Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Larong Pinoy Games As A Company CSR Activity




For many companies, it’s not enough to make money and satisfy customers. Service to local communities is also part of the company agenda, and they involve their employees in outreach programs. These companies often go the extra mile to give a little something back to their employees, the community, and the world at large. They’ve developed solid reputations for going out and doing some good, turning their success into an opportunity to help others.

For a long time, businesses have given back to society in different ways. The domain for such outreach was based more on concerns and thoughtfulness to help people.  For some companies, business isn’t all about the bottom line. They make strides to be a caring part of society and help out those who live in less fortunate circumstances. They’re companies that know how important Corporate Social Responsibility can be to others.

Chevron Philippines is one of the few examples of those doing Corporate Social Responsibility right. Every year, Chevron Philippines embarks in a program dubbed "Week of Caring, wherein employees of the company engage communities as volunteers. For the second time, the employee-volunteers of Chevron reached out once again the children of Nayon ng Kabataan (in Mandaluyong City), a youth welfare community operated by the Department of Social Welfare Development (DSWD).

During its Week of Caring program, Chevron employees went to Nayon ng Kabataan to play as “big brothers” to the children of Welfareville --- playing Larong Pinoy, the traditional Filipino Street Games.  As coach and playmates, they ran and vigorously played with the children: games like, patintero, luksong tinik, luksong baka, chinese garter, piko, and other Pinoy games.


The choice of Larong Pinoy as an activity aims to provide a light, fun interaction between the Chevron employees and the kids at Nayon ng Kabataan.  The organizers of the Chevron outreach program recognizes the power of Larong Pinoy as a strong vehicle for community engagement and interaction.  The traditional Filipino street games is a cultural treasure, well-loved by many Filipinos even today.  Many people are still unable to own high-tech game gadgets, computers, or smartphones with game applications; thus, Larong Pinoy is still a fun alternative among many of the children.


Having a social good culture makes your employees know they are working for something that is bigger than themselves; their business is not one dimensional and more importantly, it cares about people.  There are new breed of corporate individuals who believe that what you put into the world is exactly what you’re going to get out of it. People want to do things that matter; companies that encourage employees to participate in volunteerism and giving back are creating fulfilling environments to work in.

CSR to be meaningful has to reach out to the large majority of our people who are not only without purchasing power, but are fundamentally deprived of basic livelihood. There are companies stand out as prime examples of how social responsibility can be productively coupled with sound strategies to advance goodwill, while building sustainable and impressive businesses. They provide the leadership to demonstrate how marketers can pursue both objectives simultaneously. As such, socially conscious companies have stepped up their efforts with increasing effectiveness and productivity. It is an impressive movement and one that invites society at large to do even more.

Magna Kultura Foundation salutes Chevron Philippines for making Larong Pinoy their choice of activity for engaging communities.  The interaction between the employees of Chevron and children of Nayon ng Kabataan will last a lifetime of remembrance.





For organizations who would like to conduct a Larong Pinoy program in schools, barangays, or for private companies, contact Magna Kultura Foundation.   

Contact DICKIE AGUADO, Executive Director - Magna Kultura Foundation:
Cellular Phone Nos.: +63 917 8990025 (Globe) or +63 922 8990026 (Sun)
Landline Tel No. (632) 514-5868
Email Address: kulturapilipinas@gmail.com





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The Pinoy Games As A Corporate PR Program




For many companies, it’s not enough to make money and satisfy customers. Service to local communities is also part of the company agenda, and they involve their employees in outreach programs. These companies often go the extra mile to give a little something back to their employees, the community, and the world at large. They’ve developed solid reputations for going out and doing some good, turning their success into an opportunity to help others.

For a long time, businesses have given back to society in different ways. The domain for such outreach was based more on concerns and thoughtfulness to help people.  For some companies, business isn’t all about the bottom line. They make strides to be a caring part of society and help out those who live in less fortunate circumstances. They’re companies that know how important Corporate Social Responsibility can be to others.

Chevron Philippines is one of the few examples of those doing Corporate Social Responsibility right. Every year, Chevron Philippines embarks in a program dubbed "Week of Caring, wherein employees of the company engage communities as volunteers. For the second time, the employee-volunteers of Chevron reached out once again the children of Nayon ng Kabataan (in Mandaluyong City), a youth welfare community operated by the Department of Social Welfare Development (DSWD).

During its Week of Caring program, Chevron employees went to Nayon ng Kabataan to play as “big brothers” to the children of Welfareville --- playing Larong Pinoy, the traditional Filipino Street Games.  As coach and playmates, they ran and vigorously played with the children: games like, patintero, luksong tinik, luksong baka, chinese garter, piko, and other Pinoy games.


