Taiheiyo employees 'rocked' in Sportsfest 2012

"We Will Rock You" served as the prologue to the Sportsfest 2012 and, for more than a month, employees of Taiheiyo Cement Philippines, Inc. (TCPI) and Solid Earth Development Corp. (SEDC) rocked together in eight sporting events.

The Blue team from Mechanical Maintenance and the Tangerine team from the E/I Maintenance emerged as overall winners after the smoke of competition cleared, as Support Group B Yellow team and Black team from the Operations Division similarly tied at second place. 

The Violet team of Support Group A finished third, as the Green team of Operations Division B clinched the fourth place as they rocked with the other teams in Basketball, Volleyball, Badminton, Table Tennis, Lawn Tennis, Dart, Billiards and Chess. 

The series opened first hour in the morning on May 1, 2012 at the TCPI Multi-purpose Recreation Center with members of the six participating teams from the different departments that organizers designated by colors. 

After celebrating the Eucharistic Mass, everyone had a short parade of colors that preceded the playing of the national anthems of the Philippines and Japan, then rocked to the tune of the mighty rock group most employees who belong to the Generation X associate with, the Queen. 

TCPI SVP for HRA and Marketing Takahiko Imachi welcomed the rocking players, as CEO and president Satoshi Asami declared the Sportsfest 2012 open, while SVP and plant manager Katsuo Ono lit the torch with then SEDC director Takashi Sugiyama. Sports Director 2012 Yulo Algoso led in the oath of sportsmanship after the teams raised their respective banners, as the players warmed up for battle on cue of the masters of ceremony, Czar Rod Joven and Ms. Vivian Matin-ao. 

The opening program also featured clinkering operator Julito Amba, as president of the San Fernando chapter of Arnis enthusiasts, demonstrating his mastery of the Filipino martial arts, as everyone had fun in the games that followed. 

The players showed for over a month their skills, ability and prowess in the games and events they participated in.