By: Darwin Z. Angcahan, RRT, MHPEd

Bagac, Bataan -- With the aim of promoting camaraderie and stronger relationships among the rank-and-file employees and officials, the Rizal Medical Center (RMC) held its annual team building event in Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar, Bagac, Bataan last May 13.

RMC Family

Hundreds of RMC personnel participated in the said one-day event filled with fun and excitement. Grouped into teams, the employees enjoyed sporting events and group challenges that were carefully planned and designed by the organizing committee.

Beefing up the plan

Mr. Edwin Alcazar of the Materials and Management Department, the organizing committee head for this year's team building event, led a brainstorming activity to arrive at the event's theme, games, and logistics. Several meetings were held to come up with appropriate group activities and challenges. What made this year’s team building event unique was the educational tour showcasing Philippine culture of which the most notable were the traditional Filipino houses as well as the different tournament formats that added thrills and excitement with emotion-filled games in all events that spark each team’s determination to win.

Beefing Up

Building up the team

The event started with a prayer led by Fr. Edgar Dolina and a short message from Dr. Relito M. Saquilayan, Medical Center Chief of RMC. In his message, Dr. Saquilayan emphasized the essence of team building which is to promote camaraderie among the staff of the medical center.  He encouraged the participants to meet the people whom they have not talked with to widen their social circle. “This occasion is an opportunity for an individual to not only show how he or she can perform well as a player but also to demonstrate his or her sense of teamwork, sportsmanship, discipline and maturity," he added.

Declaring the champions

Overall, the Orange team accumulated the most points to win the championship. The team bagged the P10,000 cash prize and a trophy.  The Red team was hailed 1st runner up bagging a cash prize of P7, 000 while Fuchsia team came in third as the 2nd runner up taking home a cash prize in the amount of P5,000.

Champion - Orange Team

                                                                              Team Orange (Overall Champion)

After thoughts

Team building is a buzzword and has many connotations for many organizations. Team building is meant to improve the performance of the team through various activities designed to foster communication and encourage cooperation among the staff members of an organization. As a result of the effectiveness of the activities during the Team building event, group skills, communication and bonding were enhanced within the organization of RMC. Indeed, this year's event had been tiring yet memorable for team RMC.

Awarding of Trophies

Red - 1st Runner Up

Team Red (1st Runner Up)

Fuschia - 2nd Runner Up

Team Fucshia (2nd Runner Up)