The choice of Larong Pinoy as an activity aims to provide a light, fun interaction between the Chevron employees and the kids at Nayon ng Kabataan.  The organizers of the Chevron outreach program recognizes the power of Larong Pinoy as a strong vehicle for community engagement and interaction.  The traditional Filipino street games is a cultural treasure, well-loved by many Filipinos even today.  Many people are still unable to own high-tech game gadgets, computers, or smartphones with game applications; thus, Larong Pinoy is still a fun alternative among many of the children.


Having a social good culture makes your employees know they are working for something that is bigger than themselves; their business is not one dimensional and more importantly, it cares about people.  There are new breed of corporate individuals who believe that what you put into the world is exactly what you’re going to get out of it. People want to do things that matter; companies that encourage employees to participate in volunteerism and giving back are creating fulfilling environments to work in.

CSR to be meaningful has to reach out to the large majority of our people who are not only without purchasing power, but are fundamentally deprived of basic livelihood. There are companies stand out as prime examples of how social responsibility can be productively coupled with sound strategies to advance goodwill, while building sustainable and impressive businesses. They provide the leadership to demonstrate how marketers can pursue both objectives simultaneously. As such, socially conscious companies have stepped up their efforts with increasing effectiveness and productivity. It is an impressive movement and one that invites society at large to do even more.

Magna Kultura Foundation salutes Chevron Philippines for making Larong Pinoy their choice of activity for engaging communities.  The interaction between the employees of Chevron and children of Nayon ng Kabataan will last a lifetime of remembrance.





For organizations who would like to conduct a Larong Pinoy program in schools, barangays, or for private companies, contact Magna Kultura Foundation.   

Contact DICKIE AGUADO, Executive Director - Magna Kultura Foundation:
Cellular Phone Nos.: +63 917 8990025 (Globe) or +63 922 8990026 (Sun)
Landline Tel No. (632) 514-5868
Email Address: kulturapilipinas@gmail.com





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Friday, August 22, 2014

Mini-Olympics Sportsfest Games For Filipino Companies


The Traditional Filipino Street Games is back in the mainstream of Philippine society, and has become a popular sports fest activities for local corporations.  

Magna Kultura Foundation, an arts and culture organization who has been conducting Larong Pinoy sports clinics and tournaments in schools and Barangay communities since Y-2003, started implementing team-building sports fests among Philippine corporation. 

The promotion of Larong Pinoy among companies as a Mini-Olymipcs Sports Fest is Magna Kultura's effort to make adults fellow-advocates in the revival of the Filipino games. By reviving their interest in the games, it is probable that they would teach it among their children.

 

 

Since Y-2008, over a thousand companies have conducted Larong Pinoy sports fests. Human Resource Department heads saw Larong Pinoy as an effective company team-bonding activity among employees. 


In Y-2009, private business corporations started requesting for Magna Kultura to organize the  Larong Pinoy event as a company sports fest activity. 





The Traditional Filipino Street Games has become an effective instrument for bridging employee relationships. The games are able to make employees from different departments easily get acquainted  with each other; and, like childhood playmates, the bonding experience goes beyond months, even years, after the event.



 
The thought of conducting a Larong Pinoy Sports Fest for the company thrills employees into doing things that they did in the childhood days, especially the elder adults. 



 From day one, after HRD announces Larong Pinoy as the sports fest activity, the office environment become high on enthusiasm; making employees talk about the games, their childhood experience, and even practicing within the office. It brings the corporate community alive.



And what's best is that the organizers, Magna Kultura Foundation, conducts it in such a way that even the HRD staff and sports committee can play on the event day without the hassle of running the company event.



In addition to the outreach advocacy programs in schools and Barangays, Magna Kultura Foundation continues to conduct sports fests for private companies as a third strategy, for reviving the Traditional Filipino Street Games back in the mainstream of society.

Magna Kultura believes that once adults get the feel of playing the games, soon they will also play it with their kids; thus, subtly making them fellow-advocates for promoting Larong Pinoy



ORGANIZE A FILIPINO SPORTS FEST FOR YOUR COMPANY. Contact Magna Kultura Foundation.  Inform Magna Kultura about your sports fest plan: the scheduled date of your event, and how many employees.


FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT:
DICKIE AGUADO, Executive Director - MAGNA KULTURA FOUNDATION       Tel. Nos. :  (02) 514-5868 /  Mobile: 0917-8990025 or 0922-8990026.   Or Email us at: kulturapilipinas@gmail.com


TO VIEW THE PROGRAM, CLICK ON THE FOLLOWING LINK: http://kulturapilipinas.webs.com/corporate-mini-olympics


TO VIEW SOME OF THE COMPANY SPORTSFEST PHOTOS, preview them at  http://kulturapilipinas.webs.com/apps/photos/album?albumid=14142715



Buhayin natin ang Larong Pinoy.  Let adults play the game again, and make the company come alive!






Organizing Larong Pinoy Sports Fest for Private companies is among the cultural entrepreneurship approaches of Magna Kultura to revive the games among Filipino adults who use to play the games; at the same time, an advocacy to revive the Games of Our Heritage ("Laro ng Lahi") back in the mainstream of Philippine society, among children and adults.



Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Larong Pinoy Sports Clinics Captures Youth and Parents



Communities in Metro-Manila re-experience the fun of the Traditional Filipino Street Games during the Barangay outreach tour of the Larong Pinoy Sports Clinic conducted by Magna Kultura Foundation, the national advocate of the Filipino Heritage Games in the country.   
Parents and grandparents brought their children to the sports clinic to let their children learn the games the same games they all used to play when they were young.  

While many of the new generations are familiar with the most popular of  games, the Larong Sports Clinic added new knowledge and techniques for children to play the game with an amateur playing skill.   
Magna Kultura taught children the official rules of playing the games, as well as the proper ways of making the ground markers in the playing field.

Larong Pinoy Sports Clinic are being held in urban cities teaching kids popular Filipino street games like Patintero, Tumbang Preso, Piko, Luksong Tinik and many games that our parents and elders use to play.

The fun training sessions teaches participants detailed mechanics of each and every game, the proper posture and movements, with systematic techniques on how to play each game and win the match. 

The 1st Part is a 20-minute session teaching participants the game mechanics, with systematic drills for proper execution, posture and movement.

The 2nd Part is a 3 ½ half hours session where participants are grouped into teams and conducted with actual game play; and, this time, orienting participants in the tournament formats and officiating rules.  

It's fascinating to see the kids to execute each drill exercise, and giggling their way through each and every task.

The first Larong Pinoy Sports Clinics were launched by Magna Kultura Foundation in Y-2008 in Barangay Communities in Metro-Manila. The venues were jam-packed with kids who enlisted.  

The event did not need much hyping and announcement because when word went out around among the neighborhood about the Larong Pinoy Clinics, parents who knew the games signed-up they children in the sports activity. 


Larong Pinoy is the traditional Filipino street games handed down from generations; it is the games of our heritage (Laro ng Lahi). It is cherished by elderly adults (grandparents), parents, and it is played by today's youth.









Patuloy nating buhayin ang laro ng ating lahi sa panahon ng modernisasyon.  Ito ay yaman n gating lahi.  Ipamahagi natin ito sa bagong kabataan. 





FOR INQUIRIES ABOUT MAGNA KULTURA'S PROGRAMS,

OR, FOR CONSULTATIONS ON DEVELOPMENT OF CSR OR MARKETING PROGRAMS

CONTACT DICKIE AGUADO at the following:
Cellular Phone os.: +63 917 8990025 (Globe) or +63 922 8990026 (Sun)
Landline Tel No. (632) 514-5868
Email Address: magnakultura@gmail.com

Monday, May 27, 2013

Organize A Palarong Pinoy Company Sports Fest This Year



Organize a Larong Pinoy Mini-Olympics Sportsfest, and make your company event a truly unique and fun activity

Magna Kultura Foundation organizes Larong Pinoy Tournaments for companies like a Mini-Olympics. It's challenging and competitive, and best of all, it's fun and memorable.

It's a real Mini-Olympics with a tournament system. Inter-Department competitions on Patintero, Tumbang Preso, Jumping Rope, Sipang Bilangan, and various Filipino games. It's challenging! These are games where everyone will be able to play.


Magna Kultura organizes everything ---- from planning to implementation --- with Tournament Systems & Procedures, Referees, Marshal, Game Materials, Registration Forms, Tournament Manual with Rules for each and every game ---- so that the HRD and sports committee can sit back, relax, play with the rest of their fellow-employees. Magna Kultura  does the organizing and internal coordinating with the team of employees. 



Playing the Traditional Filipino Street Games is a unique alternative to the usual Western sports activities. Unlike western sports, Larong Pinoy is a game where everybody (young and old) will be able to easily participate in.  Even employees who don’t want play enjoy the event --- cheering, "jeering" and supporting the teams. 

