Western Mindanao State University (WMSU) celebrated the Christmas season with an annual get-together party at the university’s gymnasium last December 19. This year’s party is inspired by fantasy and Disney themes.
University President-Dr. Milabel Enriquez-Ho, donned in Ao dai (traditional Vietnamese formal dress) during the occasion, headed the celebration together with the other officials of the university. The get-together was participated not only by administrative personnel but also by the faculty members, students and concessionaires.
Party-goers were clad in their costumes attuned with fantasy, Disney and Marvel Comics characters. It was an opportunity for relaxation and entertainment after a year’s work for the WMSU employees.
The occasion was filled with dance numbers, prizes and merriment. The highlight of the occasion was the launching of the WMSU Family music video, in which different officials, faculty members, students participated in the rendition of ABS-CBN’s Kwento ng Pasko Station ID. Candles were lit while the audience was touched by the heartwarming lyrics of the song. Prayers were offered to the victims of the typhoon Pablo and as well as for the oneness and solidarity of the university.
Engr. Oscar Sicat, Director of the Planning Office of the university was recognized during the event by the Board of Regents, led by Dr. Ho for his honest deed. Engr. Sicat, also known as Gigi was tasked to purchase wristwatches as tokens for WMSU employees during the Civil Service Month celebration. The local store in which he bought the items gave out raffle tickets and eventually the ticket won a prize of a flat screen television unit. Gigi, instead of keeping the prize to himself conscientiously and altruistically disclosed that the ticket won a prize and turned over the television unit to the office of the president.
Dr. Ho said that she won’t let a good and laudable act unnoticed, for a person such as Engr. Sicat deserves to be recognized. Engr. Sicat’s recognition will encourage other employees to do the same.
A drop box for relief goods for Typhoon Pablo was also put up during the event. WMSU students, faculty members and personnel alike donated canned goods, clothing and other basic needs for the unfortunate brothers and sisters of the disaster. (EKEENA O. LIM, WMSU-PUBLIC AFFAIRS OFFICE)