GMEC-GNPD celebrates 1st Mental Health Week collaboration


Aimed to inculcate the importance of healthy mental well-being in employees’ work and personal lives, GNPower Mariveles Energy Center Ltd. Co (GMEC) and GNPower DingininLtd. Co. (GNPD) celebrated their first-ever collaboration for Mental Health Week from November 20 to 24. 

The week-long program started with a 30-minute Zumba exercise on November 20, 8:00 am, at the GMEC Administration Building grounds, participated in by employees and some of the companies’ executives, including AVP for ComRel Arcel Madrid and AVP for SHES-RA Carisa Sari. The activity was followed by a webinar titled “Dealing With Stress In A Stressful World,” with Dra. Aimee Mercado of Pascual Consumer Healthcare Corp. as the guest speaker.

Another webinar was held on November 21, titled “Self Care: Mental Awareness for a Better You”, delivered by Dra. Erlind Genivieve Blasurca-Duran also from Pascual Consumer Healthcare Corp. The highlight of the second day was a Poster Making and Photojournalism simultaneous contest. The theme of the two contests is ”Kalusugang PangkaisipanBawatEmpleyado ay ating Pakinggan”. Contestants were given two hours each to complete their entries.

The third day, November 22, was a Pamper Day for the employees of GMEC, as they were treated with various self-care services such as foot spa, manicure, pedicure, haircut, back massage, eyelash extension, haircut, and facial. They were provided at the MH Building inside the GMEC plant.

On November 23, day four of the program, a competitive Palarong Pinoy tournament was held also at the GMEC Administration Building grounds. Participated by eight teams from different departments, the competitors challenged each other through six different stations, namely: Patintero/Piko/Chinese Garter, Marble Game, Kalamansi Relay, Luksong Tinik, and TumbangPreso. The team who completed the five stations the fastest emerged as the winner. GMEC-GNPD Finance and Accounting team were crowned as champions, followed by GMEC MH and SHESRA-CSU team as the runners-up. GMEC-GNPD Operating team claimed third place.

On the evening of the fourth day, GNPD opened its Basketball League tournament. Eight teams from different departments competed. An Executive Exhibition game was also held between Team Dennis and Team Manny, where the latter prevailed, 45-43. Deputy TSD Manager Joey Basilia took the MVP award as he led his team to victory. 

Finally, on the last day, November 24, the long-awaited GMEC Fun Run pushed through with 89 GMEC employees joining five different categories: 10k run, 5k run Male (40 years old and below), 5k run Male (41 years and above), 3k run Female (40 years old and below), and 3k run Female (41 years and above). The GNPD Pamper Day was also held during the final day of activities.

Winners of the Fun Run are as follows: 10k – Koji Murase (1st), Ramon Noble Jr. (2nd), and Em Perlas (3rd); 5k Male (40 and below) – Aljon Pangilinan (1st), Jan Raimier Poblete (2nd), and Masaki Kabeya (3rd); 5k Male (above 40) – Joel Trance (1st), Eusebio Arnile Jr. (2nd), and Ariel Laygo (3rd); 3k Female (40 and below) – Kristine Joyce Abejar (1st), Harianne Vitug (2nd), and Josephine May Hizon (3rd); 3k Female (above 40) – Ma. Corazon Quinto (1st), Joanne Aboganda (2nd), and Joy Cabornay (3rd).

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