 
Larong Pinoy is a true bonding experience among employees. Even before  the event day every individual find time (and have fun) discussing and practicing internally at the office.  It bridges the young and old employees, staff and clerks, as they consult everyone about the games.





Let Magna Kultura contribute to the corporate camaraderie of your employees through a Pinoy Games  activity.  We’ll  deliver a one-of-a-kind sportsfest event for your company.



Make your Sports Fest a great event experience! Call us, and together we’ll plan the event and discuss logistics details. 



FOR MORE DETAILS ABOUT THE PROGRAM, CLICK & VIEW THE SPORTS FEST PLAN THE FOLLOWING SITES:  At http://kulturapilipinas.webs.com/corporate-mini-olympics
 

TO VIEW SOME OF THE COMPANY SPORTS FEST PHOTOS, preview them at  http://kulturapilipinas.webs.com/apps/photos/album?albumid=14142715




For more information:

DICKIE AGUADO, Executive Director - MAGNA KULTURA FOUNDATION

Tel. Nos. : 514-5868 / Mobile: 0917-8990025 or 0922-8990026
Email: kulturapilipinas@gmail.com




Tuesday, February 26, 2013

The Traditional Filipino Games as Team-Building Sports Fest

There comes a time when colleagues need to team-away from regular work environment, to rejuvenate and bond in a fun atmosphere.  Because people work hard, we give them time to play hard, and re-bond with their colleagues in an atmosphere of fun and friendly competition. 

There are many activities with great team-building concepts. Other than management-staff workshops, one of the most often used platforms for team-building is SPORTS.  Everybody loves to play games. 

Corporate Olympics is one of the fun activities popularly organized by the Human Resource Departments for employees.   

Corporate sporting events aim to strengthen the bond between employees, while instilling the value of team spirit in a corporate community. In the same note, it hopes to develop the employees’ competitive character and determination to excel.  Teams that play together, work together.

A current, and successful, trend in team building is having teams work together in various Group Dynamics Team Building exercises outside of their normal job duties. 

These can range from working together as a team doing crafts and activities, at times with group activity challenges against other team. Team Building sessions such as this focus on communication, trust, allocating roles, and learning how to work together.

Another often organized activity is corporate excursions.  Employees love to go “outing” and do leisurely activities together with colleagues. Company excursions range from day-tours to beach outings, and usually combined with light team-building activities. It’s all about spending time together. 


Since the 1980’s there have been many new ideas and innovative games. Other than the usual basketball or track and field games, companies have been trying more daring activities, such as “Survival” games and other adventure sports.   

While these games may be challenging to younger employees, there are still many who may not be able to participate in the activities; most especially that the work-force are not up to much physical activities, not to mention the older staff.

Team Building creates a more effective and efficient work-force.  Whatever type of activity the company chooses, more importantly, the rule of thumb is to keep it Fun, Entertaining, Dynamic and Simple.

Magna Kultura Foundation has been implementing arts and cultural programs in schools and city festivals.  In Y2005, Human Resource Departments started calling on Magna Kultura to create customized team-building programs, ranging from visual arts activities, to stage theatre, to kite-making and other crafts workshops.  And for sports oriented companies, they have a selection of different type of fun games.

Since Y2008, many have opted to launch mini-Olympics event using the Traditional Filipino Street Games. The selection of Larong Pinoy as a Sports Fest Activity was intended Human Resource staff to involve employees ---both young and old--- into doing an alternative event instead of the usual western sports.




It is a fact that only a few employees get to play in the usual sports like basketball, volleyball, or other western sports; but with Larong Pinoy everybody can play --- from the executives to staff, down to the clerks and general service employees.  It’s a game everybody knows.  It’s a game everyone can enjoy --- even the non-sporty type. Even those who don’t play enjoy just watching others play. 
 

With Larong Pinoy as sports fest platform, the team bonding goals flows naturally among employees and staff, internally at the office until the day of the event. It becomes the “talk-of-the-town”, everyone remembering childhood memories, making the office alive with youthful camaraderie.

Corporate sports fests  are usually games for only a few employees, and others simply become bystanders who attend because of compliance for attendance. It should not be the case.  In building the company as a CommuniTeam, employees at all levels must be involved in something that everyone can participate in. 

Teambuilding activities are loads of fun, but they can also be tools for strengthening your group.  Sports jargon often crosses over into the business world. The practice is used frequently in the business arena and in the sports world alike and has been credited with creating successful units time and time again.   

