. This year’s Gabi ng Parangal also acknowledged Miguel’s retirement as a regular employee.
Lastly, two of the kindest employees of FPH, Nicolas Cruz of the Human Resources Group, retired after more than 30 years of service, while the Comptrollership Group’s senior vice president Pearl Catahan brought tears to the employees’ eyes as she delivered her parting speech.
The Orchestra of the Filipino Youth performed for the employees. Closing the event with a blast were three of the FPH Music Icons: Marjorie Salanga of IBSI, Rene Espinosa of First Philec Solar Corporation and Chelou Monzales of Rockwell. The event was hosted by the Legal Group’s Atty. Lianne Bacorro and Atty. Esmer Amistad. (Story by: Ayesha Marie Volpane)Award Winners from L-R: Cory Miguel, Ariel Ong. Emcees: Atty. Lianne Bacorro and Atty. Esmer Amistad