Splish Splash: The Aqua-mazing Famventure of the Year


The first-ever joint GMEC-GNPD Family Fun Day 2023 was absolutely splash-tacular! 

It was held at Aqua Planet in Pampanga, one of the biggest water theme parks in Asia, last June 10. GNPD and GMEC employees and their families participated in this water-riffic, fam-tastic bonding activity.

The day kicked off at 9 am with a lively program led by the HRA Department in front of the enticing wave pool under the drowsy sun. It was a perfect combo of safety briefings and fun-filled kiddie games. When the program ended, the aqua-mazing famventures and bonding moments began.

Families, together with friends, danced to the groovy music while soaked deep in the Wave Pool and cruised with the relaxing ripples of the Wave River. They also learned a maneuver or few with the calling waves of Boogie Bay and Flow Rider. 

Their shouts of exhilaration and amusement were heard nonstop as families and friends went round the 360° Aqua Loop one by one, devoured in fours into the whirl of the Superbowl, dove in duos inside the dark twisty bends of the Hurricane, and competed by pairs of six to know who’s the fastest in the Octopus Racers.

The fun didn’t stop even with the surprise heavy downpour early in the afternoon – it only intensified! All embraced the rain and continued to splash around. The kids still enjoyed the curves and spirals of kiddie slides. 

With a swift look from right to left, one could see everybody made the most of every moment. Old colleagues were busy laughing, catching up over late lunch. Newfound friends actively engaged in cheerful chatter with one another.

It’s noteworthy that in recognizing the importance of family bonding towards overall employee well-being, both companies partnered with Aqua Planet in sponsoring this unforgettable family fun day. All transportation arrangements, admission fees, and food allowance for attendees were covered in full.

When the day officially closed at 4:30 pm, the prominent marks of physical exhaustion and sun-kissed skin tones were crystal clear in the late afternoon. As everyone went home bringing rekindled family bonds and reignited friendships, it was clear this combined famventure was worthy to treasure.

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