Manila, Philippines – Every year, the Nuffies, along with the Nuffnang Talents, gather to bond with each other and get to know more about the community. Last year, we held its first installment which is a “pool party” at the Manila Polo Club.
This year’s talent activity targeted a different approach which focused on building camaraderie and sportsmanship but still instilling the fun and friendship between the talents and the Nuffies. That being said, the Nuffnang team organized a sports fest called Palarong Nuffies.
Palarong Nuffies stage
Color-coded team bandanas with “I love Nuffnang” button pins
Special thanks to our official venue partner, Treston International College (taken at Treston’s Multi-Purpose Hall)
A scene at our registration booth as we welcome our arriving talents
Abe Olandres, Nuffnang Philippines’ Country Manager/Representative opened the event itself with an exciting and inspiring speech for our talents. Everyone took an oath of sportsmanship afterwards to kick-start the event.
Nuffnang Philippines’ Country Representative Abe Olandres delivering his welcome speech
PRESENTING THE TEAMS
The Nuffies and talents were pre-divided into six (6) teams!
Introducing the RED TEAM! (L-R) Abe Olandres, Victor Basa, Nuffie Jamon Martin, Game Master/Nuffie Rendy Escobin, Mark Lim and Winslow Co
The GREEN TEAM! (L-R) Chuckie Dreyfus, Yen Dreyfus, Anthony Go, Game Master/Nuffie Jona Atienza, Tippy Go, Nuffie Grace Montefalcon
The ORANGE TEAM! (L-R) Game Master/Nuffie Denise Cua, Jackie Go, Michelle Lim, Nuffie Miguel Pelaez and Camille Buhain
The PURPLE TEAM! (L-R) Nuffie MC Go, Noelle De Guzman, Jim Paredes, Jane Chua, Game Master/Nuffie Celine Rojas
The YELLOW TEAM! (L-R) Game Master/Nuffie Geoff Ledesma, Mark Clutario, Sam YG, Helga Weber, Nuffies Jel Directo and Monika Cagalingan
and last but certainly not the least, the BLUE TEAM! (L-R) Game Master/Nuffie Raymund Margallo, Nuffie Fianne Olivar, Rowena Lei, Earth Rullan and TJ Panganiban
CHEERING THEIR HEARTS OUT
To kick-start the games and heighten team spirit, each team made their own cheers
All other teams also gave their best and cheered their hearts out.
Right after the cheering competition, the Nuffies and talents headed over the booths outside the multi-purpose hall for some yummy bites and refreshments.
Thank you Krispy Kreme for the blueberry doughnuts, or as we called it “dough-NUFFS“! And not to forget their original glazed doughnuts too – perfect sugar rush!
Thirst? Never a word with Nestea‘s booth that provided unlimited iced-teas!
LET THE GAMES BEGIN
Witnessed crazy locomotions as our Nuffies and talents played fun and exciting some all-time Filipino parlor games such as Patintero, Calamansi Relay, Sack Race, Limbo Rock, Catch The Egg, Find The Gold, The Boat Cannot Sink, and the Nestea sponsored game.
The official fest started off with the classic Patintero. “No sweat” or “so sweat”?
AND THE AWARD GOES TO…
After all the fun and games, it was time to hand over the medals and trophy to the deserving winners of the sports fest.
We also chose five outstanding players for the special awards!
Thanks to O+ for sponsoring our special awards prizes!
and to Gardenia for providing tons and tons of loot bags containing yummy treats for the participants
Introducing the Nuffnang’s Talent team who spearheaded this year’s event and gave out the awards to the winners. (L-R) Nuffies Dianne San Pedro, Marianne Matic and Arianne Munar
The three best group cheer performances are… *drum roll*
3rd Place (Best Team Cheer) – BLUE TEAM
2nd Place (Best Team Cheer) – GREEN TEAM
1st Place (Best Team Cheer) – PURPLE TEAM
The winning teams’ members for this challenge each received Gardenia loot bags and a pack of chocolates
As for the 5 special awardees, each received mobile phones from O+ and a pack of chocolates
Our BIBO NUFFIE AWARDee, Camille Buhain! “Matagal ko nang pinapangarap ‘tong award na ‘to, thank you thank you!!” says Camille
Our NUFFIE-LASTIK AWARDee, Jackie Go! You truly deserve this award!
And to our three Most Valuable Nuffie players…
Victor Basa from Red Team
Another award for you, Jackie Go (Orange Team)!
Mark Clutario of Yellow Team
As for the finale, awarded are your Top 3 teams for this year’s Palarong Nuffies:
BRONZE – Yellow Team! (Missing Sam YG in the photo)
SILVER – Red Team!
and the overall champion, GOLD – Orange Team! Kayo na!
The Palarong Nuffies 2014 sports fest indeed made each of us closer not just as a community, but much like a family.
Sending out a lot of Nuffie hearts to everyone who attended! Thank you for participating and see you again next year (magse-stretching na kami dito for next year)!