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Once Upon a Time in El Nido, Palawan
By Fauline Go
April 30 to May 3, 2022 were memorable days for some EverFirst and Multi-Line Employees as they travelled and personally witnessed the beauty of El Nido, Palawan. Among them were Ms. Anweda Enoy, Ms. Helen Actub, Ms. Imelda Estipona, Ms. Maricar Yacat, Ms. Margarita Vinuya, Ms. Lourdes Romero, Mr. Ely Joy Conde, Mr. Mark April Abregana, Ms. Vanessa Belangoy, Ms. Charito Geguiera, and Ms. Luz Gastilo; together with some of their relatives.
El Nido, Palawan is one of the best tourist spots in the Philippines. It is known for having white-sand beaches and clear waters. The place also has diving sites and underwater cavern which make it more popular for day trippers.
For their 4 days and 3 nights stay, they enjoyed El Nido’s wonder and bonded with each other. They traveled for around 6 hours from Puerto Princesa to El Nido on the first day.
The long wait was worth it because they were able to take in the breathtaking scenery along the way. In the following days, they went island hopping, marveled at the natural rock formation on the island, swam in pristine waters, ate together, and shared stories.
Here are some of the highlights as told by our personnel:
“Basta para sa akin, ang highlights dun ay ang walang sawang kulitan, wala kaming time na magkakasama na hindi nagkukulitan, yung akala mo magkakapantay lang.” – Mark April Abregana, Collection Assistant of EverFirst
“Highlight para sa akin ang island hopping then bonding after nun. Especially po yung mga nakaka-amaze na mga rock formation ng hidden paradise. Pati po yung mga bangkero po dun, lalo na sa pang-2nd day of island hopping, mababait po sila and kukwentuhan ka nila ng experiences nila mula nung di pa nadidiscover yung El Nido compare po sa ngayon and paano sila nakikipag-communicate sa mga foreigners, knowing na di po sila nakapag-aral lahat. Then, the best din po yung mga sineserve nilang fresh seafoods during lunchtime sa island hopping.” – Lourdes Romero, Audit Assistant of EverFirst.
“Para sa akin, ang highlight sa outing namin ay bukod sa magandang lugar, yung bonding. Lahat kasi ng nakasama ko dun ay first time kong nakasama sa ganung kalayo na lugar. Walang ring ‘KJ’. Good vibes lahat mula sa island hopping hanggang sa three nights na bonding. Masaya puro tawanan lang.” – Imelda Estipona, Area Supervisor of EverFirst
“Highlight para sa akin yung sa island hopping, yung habang binabaybay ang dagat makikita yung mga rock formation na nakaka-amaze ang ganda. Yung sa Big Lagoon din na nag-enjoy kami sa pagsakay sa kayak at sa ganda ng view na makikita.” – Maricar Yacat, Area Supervisor of EverFirst
“Highlights talaga nyan yung last day sa Big Lagoon, challenging yung kayak tsaka yung lunch buffet namin, ang sarap ng seafoods.” – Anweda Enoy, District Manager of EverFirst
Ms. Gastilo also shared that even though they were in the midst of their leisure time, they were still able to mention and apply what they have learned from Enculturation.
“Kahit nasa bakasyon palagi nilang binabanggit ang natutunan nila sa Enculturation like 5C’s plus 1, equals Big C particularly on common sense. Paulit-ulit nilang sinasabi ang importance ng courage sa isang leader,” she remarked.
More than a vacation, this trip to El Nido was a chance for our beloved personnel to bond and enjoy each other’s company. This is surely something that they will cherish for years to come.