Employees "come together as a team" and "go for the win" when tackling an important project. The business owner, the managers, and the Department Heads are likened to team coaches. 

Bear in mind that playing sports can be a good team-building exercise that shows employees and management how to come together in pursuit of a common goal.

Treat your employees to a fun team-building activity, and your company into a CommuniTeam.  

DON’T JUST ORGANIZE A SPORTS FEST FOR THE SAKE OF GIVING EMPLOYEES AN ACTIVITY. IGNITE TEAM SPIRIT, INSPIRE TEAM WORK. ORGANIZE AN EVENT THAT WILL TRULY BE MEMORABLE. A SPORTS FEST THAT WILL BOND EMPLOYEES INTO A REAL COMMUNITY WITH SOLID CAMARADERIE. 




FOR MORE DETAILS ABOUT MAGNA KULTURA’S TEAM-BUILDING PROGRAMS, CLICK & VIEW THE FOLLOWING SITE:   http://kulturapilipinas.webs.com/corporate-mini-olympics




TRANSFORMING PEOPLE.
TRANSFORMING COMMUNITIES.
Since 2003


CONTACT INFORMATION
DICKIE AGUADO, Executive Director - MAGNA KULTURA FOUNDATION
Tel. Nos. :  (02) 514-5868 /  Mobile: 0917-8990025 or 0922-8990026
Email: kulturapilipinas@gmail.com




Sunday, May 13, 2012

Sanggolahan Sa Caloocan




Sali na sa pinakamalaking 
saranggolahan sa KaMaynilaan.

Isang Makulay na Kasiyahang Tampok sa Pagdiriwang ng Ika-50 Taong Anibersaryo ng Lungsod Ng Caloocan.

Makiisa sa makulay na kasiyahan na gaganapin sa Colinas Verde, Quirino Highway, North Caloocan sa  ika-26 ng Mayo 2012.
Magdala ng Saranggola, at paliparin sa kalangitan ng Caloocan.

Libo-libong piso ang papremyong handog sa mga pinakamaganda, sa pinakamatayog na saranggolang lilipad sa himpapawid ng Caloocan.  

Ang mananalo ay tatanggap ng Cash  Prize at Winner’s Certificate. Abot Php 50,000.00 ang pinagsasa-samang cash prize na maaring mapapanalunan sa ibat-ibang kategorya.

Sali na! May iba’t-ibang kategoryang maaring salihan sa paligsahan.


Ang FLAT KITE CATEGORY ay para sa mga empleyado at pamilya ng Caloocan City.

Ang BOX KITE CATEGORY atFIGURE CATEGORY ay para naman sa lahat!  Para mga mga residente ng Caloocan, ng mga taga-Metro-Manila, at iba't ibang lugar sa buong Luzon.  


Ang Saranggola isasali ay di dapat liliit sa sukat na 2 feet, at dapat ay may disenyo. Lahat ng saranggolang ilalahok ay dapat orihinal na likha at hindi binili sa an mang tindahang lokal o ibang bansa; ito ay susuriin ng mga kite marshals sa araw ng paligsahan.


Sa FLAT KITE CATEGORY maari ka gumawa ng saranggolang kwadrado, hugis diamante, gurion, at iba pang anyong patag (flat) ang porma.

Ang FLAT KITE CATEGORY ay open lamang sa mga empleyado ng Caloocan at mga anak nila. 



Sa BOX KITE CATEGORYmaaring gumawa ng mga saranggolang may mga eskaparate na korteng kahon, o di kaya’y mukhang lata, o tala, anumang anyo ng geometric design.

Ang BOX KITE CATEGORY ay open sa lahat --- sa mga residente ng Caloocan, ng ibang lungsod sa Metro-Manila, ng buong Luzon.  

Gayun din ang FIGURE KITE CATEGORY, open din sa mga residente ng Caloocan, ng Metro-Manila, ng ibang kababayan sa buong Luzon.



Sa FIGURE KITE CATEGORY iba’t-ibang hugis ng mga bagay, tao, hayop, sasakyan, ibon, o anumang anyo.



Simulan mo nang gawin ang iyong makulay na saranggola!  At magpalista on-site sa May 26 sa Colinas Verde!  



PAALALA:  Mayroon din KITE-MAKING CLINIC na gaganapin sa May 26.  Libre ito sa lahat ng bibisita.  Tara sali kayo!

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The Event is organized by LGE Productions Inc., 
the official event management team 
for the 50th Anniversary of Caloocan City.


Para sa karagdagang impormasyon, tumawag kay Dickie Aguado sa Tel. No. (02) 514-5868
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