Cebuanos are known for their love of everything colorful and festive. From their famous Sinulog Festival to the parties held at Mango Avenue left and right, there is no doubt that Cebuanos are truly a fun-loving bunch.
Last December 4, SYKES Cebu held its annual year-end party at the Waterfront Hotel Cebu City. Called ‘SYKES Summerland’, this year’s theme is a celebration of everything about the beach, the summer, and the tropics — something that Cebu knows by heart.
Medyo Maldito and Snake Princess
Cebu’s “Hugot King”, Medyo Maldito, together with his muse, Snake Princess, opened the event. They brought the house down with their stand-up comedy and even serenaded the attendees. During their act, the pair gamely took selfies and groufies with the SYKESers.
SYKES Vice President for Area Operations, Mr. John Sneed
SYKES Cebu’s Vice President for Area Operations, John Sneed, officially opened the program with a short yet energetic speech. He cheered on with the crowd, chanting “We are SYKES! We are Cebu!” to set the mood of the party.
SYKES Fit and Fab Winner, Nino Erazo
2016 SYKES Service Awardees
Involve Club of the Year
Before the much-awaited employee dance-off, a short recognition for the hard working 10-year SYKES Service Awardees was held on-stage. Cebu’s very own Nino Erazo was also crowned as Fit and Fab 2016’s grand winner, while the Oh Pet’s Club received the SYKES Involve Club of the Year Award. In between segments, raffle draws were also held, giving away gadgets and cash prizes for the lucky winners.
Headturners of the Night
Cebu SYKESers donned their best summer outfits, wearing floral and laid-back attire to the party. Some even went out of their way and dressed with elaborate accessories, catching the eyes of fellow employees and the judges of the costume competition. The honor of being crowned Headturner of the night went to Jhonnie Dehino, Wendy Salatandarte, and Brendo Villanueva.
While the party was all about celebrating employee milestones and having fun, it cannot be denied that one of the most awaited parts of the program was the employee competition. Six groups from different business units went head to head with each other, giving powerful and mind-blowing performances. From fierce dance numbers to vibrant props and costumes, each group gave their all, making their teammates, bosses, and their whole business unit proud.
Employee Competition Champions: JNBU Black Dragons
As like any other contests, only one was declared the champion. This year, JNBU Black Dragons won the title, bringing home PHP 30,000, the trophy, and the year-long bragging rights. The announcement was filled with screams and drum beats, and true enough, their victory was nothing but sweet.
The event was concluded by an amazing performance by special guest, Rico Blanco. Together with his band, they rocked the stage and performed hits like “Yugto”, “Kisapmata”, and “Awit ng Kabataan”. SYKESers danced and sung their hearts out, imbibing every bit of energy from the performance.
SYKES Cebu Crowd
SYKESers may work hard, but they definitely know how to party harder. SYKES Summerland was a testament to Cebu’s energy, their big hearts, and their site’s unity. True enough, they embodied the summer vibe even in December – such a great way to wrap up an eventful year!