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Today is Friday the 13th! Yes! Some are busy for the valentines day, but most of us employees are busy encoding grades for the second period! Haha Valentines the COC way! 
Today, we were also set to meet with fellow employees as members of the Cagayan de Oro College Faculty and Employees' Association (COCFEA). By lunch time, we went to the PHINMA-COC Main South and enjoyed window shopping at the organized Employees' Bazaar! Then we then entered the auditorium. Employees were already gathered. 
A few minutes after our arrival, the program started.  A clip of the recent FUN RUN was shown. The general assembly's host was Ms. Caldoza. We were then offered to take our meal as the buffet has been readied by the catering services of Truffles.
Then we were welcomed into the general assembly by Mr. Caliat. We were also given words of affirmation and inspiration as well as a challenge by our very own Chief Operations Officer, Mr. Karim Bangcola. 
Raffle prizes were given, and a lot of our colleagues received something. My name wasn't called, and was never really mentioned in all the minor prizes. We were praying that if the name called isn't ours, the person isn't around. Up until almost every single raffle items were given but there was no mention of our my name. Souvenir cups, frying pans, pitchers and even the Starbucks GCs were all gone. Made me sad, until they said, one last name for the grand prize! And guess what, my name was called! hahahaha
Surprisingly, the grand prize (although it's not really super expensive) is an electric kettle of Kyowa! Just right for our own electric kettle at home has just given up working! haha It was fully depreciated and disposed recently! Talk about timing! Yeah! Thank you Lord! I don't have to spend for the electric kettle.
Then the discussions regarding the updates of the Association's policies were given, discussed, disputed and some items were approved. Some items were also deferred for study by the Board of Directors. 
After the general assembly of the association, we all went back to our respective offices to continue with our work. Although, classes has been suspended, the deadline for encoding grades wasn't moved. Which means that everyone is expected to have uploaded the grades by end of the day! So off we go, let the encoding continues!
I did finish my grades sooner. And was a little bit relaxed during the day. Had a time to draft some documents for another project! Thank you God for the accomplishments!
By 3:00 P.M. our College's dancers had a practice on their "Dance Battle - Employees' Edition" amd was rehearsing the steps like it's already the real stage and final showdown! The College is so proud of you Ma'am Reina, Hanna, Agnes, Sir Chris and JP! You rock! Go CMA!
After their rehearsal, they've prepared themselves, they wore their attires and had their make-up and face paints. Here they are. 
We decided to go down stairs to watch "The Voice of COC". The winner is from the College of Education! Congratulation lady! You deserve it. I personally like her rendition of "Thinkin' Out Loud" by Ed Sheeran. They were first asked to sing their song of choice, then was ranked and the judges selected 4 out of the 8 voices (artists), then of the 4 was "The Voice of COC". She made a final song Victor's Piece "Listen"! Congratulations!
With soon to be Dr. Cheryl Marie R. Calo, MBA, Dean Cecilia M. Laguna, CPA, MBA and Clyde F. Gamolo, CPA, MBA
After "The Voice of COC", the dance battle of the employees followed. Here's the video clip! Fantastic! Teachers can move and groove! Wohooo!
We decided to go out for a dinner at Lifestyle District after the Dance Battle.  Had this picture taken. 
Thank you guys for a fun-filled pre-valentine bonding! 

It was a Sunday, I woke at 2:00 A.M. I've slept earlier the night before because of a very busy schedule. However, it was a blessing that I was off to bed early as I've got an early commitment to attend to on that Sunday! Yes! Fun Run! With the theme "Dagan mo, Kaugmaon Ko", the proceeds will go the scholarship fund of the school to fund several scholars of the school PHINMA-Cagayan de Oro College!
I got ready, and took my Race bib, I can do this! Haha feeling inspired and encouraged! 🙂  I am running for 5K but the bib shows 3K with superimposition! haha
I left home at around quarter to 5:00 A.M. And just as I arrived at the school entrance (assembly area), I've heard the shouted, "alright, get ready 5k runners, you are now going to be next, in 5, 4, 3, 2, 1.... gunshot!) I joined the run of the more or less four thousand runners!
I did not expect myself to run the entire 5K, I know that I haven't been warming up. But I am amazed that I was able to run for quite a distance without resting. Specially when I went ahead of my colleagues in the office. I was able to finish though the 5K in forty-four minutes (yeah I know I was too slow), but it's still an accomplishment for me. You see, I don't jog every day now. So, it's a great come back start! hahah 🙂
The route was from PHINMA-COC Campus main gate, going to Vamenta Boulevard to C.M. Recto Highway turning left towards Bulua, then a U-turn at N-hotel then back to PHINMA-COC! It's a Fun-run-walk-run-walk-walk-walk-run-walk-walk-walk-run...walk. Haha!
After the race, we were informed that we can already claim our certificate. We proceeded to the releasing area where snacks were also served.

But hey, we didn't just get a certificate, we also had a reward from our Chief Operations Officer Mr. Bangcola! Thank you sir!

Milo was also there to distribute free cold drinks! Wasn't able to take a picture of the very small cup there were distributing.
We had a little chitchat before we were asked to join a Zumba! Yes, we danced after the run. We were gathered at the quadrangle! And yes, they hired instructors to lead us in the Zumba!
Then a dance or presentation number from the basic education department followed.
We had fun watching!
Go basic ed
After the presentation, the new PHINMA-COC landmark was also revealed!

The ladies don't want to go home without a picture of the FINISH LINE with them. So here it is!
Reina, Hannah and Agnes
Reina, Agnes, Hannah and Ryan
Then off we go to get something to fill our empty stomach. These was the view as we crossed the newly opened bridge!
It was a fun-filled run! Indeed it's a fun run! I enjoyed the kickstart of the foundation celebration! Congrat's PHINMA-COC!