Country Bankers Insurance Group (CBIG) held its 10th Directors’ Cup Opening Ceremonies last May 8, 2018 at Paeng’s Midtown Bowl, Robinsons Place, Ermita. A total of 14 teams bearing the names of the CBIG Directors: Alampay, Consunji, Cruz, Desiderio, Fernando, Garcia, Guingona, Locsin, Montelibano, Naguiat, Petines, Reyes, Velasquez and Jose E. Desiderio & Co. are competing for the finals.
During the opening ceremonies, a short welcome remarks was delivered by Louie Bautista, CBIC VP for Marketing, which was quickly followed by the Oath of Sportsmanship led by Arvin Ferrer.
After eight (8) weeks of intense competition, the championship game was held last June 25, 2018 with Team Desiderio emerging as champion. Team Montelibano placed second while Team Consunji finished in third place. The champion team was composed of Galiciano Abarabar (team captain), Arman Agulto, Romeo Galenzoga, Jonald Galut, Karen Luyun, Minerva Menor, Renato Quintana and Jeramie Yohanon.
The following were the individual awardees for 2018: Sonny Sarmiento, Highest Single Male; Myrna Tan, Highest Single Female; Louie Bautista, Highest Average for male player with 177.33 pinfalls; Myrna Tan, Highest Average for female player with 153.71 pinfalls; Jericho Cruz and Rosalyn Grabillo, Rookies of the Year. The bowling tournament was jointly organized by the following committee heads and members: Nat Ode, head for life; Norman Borito, head for nonlife; CBLIC committee members SJ Pedrigala and Ervin Vinzon; CBIC committee members Francisco Gudao and Jimmer Taban. A total of Php130,000 in cash prizes were distributed among the individuals and team winners.
This annual events aims to build camaraderie and foster friendly competition among CBIG employees, and is highly anticipated every year.
– Ervin Lloyd Vinzon