The first-ever Municipal Employees Sportsfest kicked off last June 22, 2017 at the Baliwag Star Arena, featuring eight teams from different offices and departments namely Team D (Blue), Team MFVE (Green), Team HNS (Dark Green), Team BPLO (Black), Team Baliwag Star (White), Team Strength in Numbers (Yellow), Team Environment (Violet), and Team Market (Gray).
The ceremony began with an opening prayer led by Ms. Ma. Cristina Cordero, Zumba Instructor, Sports Development Office (SDO), followed by the National Anthem. Mr. Ronaldo Torres, Officer-in-Charge of SDO, recited the Oath of Sportsmanship. Mayor Ferdie V. Estrella delivered the opening remarks, with the theme of building a strong bond and establishing teamwork among employees.
In addition to the overall team award, several special awards were also given with the help of guest judges Binibining Baliwag Festival Queen 2017 Ms. Jane Lyn Fernando and Mr. Geoffrey Austria. Ms. Genesis Driz (Team Gray) was awarded as the Best Muse while Team Baliwag Star was named the Best in Uniform. Mr. Heherson Cruz, Librarian I, bagged the Biggest Loser Award as announced by Public Assistance and Complaints Center Head Mr. Michael Ismael Flores.
Human Resource Management Office (HRMO) facilitated the conventional parlor games. Team MFVE and Team Strength in Numbers tied at second place, while Team D bagged the first place.
The sportsfest was a success and has lively expressed its purpose of strengthening the employees’ teamwork and camaraderie.